Nokia Acquires Analytics Firm Motally

Nokia has announced the acquisition of the US-based mobile analytics firm Motally.

The acquisition is a move by Nokia to offer enhanced mobile analytics software to application developers and publishers.

Motally offers software tools that allow application developers to install in-application tracking and reporting tools.

The firm, which comprises of eight people, also allows application developers and publishers to optimise the application development process.

Nokia plans to offer Motally tools to developers working on Symbian, Meego, Qt and Java platform.

In recent months, Nokia has purchased a number firms specialising in tools that assist in application development, suggesting that the company is pushing hard to get developers working on its Meego platform by developing engaging applications for the Ovi Store.

Nokia has been struggling to maintain its market position in the face of intense competition from Apple and Google's collection of Android based phones.