ProcessOne is entering in an agreement with Kwaga to acquire Boxcar world-class push notification service as well as all technologies, intellectual property and trademark from Kwaga, the editor of WriteThatName.
Paris, 12 February 2013 – Kwaga, the creator of WriteThat.name today announces the sale of Boxcar technologies and IP to ProcessOne, one of the world top real-time messaging provider for the most demanding and popular mobile apps.
Following this agreement, ProcessOne’s teams efforts would converge to enable the development of Boxcar as follow:
- The Boxcar service is planned to become a key push notification service for developers and service providers for iOS devices and other smartphones.
- The ProcessOne’s know-how would enable Boxcar to improve progressively the reliability and scalability of the push notification service with their expertise in Erlang and real-time messaging architecture.
- All present Boxcar push inbox service will remain available in the Apple App Store. The Boxcar service will be streamlined, improved and fully managed by ProcessOne. The Boxcar app would be optimized for iPhone5 and iOS6.
- Kwaga will continue to collaborate and work with ProcessOne on notifications for its WriteThat.name service and on a broad vision of notification semantic prioritization.
“We’ve been working with Process One for the last 3 months on rebuilding Boxcar notification infrastructure for the benefits of our user base. In the process, it became clear to me that Process One was uniquely positioned to bring Boxcar to the next level and that it would be better if they were to keep operating Boxcar. We’ll keep working with the Process One team to bring Kwaga smarterEmail algorithm to the notification world and will jointly address Boxcar existing user base.” said Philippe Laval, CEO of Kwaga.
“We’ve been working in messaging for more than 10 years, delivering large scale highly scalable real-time platforms. I’m always proud to say that numerous renowned brands have trusted us to build their messaging services.” said Mickaël Rémond, CEO of Process One. “Expanding the degree of implementation to mobile push notifications is a natural fit. The acquisition of Boxcar is an important piece in ProcessOne’s strategy to deliver best-in-class push messaging service for mobile developers, product managers, service providers and users.”
ProcessOne is the leader in real-time interaction platform for mobile and web applications that helps service providers deliver social messaging service and push notification service. Since 1999, leading companies like BBC, Meetic, Nokia, Orange Vallée and Portugal Telecom use ejabberd, the XMPP and Erlang-based messaging server, to power their real-time messaging apps. The company is based in Paris.
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