In May 2012, the Aviary software company released an image editing SDK for Windows Phone 7. This allowed for developers to quickly add photo editing tools in their apps for the OS. Aviary offered a version of that SDK for Windows 8 in March 2013, along with its own free photo editing app. It did the same for Windows Phone 8 in July.
Now it looks like Windows 8 and Windows Phone app creators will have to look elsewhere if they want to put in photo editing in their software. WPCentral reports that one of its readers asked Aviary if some new font options for the iOS SDK would be coming to Microsoft's platforms. The response from a Aviary admin was likely not the one he wanted to read:
Due to lack of general platform traction we are discontinuing development of Aviary technology on Windows / Windows Phone. Any currently released Aviary SDK or app for Windows should therefore be considered as-is and unsupported going forwards. However, your feedback is much appreciated and will be considered should we decide to revisit developing for Windows in the future.
The phrase "lack of general platform traction" is the most interesting part of this statement, as it seems to indicate that Aviary was not happy with how its SDK and its own photo apps were performing on Microsoft's operating systems. We have emailed the company to get more information on this decision.
Source: WPCentral | Image via Aviary