Company representatives have stated that Microsoft acquires 6Wunderkinder, the maker of Wunderlist app in an attempt to spice up its mobile services. The Windows producer has paid around $100 million and $200 million for the purchase of the Berlin-based company.
Microsoft has decided to upgrade its mobile services by purchasing one of the most professional app developing companies in Berlin, Germany. The 6Wundekinder firm has supervised many app projects until now, but the Redmond-based giant was particularly interested in the cloud task-project management service that the company has to offer, namely Wunderlist.
6Wunderkinder was founded in 2011 in Germany and has received very good reviews ever since. Its value has gradually grown, especially since the company released its cloud-integrated app “Wunderlist Pro”.
As the market value of the company began to rise, Microsoft decided to make the Berlin firm an offer it cannot refuse. The Windows developer is said to have offered somewhere between $100 million and $200 million for the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder and the papers were immediately signed.
The purchase will not contribute both to Microsoft’s stability on the market and to its mobile visibility. The company plans to keep and, hopefully, to increase the 10 million monthly active users that Wunderlist has gathered since its launch in April 2013.
The mechanism of Wunderlist is not new to smartphone users; the only novelty is the fact that the integrated features are incredibly professional even though the app is free. 6Wunderkinder developed two online versions of the said platform to offer differentiated services to its subscribers. Thus, users, who want to get only the basic services will download the application for free, whereas users, who want additional options can pay $4.99 a month for the “Pro” version of the program.
Wunderlist allows users to add notes, do-to lists and reminders on a cloud platform that may be accessed from any mobile devices, be they smartphones, tablets or PCs. The data added to a personal account may be viewed by other users, as well, much like Google Dropbox does. The “Detail View” ensures additional managing tools, such as, adding dates, files, subtasks, reminders and comments.
The Wunderlist app will be available both for Windows devices and for Android-based gadgets; thus, confirming recent rumors that Microsoft is widening its horizons by offering advantages to other software users. The recent purchase has been confirmed by the German company, but Microsoft’s spokesperson refused to make any comments in relation to the rumors of the 6Wunderkinder integration.
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