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35-37 East Orange St.
Lancaster, PA, 17602



TapJS, 6/2011


Series B, 7/2009
Series B, 1/2011




appMobi is a leading vendor of HTML5 mobile development and deployment tools and services. The company has focused on products that advance the mobile market’s shift from proprietary native tools and services to industry standards HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.

While the emerging HTML5 standard offers the mobile industry ease of app development and freedom from fragmentation, it lacks a number of key features that drove Apple’s rapid ascent to market leader. appMobi’s mission is to provide the missing features that will allow HTML5 to compete and win against proprietary solutions. Specifically, these features include an HTML5 development, debugging, and build system, user authentication, ‘touch to buy’ , push notifications, user analytics, and on-device app updates. appMobi has created best-of-breed solutions for each of these issues.

appMobi’s XDK (cross platform development kit) allows developers to use HTML5 technology to create fully functional mobile apps that run across different hardware platforms, including Android and iOs. Additionally, the XDK can render the exact same code as a ‘web app’ or an ‘enhanced’ web app that performs exactly the same as a native app. In August 2011, appMobi made the XDK available as a plugin for the Google Chrome browser, offering developers an extremely easy to use tool stack for HTML5.

In December, 2011, appMobi released its directCanvas technology as open source. directCanvas speeds HTML5 game screen rendering by as much as 18x, delivering “native” game performance to games written with HTML5. Also in December, ReadWriteWeb named appMobi as the “Most Promising Company for 2012”.

March 12, 2012, appMobi released version 1.0 of jqMobi, an open source jQuery-like JavaScript framework that is highly optimized for delivering an identical user experience on Android and iOs HTML5 mobile apps.

On Feb 21, 2013, appMobi announced to its developers that all of its HTML5 development tools had been acquired by Intel, leaving appMobi as a “pure play” mobile cloud services provider.

Recent Milestones

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    appMobi — appMobi Board Issues Statement of Gratitude to Westerfield, CFO, Upon His Resignation (12/9/13)
    Posted 12/30/13 at 5:32am via
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    appMobi — Sold HTML5 Dev Tools division to Intel (2/21/13)
    Posted 10/27/10 at 11:43am via
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    appMobi — appMobi's directCanvas shown to increase HTML5 game rendering speed by 10x or more (12/19/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:34pm via
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    appMobi — ReadWriteWeb names appMobi "Most Promising Company for 2012" (12/5/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:32pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi Open Sources its HTML5 Mobile App Technology (11/22/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:30pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi launches the mobiUs web browser (10/31/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:29pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi release PhoneGap XDK, supporting HTML5 development using the open source PhoneGap API (10/20/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:27pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi releases Impact GameDev XDK, HTML5 game development tool (9/22/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:25pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi releases HTML5 web app packager for the Google Chrome app store (9/12/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:23pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi announces HTML5 M-Commerce security technology (7/25/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:21pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi open sources two new frameworks to speed HTML5 mobile app creation (7/12/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:17pm via
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    appMobi — appMobi announces directCanvas HTML5 game optimization technology (6/10/11)
    Posted 12/27/11 at 2:15pm via
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    appMobi acquired TapJS. (6/7/11)
    Posted 6/7/11 at 8:56pm via
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    appMobi received $6M in Series B funding. (1/24/11)
    Posted 1/24/11 at 6:21pm via
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    appMobi added Leland Westerfield as CFO. (1/1/11)
    Posted 3/31/11 at 12:32pm
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    appMobi added Roy Smith as VP Marketing. (1/1/11)
    Posted 3/1/14 at 2:41pm



jQ.Mobi HTML5 Optimized jQuery

Added: 12/30/13

Easily Create Mobile Physics-based Games like “Angry Birds” with HTML5 using appMobi & ImpactJS

Added: 12/30/13

An interview with appMobi Founder and CTO Sam Abadir (Aug 2010)

Added: 12/30/13


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Above: XDK HTML5 Development Tool
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  1. appMobi Acquires Hosting Platform; Launches Tech To Speed Up HTML5 In Mobile Gaming ( [edit]
  2. FlyCast Raises $2.1 Million For Mobile Radio ( [edit]
  3. appMobi Closes $6M To Improve Platform ( [edit]
  4. In A Play For More HTML5 Muscle, Intel Buys appMobi’s HTML5 Developer Tools, Leaving appMobi To Focus On The Cloud ( [edit]
    appMobi Optimizes HTML5 for Mobile Game Development ( [edit]
    2 New HTML5 Frameworks for Building Mobile Apps ( [edit]
    appMobi Offers mCommerce Security Solution ( [edit]
    AppMobi Continues to Bolster HTML5 Toolkit, Releases Chrome App Packager ( [edit]
    appMobi, ImpactJS Release Visual Toolkit for HTML5 Mobile Game Development ( [edit]
    appMobi launches PhoneGap mobile app XDK ( [edit]
    appMobi Launches mobiUs Web Browser ( [edit]
    AppMobi open-sources its mobile HTML5 technology ( [edit]
    ReadWriteWeb's Most Promising Company For 2012 ( [edit]
    appMobi's directCanvas Powers 10X HTML5 Game Acceleration, Multichannel Sound ( [edit]
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