Google is acquiring the Twitter‘s mobile application developer platform Fabric that helps your mobile team to build amazing apps, understand your users, and grow your business. Though, the terms of the deal were not announced. With this, Fabric will join Google’s Developer Product Group and work with the Google’s Firebase team.
After the completion of acquisition, Google will provide Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, and associated beta products under terms that you can preview here.
Beside this, Twitter’s SMS authentication services “Digits” will also be acquired by Google. Though, during the transition period, Digits will be maintained and operated by Twitter under its existing terms.
Twitter launched its SMS authentication service “Digits” in 2014 in which people do not need to create passwords to sign in or sign up into your mobile app, they can use your mobile app service by simply using their phone numbers. With this, you can build safe, authentic and viral communities for your mobile app. It’s free & trusted by 7000+ apps since 2014.
Passwords = pain. Make login seamless with phone verification by Digits. Free & trusted by 7000+ apps since 2014. pic.twitter.com/Qm2BNYlpQd
— Digits (@digits) April 13, 2016
Crashlytics is one of the most popular Software development kits (SDKs) that has been integrated in over 1 million apps. It is the world’s most powerful and lightest weight crash reporting solution, which was acquired by Twitter-owned Boston, Massachusetts-based Software Company in 2013. Recently Google has signed an agreement with Twitter to acquire Crashlytics.
Want to fix iOS 10 crashes or get a head start on Android 7? Now you can easily filter crashes by device/OS https://t.co/GAYRLO4wQb pic.twitter.com/YcQrDCuIKt
— Crashlytics (@crashlytics) September 28, 2016
After pact with Google, the Fabric Team has announced that-
“Today we enter the next chapter for Fabric and are pleased to announce that we’ve signed an agreement for Fabric to be acquired by Google and for our team to join Google’s Developer Products Group, working with the Firebase team.”
A new chapter in the Fabric story – we’ve agreed to join @googledevs, combining the best of @fabric and @firebase https://t.co/FsNK44BW5c pic.twitter.com/sHusq5rQmn
— Fabric (@fabric) January 18, 2017
Francis Ma, Google’s Firebase product manager, said
“Our missions align closely: help developers build better apps and grow their business.”