EdServ, an online education service provider has acquired the business and content of Alta Vista UAE. However, the monetary details of the deal have not been disclosed. The company informed about the development through a stock exchange filing.
According to the company, the move is part of the company’s strategy to expand its overseas business, offering learning and career focused solutions on mobile phones and tablets. EdServ informed that its content library now includes K-12/Under Graduate and Skill development content in Arabic/Mid eastern languages, and that it plans to offer the content in the region through mobile platforms. The company has deals with BlackBerry, Samsung and Nokia, to offer apps globally, it claimed.
Earlier this year, EdServ, had tied-up with Amazon to offer its 2tionPlus educational apps on the Amazon App Store, for Android tablets. According to EdServ, the 2tion Plus app is based on social networking, through which students can create online study groups for collaborative learning. The app also offers 1 million embedded videos.
EdServ also offers another app, HumThum, to offer its own educational content, in addition to localized information, classifieds and utilities such as an image to PDF converter and a bar code scanner. It also offers IITJEE and AIEEE test preparation material on Tutor on Mobile (TOM) – Tata DOCOMO’s educational platform.