Google just bought RelativeWave, the company behind the mobile app prototyping software Form, and with the purchase it’s making the previously $80 Mac app available for free on the Mac App Store. The company made an announcement on its website noting that it will continue working on the Form app after joining Google:
I speak for the team when I say that we’re incredibly humbled by what the community has created with Form. We’ve seen people create designs that we could have never imagined. It’s one of the best feelings in the world to see people using your work.
The team adds that with new help from Google it will be “focused on improving the state of design and development tools.”
Form is a Mac app with an accompanying Form viewer app for iOS, but the company hints an Android version could be in the works noting to “Stay tuned” for other platforms. The Form app for Mac pairs with the viewer on a mobile device and allows users to rapidly prototype native mobile app experiences in real-time using easy-to-use presets that the company says “are as powerful as their coded counterparts.” An example of a finished composition using Form is above.
The announcement also notes that users that previously paid for Form can get a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Form Mac app is available for free from the Mac App Store now.