Microblogging giant Twitter has closed a deal to acquire Spindle, a mobile search application proficient at real-time local recommendations.
The Spindle team, we’re told, will relocate to San Francisco and close the Spindle app.
Today on the Spindle website, the team behind the app posted the following statement:
We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: “What’s happening nearby right now?” Every time we’ve experimented and looked beyond local discovery, we’ve been amazed by the breadth and quality of content shared on Twitter. By joining forces with Twitter, we can do so much more to help you find interesting, timely, and useful information about what’s happening around you.
Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced today.
The deal, however, underscores the increasing importance of mobile to Twitter, which now has 200 million monthly active users. More than 53% of unique Twitter regulars now use the platform on their mobile devices.