Twitter’s mobile app development platform Fabric is now going to be a part of Google. Along with Fabric, Google is also taking over its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane development automation system. Fabric was launched in 2014 and since then it has evolved a lot to become a powerful platform that helps in entire team in app development. Fabric has grown to serve applications reaching 2.5 billion users built by 580K developers.
As mentioned in Fabric Official Blog, “Today we enter the next chapter for Fabric and are pleased to announce that we’ve signed an agreement for Fabric to be acquired by Google and for our team to join Google’s Developer Products Group, working with the Firebase team.”
The Team behind Fabric will now work with Google Developers Product Group and with the Firebase team. Since Google is deeply focused on converting mobile app developers into paid customers and selling them paid tools rather than free dev tools. In July, Google acquired Launchkit to provide developers an easier way to enhance their mobile applications.
Google has initiated its development in web services arena after seeing Amazon’s success in AWS. The search giant is seeing its opportunity to sell robust backend infrastructure to developers who don’t want to develop app architecture themselves.