Twitter Hires Team From Cabana

Twitter has hired the team from Cabana.  Cabana is a team of developers that is known for creating visually stunning mobile applications.  The terms of the deal are unknown, but we do know that Twitter was mostly interested in the talent.  The team will be joining Twitter and Cabana as a company will be shutting down effective December 1st.

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Cabana is known for creating a service called Fan Page Mobilizer, which helps small businesses bring their Facebook presence to smartphones.  “Reeve Thompson, Jeremy Gordon and their team have created a product that makes it easier for people to build rich mobile apps. At Twitter, they will join our platform team and build tools to help third-party developers create new experiences on Twitter,” said Twitter in a statement.

Some of the investors in in Cabana include First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Gary Vaynerchuk, Shervin Pishevar, Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Philip Kaplan, Tyler Crowley, Mark Silva, Jack Andrys, Bill Warner, and Alex Elenski.

We are writing today with some exciting news: Cabana has been acquired by Twitter and our team is #JoiningTheFlock!

We built Cabana because we are passionate about empowering people to develop interactive content in new and innovative ways. That same passion for innovation and the democratization of content creation is also shared by the amazing team at Twitter.

Over the past few months, we’ve gotten to know the Twitter team and discovered the tremendous amount of technological synergy and alignment of our visions. The more we explored this synergy, the more excited we became about joining forces and working together.

Starting today we will be joining Twitter’s platform team, and will build tools to help third-party developers create new experiences on Twitter and empower the larger Twitter ecosystem.

This means that we will no longer be offering Cabana as a standalone mobile app development environment.

Cabana will be shutting down on December 1st 2012. If you have any questions about our rolldown, please email us at

Rest assured that the ideas and passion behind Cabana will live on, albeit in a slightly different form – at Twitter!

We want to thank all of you, from our users and investors to our family and friends, who made this journey possible.

We’re excited for what the future with Twitter holds!


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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