The proposed acquisition by Appcelerator is geared toward tapping into cloud computing and mobile application integration for Web developers, a growing marketplace, according to a news release from the company.
Scott Ellison, vice president of mobile and consumer connected platforms at IDC Research, said in a news release on the acquisition that the move is representative of the Internet becoming a spot for service rather than just an “end destination.”
“The Appcelerator/Aptana acquisition reflects the underlying need to rapidly build cloud-connected mobile applications while minimizing the fragmentation risk that has clearly arisen from device proliferation,” said Ellison.
Combined, the companies claim a Web application database of more than 1.5 million users. In a news release, Appcelerator stated that it plans to release a beta version of an integrated offering from both companies by the end of the first fiscal quarter of this year.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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