Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2013) - Today the Application Developers Alliance announced a slate of new companies added to its membership. New members include AppLift, Binary Formations, GP International, Qubop, Rackspace, SurDoc, and Sutro Software.
Alliance members have access to a network of more than 20,000 individual developers, over of 125 companies, and the DevsBuild.It resource center. Members also influence and guide Alliance advocacy efforts on behalf of the developer community. Rackspace is a national sponsor of the Developer Patent Summits, a fifteen-city tour convening developers, entrepreneurs, experts, and policy makers to discuss software patent challenges and ideas for reform.
“We’re thrilled that our new members are eager to join our advocacy efforts. Rackspace and Sutro Software have experience with the software patent system that will be valuable as we work toward reform that benefits developers and promotes innovation,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance.
“It is difficult to write even the simplest program today without violating multiple dubious software patents,” said John Petersen, Sutro’s founder, “Programming is a new literacy. Programmers and writers can protect their written words via copyright. But imagine if writers were able to secure government monopolies on the ability to tell certain types of stories. How many great novels would be lost? Such are software patents. Programmers deserve the same freedoms as writers when we sit down to tell our stories in code. Sutro Software thanks the Application Developers Alliance for its work on this important issue.”
Members also have the opportunity to participate in Alliance working groups. Binary Formations will participate in the Alliance’s Emerging Technologies working group, and GP International will participate in the Alliance’s Health and Medical working group.
The new members joining the Alliance today are:
AppLift is the first affiliate network exclusively focused on mobile games. Through an international network of gaming-relevant affiliates, mobile game advertisers can acquire non-incentivized users on a Cost-Per-Install (CPI) basis. Additionally, by displaying attractive game offers from top-tier publishers, affiliates are able to efficiently monetize their traffic.
Binary Foundations is a Virginia-based app publisher for Mac OS X and iOS platforms. They are the makers of Home Inventory, a recent Apple Editors' Choice in the Mac App Store. Find their apps here: http://binaryformations.com/products/.
GP International LLC is a startup mobile, social, and web app development company based in Los Angeles.
Originally founded in 2002 as a digital agency, Qubop provides mobile product design, platform consulting, applications, and games for the iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry platforms.
Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the service leader in cloud computing. Rackspace delivers enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has since grown to serve more than 205,000 customers. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support. The company’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Email & Apps.
SurDoc offers secure, cloud-based storage and document technologies, with 100+ issued and pending patents. The company combines ultra-secure file storage with crystal-clear document viewing via its unique VisiDoc™ technology and powerful signing/editing and sharing features, within a super-affordable cloud service made possible by their advanced SurCloud™ technology. SurDoc will open its APIs to developers with 10GB of permanent free cloud storage per app user. SurDoc also offers its end users 100GB their first year. Developers who are interested can send an email to email@example.com.
Sutro Software is the maker of Portal Spy, a desktop console for developers and administrators of the OpenText web platform. Portal Spy unifies and streamlines all the moving parts of multi-instance OpenText/Vignette installations, saving its users time, money, and frustration.
About Application Developers Alliance
The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance members include more than 20,000 individual application developers and more than 100 companies, investors, and stakeholders in the apps ecosystem.