The tech sector has remained happening this year as the leading lights in the industry shown pricey acquisitions one after another.
Big tech firms including Apple, Google and Facebook were on a purchasing spree with social networking site Facebook acquiring WhatsApp and tech giant Apple’s acquisition of Beats. While they are busy making profits and giving tough competition to each other, search engine Google has surprised everyone by acquiring Jetpac, a popular photo analyzing iOS app.
However, there is no official confirmation about the deal from Google. But Jetpac on its official website talks about the acquisition agreement at Google’s end. Jetpac has also pulled down the app from its App Store and has announced discontinuation of the services from September this year.
Jetpac uses images collected from Facebook’s Instagram app to generate city maps or guides to serve the public with the information they are looking for.
The Jetpac guides include photos of people, food, famous landmarks and destinations and the other related public information put by people on display.
Google and Apple are good rivals and their software are widely used across globe. But Apple’s iOS is limited to the iPhone and Google’s Android is versatile. Hence, Jetpac’s purchase may come as a good surprise by Google to many Apple fans.
Experts say the app can work well with the Navigation and Maps app offered by Google, hence providing better directions.