Online messaging and calling application Viber has acquired Israel based, Nextpeer. Nextpeer is a social gaming platform that offers games developer an SDK to incorporate social gaming features into their apps.
Shai Magzimof, CO-FOUNDER & CEO of nextpeer said “With Viber’s assistance, we’ll continue to create true social experiences that will enable you to really maximize your app’s potential. Our vision was always based on bringing the true social experience to mobile gaming. So we’re teaming up with Viber to bring a connected powerful social network to mobile gamers everywhere.”
The acquisition comes as part of Viber’s long-term strategy to open up its connectivity and to create tools for developers. All employees of Nextpeer will join Viber, effective immediately.
Nextpeer’s SDK and services will remain available. Future releases will be enhanced to truly utilize Viber’s strong social network and ecosystem.
Viber has different applications which let you send free messages as well as make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!.
Viber last year acquired by the Japanese membership based Internet services company Rakuten for US$900 million.