Link Bubble and TapPath, two creations from Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy, have a new owner as of today. Lacy announced the news via his own blog The Blerg, stating that in order for each to succeed (Link Bubble in particular), they will need a “lot more resources and know-how” than his “indie company” possesses. The new owner was not named, but is some sort of a US-based startup that is “in stealth mode” at the moment. Lacy mentioned that when they announce the news “on their own schedule,” this is something to get excited about, especially if you are a Link Bubble user.
To celebrate the occasion, Link Bubble is receiving its biggest update ever with a material design overhaul, colored toolbars, custom domain redirects, translations for a handful of languages, and a bunch of bug fixes. The update is now live.
As a recap, Link Bubble is the app that lets you tap on links and load them in the background, so that you can continue doing as you please without sitting around, waiting for apps or URLs to load. TapPath, on the other hand, wanted to make sharing and opening links more customizable. Each app introduced some pretty interesting ideas that a bigger development outfit could certainly expound upon.
Lacy noted that existing users get to keep their purchases even though the apps are with new management. In fact, you shouldn’t see a chance at all in your Link Bubble and TapPath usage.