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Mubaloo Buys AlwaysOnMessage

David Murphy

UK app development firm Mubaloo has acquired Bristol-based mobile agency, AlwaysOnMessage. Established in 2010, AlwaysOnMessage counted David Lloyd, ITN, BBC, Jamie Oliver and Wilkinson Sword among its clients, but had hit financial difficulties in recent months.

“AlwaysonMessage was a successful app developer with some terrific clients and some really good people,” said Mubaloo CEO, Mark Mason. Unfortunately, like many small developers, they ran into financial difficulties. With Mubaloo's rigorous financial control and management processes we are confident we will be able to support their current clients and start to grow the business again.

“Companies now understand how they can use apps to improve the efficiencies and processes of their businesses. We’re looking at magnificent growth for the business in 2013 and beyond.”

Mubaloo has enjoyed 100 per cent year-on-year growth each year since Mason founded the business in 2009. The company now employs 45 people in offices in Bristol, London, Berlin and New York. Clients include the Met Office, BP, the NHS and William Hill.