Skyscanner has acquired a mobile app development company Distinction to help grow its app strategy.
The search company will base its main mobile hub in Budapest where Distinction’s 30-strong team of mobile designers and developers are located.
Further global roles will also be made in other offices to support its mobile growth, which has already seen the two work on Skyscanner’s hotel app which launched in August.
“The team at Distinction, led by Bálint Orosz and Akos Kapui, are some of the best app developers that I’ve ever come across. In working closely with them on the design of our hotel app, we saw how focused they were on the user experience. They have built a fantastic company with a great culture and, as part of our combined team, will focus on creating the mobile travel assistant that future travellers will need,” said Gareth Williams, Skyscanner’s co-founder and CEO.
Bálint Orosz, co-founder and CEO of Distinction added: “This acquisition is an amazing opportunity for our whole team to use everything we have learned so far in working with global brands and to craft the future of online mobile travel as part of Skyscanner. Having worked closely with Skyscanner’s product teams since 2011, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to focus our efforts within such a great organisation.”