Less than a month after it was acquired by Facebook, face-recognition startup Face.com is shutting down its developer APIs and killing off its iOS app, in a dramatic about-face from earlier statements by its founder.
As of July 9, a notice on the Face.com homepage
reads, "Face.com has been acquired by Facebook, and as part of this process, we need to close up existing products and services so we can focus on new products at Facebook. We're working with Face.com developers to transition as we wind down support for our APIs."
That's a markedly different tune than Face.com was singing when Facebook acquired it
on June 18.
"Now, lots of developers use Face.com technology to power various apps and make wonderful products," Face.com founder and CEO Gil Hirsch beamed in a blog post
when announcing that merger. "We love you guys, and the plan is to continue to support our developer community."