Appcelerator Acquires Web App IDE Aptana

Appcelerator, a platform for mobile and web development, has just announced its acquisition of Aptana, an integrated development environment (IDE) for web apps.

Together, both entities hope the new offering will be the best suite of tools for designing, developing and deploying cloud-connected apps, particularly for enterprise-level applications.

Aptana’s millions of developers to the mobile innovation wave that we have been riding and supporting as a company over the past two years,” he added.

Currently, Appcelerator is behind around 10,000 native iOS, Android and desktop applications, making it one of the leaders in cross-platform development. The mutual customer base is expected to be around 1.5 million developers, with integrated support for the combined developer community coming over the coming months.

As part of the acquisition, Appcelerator is getting Aptana’s talented team, all of whom will stay on board to keep building the joint company’s platform and tools.

The integrated Appcelerator/Aptana product will emerge in free beta in late Q1 this year.

A company rep writes, “This release will include a full debugger, auto-complete and robust editing tools for Titanium-based applications.”

More announcements about the company’s product and roadmap will be coming from Appcelerator over the next few months, so stay tuned.

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