Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. Twitter confirmed this via Twitter, and Crashlytics took to its blog to announce the news. Co-founders Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang write:
We started Crashlytics a little over a year ago to address a huge hole in mobile app development. With hundreds of millions of devices in use around the world, it was impossible for developers to fully test every edge-case and catch every bug before release. Even worse, when problems did crop up, it was often difficult and complicated to find the root cause. App developers were stuck with little insight into what happened and forced to rely on vague end-user feedback to diagnose problems.
We built Crashlytics to deliver the world’s most powerful and lightest-weight crash reporting solution. With us, developers gain instant visibility into the precise line of code that caused a crash, enabling them to more easily fix issues. Since our iOS launch, we’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of incredible app developers, from those building independent passion-projects to many of the top iOS apps available today – Twitter, Vine, Yelp, Kayak, TaskRabbit, and Waze, to name just a few.
From the sound of it, Twitter will keep the Crashlytics product alive. Development of Crashlytics will continue, according to the co-founders.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.