On Tuesday Google, acquired real-time application platform startup, Firebase. Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, Firebase is a platform that helps developers to build mobile and web applications that store and sync data and other tools in realtime. Firebase happily announced the news of this collaboration on its twitter account, the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Big news: Firebase is joining Google! https://t.co/xrI44ftNDT
— Firebase (@Firebase) October 21, 2014
Firebase currently claims to have 110,000 developers using its service under its belt. As mentioned in a blog post on Tuesday, Greg DeMichillie, director of product management for Google Cloud Platform said that purchase of Firebase feeds into Google’s goal to build a complete end to end platform for mobile application development. He further added on November 4 at Google Cloud Platform Live, we’ll be demonstrating new Firebase features and integrations with Cloud Platform.
— Greg DeMichillie (@gregde) October 21, 2014
The co-founder and chief executive of Firebase, James Tamplin also expresses his views on the blog by saying “Google’s backing allows us to dramatically scale Firebase.” He also thanked his team and developers community to attain great heights for the Firebase Company. Firebase current customers can continue to use the service, he further added.