Today we announced our acquisition of :coderow, a Minneapolis-based development shop specialized in building mobile apps and desktop web applications for business and consumer markets. You can read the official announcement here and also a nice article about the acquisition from the Business Journal here.
The acquisition brings :coderow founder Kelly Heikkila back to Kinetic Data. Kelly joined us as a software developer in 2000, and by 2004, had risen to Director of Product Development, based on both his technical skills and leadership abilities.
Though the company grew and prospered, Kelly had always wanted to start his own company, and in 2008 decided it was “now or never.” He launched and built :coderow into a successful specialty development firm with a mix of consumer and b2b clients—including Kinetic Data, which contracted with :coderow in 2010 to help build the web UI for Kinetic Request, and later to assist in the development of the award-winning Kinetic Info product.
The acquisition will bring Kelly and a team of six developers with skills in iOS and Adroid app design, and Ruby and Java development, into the Kinetic Data fold. It will help us accelerate our pace of new product releases and mobilization of Kinetic Data applications.
:coderow’s experience in consumer mobile apps will also enhance Kinetic Data’s initiatives supporting the consumerization of IT and enterprise request management (ERM).