Facebook iscontinuingwith its acquisitions. The social media giant, which recently bought Spool, Instagram, has now bought, Mac and iOS app developer,Acrylic Software.
In blogpost today, Acrylic announced that they would joining the design team at Facebook. Acrylic has created projects like Wallet (an app to for securely storing passwords, credit-card numbers, etc) and Pulp, (a personalised newspaper).
You can read parts of Acrylic’s statement here:
Facebook is an invaluable service that we all use daily, and a company I believe is one of the most innovative and important around today. After visiting late last year, I discovered that we shared many of the same core product design goals and principles, and it soon became obvious that it was a natural fit. Simply put, there’s an opportunity at Facebook to have a big impact in many people’s lives. More importantly, Facebook is full of extremely talented people who will be able to help realize its full potential in the years to come.
Our products and services have not been acquired by Facebook, and while there are no plans for further development on them, Wallet and Pulp will continue to remain available for download and purchase in their current form. We’ll certainly be the first to let you know of any updates or changes here in the future.
A special thanks to all of our customers and supporters who have helped us grow and build the best products possible throughout the last four years. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.
According to CNET, Acrylic has two employees and both are moving to work on the social-networking giant’s design team in San Francisco.Facebook will not be getting the technology behind the service, or its user data.
It appears that two will no longer be working on their original projects. Let’s hope that Facebook will see some new and exciting apps with the addition of these two.
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