Yesterday you probably got an email or read (https://fabric.io/blog/fabric-joins-google) about Fabric being aqcuired by Google.
Few years ago Crashlytics was bought by Twitter — https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/28/twitter-acquires-crash-reporting-tool-crashalytics-development-of-the-product-will-continue-unabated/ — and became Fabric.
If you are using Fabric today you know that it is being used for real-time analytics, beta testing, crash reporting, in-app monetization, twitter login etc. They are all sets of tools that we use to make our apps better.
Now take a look at Firebase, Google’s product. As it says on their websites tagline, “App success made simple”, “The tools and infrastrucure you need to build better apps and grow successful businesses”. In more detail: “Firebase is a mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earnmore money. Firebase is made up of complementary features that you can mix-and-match to fit your needs.”
Now tell me if you think Fabric will be a live by the end of the year? I don’t think so. Google will slowly “inform” us via email and other ways about Firebase and benefits from it. And eventually they will send a press release that Fabric will be shut down on day X.Y. It is simple math, having one servise, Firebase, and focusing on it is easier and better for them (and probably us), then having to maintain Fabric.
It will be fun to see if this will happen… If not… My bad! 😜
Take a look at my WWDC trip recap post if you plan on going to WWDC this year!
Originally posted at https://medium.com/@bsevo/fabric-will-be-shut-down-by-the-end-of-the-year-fbac22d492cc