Two leaders in mobile app design and development software join forces
to accelerate the #NoCode movement and empower the Maker Generation.
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#appdevelopment–AppOnboard, the leading no-code mobile app design and development
platform, announced today the acquisition of Buildbox, the global leader
in no-code mobile game development. Buildbox’s suite of tools has been
used to create and power more than 45,000 unique games in 2018 alone and
has driven over 3 billion estimated downloads in the app stores to-date.
“AppOnboard and Buildbox have long shared the mission of enabling
makers, creatives, designers, artists, and anyone else to become
creators of mobile apps and games,” announced Trey Smith, CEO of
Buildbox. “Today, we are excited to join forces with AppOnboard and
double-down on the no-code movement to empower the Maker Generation to
bring their ideas to life and eliminate the technical barriers to entry
in mobile game and app development.”
For the last 3 years, both AppOnboard and Buildbox have worked
passionately to advance the no-code movement, each creating a suite of
design and development tools for apps and games that enable the
expression and creation of original ideas and eliminate the technical
obstacles that have previously held back many great ideas.
Earlier this year, AppOnboard announced the global availability of
AppOnboard Studio, an easy-to-use mobile app design software that
transforms ideas into interactive mobile experiences that can be shared
on the Google Play store, top social networks and messaging platforms.
Since its release, AppOnboard Studio has continued to gain momentum and
be trusted by the largest global brands and mobile developers to power
the first time user experiences of some of the largest mobile apps and
games including Cooking Craze by Big Fish, MARVEL Contest of
Champions by Kabam, MARVEL Strike Force by FoxNext Games, and Cookie
Jam Blast by Jam City among others.
With the acquisition of the Buildbox team and software tools, the
AppOnboard design and development software suite has expanded to take
your ideas one step further. With native asset libraries of sounds,
graphics and animations, easy-to-use templates and drag and drop
development tools, along with robust resources of expert advice and best
practices from veterans in the industry, makers will now enjoy a
complete toolset to design, build, and publish 3D games and apps to all
app stores without writing a single line of code.
“Buildbox is the most successful no-code game platform in the world. The
Buildbox team’s attention to detail and the user experience is unlike
anything I have seen in my career, even going back to our founding team
who built 14 of the first 100 games on the App Store. We are thrilled to
join forces with the Buildbox team to accelerate the mobile no-code
movement and continue to build upon the massive success that many
Buildbox creators have already experienced across the globe,” proclaimed
Jonathan Zweig, CEO of AppOnboard. “AppOnboard is investing
significantly in the Buildbox platform and development software to
launch new features faster than ever before.”
“We built Color Switch using Buildbox in about a week, which became one
of the most successful viral hits with 250M downloads,” said David
Reichelt, creator of Color
Switch. “We can’t wait to see how AppOnboard and Buildbox
will push the software even further, enabling more app makers to bring
their vision to life and onto the app stores.”
With Buildbox 3, Buildbox’s latest software release, creators without a
technical background are already building action-packed 3D flying arcade
shooter games, like Nite
Fighter. “Buildbox offered me a gateway into a world that
had previously seemed inaccessible; suddenly, with minimal coding
knowledge but huge ideas, I had all the tools I needed to make my dreams
a reality,” proclaimed Ben Scriven, creator of Nite Fighter.
With the acquisition of Buildbox, Trey Smith will join the AppOnboard
executive team as Chief Growth Officer alongside his co-founder and
business partner Nik Rudenko who joins as VP of Technology.
“AppOnboard’s investment in Buildbox will bring increased support,
development and marketing resources that will help Buildbox continue to
grow and expand with even more product updates, features and support to
ensure it reaches the hands of even more makers across the globe,” said
Bryan Buskas, COO AppOnboard. “Buildbox users will also gain access to
additional no-code design tools, including AppOnboard Studio, that can
help them develop initial prototypes, full apps and games, and even
playable ads to continue to grow their mobile app business and become
even more successful.”
AppOnboard, the leading no-code platform for building interactive mobile
app experiences, empowers the Maker Generation with #NoCode mobile app
design and development software and tools to bring ideas to life.
AppOnboard’s no-code suite of software and tools, including AppOnboard
Studio and Buildbox, unlock the creativity in all of us by removing the
traditional technical hurdles associated with mobile app development and
reversing industry trends that restrict new ideas and mobile app
experiences from coming to life and reaching the app stores.
AppOnboard has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and London
and has raised $34M to fuel global growth and accelerate the no-code
movement on mobile. AppOnboard is venture-backed by BreakawayGrowth
Fund, Korea Investment Partners, MTGx, Runa Capital, Troy Capital
Partners and London Venture Partners.