"The smartphone revolution has provided an unprecedented opportunity to app developers: the ability to literally deliver innovation into the hands of hundreds of millions of consumers was almost unimaginable just a few short years ago. With that opportunity comes responsibility: to those consumers, to whom we owe a debt of understanding and appreciation for fundamental issues such as privacy and security; and to ourselves, to remember our roots and stand united in an industry where we once had no standing. The Application Developers Alliance provides the platform for that unity, and we are proud to be part of it."
As Co-Founder and CEO of Apkudo Inc. Josh Matthews leads his team into the fray of the Android ecosystem. Josh sets the company’s strategy and vision, defining the Apkudo mission to help application developers, OEMs, and Operators face the challenges inherent in the freedom and openness of Android - particularly fragmentation - head-on. Josh combines a strong background in technical innovation with a strategic outlook on sales, economics, and ecosystem development. Previously, Josh led field engineering at mobile virtualization ISV OK Labs, was founder and CEO of Celsius Retail Technology, co-founder of consulting firm Celsius Solutions, and co-founder of web-gaming pioneer Fantasy Sports Australia.
Josh is a transplant from Australia and currently lives in Baltimore with his wife and two dogs. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.