Airship Buys Apptimize

Airship_logoAirship, a Portland, Ore.-based customer engagement company, acquired Apptimize, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a solution for testing and innovating user experiences across mobile apps and other digital channels.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition will provide marketers and developers with a single solution to optimize the entire user experience across messaging channels and digital properties. They will iterate digital features, content, recommendation algorithms and user messages to create cross-channel user experiences that grow customer engagement, loyalty and revenue.
Airship will continue to sell, enhance and support the Apptimize platform, as well as enrich the Airship Customer Engagement Platform with new testing capabilities.

Led by Brett Caine, CEO and president, Airship enables businesses to send relevant messages at the time and place that customers will be most responsive — whether on SMS, push notification, email, mobile wallet or many other channels. Industry leaders like HotelTonight, The Wall Street Journal, and Glassdoor have used the company’s solutions.

Apptimize is an innovation engine that provides A/B testing and feature release management for native mobile, web, mobile web, hybrid mobile, OTT, and server. Its Visual Editor enables marketers and product owners to make changes to iOS and Android apps without coding or updating apps, while its programmatic testing offers one-time configuration with dynamic variables that can be changed instantly to add variants. Feature management tools, including feature flags and instant updates, mitigate risk with controlled rollouts for new features and the ability to turn on or off specific features.
It is used by more than 100 mobile-first and enterprise brands.



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