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Google Acquires Alto-based Mobile App Startup Pixate, Slashes Design Charges 10 Times Down

Google has acquired an Alto-based startup called Pixate, which is into mobile apps prototyping tool with all its staff joining Google’s design team.

As is the case with Google always, it never disclosed the deal amount. It was Pixate that made the announcement on its blog. Pixate said that the Google acquisition will help it expand and improve the app process for many more designers across iOS, Android and other OS platforms.

The company said it would continue its services, in fact, at far less the price it used charge earlier. Pixate will now make its Studio product free and provide its clooud service at much reduced price. Its desktop editor for creating Pixate prototypes will be free now nad its premium services will be at ten times less than what they were before Google’s acquisition. Its paid cloud service now costs US$5 per designer per month, or $50 per year.

“Our small team at Pixate has some really big ideas, and with the help of Google we’ll be able to bring those ideas to the design community at scale,” said Paul Colton, CEO for Pixate.

Google executives Tom Oliveri, Caesar Sen Gupta, Sunder Pichai and Rajan Anandan at the launch of Google Android One smartphones in New Delhi, on Sept 15, 2014. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

Google executives Tom Oliveri, Caesar Sen Gupta, Sunder Pichai and Rajan Anandan at the launch of Google Android One smartphones in New Delhi, on Sept 15, 2014. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

 

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