The latest installment in our feature series highlighting our new class - enjoy!
“Application development today still requires a tremendous amount of domain knowledge. Knowledge that although we feel is valuable, shouldn’t be necessary. The advent of the Dropbox movement is game-changing in such a way that developing and maintaining applications will be approached differently from this point forward. It opens all sorts of new possibilities of automation in the cloud while keeping the barrier of entry low for beginners.
Partnering with Mozilla to build the Harp Platform is something we are very excited about. The HTML5 approach of Firefox OS is heavily aligned with our philosophy of how applications should be developed. We hope to embody the integrity Mozilla brings to the web and play a part in the success of Firefox OS and web development in general.
Making developing applications easier is something we are very passionate about and given our involvement with PhoneGap and XUI we feel well suited to fix the next set of problems. We are very proud of what has been achieved with those projects but we have found through using them that they only solve a subset of the problems. Some big problems still remain:
Most people who set out to solve these problems do so with a lock-in solution that does not permit users to go their own way. That’s how we are different. We have built the Harp Platform to address these issues and complete the story we began with the creation of PhoneGap in 2008. We are sure you will love it.”
— Brock Whitten, Co-Founder, Harp