8apps has been acquired by Google, the company announced today.
The acquisition of 8apps comes on the heels of a successful IPO and brings the app-maker’s total market value to $5.7 billion.
The deal was announced today by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
The 8apps team, which includes many of the original founders of 8app, will now be headed up by its current chief executive, Andrew Ng.
The company was founded in 2014 and was initially focused on the iPhone but has expanded to include Android devices and the web.
It is the only app that allows users to add photos to their wallpapers and watch movies.
The app was one of the first to offer the ability to use an unlimited number of photos and videos as a wallpaper.
The news of the acquisition comes just days after Google announced that it is buying Snapchat, the popular photo sharing app, for $19 billion.