Pivotal buys UX design firm Slice of Lime

Slice of Lime works to make things like mobile apps and webpages pleasant to use and easily understandable.

Pivotal Software has snapped up the Boulder, Colorado-based UX design firm Slice of Lime.

Slice of Lime's employees will join Pivotal -- which was spun out of EMC and VMware in 2013 -- within its Pivotal Labs development and consultancy division. Specific financial details were not disclosed.

"Combining Pivotal's multidisciplinary UX and user interface (UI) design methodologies with Slice of Lime's talent will help us meet a rapidly growing client demand," Pivotal Labs VP Drew McManus wrote in a blog post. "We're excited to continue to deliver solutions that can transform the future of engaging digital experiences."

Slice of Lime works to make things like mobile apps and webpages pleasant to use and easily understandable. It's clients include MapQuest, SendGrid and Qdoba.

The company also touts its design chops for the Internet of Things and connected home applications. For Pivotal, these key capabilities for making IoT and other complex applications easy to use will be a strong asset, especially as more consumer/business interactions go digital.