Disney Acquire App Developer Tapulous

Walt Disney has agreed to buy a leading mobile gaming company Tapulous, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Tapulous, a start-up organisation based in Palo Alto California, is known for developing mobile games such as the Tap Tap series and Riddim Ribbon for Apple’s devices like iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone and Twinkle for micro blogging site Twitter.

Confirming the news in a press release, Disney has stated that it will initially focus on developing games for emerging gaming platforms.

"It definitely is a strategic move and it highlights the importance we put on mobile," said Steve Wadsworth, president of Disney Interactive Media Group.

Tapulous’s CEO and co-founder Bart Decrem and COO Andrew Lacy have confirmed the acquisition and their integration in Disney’s team on the Tapulous blog.

Decrem also stated that their gaming software Tap Tap has had more than 35 million downloads so far, making it one of the most popular applications in Apple’s App Store.

The news was first reported by the blog TechCrunch.