To boost its content-curation functionality, digital magazine service Flipboard has acquired Brooklyn-based app maker, Ultravisual. Terms of the deal are still undisclosed, but it was in stock and the Ultravisual team including its founder, Neil Voss, will join Flipboard to improve on Flipboard’s digital magazine-style platform.
Ultravisual will continue to be available for the next six months, owned and operated by investor Technicolor, as said by Flipboard in a Blog Post. According to the official PR announcement, Flipboard and Ultravisual have a shared vision — that content, beautifully presented and organized around interests, can connect people in meaningful and moving ways.
Ultravisual, is an iOS app that allows users to share images, videos and comments based on their interests and passions with focuses on image and video editing functionality.
“We are inspired by Ultravisual’s approach to information design, their pixel-perfect engineering and visually stunning interfaces. Additionally, their deep understanding of how people collaborate around collections of content is particularly exciting since it is so relevant to the future of magazine making on Flipboard,” said Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard.
“We strongly admire Flipboard – a company that is shaping the future of how people share and experience content in beautiful and truly meaningful ways. We are extremely excited to join Flipboard and help shape the way people express themselves alongside the world’s best editorial.” said Ultravisual founder Neil Voss.