Today is a great day for two great companies. Apperian and DS Media Labs is now one big family of creative, engineering, sales and marketing talent.
The DS Media Labs team is a bunch of wildly talented guys that I met early last year right after I left Apple to start Apperian. They have been working with the iPhone SDK since day one (actually, they've been playing with the iPhone since before day one!). They bring fantastic engineering chops in mobile that is unmatched. Ben and his team have done work ranging from advanced 3D OpenGL to deep integration into enterprise legacy data.
Like the Apperian team, they are passionate about user experience and it drives everything that they think about. While organic growth was always our plan both companies realized that the window of opportunity is closing quickly and this is one of those true opportunities where 1+1=3.
We made a strategic decision to accelerate our product development efforts both on the iPhone and other mobile platforms. I know that DS Media Labs has the right experience and the team to execute on this critical part of our mission. Working with passionate people and innovative customers are what motivates our team here at Apperian.
We had an awesome team meeting last week with everyone in Boston, and the energy and excitement that flowed from that meeting is still with me. I think I can speak for the entire team when I say that this combined group is looking forward to making great things happen in the mobile world!See the full Press Release