Part 2: Computer Vision @ GIPHY: How we Created an AutoTagging Model Using Deep Learning

January 11, 2021 5:43 pm by Dmitry Voitekh

This is part two of the GIPHY Autotagging blog post series, where we’ll cover modeling, configuration of our training environment, and share our results. In part one, we outlined our motivation for this product and provided an overview of existing related approaches. Additionally, we described the training and evaluation data we have at hand and […]

Modifying FFMPEG to Support Transparent GIFs

July 9, 2020 9:26 pm by Bjorn Roche

A sticker (left) is just a GIF (right) with transparent pixels. Here at GIPHY, we differentiate between GIFs and Stickers in our business language, as the two products are served to different searches and customers. However, we still use the GIF format to store stickers – all they really are is GIFs with transparent pixels. […]

Queer Tech Meetup @ GIPHY

December 6, 2018 3:51 pm by GIPHY

December 10, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us for an exclusive look under the hood at GIPHY! GIPHY Engineering manager Bjorn Roche will provide insight into the microservice architecture and exciting engineering challenges the GIPHY team faces each day. As an engineering manager, Bjorn is responsible for all things career development and […]

Giphy Android App and Fresco

September 27, 2018 4:35 pm by Cristian Holdunu

GIPHY’s Android team recently released our third major version of the GIPHY app. In the latest release, we focused on delivering new features, redesigning the home page to support GIPHY Stories, and improving our app’s performance. We also delivered an entirely  new set of GIF creation tools! Behind these front-facing features for our users, we […]

Contextually-Aware Search: GIPHY Gets Work-Specific

September 4, 2018 1:46 pm by Zachary Hay

GIPHY has popular integrations on many platforms like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Slack. We serve tens of billions of requests a month to all integrations via our API. Users search our industry-leading database of GIFs and stickers to find the perfect one to send in all of these messaging platforms. GIPHY’s search engine calculates CTR […]

Doing it Live at GIPHY (with AVFoundation)

July 27, 2018 6:55 pm by Andy Hin

At GIPHY, we create a lot of GIFs from live broadcasts –- TV shows, world events, sports games, and more.   One of the tools we use to do this is GIPHY Capture – a MacOS app that lets you easily record your screen. Click to record, and click again to stop. Easy!   But one unique […]