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Facebook acquires mobile app developer

21 Mar 2011

Snaptu has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook.

The UK-based company aims to help mobile users access the web easily and quickly, regardless of the mobile phone they’re using.

"Our goal when we founded Snaptu in 2007 was to provide useful and innovative services to the 95% of mobile users that don’t have access to advanced smart phones,” said the company. 

"Earlier this year, we announced the launch of a new Facebook mobile application to give people a great mobile experience on a broad range of feature phones. The Facebook for Feature Phones app currently works on more than 2,500 devices.”

Snaptu says that working as part of the Facebook team provides an opportunity for it to keep driving product development. 

Following the closure of the deal, which is expected to happen in a few weeks, Snaptu hopes to knuckle down and work on more advanced Facebook apps on "virtually every mobile phone”. 

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