A push for innovation in enterprise mobility, says Citrix.
Citrix has acquired the Android and iOS virtualisation company Virtual to imitate Android or iOS environments via its remote desktop.
Citrix provides mobile management, virtulisation and data sharing and mobile workspaces and recently it released its ShareConnect app.
Sudhakar Ramakrishna, senior VP at Citrix said: "For 25 years, Citrix has been removing the barriers for business mobility with secure virtualisation, mobility, networking and cloud solutions that allow people to choose when, where and how work gets done.
"By advancing mobile app development, we can continue our tradition of advancing the way comprehensive, secure and personalised mobile workspaces are delivered.
"Citrix pioneered remote access, so it was only logical for us to join them as they continue to lead innovation in mobile workspaces," said Chris Wade, founder and CEO, Virtual. "In creating the Virtual platform, we looked at how things could be done differently. This philosophy fits into the Citrix culture of always improving ways for people to work better, from anywhere."
Tech Crunch reported that Virtual co-founder Chris Wade as previously saying: "Virtual allows users to purchase a license to run a certain amount of iOS or Android devices with as close to real hardware capabilities as possible.
"Virtual could also act as a replacement for services that offer real, physical devices for rent like Appurify, the company that was just acquired by Google in its ongoing battle with Apple over who can offer the most complete set of developer tools."