Cloudflare Acquires Neumob to Boost Mobile App Performance

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Cloudflare has acquired mobile application acceleration company Neumob to improve app performance and extend Cloudflare’s benefits to mobile applications on almost any device, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Neumob provides app developers with a mobile SDK to speed up load times and in-app performance by 30 to 300 percent, reduce errors and timeouts by up to 90 percent, and boost conversions, according to a press release. The SDK also reduces bandwidth usage and data fees. The company also released VPN software for end-user’s mobile phones early in its development.

“Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better internet—we mean that literally,” Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare said in a statement. “With Neumob, we’re now able to reach the last-mile of connectivity and provide the fastest and most secure experience possible for users everywhere, on any device.”

Cloudflare says that Neumob’s code, combined with its Railgun, Warp and Argo products will optimize, secure, route and accelerate mobile applications end-to-end.

Sunnyvale-based Neumob had raised $10.9 million in financing, most recently completing a Series A round in 2015. The company’s team will join Cloudflare, and it is no longer serving its customers.

“We’ve long needed a global network running at the edge to fully realize the technology we’ve created at Neumob,” said Jeff Kim, co-founder of Neumob. “Now that we’re a part of the Cloudflare team, we have a tremendous opportunity to engage with Cloudflare’s customers and improve the mobile experience for users around the world.”

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cloudflare partnered with Google in September to launch a program granting Google Cloud Platform credits to developers, and launched its app platform and developer fund in June.

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