Google acquires Firebase to supplement its ever-growing cloud platform

Google Buys Firebase

Google has acquired Firebase in an effort to advance its growing cloud platform. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers back-end service, helps software developers build mobile and web apps capable of syncing data instantly and build services that work offline.

Firebase has already amassed over 112,000 developers working on various platforms -Android, iOS, OS X, and Javascript – and continues to grow at an alarming rate. Greg DeMichillie, director of Google product management, wrote in a blog post that by combining Firebase with Google cloud platform, they’ll be able to flesh out its platform end-to-end for mobile apps. The new acquisition will help customers work faster and more efficiently on a more complete platform.

Existing Firebase developers will start noticing improvements right away, he said, while Google Cloud Platform users will find it even easier to create great mobile and web apps. The Firebase employees including co-founders Tamplin and Andrew Lee, will become part of Google’s Cloud computing team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google plans to reveal some new Firebase features at its Google Cloud Platform Live event on November 4. Stay tuned for useful insights of the collaboration.

Via: Cnet