Elevate Snaps Up iOS Publishing Software Maker Zipadi

Zipadi, which offers a publishing and e-commerce platform that lets designers create digital magazines, product catalogs and other publications for iOS devices and the Web, has been acquired by Elevate, a publicly-listed subsidiary of digital services company Highland Business Services.

The combined entity will offer solutions for the creation and distribution of content and apps across multiple platforms, devices and market channels.

Elevate says it will build on Zipadi’s application development framework to build tools ranging from streaming video to content publishing and distribution.

Zipadi launched in 2009 at the DEMO conference and was self-funded.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Zipadi CEO Bryan Ferre will join Elevate as CMO and report to the company’s chief exec, Wright Thurston.

The acquisition follows Facebook’s purchase of digital publishing software startup Push Pop Press. Other companies in this space include Zmags, Nxtbook Media, Zinio and of course Adobe.