Google this morning announced its acquisition of Quickoffice, a software company that makes apps for creating, editing and synchronizing Microsoft Office-compatible documents — including Word, Excel and PowerPoint — on iPhone, iPad, Symbian and Android devices.
“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,” writes Alan Warren, Google engineering director, in a post announcing the deal. “Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.”
Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Quickoffice is based in Plano, Texas.
Microsoft is planning to release a version of Office for iPad in November, according to a report last week by Matt Hickey, a Seattle-based reporter for the Daily. The Redmond company hasn’t officially confirmed its plans.