Apple Acquires app-testing platform Burstly

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 21, 2014 04:30 PM EST

Burstly, the parent firm of mobile app testing tool TestFlight, has reportedly been acquired by Apple. The terms of the acquisition deal are not yet available although the acquisition was confirmed through a number of sources connected with TechCrunch.

TestFlight has been going through several changes. On Wednesday, the platform announced that it would be cutting Android support beginning March 21. It also posted an announcement about the shutdown of its TestFlight SDK (software development kit). Supporting documents state that it will allow only existing teams to upload their work with the SDK. The firm had also recently shut down its mobile analytics solution FlightPath, the report detailed.

The product announcements have not been mentioned on the TestFlight changelog, blog post, emails, or on social media networks. Burstly, however, is known for keeping company transactions under the radar, the report added.

Before Apple acquired Burstly, Burstly had raised a total of $7.3 million in seed and Series A financing from investors including Upront Ventures, Softbank Capital, and Rincon Venture Partners, the report stated.

Both Burstly and Apple have yet to comment on this acquisition news, TechCrunch reported.

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