The Oslo-based startup gets an investment from Northzone and Alliance Venture to continue working in its tool for multi-platform apps
Oslo, Norway, app creation platform Outracks Technologies raised $3.5 million in funding to hire new talent and continue working on its platform that specializes in cross-platform apps.
Northzone and Alliance Venture provided the funding, announced June 12, after a long period of due diligence during which every aspect of its product and company was “turned on its head, shaken violently and checked for falling bits,” the startup said in a blog post.
“What does this mean for you as a beta user? It means that the technology and tools that you’ve been tinkering with, perhaps on the fence to see if it is worth your time or not, has been thoroughly validated by two of the biggest venture investors in the Nordic region. And when we say validated then oh boy do we mean it,” the company continued.
Coding for apps
Outracks is the developer of Realtime Studio, a tool suite and integrated development environment for programmers and designers to create multi-platform apps and visual experiences. The platform uses Uno, a hybrid CPU-GPU programming language designed specifically for visual development. Apps for all major mobile and desktop operating systems, as well as for browsers with WebGL and HTML5 can be created on Realtime Studio. The platform is in closed beta right now, but new users can request access on the website.
Founded in 2011 by engineers with backgrounds in GPU hardware, Outracks is looking to create an easy to use platform to develop apps and other visual content.
“In our increasingly mobile and connected world there is an enormous demand for compelling apps and user experiences across the billions of screens that we are using every day,” Outracks CEO Anders Lassen said in a statement. “This is a huge opportunity for developers, and our technology solves several of the technical challenges involved in multi-platform development today. With this investment and the expertise and experience provided by Northzone and Alliance Venture we are taking another huge leap towards our goal of helping developers and designers create better and more beautiful apps, in less time and on more platforms.”