|Founded||Atlanta, Georgia (2006 )|
|Founder||Jeff Haynie and Nolan Wright|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California, United States|
|Products||Titanium, Appcelerator Platform|
Jeff Haynie and Nolan Wright met at Vocalocity, an Atlanta-based voice over IP company that Haynie had co-founded. After Haynie sold Vocalocity in 2006, the pair founded Web 2.0 application development company Hakano.
In 2008, Appcelerator relocated to Mountain View, California and later released a preview of its Appcelerator Titanium product, which drew comment as a possible open source competitor to Adobe AIR.
Appcelerator began to focus on mobile apps in 2009. In June, it released a public beta of Titanium, which added support for Android and iOS app development to its existing web and desktop application features. Titanium 1.0 released in March 2010.
Appcelerator increased its employee count five-fold between October 2010 and 2011. The company’s 2011 revenue totaled $3.4 million, a 374 percent increase from 2008.
Between 2011 and 2013, Appcelerator announced acquisitions, including:
- Aptana, integrated development environment (IDE) company
- Particle Code, HTML5 mobile gaming development platform
- Cocoafish, backend as a service
- Nodeable, big data analytics company
- Singly, API management company in August, 2013.
Appcelerator moved to its San Jose headquarters in 2015.
In January 2016, Appcelerator was acquired by Axway, a company that helps enterprises handle data flows.
- Appcelerator 5.2.1.GA is the latest version of the Appcelerator Platform. It includes numerous new features including support for iOS 9.1 Live Photos, Menu Popup, Apple Pencil, Storyboard Launch Files for iPad Pro, Split View and Slide Over, Swift WatchOS 2 template and Android View Transitions.
- Appcelerator Dashboard offers real-time analytics of the lifecycle and success of apps built on the Appcelerator Platform or directly via native SDK.
- Appcelerator Studio is an open extensible development environment for building, testing and publishing native apps across mobile devices and OSs including iOS, Android and BlackBerry as well as hybrid and HTML5.
- Appcelerator Arrow is an opinionated framework for rapidly building APIs with a scalable cloud service for running them. It allows developers to connect, model transform and optimize data for both native or web app clients. Arrow is the backbone of the Appcelerator Platform MBaaS.
- Appcelerator Insights is a native tablet app and extension of the Appcelerator Platform providing mobile-specific metrics like acquisition, engagement, retention and crash data. When Appcelerator announced Insights, it drew comment as a possible competitor to Google Mobile App Analytics and Flurry.
- Apple Watch SDK allows developers to embed Share Extensions and WatchKit Extensions in Titanium apps.
- AppU is a curated collection of videos and tutorials, covering cross-platform concepts, examples and code walkthroughs. Instruction topics include analytics, app development, Arrow, customer stories, events and mobile testing.
Users of Appcelerator include Family Dollar, Homes.com, Safeguard Properties, National Military Family Association, First Utility, CACI International, Farmers Insurance Group, Avis and Zipcar.
In December 2008, Appcelerator closed a $4.1 million first venture round led by Storm Ventures and Larry Augustin. Later, in October 2010, the company announced a partnership with PayPal and that it has raised $9 million in Series B funding from investors including Sierra Ventures and eBay.
Appcelerator raised $15 million in Series C funding led by Mayfield Fund, Red Hat, and Translink Capital in November 2011, and a further $12.1 million in a round led by EDBI, the venture fund of the Singaporean government's Economic Development Board, in July 2013.
On August 25, 2014, Appcelerator announced $22 million in Series D funding led by Rembrandt Venture Partners. Union Grove Venture Partners also participated, along with earlier backers, including Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, TransLink Capital, Relay Ventures and EDB Investments. Total funding for the mobile engagement platform to date is more than $90 million.
- 2014 Skyhigh CloudTrust: Enterprise-Ready Rating
- 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant: Leader in Mobile Application Development Platforms
- 2014 AlwaysOn OnDemand: Top 100 Winner
- 2014 OnMobile 100 Top Private Companies: Top 100 Winner
- 2013 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On
- 2013 AlwaysOn’s OnDemand Top 100
- 2012 The Wall Street Journal: Technology Innovation Award in Software
- 2012 The Wall Street Journal: The Next Big Thing
- 2012 CRN Emerging Vendors: Top 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors
- 2012 AlwaysOn Global: Top 250 Company
- 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant: Mobile Application Development Platform
- 2012 Red Hat Innovation Award Winner: Extensive Partner Ecosystem
- 2012 CTIA E-Tech Award Winner
- 2012 Momentum Index: 100 Open Source Companies
- 2012 MobileTrax’s Mobility Award: Mobile Software, Application Development (Consumer)
- 2012 Edison Awards Winner
- 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas
- 2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area
- 2012 Lead411’s Hottest Silicon Valley Companies
- 2012 GSMA Global Mobile Award: Best Cloud-Based Technology for Titanium Integrated Development Platform
- 2012 Dr. Dobb's Jolt Productivity Awards: Mobile Tools
- 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant: Mobile Consumer Application Platforms
- 2011 SIIA’s CODiE Award Finalist
- 2010 Dr. Dobb's Jolt Productivity Awards: Mobile and Web Development
- 2010 Gartner Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility
- 2010 Inc. 5000
- Appcelerator Titanium
- Mobile application development
- Mobile Backend as a service (MBaaS)
- Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
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