Following reports based on recent Financial Times internal communications, the FT can confirm that is has acquired Assanka, the London-based web and application developer.
This acquisition supports the FT’s strategy to deliver world class journalism anywhere, anytime on any device, delivering new digital products and services that engage our busy readers.
Assanka has played an important part in the FT’s recent digital and mobile successes, including the launch of the FT Web App which has now achieved over 1m users and which has helped drive digital subscriptions to beyond 250,000. Assanka has also contributed towards our recently launched Android App and supported our blog platforms, including FT Alphaville.
This is a unique opportunity to bring talented and very creative software engineers with proven skills in emerging web technologies into the FT team. It will further boost our momentum in digital journalism, help us improve our development processes and allow us to maintain our edge in this strategically important area.