On Wednesday, news emerged that Google has acquired Flutter, a startup that rose to fame for creating a gesture-based music controller for Apple’s iTunes.
Fluttered was first to confirm the acquisition on its website, although financial terms weren’t confirmed.
“When we started three years ago, our dream to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology was considered by many as just ‘a dream,’ not a real possibility,” says Navneet Dalal, Flutter’s CEO. “Since then, we have strived to build the best machine vision algorithms and a delightful user experience.”
“Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google,” Dalal added. “We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey.”
Flutter stated in the post that its users will still be able to continue to use the app.
Google hasn’t yet confirmed plans for the company, but a company spokesperson for the Internet search giant says the Flutter team’s talent was too great to pass up.
“We’re really impressed by the Flutter team’s ability to design new technology based on cutting-edge research,” the company rep stated. “We look forward to supporting and collaborating on their research efforts at Google.”