Hot on the heels of Monday’s purchase of Meebo, Google acquired another sizeable, mobile start-up for an undisclosed fee. Quickoffice offers a similar service to Google Docs and its related apps for mobile devices, with services that mirror Microsoft Office and has had more than 300,000 downloads worldwide.
“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,” Google engineering director, Alan Warren wrote in a blog post.
Quickoffice will become part of the Google Apps team, though it is not known if the company will continue to operate independently. Google Docs is already available for mobile so it’s possible that there could be integration of the two services.
“By combining Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow,” said Quickoffice co-founder and CEO Alan Masarek.