Nokia (News - Alert) recently signed an agreement to acquire Motally (News - Alert) Inc., a privately-held, U.S.-based company that specializes in tracking and reporting usage statistics on mobile websites and applications. Motally’s mobile analytics service is designed to help developers and publishers optimize the development of their mobile applications through increased understanding of user engagement. Motally’s tools can help identify carrier, user location, commonly used phones and application usage.
Nokia plans to adapt the service for cross platform application, the Qt user interface framework, operating systems Symbian (News - Alert) and Meego and Java. As per the agreement, Motally will continue to serve their existing customer base.
“The acquisition underpins Nokia's drive to deliver in-application and mobile web browsing analytics to Ovi's growing, global eco-system of developers and publishers, enabling partners to better connect with their customers and optimize and monetize their offering,” said Marco Argenti, vice president, media, at Nokia.
Although the buy-out value was not released by nokia, the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2010.
Founded in 2008, San Francisco based Motally Inc. has patent-pending technology to ensure accurate data collection and analytic reporting for publishers' mobile sites. Motally 8 people team is comprised of veterans of both mobile and analytics industries. According to its website, Motally's tools are compatible with Apple's iPad and iPhone, Research In Motion's Blackberry phones and Android (News - Alert)-based smartphones. Motally is backed by world-class investors such as Ron Conway and Blue Run Ventures, both with deep mobile experience
By combining advanced technology with personalized services, Nokia enables people to stay connected no matter what. More than 1.2 billion people worldwide connect to one another using a Nokia device that ranges from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Currently Nokia is also striving to integrate its devices with innovative services through Ovi that includes music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ provides comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks worldwide.Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri