Facebook acquires activity tracking app maker ProtoGeo

April 29, 2014 | Reply More

“Moves” app on iPhone [Credit: mobihealthnews]

Facebook recently acquired activity tracking app maker ProtoGeo and plans to add its high-profile “Moves” app to Facebook’s suite of applications, though Moves will also continue to operate as a standalone app The Moves app is a passive activity tracker that utilizes the built-in accelerometer in users’ phones in order to provide all-day tracking without draining the device’s battery. This recent deal is one of many activity tracker acquisitions that have been occurring in the past few years. A year ago, San Francisco-based activity tracker maker Jawbone acquired BodyMedia and in March of this year, Intel acquired Basis Science, the creator of the B1 Band activity tracker device.

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