It is obvious that Google wants to make it big in the social space. The search engine giant made that clear with the launch of its social network called Google+. Well, Facebook has made it obvious that a successful social network needs a great way to interact with photos and hence it is possible that Photovine, which Google has recently introduced, may eventually integrate with their social network.
This new photo service from Google, known as Photovine, was developed by Slide, a company which Google acquired back in 2010 for an estimated amount of $228 million. It is unclear what it has to offer as Google has hardly provided any details for now, but we are speculating that it may have a lot to do with the new social platform which Google is building.
Currently, the homepage of Photovine leads you to a video which you can watch below and another button helps you request an invite for the service. Hence, just like Google+, this service is currently ‘invite only’ and we may find out more about it in a couple of days. It also boasts of the tagline ‘plant a photo, watch it grow’.
It does not yet have an Android application which can be downloaded on your smartphone. However, the site shows a screenshot of the application on the iPhone. The application is available on the Apple App Store, under the Social Networking category, although the developer mentioned is Slide, Inc.