Code Rebel

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Code Rebel Corporation
Industry Computer Software
Founded Kahului, Hawaii (October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20))
Founder Arben Kryeziu
Headquarters Kahului, Hawaii, United States
Area served
Key people
Arben Kryeziu
Alex Kukhar
Volodymyr Bykov
Products iRAPP
Services Remote Desktop Services
Mac Terminal Services

Code Rebel Corporation is an American technology company founded by Arben Kryeziu and headquartered in Kahului, Hawaii, United States. The company develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software and is best known for its terminal services and virtualization software principally for Apple Inc. products. This focus on Apple solutions contrasts with most terminal services and virtualization providers such as VMware (NYSE: VMW), Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) which have historically offered Microsoft Windows-based solutions.

Code Rebel was founded by Arben Kryeziu and spun out of an incubator as a stand-alone commercial business. By 2014 Kryeziu, a software engineer, was supervising over 50 software engineers and designers in the United States and Europe. Code Rebel markets and distributes its software products through both direct sales and a reseller program. As of 2015, it had a network of 17 resellers located in nine countries. As of October 31, 2014, customers included Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lloyds Bank, Merck, Panasonic and IKEA, as well as organizations such as the University of California, University of Texas and University of Missouri.

The company developed a remote access software application called iRAPP and a Mac terminal services application called iRAPP Terminal Server (iRAPP TS). iRAPP allows users to remotely access their Mac desktop through the iRAPP protocol, which allows the user to work simultaneously on both PC and Mac or they can use any RDP (Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol.[1]) compliant application for the remote access. iRAPP TS allows the user to access multiple virtual desktops on one or multiple Mac machines concurrently, comparable to the Citrix solution for Mac.


The company was founded by Arben Kryeziu in 2006 with headquarters in Kahului, Hawaii, United States, together with Alex Kukhar and Volodymyr Bykov, who were the part of the core engineering team. The idea of Code Rebel was to create a new object oriented remote access protocol that would allow the user to access a specific application and its active state.[2]

Code Rebel's iRAPP and iRAPP TS have found a wide penetration in multiple industry verticals and their distribution is seeing an expedited growth. Fortune 500 clients are adopting the software solution because of its stability and secure remote desktop delivery assurance. With clients like IBM, JP Morgan, USAA - the iRAPP software suite is becoming established as the enterprise software solution for Mac.

Code Rebel went public in May 2015, in the first IPO for a Hawaii technology company since 2015, and is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. By its second day of trading, the company's stock was up over 200% from its initial offering price.[3]


In October 2010, University of Alabama’s Management Information Systems program announced a partnership with Code Rebel, LLC to create Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad applications.[4]

Legal Issues[edit]

Cherry OS[edit]

In 2005, the owner of Code Rebel (and previously Maui X-Stream), Arben Kryeziu, was associated with the controversial Cherry OS project. Critics have alleged that CherryOS is simply a modification of PearPC.[5] Since PearPC was released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and CherryOS was not, this would have been a violation of the GPL.

The controversy over Cherry OS was used by Aqua Connect's lawyers to discredit Code Rebel,[6] and its owner Arben Kryeziu.

Aqua Connect[edit]

In March of 2011, competitor Aqua Connect, Inc. filed suit against Code Rebel claiming misappropriation of trade secrets. After partial dismissal, first amendment,[7] and second dismissal,[8][9][10][11] the case was referred to binding arbitration by agreement of the parties. Code Rebel prevailed in the arbitration, and on August 19, 2014, the United States District Court for the Central District of California confirmed the findings of the arbitrator and entered judgment in favor of Code Rebel on all claims, stating “Aqua Connect has failed to establish any act of reverse engineering by Code Rebel or any other illegal act that would support any of its claims.”

In June 2013, Code Rebel filed its own lawsuit against Aqua Connect in the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleging, among other things, false and misleading comments made by Aqua Connect as part of a pattern of trade libel, business interference and unfair business practices designed to denigrate the quality and development of Code Rebel's products. On October 14, 2014, the District Court entered a monetary judgment in favor of Code Rebel and against Aqua Connect.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Code Rebel Customer Case Study". Microsoft. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "The History & Future of iRAPP / Code Rebel". Arben Kryeziu. Code Rebel. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stock price for Maui-based software firm Code Rebel soars after IPO". Pacific Business News. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  4. ^ "UA MIS partners with Code Rebel, LLC". Jonathan Burns. University of Alabama. October 18, 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Slashdot: CherryOS Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
  6. ^ Aqua Connect, Inc. Files Suit Against Code Rebel, LLC
  7. ^ "Code Rebel, LLC Prevails Against Aqua Connect, Inc.'s Trade Secrets Claim in Federal Court". Reuters. February 15, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Code Rebel, LLC Prevails Against Aqua Connect, Inc.'s Trade Secrets Claim in Federal Court". Beta News. February 15, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Defendats Arben Kryeziu and Code Rebel, LLC's Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim" (PDF). Central District of California. February 13, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Aqua Connect, Inc. v. Code Rebel, LLC". United States District Court, C.D. California. April 27, 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Aqua Connect, Inc. Files Suit Against Code Rebel, LLC.". Enhanced Online News. February 9, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Software Developer Code Rebel, LLC Obtains Another Judgment Against Aqua Connect In Second Federal Lawsuit". Enhanced Online News. October 27, 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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