Following several announced acquisitions this week that included Meebo and certain assets and technology from KikScore, Google’s Engineering Director Alan Warren just announced on the Official Google Blog that the company acquired productivity and office app maker Quickoffice. In addition to the QuickOffice Pro for Android smartphones and QuickOffice Pro HD for Android tablets, the company also offers iOS versions of the app for both iPhone and iPad. As for Google’s plans for the app, Warren noted it would take advantage of Quickoffice’s “track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats” within its Google Apps suite of products.
Google’s full announcement is below. It is followed by a statement from the co-founder and CEO of Quickoffice, Alan Masarek, posted on the company’s website:
We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.
The statement from Quickoffice’s CEO Alan Masarek:
We are delighted to announce that Quickoffice has been acquired by Google!
When we embarked on our mission to become the world leader in office productivity, we knew we were taking on a huge challenge. We worked very hard to build Quickoffice as a user friendly, seamless and yet powerful way to view, edit, sync and share documents anywhere, anytime. It’s been a very humbling experience to see this vision embraced by our users.
Now, we are ushering in a new chapter with Google. By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.
The journey has been nothing short of incredible. Our vision has only become bigger, and our commitment stronger. We wish to sincerely thank our users and supporters over the years; you have our eternal gratitude and we invite you all to join us in embracing this next chapter.
Co-Founder and CEO