Groupon Gobbles Up Glassmap

On the heels of Groupon’s expansion into Android territory last week (On Friday, Groupon released its newest version of the Groupon Merchants app for Android), on Monday we’ve learned that Groupon has made yet another strategic business acquisition.

The owners of Glassmap, which is an increasingly popular real-time location sharing and local discovery service for Android and iOS, confirmed that it has been acquired by Groupon.

Our goal when we started building Glassmap was to help people find what was interesting and relevant around them. But in plainer terms, we just really wanted to mold all these fancy ideas and innovations of Silicon Valley into a simple and useful tool for the real world.

Financial details weren’t forthcoming as news of the acquisition first broke. Groupon does, however, plan to shut down the standalone Glassmap app next month.

“We want to thank all our loyal users for riding with us for these past two years,” a message from company owners reads on the Glassmap website. “It’s been really fun for us, and we hope to continue delighting you with our efforts with Groupon. The Glassmap application will wind down and close on February 15, 2013.”