Архив метки: Trinity Ventures

StackMob’s Mobile App Platform Is Now Publicly Available


StackMob, a backend service provider for mobile, is today publicly launching its mobile app platform, after having been in private beta for a good part of the year. The company, often described as a “Heroku for mobile” is a fully hosted platform that allows developers to address all the backend needs for their mobile apps including OAuth and social service integration (e.g., Twitter, Facebook), storage solutions, advertising, push notifications, analytics, API creation and more.

The company closed its Series A round of $7.5 million this spring, led by Trinity Ventures with StackMob’s existing investors, Harrison Metal and Baseline Ventures, participating. With the additional funding in tow, StackMob was able to expand to a second platform beyond iOS this October, when it launched its Android SDK. But at the time, StackMob was still in private beta testing.

Since its Series A, StackMob has seen 60% month-over-month grow in apps created using the platforms. Customers now include Fortune 50 hotels, banks and consumer products companies. StackMob has also signed up a top 20 mobile game which makes over 3 million API calls per day.

Now available publicly, StackMob is introducing two categories of pricing, with three subcategories each. The “Starter” category, meant for smaller app makers, ranges from free to $29. Pro pricing packages, meanwhile, go from $399 to $2,999. Pro packages have access to all StackMob features, including advanced REST API creation and management, push notifications, social integration, custom code and analytics. Custom packages are also available.

Interested developers can sign up for StackMob here.

StackMob’s Mobile App Platform Is Now Publicly Available

Backend Service Provider StackMob Comes To Android


StackMob, the backend service provider for mobile developers, has big news today: it’s now available on Android. With today’s launch (still in private beta – see below for invites), StackMob will extend full access to its services to Android developers, including an open-sourced Android SDK and support for Android Push Notifications.

The platform, which MG Siegler once dubbed the “Heroku for Mobile” (before StackMob partnered with Heroku!), is a cloud-based system that aims to address all the backend needs of mobile developers, including social integration, storage, messaging, API creation, analytics, monetization and more. It’s a flexible, scalable solution that even allows developers to add complex logic to their app using custom code, if need be.

The new Android SDK offers the same features as the iOS SDK, Co-founder Ty Amell explains, meaning developers can just send push notifications to a given user by username, and not have to worry about what device they’re using at the time. StackMob will handle that part.

The push notifications feature works on Android devices running 2.2 and up with this release, which Amell says accounts for around 78% of devices on the Android platform.

Developers interested in signing up for the StackMob private beta for Android can do so from here: http://www.stackmob.com/tc-android. There are 300 slots available.

Going forward, StackMob plans to further build out its analytics system with more detailed app analytics and API analytics, we’re told. It recently overhauled its backend, changing the architecture from a proprietary system to the open source Flume, mainly because the company likes to support open source and because…well, why built your own system where there’s one you can use? The company still hasn’t publicly announced what its pricing situation will be when it exits private beta, but developers in the private beta can test the platform for free.

StackMob previously raised $7.5 million in May in a round led by Trinity Ventures, with participation from existing investors, Harrison Metal and Baseline Ventures. It now has 15 employees based in San Francisco, but is looking to hire more.


StackMob is fundamentally changing the state of mobile application development. StackMob provides a complete backend technology stack for mobile applications, enabling developers to build feature-rich mobile applications easier and faster than ever before — all on a fully hosted and managed platform. StackMob lets developers focus on creating differentiating value in their applications instead of spending valuable resources re-inventing the wheel with backend development.

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Backend Service Provider StackMob Comes To Android