Quark Buys ALAP
Quark Buys ALAP
by , 1:05 PM EST, December 14th, 2005
Quark announced that it has acquired A Lowly Apprentice Production Inc (ALAP) on Wednesday. ALAP produces add-on software that enhances the functionality of page layout applications, like Quark's QuarkXPress. The sale of ALAP gives Quark the company's full product line, including plug-ins for Adobe InDesign, Quark's biggest competitor.
Quark plans on developing a closer collaboration between its products, and the XTensions ALAP makes for them. It also will use ALAP technologies to enhance QuarkXPress 7, which is still in development.
ALAP President, Paul Schmitt, will become Quark's Vice President of Product Development, and eventually the ALAP offices in California will be relocated to Quark's Denver, Colorado, headquarters.
There is no word yet on the fate of ALAP's plug-ins for InDesign and Acrobat. Quark's statement in its FAQ regarding the acquisition states "We are finalizing the transition plan and we are evaluating product roadmap and the integration of ALAP's products into the Quark family."
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