Smart City acquires South Florida app company

Smart City Holdings, a telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has acquired AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry, the company said.

The acquisition included both the AppBurst development team and the AppBurst Mobile Application as a Service platform, will allow Smart City to build high quality and highly scalable mobile applications for a variety of business needs, particularly in the meetings and event space.

AppBurst has received praise for several of its mobile applications, which range from companion apps to popular game titles by the Daybreak Game company, to mobile event applications that provided key features such as program agendas, speaker and exhibitor information, interactive venue maps and instant messaging for many different business segments.

Rob Cartagine, one of the original founders of AppBurst, will continue to lead development efforts.

Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is a provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. Smart City Holdings — which owns both Smart City Networks and Smart City Telecom — provides wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size.