The YUDU software development started in 2006 and launched a year later in March 2007. The idea was to create a cloud based SAAS platform for publishers to upload print content, enhance and distribute it for reading on the web.
The original business was purchased out of a Manchester University incubator as a start up and moved to offices in Clitheroe, Lancs and over the following years expanded in London, Boston and New York. The business grew strongly in both web based and app delivery passing the 1,000 app build milestone in 2015.
The breadth of solutions enabled YUDU to deliver publishing and communication solutions for corporations, publishing houses, associations, and educational establishments.
YUDU has been at the forefront of the ever changing technology starting with Adobe Flash and replacing this with fixed format HTML5, responsive HTML and native and hybrid apps for iOS, Android and Windows. Sentinel technology introduced in 2016 extended the document management into in-app messaging and critical communication features suited to efficiently managing emergencies.