Sunday, January 5, 2014

Google Acquires Bitspin, The Company Behind Timely

Timely Alarm Clock - screenshot thumbnail

Bitspin has announced that it has been acquired by Google. Bitspin is the company behind the popular Timely alarm clock app, which has become one of the most popular and well designed apps on the Google Play Store. It has received an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5.

As for the future of Timely, Bitspin says it will remain on the Play Store, though it shouldn’t receive any major feature updates. Also, all content that was once behind an in-app purchase is now free, such as sounds, themes, and challenges.

We assume Google went after Bitspin for their excellent design taste, which happens to fit right in with Google’s vision. We can only imagine that the Bitspin developers will spend some time tweaking the design of various aspects of Android’s interface in the future.

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