Automattic acquires Poster, iOS WordPress client

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WordPress parent company, Automattic, has acquired Poster, a WordPress client for iOS, in an acqui-hire. Automattic is not purchasing the Poster product, but will welcome Poster developer, Tom Witkin to its mobile team.

The deal will remove Poster for purchase in the app store, but Witkin will continue to support the app while he joins the Automattic mobile team to assist in improving its mobile applications.

The acquisition makes a lot of sense for Automattic. Poster is a much more robust and feature-rich WordPress client than the company’s own. With Witkin’s assistance, it is likely much of the features available in Poster will be added to the official client.