HTC has decided to bring its in-house apps to the rest of Android.
According to Recode, The Taiwanese company, has for the first time started developing apps for Android in general, courtesy of a new business unit called HTC Creative Labs.
The first product, which is set to hit later this week, is Zoe, a short video sharing app in the same vein has Vine or Instagram. It allows you to stitch up to 16 videos or images and create a mini highlight reel, complete with your own custom soundtrack.
This decision comes in the wake of recent financial woes. The company decided that building software and services for more than just HTC phones would likely allow them to tap into a new audience.
Zoe’s main selling point is that it allows users to remix and expand one another’s videos, even adding in new content.HTC is hoping that the app captures an audience, but it’s entering a crowded market place, where photo editing apps like Instagram reign supreme.
You can look out for Zoe on Samsung, LG and HTC phones soon, and sometime in the near future HTC applications in general on the Play Store.
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