Appcelerator expands cloud capabilities with Cocoafish buy

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Cross-platform development solutions provider Appcelerator has acquired mobile app infrastructure firm Cocoafish. Financial details were not disclosed.

Cocoafish offers more than 25 cloud-based features designed to boost mobile user engagement, including push notifications, location, social integration, sharing, user management and photo manipulation, complete with APIs, pre-defined objects and simplified backend setup to ease integration. Appcelerator will incorporate Cocoafish's JavaScript APIs into its Titanium Studio cross-platform integrated development environment, enabling app publishers leveraging Objective-C, Java, PhoneGap, Sencha and HTML5 technologies to create and configure a scalable server-side backend and add network features without writing server code.

Appcelerator will relaunch Cocoafish under the Appcelerator Cloud Services brand early in the second quarter of 2012. In addition to integration with its Titanium Platform, Appcelerator will offer complete iOS, Android, REST and JavaScript SDKs for non-Titanium customers.

The global Appcelerator network now touts more than 1.6 million developers, with more than 35,000 applications created using Titanium resources. The Cocoafish deal is its third major acquisition in the last year, following purchases of HTML5 development platform Particle Code and web IDE Aptana. Last November, Appcelerator raised $15 million in a Series C round led by Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital and Red Hat.

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