uTest, a provider of software testing services, has acquired mobile app tools company Apphance, from its parent company, Polidea. The terms of the deal were not revealed, but a uTest spokesman said the purchase price was around “a few million dollars.”
uTest, which has its headquarters in Southborough, acquired all intellectual property related to Apphance as well as engineering talent that will maintain, extend and build new functionality into what will go to market as uTest Apphance, a tool that will complement uTest’s “in-the-wild” field testing services for mobile apps. In return, Polidea receives cash and equity in uTest. This is the first acquisition activity for either firm.
“This acquisition is a giant step forward in the growth of uTest,” said Doron Reuveni, chief executive of uTest. “By adding Apphance to our in-the-wild testing services, we’ve dramatically increased our value to customers and extended our position as an all-in-one testing solution for mobile developers around the world.”