App Annie snaps up AppScotch to extend data tech capabilities for mobile app marketers and developers


App data and insights platform, App Annie, just announced the acquisition of app marketing data company AppScotch to extend its tech offering.

AppScotch provides app marketing data



The move marks App Annie’s third acquisition within two years. In 2014, it bought app store analytics firm Distimo, followed by mobile app and usage data provider Mobidia in 2015.

On the back of a recent funding round, the deal undoubtedly strengthens App Annie’s place within the app economy as a data provider.

Bertrand Schmitt, CEO and Co-founder, App Annie, explains:

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“Apps are changing the world, creating amazing opportunities for individuals and for businesses of all sizes. We help companies seize these opportunities. We are always looking for technologies and talent that enhance our products and mission. The AppScotch team shares our passion for apps and has developed some exciting complementary technology. App Annie is developing its next wave of innovative products that clients will find invaluable in planning their app development and marketing strategies and this acquisition supports this development.”

Founded in 2013, AppScotch is based in San Francisco and provides a host of app marketing data metrics for mobile advertisers.

App Annie enables app developers and marketers to track revenues, downloads, ads, user metrics as well as consumer engagement.

Andrey Kazakov, Co-founder and CEO, AppScotch, adds:

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“Since 2014, we have been working hard to bring transparency into the world of mobile advertising. Our data on in-app advertising has been providing valuable insights to mobile app developers across the world. During this time we have collected hundreds of millions of mobile ad impressions across dozens of countries and networks. As the mobile advertising economy grows, we believe there will be an increasing need for competitive marketing information. Joining App Annie allows us to scale our technology and complement one of the the industry’s most trusted providers of app market data, enabling more insights for more companies.”