Timely, an unassuming alarm app that managed to impress the world with its design, is now a part of Google. Well, the team behind it has. Bitspin, a group of programmers out of Zurich, announced via their website this morning that they are “joining” Google. They didn’t exactly say that Google acquired the company, nor has Google announced anything themselves, but we at least know that Timely will continue to work in the future. Does that mean a continuation of updates and features? Maybe. Maybe not.
The move by Google shouldn’t exactly shock any of us. In the past two months, their Android design team featured Timely twice as apps they are very fond of because of its design and UI. And not that our coverage had anything to do with this, but we also featured it in our list of great productivity apps recently.
Here is the message from the Bitspin 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 Bitspin Team
Some users are also reporting that the premium content through the app is now free. If you have yet to adopt Timely as your alarm app, now would be the time.