Gurgaon based app development company Wirkle has been acquired by location services company Location Labs. The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The company has also acquired Volly, a mobile group messaging company. Location Labs powers safety and location apps for US telecom operators through its Sparkle technology platform.
Wirkle focuses on developing mobile application end-to-end (including server and client development on iphone, blackberry, android, symbian, brew, windows mobile and j2me) looking after requirements, design, development, quality assurance, hosting as well as feedback to improve on their products. According to the press statement Wirkle, which has so far been focusing on outsourced application development, claims that it is profitable and generates “millions of dollars in revenue per year”, though it doesn’t mention how many millions.
The statement also mentions that the acquisitions will increase Location Labs’ core stream strength to 150, which might imply that existing teams will be moved to Location Labs. We tried contacting Varun Khurana, CEO and Co-Founder of Wirkle via phone and SMS for a clarification on what happens next, but have not received a response yet.
Wirkle’s portfolio of apps include apps related to Social Networking, Instant Messaging, Location Based Services, Multimedia Streaming, Banking, Enterprise applications, Payments, Barcode Scanning and others. Some of its popular apps include OfficeDrop, VideoSurf and Friendthem. The company claims its apps and solutions have been deployed by various carriers across geographies including AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, Boost Mobile in North America; Telenor in Europe; and Airtel and Idea in India.