Technology Company Acquires South Florida App Company to Enhance Convention Experience
Smart City Holdings, the nation’s leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
The acquisition included both the AppBurst development team and the AppBurst Mobile Application as a Service platform, will allow Smart City to build high quality and highly scalable mobile applications for a variety of business needs, particularly in the meetings and event space.
“As the premier provider of technology services in the convention industry, this acquisition was the logical next step for us,” said Martin Rubin, CEO of Smart City “This move allows us to provide a higher level of support to our clients. By providing these customized and integrated mobile solutions in conjunction with our technology services, we can help our industry partners enhance the convention experience for their attendees in our venues throughout the country.”
AppBurst has received praise for several of its mobile applications, which range from companion apps to popular game titles by the Daybreak Game Company, to mobile event applications that provided key features such as program agendas, speaker and exhibitor information, interactive venue maps and instant messaging for many different business segments.
Rob Cartagine, one of the original founders of AppBurst, will continue to lead development efforts.
“I’m really excited to join the Smart City team,” Cartagine said. “I’m looking forward to expanding our mobile app solution offerings and the opportunities this collaboration brings for convention goers and customers.”