Google has reportedly acquired RelativeWave, makers of a mobile app protyping application for Mac dubbed Form.
The acquisition announcement was made on Wednesday by the RelativeWave team who announced they are joining Google to continue their work on Form, saying that “want to get Form in the hands of as many people as possible, and this is our first step in accomplishing that goal.”
RelativeWave’s product Form is a tool that lets developers build custom native iOS prototypes for iOS directly on a device and have full access to the camera and other sensors. Developers can run prototypes on multiple devices in real-time and update compositions instantly as they work using easy-to-use presets. The tool offers the ability to visualize concepts and recognize sequences of images on a page rather than a single object more accurately.
As part of the acquisition, the team has made Form free on the Mac App Store. The team also confirmed that it will refund those who have paid for the app in the past.
“We want to get Form in the hands of as many people as possible, and this is our first step in accomplishing that goal,” it said.
RelativeWave will continue to work as an independent company even post acquisition and with Google’s resources now, the startup said it will “be focused on improving the state of design and development tools.”
The financial terms of the deal remains undisclosed.
The free Form Mac app is currently available for download from the Mac App Store.