Google keeps focus on design by purchasing Timely developer Bitspin
0. phoneArena 06 Jan 2014, 15:45 posted on
Somehow, a bit of interesting news slipped through the cracks over the weekend as we were getting revved up and ready for CES in Las Vegas: Google has purchased Bitspin. Bitspin is best known as the developer of the highly regarded Timely app on Android. Timely has been widely cited as one of the best designed apps of the year, which is likely the aim of Google with this acquisition...
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1. Commentator (Posts: 2498; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The app has a great UI that already complements Android's design very nicely. I'd like to see what Google has in store for Bitspin in their future *COUGH COUGH* SMARTWATCH USER-INTERFACES *COUGH COUGH* endeavors!
2. AfterShock (Posts: 2985; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
This was a good buy.
I use this exclusively over stock.
Look forward to it's integration, and morphing throughout the OS.
3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So where's the complaints about google buying companies and adding to their own offerings?
5. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I think you have a valid point. Most people who complain about apple buying companies probably won't complain about Google buying companies. But there is a reason for that. The outcomes for Apple and Google buying companies are quit different. Most likely, anyone who has Timely right Apple likes to buy a companynow, will still be able to enjoy it. But when apple bought the company that made Siri, people with older iPhone and iPads with one of their favorite apps missing. Apples response... Upgrade!
As a former OG iPad owner, I can say from experience... that along with"you're holding it wrong"really changed how a lot of people felt about apple.
4. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I commented about it two days back, on the post about apple's some acquisition of some app company, but maybe PA didn't noticed it.......Timely is really very well designed app. and I use it over regular alarm app of android.....