Up the Digital Staircase to Facebook


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Facebook has been on the mobile acquisition trail, again, and  this time the target was acquired three-year-old mobile startup Digital Staircase, the developer behind a series of mobile photo and video applications including MovieCam, SmartSplice and StereoCam.

Digital Staircase is the latest in a series of mobile startups acquired by Facebook this year. The first acquisition was group messaging services firm Beluga, then mobile app platform provider Snaptu, followed by mobile ad solutions developer Rel8tion.

Confirmation of the deal for an undisclosed sum came on their blog.

“As with any startup, there have been ups and downs, but we’ve always had a blast working with you all to create new graphics apps and tools that make the joy of visual computing accessible,” the firm writes. “We’re announcing today that we’re joining Facebook, where we’ll help to bring these kind of mobile innovations to a broader audience.”

The blog also adds that they will be ceasing the distribution of their current apps from Apple’s App Store, and their “new innovations” will be  added to Facebook. Although they don’t say when and to what.  The good news is that if you’re a user of one of their current apps then you can continue to use them.

Will there be another purchase? Or is this it for the year?