Global CDN provider Cloudflare has acquired Neumob, a company speeding up mobile apps, reducing errors, and boosting conversions. The acquisition joins Neumob’s technology with Cloudflare’s expansive global CDN network. This would extend many of Cloudflare’s benefits to mobile applications on virtually any device.
Neumob’s mobile software development kit (SDK) is aimed at app developers who can embed their software within a mobile application. Early in the company’s history, Neumob also released VPN software that could be installed by end-users in their mobile phones.
Neumob, based in Sunnyvale, has raised $10.9 million in funding until now, most recently in a Series A funding round led by Accel Partners.
To ensure that this technology was able to scale and reach users, Neumob needed a network. Cloudflare’s global network now spans 118 data centers in 58 countries, with more than 7 million domains. By joining Neumob’s technology with Cloudflare’s scale, the performance, security, and cost of moving data would be improved at every stage across the network, from origin to desktop, and now to mobile.
“Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet – we mean that literally,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “With Neumob, we’re now able to reach the last-mile of connectivity and provide the fastest and most secure experience possible for users everywhere, on any device.”
Combined with Cloudflare’s Railgun, Warp, and Argo products, the Neumob code means that data flowing to and from mobile applications will be optimized, secured, routed and accelerated across Cloudflare’s CDN network end-to-end: from handset to origin server and back.
Neumob has ceased service to its customers and the team will be joining Cloudflare.
“We’ve long needed a global network running at the edge to fully realize the technology we’ve created at Neumob,” said Jeff Kim, co-founder of Neumob. “Now that we’re a part of the Cloudflare team, we have a tremendous opportunity to engage with Cloudflare’s customers and improve the mobile experience for users around the world.”