Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Adobe buys Nitobi

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

As it kicked off its yearly developer event, Adobe announced that it had acquired Nitobi Software, maker of PhoneGap open source software for cross-platform mobile application building with HTML5 and JavaScript. In a blog, Nitobi CEO Andre Charland pledged to pursue donation of the PhoneGap code to the Apache Software Foundation ”to ensure open stewardship of the project over the long term.” In a statement, he said Nitobi and Adobe shared the same philosophy about enabling mobile and Web applications. Dave Johnson, Nitobi CTO said: Adobe was fully supportive of the decision to take PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation.

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Microsoft bought Skype, Google bought Motorola, now Adobe buys Nitobi. What the heck is going on? I think any company which is becoming a big company, is doomed to be purchased and devoured by a big one.

Comment by saeedneamati — October 5, 2011

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