May 25, 2011 weblog
BlueStack gains $7.6 million to bring Android apps to Windows
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you have an Android-based phone and a Windows-based PC, then you may be wishing for a little bit more in the way of compatibility. If you are, then you may be in luck in the near future. A start up, BlueStack, has just received its first round of funding from Ignition Ventures, Radar Partners, Helion Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz for a total of $7.6 million. The companys goal, to bring your favorite Android apps to your Windows based PC.
The tool was first inspired by the six year old daughter of Rosen Sharma, the Chief Executive of the company, when she wanted to put the Android apps from her fathers Smartphone onto her new netbook. In addition to making it possible for children to play more, the app will allow consumers to cherry pick the best of the apps on the market. So, if you really love the document reader on your Android phone you can bring its distraction free interface to your PC for maximum productivity.
The tool is also good news for developers, who will be able to reach larger audience with their apps, without the added development costs of creating a new version of the tool for each operating system out there.
A beta version of the software is expected to be released in June or July of this year. The beta version will, of course, be free to the public. The commercial version of the software is slated to be released in the fourth quarter of this year, though no details on the final pricing of this app have been released at the current moment.
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