Apple is reportedly working on a virtual photo-album format called “Mojang Photo” that will be similar to Flickr, the photo-sharing service.
According to a report from The Next Page, Mojang CEO Jeri Ellsworth told a conference call that the company will release a preview of the new photo-gallery format at the end of June.
Mojas Photos is similar to Google Photos, a service that lets users share photos from their smartphones and tablets and other devices, and it’s similar to Instagram Photos, which has been available since last year.
But the company has also created a virtual-photos service, which lets users browse and share photos of themselves and their friends.
According to The Next Pages report, Mojangs CEO Ellsworth said that Mojangs photo-aggregation service will be available by the end “of the year.”
Mojangs Photos is still in beta and is available only for iOS devices, but it appears to be based on the popular PhotoKit framework, which Google announced in 2015.
The framework allows apps to take advantage of advanced photo-detection capabilities, including the ability to automatically identify and automatically organize photos, as well as create images and videos.
The Next Page report notes that Mojang will release its first commercial release of the Mojang Photo service in 2018.