API Management

Axway Acquires Appcelerator—And Why This is Great News for All

I’m pleased to announce that Appcelerator has been acquired by Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries.
There are three major reasons we’re excited about this deal:

  1. Axway is as passionate as we are about helping people build great mobile experiences. The word ‘mobile’ has really become shorthand for the need to build excellent experiences across a range of devices—the full digital spectrum. And this means unleashing backend data and services so devs can innovate. Axway’s software is trusted by some of the largest brands in the world, and their API suite is the perfect complement to Arrow. Together we’ll help to drive a world fast converging around APIs and microservices.
  2. Appcelerator’s strengths match Axway’s needs, and vice versa. I give a lot of credit to Jean-Marc Lazzari, Axway’s CEO, for his vision and the company’s plan. Axway is modernizing not only its product stack but its routes to market, for which our developer reach and full-stack JavaScript on-demand Platform, as well as Titanium, Hyperloop and Arrow are all crucial components. For us, Axway’s global footprint and significant investments in their API suite line up perfectly with both our own expansion aims, and our R&D roadmap.
  3. Axway loves Appcelerator, and the Appcelerator community. There are lots of “flavors” of acquisitions, and not all of them care about preserving the acquired company’s culture, technologies, or team. Axway does. Not only are they keeping our offices and our entire staff, but they’re looking to expand investments in the areas most important to our customers and our developers. In doing a deal like this, we were seeking a win for employees, customers, partners, and our dev community, all. I’m thrilled to report that Axway’s commitment matches our own.

To play master-of-the-obvious for a moment, this is a huge day in our company history. Since our founding in 2006, we’ve seen our ecosystem grow by hundreds of thousands of developers, alongside hundreds of enterprise customers, as well as government and non-profit organizations. We were JavaScript before JavaScript was cool, and with Titanium we pioneered the JavaScript-to-native cross-platform app development market. We advanced one of the earliest large-scale MBaaS offerings on the market. So: as CEO and co-founder, I want to offer my profound thanks to all of the people—employees, investors, customers, partners, developers—who’ve made this step in our evolution possible. I want also to thank Jean-Marc and the entire Axway team, who’ve been extraordinarily welcoming, and who plainly see the opportunities ahead just as we do: with excitement, and just the right amount of confidence.
We’ll have plenty more details in the coming weeks and months. Just know that if you’re an Appcelerator user today, all of this is terrific news. The effect of this deal will be to put even greater product innovations into your hands, faster. And if you’re an Axway customer, we can’t wait to get better acquainted!


I’m a customer—does my support change?

Nothing changes for the moment. Over time, we expect our joined customer bases to benefit from a single point of contact and expanded support offerings made possible by a company of Axway’s scale.

Will pricing change on any products?

As a SaaS company, we’re always fine-tuning our offerings and pricing model, but we don’t anticipate any near-term price or licensing changes as a result of this transaction.

Will any products be discontinued, or versions phased out?

Axway and Appcelerator products are entirely complementary. No products or versions are being discontinued or phased out from either the Axway or Appcelerator portfolios as a result of the acquisition. On the contrary, there will be renewed investment in some key areas.