Google takes Timely alarm clock developer Bitspin under its wing

Google may have just announced the closure of Flock and Bump, but it's not all about closures -- there are also acquisitions taking place as well. The latest addition to the Google fold is Bitspin. The name of the company may not be immediately familiar, but this is the company behind the Android alarm clock app Timely. At this stage it is not clear whether the company has been bought outright by Google or if there is a partnership in the cards, but there is certainly something afoot.

An announcement on the Bitspin website says:

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.

Timely is an interesting alarm app that allows for alerts to be synchronized between multiple Android devices. Set an alarm on your phone and it will also sound on your tablet; mute or cancel an alarm, and it will be silenced on all devices. It's a simple concept, but one that works wonderfully well.

This is very likely why Google is interested in the firm. At this stage we do not know if Google intends to keep the Timely app up and running, plans to close it down, or if it will be incorporated into a future version of Android, but we'll update the post as soon as we hear more.

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