You've spent years sharing your life on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and recently adding photos to the mix with Instagram. If you're like me and many others, sharing this stuff also serves as a means of archiving things to be able to easily look back later and say, "remember that? That was great."
Google Photos is one of Google's best efforts. The cloud-based service not only backs up photos, but taps into Google Assistant for help creating collages, albums, and more. The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to port Google Photos, with all its tools, into their own application.