Dundee app studio Waracle acquired by Exception

Waracle chief Chris Martin, left, with Exception chairman Martin Burke
Waracle chief Chris Martin, left, with Exception chairman Martin Burke
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Waracle, the Dundee-based mobile app firm, has been taken over in a seven-figure deal.

The studio was acquired by Edinburgh-based IT consultancy Exception, which said the takeover would help it expand its range of services.

Martin Burke, chairman of Exception, which was founded in 2002, said: “Waracle brings a wealth of cutting-edge software engineering knowledge, talent and experience to our business. The world of mobility has changed how we work, live and play and our investment in Waracle will allow us to offer our customers a complete digital and mobile solution.”

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Waracle chief executive Chris Martin said the firm was planning to expand its workforce in Dundee and other sites to work alongside Exception, which has more than 250 people working from bases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London.

He added: “Waracle is about mobile software, rapid build and data-driven optimisation for mobile apps. Mobile devices can collect valuable data efficiently, which can be used to improve people’s health, finances and working lives.

“We are really proud of the innovative work we do and we enjoy the positive impact it can make. Exception’s bigger footprint will allow us to expand our services more quickly in growth areas and bring agile thinking to Exception’s existing clients.”