Urban Airship acquires SimpleGeo


Portland mobile software startup Urban Airship acquired San Francisco-based SimpleGeo in an all-stock deal.

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Portland mobile software startup Urban Airship acquired San Francisco-based SimpleGeo in an all-stock deal.

“It’ll get us additional people,” said Scott Kveton, Urban Airship’s chief executive and co-founder. “It’ll allow us to build out more of the business.” 

Privately held Urban Airship launched in 2009 and has grown into one of the most prominent members of Portland’s small but vibrant cluster of mobile software developers. The company enables “push” notifications on mobile apps. These notifications pop up on smartphones like text messages, alerting users to breaking news, special deals and mobile games. 

SimpleGeo, Urban Airship’s first acquisition,creates software that app developers can use to add location-aware features using smartphones’ built-in GPS technology.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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