Today, Google announced that it’s acquiring Firebase, to help advance its growing cloud platform. The San Francisco-based startup specializes in backend services and creating products that help developers build applications. Software developed with Firebase can be synced across mobile and web apps in real-time.
Firebase services around 110,000 developers and has been used to create applications for popular mobile platforms like Android and iOS. Google says this acquisition will help it improve its end-to-end platform for mobile app development.
Today, in a blog post acknowledging the merger, Firebase CEO James Tamplin shared his excitement and discussed future plans for the company he helped build.
Firebase is here to stay and grow. You can continue to count on the same great development experience, tools, libraries and community commitment that have become synonymous with Firebase. If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you, and you can continue to use Firebase as you normally would. We’ll continue to be platform agnostic and provide clients for iOS, Android, the web, and more.
To our developer community, thank you. Building Firebase has been a challenge and you’ve helped immensely with your encouragement and support. Thank you for your API feedback, answering StackOverflow questions, submitting pull requests to our open source projects, and building your apps on Firebase. Many of you have bet your startups and careers on us – we’re constantly humbled by this and look forward to serving you for many years to come.
Google shared that it will reveal some new Firebase features during its Cloud Platform Live conference on November 4th in San Francisco.