CMU Start-up Launches Best-Selling Android Arcade Game, Supports Charity-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Start-up Launches Best-Selling Android Arcade Game, Supports Charity-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Start-up Launches Best-Selling Android Arcade Game, Supports Charity

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV) Professor Collin Jackson and CMUSV student Chinmay Garde have joined forces to create a platform for converting iPhone apps to Android. Their company, Apportable, has used its technology to launch the #1 selling arcade game on Android, Osmos HD.

Apportable is also partnering with Humble Bundle, an organization dedicated to raising funds for charitable causes by selling “bundles” of video games. Together they have released a series of Android bundles that have raised over one million dollars to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child’s Play, and independent game developers. Their latest release, the Humble Android Bundle 2, sold over 60,000 copies in two days.

“We are changing the way that mobile software is developed. Many developers are launching their apps on iOS and leaving the rest of the world behind. Our technology brings their apps to Android without the fragmentation and hassle of re-writing their application in a new language. What would typically be a long and expensive development process for supporting Android becomes quick and easy through the use of our system,” explained Professor Jackson.

Jackson’s research focuses on the process of developing high-performance and secure applications. He teaches courses on application development and browser security at the Silicon Valley campus.

Apportable is currently hiring software developers. Contact jobs@apportable.com.