AppDirect Acquires AppCarousel to Monetize Apps in the Cloud

AppDirect, a cloud service commerce company, today announced its acquisition of AppCarousel, a provider of app management platforms for connected cars and fleets, smartphones, and other connected devices.

The acquisition will support AppDirect’s growing mobile business while also enhancing its Internet of Things capabilities.

AppCarousel will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Montreal-born AppDirect.

Founded in 2011, AppCarousel delivers and operates curated marketplaces, developer programs and commerce solutions for electronics, automotive, hardware and technology brands.

“AppCarousel has built an amazing business delivering applications to a wide range of smart screens, in-car technology and home entertainment devices,” said Daniel Saks, AppDirect’s Co-CEO.

“We’re thrilled to be joining the AppDirect team,” said Emanuel Bertolin, CEO of AppCarousel. “Working together with AppDirect means we can jointly tackle two massive markets, cloud service commerce and the Internet of Things, by helping businesses manage and monetize software across platforms and devices.”