Facebook buys Acrylic Software

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Facebook buys Acrylic design team

Facebook brings in Acrylic design team

Facebook has recently persuaded the Vancouver based app development company, Acrylic Software, to join them in the USA.

Known for their attention to detail and gorgeous design work, Acrylic’s team will be packing their bags and heading south & over the border to San Francisco to join the design team at Facebook.

Acrylic has two main apps available; a Mac/iPadRSS reader app called Pulp and a Mac/iPhone app called Wallet. Development on both of these will stop, but support for current users will continue.

Dustin MacDonald

Dustin MacDonald

Acrylic Software’s Founder Dustin MacDonald:

I’m happy to announce today that we’ve packed up our small Vancouver studio and will be making the move to San Francisco in the coming weeks to join the design team at Facebook.

For the past four years, we’ve worked tirelessly on creating truly awesome products with a focus on innovation and great design, and I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish during that time. Our flagship apps, Wallet and Pulp, have been used and loved by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Building these products has been a fun and exciting ride, but the time has come to move on to newer and bigger challenges.

Facebook is an invaluable service that we all use daily, and a company I believe is one of the most innovative and important around today. After visiting late last year, I discovered that we shared many of the same core product design goals and principles, and it soon became obvious that it was a natural fit. Simply put, there’s an opportunity at Facebook to have a big impact in many people’s lives. More importantly, Facebook is full of extremely talented people who will be able to help realize its full potential in the years to come.

Our products and services have not been acquired by Facebook, and while there are no plans for further development on them, Wallet and Pulp will continue to remain available for download and purchase in their current form. We’ll certainly be the first to let you know of any updates or changes here in the future.

We wish Dustin and Mark all the best in their new adventure.
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