Smith Micro Software announced today the company has added a next-generation Family Safety mobile platform to their portfolio with the acquisition of iMobileMagic.

The Braga-based acquired company offers consumer applications on smartphones, tablets and wearables to ensure the safety and protection of children, elderly, and other family members who require extra care.

“Mobile solutions for family safety are becoming much more important given the growing concern over national security around the world. (…) We are excited about the growth opportunities that come from this acquisition, and the addition of several talented software engineers”, says William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software.

Former iMobileMagic CEO Marco Leal, expects to see the company’s work leveraged with this acquisition:

The synergy with Smith Micro’s solutions in mobile connectivity, subscriber insights and device management makes this a great match for us, and we’re very excited to leverage our strengths with Smith Micro’s expertise and decades of experience serving the communications industry.

Prior to acquisition, iMobileMagic had signed up multiple operators in Europe, such as T-Mobile, O2, and MEO (Portugal Telecom). Two more carriers in Asia are also in deployment. In addition to the family safety solution, the team develops custom mobile apps for carriers and enterprise businesses around the world and consumer apps

Smith Micro is a California based NASDAQ company (SMSI), that develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses around the world.

With the acquisition, Smith Micro gains new mobile operator customers in Europe and Asia, as well as a team of mobile software developers in Braga.