Facebook has today announced that they have now acquired the small Israel-based startup, Onavo in order to better their app performance. Previously Onava was a company that was focused on providing users with data from their mobile applications in order to track how much they where using internet, and provide them with better ways to use less, so it makes sense that Facebook might want to use this in order to cut down the usage of some of their applications.
The acquisition will include Onava’s current development team, their technology and their headquarters in Israeli, which is to be turned into the first Facebook office in the country.
A facebook spokesperson explained the acquisition to AllThingsD with the following statement:
“Onavo will be an exciting addition to Facebook,”
“We expect Onavo’s data compression technology to play a central role in our mission to connect more people to the internet, and their analytic tools will help us provide better, more efficient mobile products.”
As of yet no terms have been announced for the acquisition, but you can find out more until we do know at the Onavo website.