Mar 12 2007
Nakahara Informatics, Inc. today announced its acquisition of iGet, the Mac file transfer tool, from Five Speed Software, Inc.
“It’s a great development for iGet users,” said Ethan Tuttle, Five Speed’s former iGet engineering manager. “Nakahara has the additional resources and expertise needed to really build on iGet’s success as the Mac-specific file transfer solution. Users can expect to see iGet enhanced in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. “
Indeed, iGet’s code base won’t be unfamiliar territory for the Nakahara Informatics engineering team. In 2005, the company was brought in as a subcontractor to help get the software ready for the transition to Intel processors. “Nakahara’s engineers were instrumental in making iGet 2.0 part of the very first wave of universal binary applications,” said Tuttle. “iGet was Intel-native well before the first Intel Mac shipped; with a custom network protocol and several binary file formats, it was a significant undertaking. Nakahara got it done with time to spare.”
The company separately announced a new update to the software, iGet 2.6, which is the first release published by Nakahara Informatics. iGet 2.6 is available immediately from the company’s web site and is priced at USD$49.95, with significant discounts available for multi-seat licenses. The update is free to all users who have purchased a license for any version of iGet.