Indian mobile solutions provider, IMImobile acquires UK digital specialist, Skinkers

September 27 2011: Hyderabad –based mobile solutions provider, IMImobile, has acquired the UK-based digital agency Skinkers. Skinkers has pioneered the use of desktop applications since early 2000, and more recently, has developed innovative iPhone/iPad and Android applications for some of the world’s biggest and best-known organisations and brands. Its client list includes American Airlines, the BBC, Haymarket, Microsoft, NDS, Spectator and Virgin Atlantic.

Skinkers’ capabilities will be combined with IMImobile’s DaVinci Evolved Service Platform to offer end-to-end solutions in 2 Screen interactive TV, m-commerce and customer care.
Vishwanath Alluri,  IMImobile’s Founder-Chairman says “After the acquisition of WIN PLC in 2010, this is another important step for IMImobile as we drive our strategy of an open global mobile market for new applications and services.The use of smartphones and tablets offers a new medium for communication and the consumption of content. Skinkers brings an excellent understanding of digital application development, user-interface design as well as great expertise around how to use the latest web and social network technologies.”
David Long, CEO of Skinkers adds , “I’m very excited that Skinkers is becoming part of IMImobile, a well-established global mobile powerhouse. We are looking forward to utilizing IMImobile´s existing global network capabilities to extend and complement our offering with mobile services like messaging and mobile payments.”
IMImobile has 600 employees and a global presence across Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East. The IMImobile product and service portfolio is built on a core modular service platform called the DaVinci Evolved Service Platform hosted in the cloud. IMImobile works with over 100 Blue Chip companies and its services reach over 900 million people in 59 countries. IMImobile’s operator customers include Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Meteor, Millicom, Mobitel, MTN, Reliance, Tata, Telefonica, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. IMImobile’s media and enterprise customers include BBC, Star TV, Reuters, Yahoo, Google, EMI Music, Universal Music, Sony and Warner Music, The AA, Centrica and E-ON.  
Skinkers is a Digital Agency specialising in working with organisations to extend the reach of their brands onto multiple platforms across mobile, tablets, 2 Screen, and web/social. With an award-winning, talented and highly experienced team based in central London, Skinkers’ approach of developing bespoke and differentiated solutions based on their own powerful collection of software components allows them to develop compelling and engaging applications delivering millions of downloads across hundred of App's for such companies as American Airlines, BBC, Haymarket, Aviva, Capital One, The Spectator, NDS, Slimming World, NHS, Jaguar and Zurich Insurance.   Sep[  27 2011