All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis

Twitter acquires troubleshooting start-up Crashlytics

29 Jan 2013

Twitter has agreed to acquire mobile application troubleshooting start-up Crashlytics in what looks to be a bid to improve the reliability of its platforms.

Crashlystics co-founders Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang announced the deal via a company blog post. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We share a passion for innovating on mobile and building world-class applications," the co-founders wrote.

"Joining forces will accelerate our build-out, allowing us to leverage Twitter’s infrastructure to deliver new features faster than ever."

Based out of Massachusetts, Crashlytics develops crash reporting tools. The company currently offers reporting tools for iOS, though it also plans to develop an Android application as well.

Seibert and Chang said that following the close of the deal, the company will aim to continue to operate as usual. The pair did not disclose precisely how it would be integrating with Twitter.

"We built Crashlytics to deliver the world’s most powerful and lightest-weight crash reporting solution," the pair said.

"With us, developers gain instant visibility into the precise line of code that caused a crash, enabling them to more easily fix issues."

News of the deal comes on a busy day for Twitter. The company on Monday released its government transparency report. According to Twitter, the firm complies with some 57 percent of all data disclosure requests it receives.

Last week, Twitter beefed up its mobile lineup with the release of the Vine video posting platform. The tool allows users to post and share short-length videos.

  • Comment  
  • Tweet  
  • Google plus  
  • Facebook  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Stumble Upon  
Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

More on Social Networking
What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus

Windows 10 poll

What are your first impressions of Windows 10?

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
V3 Sungard roundtable event - Cloud computing security reliability and scalability discussion

CIOs debate how to overhaul businesses for the digital era

V3 hosts roundtable with Sungard Availability Services

Updating your subscription status Loading

Get the latest news (daily or weekly) direct to your inbox with V3 newsletters.

newsletter sign-up button

Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging


Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

Cross Asset Business Analyst / Project Manager

Cross Asset Business Analyst Role within a Tier 1...

IT Technical Support Engineer

Location: Amazon continues to grow and is hiring for...

Data Integration/Analytics Engineer, SQL & Perl (£300 p/day)

Data Integration/Analytics Engineer, SQL & Perl...

SQL/Network Security Solutions Consultant

SQL/Network Security Solutions Consultant Get to the...
To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.