Adobe buys PhoneGap creator Nitobi
Late last week, Nitobi said it was planning to contribute the PhoneGap code base to the Apache Software Foundation. The acquisition does not change those plans: "Adobe has been fully supportive of our decision", said Nitobi's CTO, Dave Johnson. Nitobi has previously worked with Adobe; Dreamweaver CS5.5 included support for creating PhoneGap applications. As well as developing the PhoneGap framework, Nitobi has PhoneGap Build, a service which generates "app-store ready apps" for the six supported platforms for a monthly fee. Plans for that service were not disclosed.
Adobe says the Vancouver based Nitobi's employees are expected to join Adobe and the deal is expected to close by the end of October 2011, subject to conditions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.