Google announced that it has acquired Firebase, adding its team to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup has developed wasy to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in realtime.
Google's Greg DeMichillie had this to say in a blog post:
Mobile is one of the fastest-growing categories of app development, but it’s also still too hard for most developers. With Firebase, developers are able to easily sync data across web and mobile apps without having to manage connections or write complex sync logic. Firebase makes it easy to build applications that work offline and has full-featured libraries for all major web and mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.
By combining Firebase with Google Cloud Platform, we’ll be able to build the best end-to-end platform for mobile application development. If you’re already a Firebase developer, you’ll start seeing improvements right away and if you’re a Google Cloud Platform customer, you’ll find it even easier to create great mobile and web apps. The entire Firebase team is joining Google and, under the leadership of Firebase co-founders James Tamplin and Andrew Lee, will be working hard to bring you great new features. Not only will the products you already love continue to get better, but you’ll also gain access to the full power of Google Cloud Platform.
Firebase co-founder and CEO James Tamplin talks about the acquisition more here. Not only will Firebase itself reamain a thing, but it's actually hiring.
Google says it will show off new Firebase features and integrations with Cloud Platform at the Google Cloud Platform Live event on November 4th.
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