Motorola Buys Aloqa

Motorola has announced the acquisition of location-based software firm Aloqa for an undisclosed sum.

Aloqa makes location-based programmes for smartphones based on platforms, like Google's Android, which have been downloaded by more than a million users.

The Aloqa software and services are designed to make use of a user's location, personal details and social connections to offer them location-based bargains, offers, event information and places they may wish to visit.

Motorola has said that the Aloqa software and services will be a part of its Motorola Mobility handset business line.

Sanjeev Agrawal, the CEO of Aloqa and a former Google employee, said in a statement to the AFP: “Like every startup, we have always dreamed of our technology and product being used by tens of millions of satisfied users everywhere,”

“Being a part of the Motorola Mobility team will help us achieve this goal,” he added.