Fly said its apps had been downloaded 3 million times in the past 18 months. The company, which is based in New York City, was founded by Tim Novikoff in an effort to improve mobile video. The company's apps let you edit with simple swiping and tapping gestures, or by letting you adjust tempo using a variety of presets. Crop is a single-purpose tool for converting video shot in portrait mode to a landscape format.
APPS THAT LET YOU EDIT VIDEO WITH SIMPLE SWIPES AND TAPS
It's not totally clear how Fly's work could be incorporated into Google Photos, which currently does not support editing. (Google has Snapseed for that.) But Photos does create videos for you automatically, stitching together photos and videos together using algorithms. If nothing else, Google could have Fly work on new options for those automated videos.
Interestingly, Novikoff told iDigitalTimes last year that he didn't expect Fly would ever work on Android versions of its apps. "iPhone users appreciate great design more than Android users do," Novikoff said. "Tim doesn't really see the company venturing into Google territory," the publication said.
Source: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/6/9684530/google-acquires-fly-labs-video-editing by Casey Newton