Five months after acquisition, Square open-sources Viewfinder server, Android and iOS apps


Square today announced it is open-sourcing Viewfinder, over on GitHub. All 250,000 lines of code have been released, covering Viewfinder server, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Five months ago Square acquired Viewfinder, a startup that specialized in helping you “organize, share, and relive memories” with friends and loved ones. The team was to shut down Viewfinder and focus on seller initiatives within Square, expanding the mobile payment processing company’s New York City presence. Yet as Square engineer Peter Mattis explains, the open-sourcing move is a last hurrah: We’re releasing this code in the hopes that it can...

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