"Without Synerzip, we wouldn’t have delivered, regardless of time & price. Synerzip is a perfect partner for Quickoffice, now Google."

Herman Spencer – Quickoffice, Director of Engineering, Quickoffice

Industry : Office Productivity

The Client

Quickoffice Inc., founded in 1997, is the global leader in mobile and Google Chrome office productivity solutions. By 2012, Quickoffice added an astounding 60,000 new users per day, nearly two million per month.

Quickoffice rapidly expanded the scope of its productivity solutions to include Quickoffice Pro/Pro HD (iOS and Android) and Google Chrome Office extensions to address the growing enterprise mobility and Chromebook opportunities. Over 30 million devices across 180 countries were using Quickoffice software.

Google acquired Quickoffice in June 2012. From June 2014, Quickoffice integrates into Google Docs, Sheets, and Enterprise apps.

The Challenge

Quickoffice needed mobile development across various mobile platforms like Windows and Apple’s mac and had less than a year to develop a product from conception to release. Their challenge was finding a partner with excellent technical insight that was not only competent but also committed to the project and owning the product and its results.

The Solution

Quickoffice partnered with Synerzip in 2009, initially to build a syncing engine that worked across Apple, Mac, and Windows platforms. Herman Spencer, Director of Engineering, refers to the Synerzip team as the 3rd generation of Engineers, experts in agile programming, and mobile technologies, who focus on processes and timelines, without compromising quality.

“They possess a great technical acumen with a burning desire to solve problems. The team always takes the initiative and ownership in all the processes they follow. Synerzip has played a vital role in our scaling up and was a perfect partner in cost, efficiency, and schedules.”

Herman Spencer, Director of Engineering, Quickoffice

The Outcome

Since then, Synerzip team partners to develop the following for Quickoffice,

  • Google Chrome Office – a native office file viewer & editor for Chrome books & Chrome browser (as an extension)
  • Connect by Quickoffice – a cross-platform (Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS), multi-user collaboration suite
  • Java Core API – backend for Google Docs
  • Quickoffice Pro/Pro HD (Android – Retail & OEM) – a productivity suite on Android offers mobile users a comprehensive native MS office compatible solution on their smartphones & tablets.

“Without Synerzip, we wouldn’t have delivered, regardless of time & price. Synerzip is a perfect partner for Quickoffice, now Google.”

Herman Spencer, Director of Engineering, Quickoffice

As of 2020, Synerzip’s partnership with Quickoffice (now Google) continues to thrive for 10+ years. The team looks after the maintenance of products such as Word, Point, and Sheet. They also look at migrating off from Custom Element v0, HTML Imports, and ShadowDOM v0, QO & Office Editing Mode Association, and EWOK screenshot generation and verification.

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