San Francisco-based company Launchpad Toys, which had previously made apps exclusively for iOS devices, announced today they are being acquired by Google. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.
In a post on their website, the company stated:.
We're proud to announce that our little toy company is pairing up with a great big team of tinkerers to empower GAJILLIONS of playful storytellers around the world. Launchpad Toys is joining Google to create even more amazing creativity tools for kids. Today, we've made our digital toys and tools free to creative kids everywhere. Tomorrow... well, we can't wait to share :)
In addition, their two iOS apps are now free to download. One of them is Toontastic, which allows anyone to create and voice their own cartoons. It is an iPad exclusive and previously cost $9.99. The other app is TeleStory, which turns an iPhone's or iPad's camera into a tool to help create imaginative videos, and previously cost $4.99. It would seem likely that we could see elements of both apps in upcoming Google software products.
Source: Launchpad Toys