Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.ioBy: Sean Patterson - August 13, 2012
Clutch.io, a company that provides software to help iOS developers design and test their apps, announced today that it has been acquired by Twitter. On its website, the company describes itself as “an easy to integrate library for native iOS applications designed to help you develop faster and deploy instantly.” In a post on the company’s blog, Clutch announced that its employees are working with Twitter’s growth and international team, starting today. From the blog post:
We know that there are many of you who love the Clutch Framework and Clutch A/B Testing, and you may be wondering: what happens to my apps? We’re happy to announce that over the coming weeks we will make available everything you need to run Clutch.io on your own servers, so that even after our hosted service is no longer running, you can continue to operate it on your own. We plan on leaving our hosted service active and supported until November 1st. Also remember that all of our libraries are designed to fail gracefully when the service cannot be reached, so your users will never notice a thing.
As noted above, developers have until the end of October to transition their software away from Clutch.io or begin hosting the service on their own servers. The blog statement ends with a request to follow the two former Clutch developers on Twitter. Eric Florenzano and Eric Maguire both started work at Twitter today. Both were also co-founders of Convore, a now-defunct web chat application funded by Y Combinator.