Google Acquired RelativeWave, Gives USD80 Apps Out For Free!
RelativeWave is known for their Mac app Form. To those of you non-developers or Apple users, Form is a for iOS prototyping and design app built specifically for Mac. What it does is basically allow you to preview your created iOS applications on your Mac before releasing the app into the iOS store. It allows developers to actually see and feel what the app would be like on an iOS device on their own Macs. This small start up just made an announcement the other day that they are being acquired by Google. So from now onwards, RelativeWave will be operating as part of Google and with that a possibility of seeing a similar app that caters to Android developments in the future.
The Google acquisition did not come with just an announcement though. As part of the acquisition Google and RelativeWave has made the Form app free on Mac App Store. Considering that each copy of the app is worth USD80 (MYR279.40) before this, it is like RelativeWave is having a big charity event. Their generosity does not stop there though, for those who have actually paid for the app before this they can request for a refund by emailing [email protected]
This acquisition by Google though is not just for charity purposes. When this application was introduced it showed great potential to simplify app developments and diagnosis of available apps. It is still Mac and iOS exclusive. But with the announcement they did say that they will be working with Google in improve the state of the app. This could very well mean that Google might be working on expanding the user base to Android users. Google has yet to give an official statement on the Android version of the app but did say “stay tuned” when asked, which is a big hint saying that there is most probably an Android version of it.