Splunk Acquires Mobile Quality Control Service BugSense

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Splunk has acquired BugSense.  BugSense is a company that is known for developing analytics software for mobile devices.  The acquisition details are unknown, but we know that it was an all-cash deal.  Through the acquisition, Splunk will analyze machine data directly from mobile devices and combine it with information from sensors.  A majority of Splunk’s revenues are driven by IT monitoring accounts.

Founded in 2011, BugSense gives support to developers for monitoring app performance and quality control.  Their services are compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.  Using BugSense with many limitations is free, but the company sells their services to indie developers for $19 per month and Plus services for $99 per month.

“One of the reasons the Splunk opportunity truly excites us is that we will be able to continue providing value to our existing customers. This is a key point in our choice to go forward with Splunk. With the support of the team and resources of Splunk, we’ll be able to move faster towards the realization of our vision of delivering an even better operational intelligence solution for mobile apps,” stated BugSense CEO Panos Papadopoulos.

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