CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Versatile Solutions, a subsidiary of VerticalScope Inc., one of the world's largest owners and operators of online community web sites, today announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Topify Inc., a Chicago-based developer of a specialized mobile applications for forum website users. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Forums have quickly become one of the most popular avenues for social sharing on mobile devices and Topify has been on the leading edge. "We created a unique display engine that gives users an interface that many say creates a better user experience than the desktop," according to Topify CEO and Co-founder Raymond Lyle. "In our not-yet released version 2.0 we made topic-based content more easily discoverable and visually pleasing and we are excited that a market leader like VerticalScope shares our vision."
VerticalScope is dedicated to providing over 60 million forum users with an excellent mobile experience in the competitive social application marketplace.
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 1,000 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast forum Web sites serving the automotive, powersports, outdoor, sports, technology, and pet vertical markets with top brands such as AutoGuide.com, Motorcycle.com and PetGuide.com. VerticalScope's online properties reach an average of 60 million highly qualified buyers and purchase decision makers each month. To learn more please visit www.VerticalScope.com
Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 by seasoned forum alumni Raymond Lyle,Oleg Ignatiuk and Jack Bafia;Topify Inc set out to create a free seamless mobile forum experience for the masses. The release of version 2.0 is set to introduce a world class mobile forum experience to forum users.