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Timely design may come to Android, as Google buys team behind highly praised alarm app

Google has purchased Bitspin, the team behind the highly praised Timely alarm app.
January 4, 2014

The Bitspin team behind the highly praised design of the Timely alarm app has announced that it has been purchased by Google.

Here’s the full message posted on the company’s website:

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.

The app will continue to be available on the Google Play Store, with users now able to access the in-app content free of charge henceforward. Hopefully, the app won’t be pulled from the Play Store not that Google owns it.

It’s not clear what Bitspin will work on now that they have been acquired by Google – and it’s not clear how much the Search giant paid in this transaction – but it’ll certainly be interesting to see their design ideas and experience be put to work on future “great [Google] products,” that will be “delightful” to use, with special emphasis on future Android OS updates.