While details about the deal are quite sparse, it seems that Google has quietly acquired (acquihired?) Bitspin, the Zurich-based team behind the Android alarm clock Timely.
Best known for its design, Timely found a rather nice balance between beauty and simplicity. It’s flagship feature was its quick set alarm, which allowed users to schedule an alarm with just a single swipe or two. According to their Google Play stats this morning, Timely had received somewhere between 1 and 5 million downloads.
In what may be the shortest announcement ever, Bitspin announced the news by way of a three sentence post on their home page:
“We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great products that are delightful to use.
For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work as it always has. Thanks to everyone who has downloaded our app and provided feedback along the way; we truly appreciate all your support.”
Alas, there’s no word yet on the specific details of the deal, though we’ve got emails in asking for more. The good news, in the mean time: whether you’re already a Timely user or just finding out about it now, the app will continue to be offered for free.