Tech giant Google acquired Odysee for an undisclosed sum to use the latter’s offline photo sharing services to enhance Google+.
Odysee, launched in November last year, offered its users the ability to backup and share all their images and videos offline, without using cloud storage, and that too for free. This app let users save all the videos they took in a home computer through syncing and whenever the user needed to share a particular image or video, they could just share it through the app via their PC. According to Co-founder Raghavan Menon, there are many top notch image sharing services available right now. But the game took a sharp turn when videos came in. Almost all users shared their videos either through the cloud or stored them in their PCs. This is when he decided to create Odysee.
Google team would be joined by the Odysee team on 23rd February, when all current services Odysee provides will cease to exist. The expertise of Odysee would be put to use for improving Google’s image sharing facilities in current Google services.