Polar Polling Service Gets Acquired By Google

September 11, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Google acquired Gecko Design company last month and now the company is at it again. Google acquired the polling service Polar for an undisclosed sum and Polar’s polling service will be closed by the end of the year and existing users will be able to download their existing polls of course.. This company will join the Google+ team. Polar has both moth mobile and web services which let people create polls and participate in them. You have probably stumbled upon a Polar poll and you don’t even know it. Polar had over a billion polls in the last eight months and 1.1 million voters in September alone.

“Polar is joining Google! Polar started with the simple idea that everyone has an opinion worth hearing. Since then one in every 449 Internet users told us what their opinion was by voting on a Polar poll. Our deepest thanks go out to each and every one of you. To help our existing customers with this transition, we’re keeping our publisher tools available until the end of 2014. We’ve also built a simple way to download and save an archive of your Polar polls and data —they’re yours after all!” is Polar’s official announcement of this acquisition.

Luke Wreblowski and Jeff Cole co-founded this company. Mr. Wreblowski also co-founded a company called Bagchek which got acquired by Twitter back in 2011 and he also worked as the Chief Design Architect at Yahoo. We can only guess why Google acquired Polar, is it because of their technology or because of the people who work there, my guess is the latter, at least the major reason for the purchase. Google will probably bring some aspects of Polar to Google+. “Working with our designers and engineers to help us make G+ as beautiful and simple to use as possible, especially on mobile devices. Stay tuned!” said Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Besbris (who is a head of Google+ now). It will be interesting to see how will Google integrate Polar’s features in Google+, it will probably take some time though.