OpenText acquires mobile development vendor

OpenText strengthens mobile-phone support with WeComm purchase

Content management software provider OpenText has acquired London-based mobile application development tool vendor WeComm, the companies announced Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. OpenText plans to redeploy WeComm's technology to offer its customers a way to develop device-independent mobile applications, for either internal or public-facing services. WeComm's software will augment OpenText Everywhere, OpenText's mobile extension for its flagship OpenText ECM (enterprise content management) Suite.

Founded in 1999, WeComm offers a cross-platform development platform, called Wave, for creating mobile applications that can run on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian or Java-based smartphones.

WeComm's technology and personnel will be folded into OpenText. OpenText expects to finish the acquisition by the end of this month, assuming it meets all the customary closing conditions.

The WeComm acquisition is the latest in a line of purchases for OpenText. Last month, the company completed its purchase of business process management software provider Metastorm. In October, OpenText acquired communications software provider StreamServe. In February 2010, the company acquired digital content management systems provider Nstein Technologies for US$35 million. And in May 2009, Open Text purchased competing content management software provider Vignette for $310 million.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags business issuessoftwareapplicationscontent managementPhonesapplication developmentconsumer electronicsOpentextMergers / acquisitionsMobile handsetsWeComm

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?