Representatives of the social network Pinterest announced the acquisition of the popular service for deferred reading Instapaper articles. The transaction amount was not disclosed.
The Instapaper app was created by developer Marco Arment. It was one of the first services a pending read on iOS and is one of the popular e-readers for iPhone and iPad. The application interface is made in the style of minimalism and is available for both smartphones and tablets Apple.
According to sources, after the transaction Instapaper will continue to operate as a separate service. The team will work on Instapaper, and will also participate in the development of the Pinterest.
Instapaper provides two kinds of accounts — free and premium for $30 a year. Representatives of the service never revealed the number of subscribers.
After the deal with Instapaper Pinterest creators plan to close its own service for developers Instaparser November 1, 2016. He was allowed to use the Instapaper parser to read the content on external websites.