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WordPress.com owner buys Simplenote creator, hopes to improve mobile apps with it

Simplenote for iPhone

Automattic, owner of the ubiquitous WordPress.com blogging platform, announced today that it has purchased Simperium, the company behind the beloved note-syncing Simplenote service for iOS. According to All Things D, Automattic will be acquiring both the talent behind Simplenote and the product itself, so there is no reason to worry that the app might be abandoned. Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic, says that the acquisition will help the company improve its mobile apps, utilizing Simperium's advanced syncing technology that minimizes bandwidth usage. He also claims to be a big fan of Simplenote itself, saying "Simplenote as a product I love and it’s just darn handy." In addition to joining Automattic, the Simperium team plans to open source their iOS and JavaScript client libraries, which will hopefully make it possible for other iOS app developers to utilize their technology.

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