Research in Motion Snaps Up Smartphone Software Developer Viigo

Research In Motion has snapped up a Toronto-based smartphone software developer firm, named Viigo, for an undisclosed sum, according to a weekend post on Viigo’s official site.

Announcing the acquisition, Mark Ruddock, Viigo’s chief executive and president said in a web posting: “Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our expertise in BlackBerry application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform”.

Additionally, the posting further mentioned that the software firm will continue lending its “expertise in BlackBerry application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform”.

Viigo is a privately held small firm, which has an estimated workforce comprised of 20 to 50 people, and is widely known for a creating a cutting edge Blackberry app that syndicates a wide array of information, such as sports info, stock quotes, weather info, podcasts, news feeds, and the likes to the immensely popular executive-class smartphone.

Moreover, Viigo also boasts of the capability to serve the enterprises by providing them with the corporate info that can be accessed using Viigo’s software. A network administrator can install the software behind the firewall and subsequently make arrangements to deliver info to a number of mobile workers.

Such feeds may include utilities like a corporate calendar, an internal product catalogue that has full pricing and features details of the company’s products, as well as a project tab that enables users to log expenses or hours pertaining to projects.