AppMakr acquires BDC Capital backed Appifier
AppMakr, a provider of Do-It-Yourself Mobile App building platform, has officialyy annaounced the acquisition of Appifier Technology, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction, closed in July 2014, were not disclosed.
“As Canadian entrepreneurs ourselves, we’re excited to integrate this proudly Canadian App Builder into our global network as the world’s largest publisher of DIY Mobile Apps,” said Jay Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of AppMakr and Infinite Monkeys.
With this acquisition AppMakr is now the mobile voice of over a million small businesses and community groups in 100+ countries and 15 different languages. The acquisition will allow Appifier to continue operating as a separate and competitive brand within the AppMakr umbrella.
“This particular acquisition is close to both my co-founder David Hoare and myself as we are both Canadian and want to ensure that we keep focused on growing this mobile platform for Canadian businesses offering it in both English and French,” said Jay Shapiro.
Appifier enables Canadian small businesses, schools and community groups to build native mobile apps and mobile websites for their blog, business or event in under 60 minutes without writing a single line of code.
Appifier was founded in 2012 by Mike Gozzo and Steve Panetta and was seed-funded by BDC Capital.
“We are delighted that the largest and most well-known company in mobile App platform development will be taking the reins from here on out. We believe that our customers will benefit from this acquisition and this will bolster the ability of Canadian small businesses to easily join the global app economy,” said Mike Gozzo, co-founder of Appifier.
As part of the acquisition the Appifier website at http://www.theappifier.com is moving across to http://www.Appifier.ca and will introduce a new logo and launch substantial new features to its AppMaker platform including photo galleries, event calendars and live chat rooms. The entire app builder tool is also available in French as well as the existing English service. The extensive library of existing Appifier apps will continue to be supported via live chat from AppMakr’s team of round-the-clock customer support agents.