Skyscanner buys its way further into mobile with Distinction acquisitionNews / TechnologyBy Kevin May | October 22, 2014Share This article was originally published on Skyscanner has once again acquired a company to boost a strand of its strategy - this time Hungarian mobile software agency, Distinction.The acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, will form part of the UK-based metasearch engine's drive to ensure it supports CEO Gareth William's vision that "the future of online travel booking is undoubtedly mobile".The Distinction team in Budapest will now form the main mobile department for Skyscanner under director of mobile strategy, Jenny Herbison.Skyscanner is one of its Distinction's existing clients, having worked on its hotel app which was unveiled in the summer of 2014 for both Android and Apple devices.It is the second time in the space of 15 months that Skyscanner has bought a relatively low-profile European company.Fogg, a Spanish hotel metasearch engine, was acquired in September last year.Williams says: "In working closely with them (Distinction) on the design of our hotel app, we saw how focused they were on the user experience. They have built a fantastic company with a great culture and, as part of our combined team, will focus on creating the mobile travel assistant that future travellers will need."Share this quote Each of the 30-strong workforce at Distinction will be joining Skyscanner as part of the acquisition.However, Skyscanner's gain will be Distinction's existing client base's loss - the likes of Red Bull and Audi will have to find a new development shop as Distinction will now only be working on Skyscanner mobile products, an official confirms.Distinction's co-founder and CEO, Bálint Orosz, says: "When we founded Distinction four years ago, our goal was to create a place which inspires people to do their best. "As we have built the team rapidly from seven to thirty people over the past 20 months, we have been committed to ensuring that we maintain an environment where every person can, and should, have impact."Share this quote Skyscanner's other main acquisition in recent years was the purchase of door-to-door search technology startup Zoombu in January 2011.