Just two weeks until our WebFWD III Cohort teams graduate on June 5!. Below are just a few highlights of how they kicked some bootie during our program; we hope you can meet them at graduation, and/or at our San Francisco mixer the day before, June 4 (note the floor change)!.
— The WebFWD TeamAnahita
The Anahita team believes many future web and mobile services will be built on social foundations where social interactions amongst the users will be inherent part of the services. Anahita provides such a foundation that is a powerful framework and platform specialized for developing social web and mobile services.
The Anahita team has identified the recurring patterns that exist in all social networks and developed them into reusable design patterns called the nodes-graphs-stories architecture. Anahita has been in development for the past 4 years and it is currently available as a stable release for public to download.
The Anahita co-founders have years of experience in developing custom iPhone, iPad and Android apps as well as social networking technologies.
Rastin and Ash are looking forward to get to know the innovators and experienced people in the Mozilla family and gain the necessary knowledge to position Anahita as a primary technology for sharing knowledge, online learning and communication amongst people and organizations around the world.
Nick Liow & Jason Church are a game-developer duo. Games have a wide reach, and encompass skills from art to design to code. We realized this meant games would be the best way to turn consumers into makers.
Craftyy is our project which aims to add a Remix button to every game. With it, we can enable players to customize, build upon, and share their work for future players to enjoy. A game that constantly evolves goes from being a mere time-waster, to being the core of a community.
After our successful Kickstarter campaign we started looking for support and mentorship. Given the “remixable” nature of Craftyy, we joined WebFWD knowing they can best address the unique challenges of that intersection between open innovation and business.
We look forward to WebFWD!
Our team of geeks got together two years ago with the mission of making a cutting-edge HTML5 game that rivaled the complexity of Triple-A games for desktop PCs. We had a mixed background, from business-to-business software solutions to architecture and concept art, but what we shared was our passion for gaming. We developed BugTopia, the game of tiny adventures on an epic scale, the tale clever insects who rule the world and struggle for resources in the mysterious Land of Harendar.
A year into development, we’d already created the prototype for Gameleon: it was the game editor we used to create and publish content for BugTopia. That’s when we realized we had an awesome product, so we focused all our efforts into polishing and refining the editor into something that can be used by anyone in the world to create their very own MMORPG's for the web. We really wanted to democratize game-making - and here we are today!
We won the IXIA Innovation prize at How To Web and have received seed funding from Eleven Accelerator. The next logical step was applying to Mozilla’s WebFWD program, not only because it would have been an honor to participate, but because it would have been an acknowledgement that our idea had great potential. Together with Mozilla, we know we can bring about a big change in the web gaming world!
mist.io is an open source freemium service that helps you manage and monitor your virtual machines on multiple public and private clouds using your mobile phone, tablet or laptop.
We’ve been working together for several years and in 2009 we co-founded unweb.me, a software consultancy. We were researching existing tools to help us manage our cloud servers but none seemed up to the task so we built mist.io. As the project grew, two new members were added to the team: Stephane, an expert in front end development and mobile applications; and Yiannis, a talented designer, UI/UX specialist and creative coder.
Cloud computing makes our lives easier, but also makes it easy to forget where our data really lives and who has ultimate control. With mist.io we want to empower the cloud user instead of the provider. We’re terrified to witness cloud providers abusing their control over their clients’ infrastructure for political ends (e.g. Amazon vs Wikileaks). Interoperability, open standards and open source software are essential to the information society, so we are working with Mozilla and WebFWD to contribute towards a more open Internet.
Mobile devices have become huge media creation tools, however very little of this sharing is done through the mobile web. Mobozi is building a mobile web platform for creating, collecting, and managing user generated media. We are utilizing HTML5 to make dealing with media over the web just as easy and enjoyable as through a native app.
Raj and Nick met on AngelList and founded Mobozi in Septermber 2012. Before that, Nick worked for a consulting firm in Japan and an interactive agency in Dallas. Raj spent the last 10 years leading application development for several federal agencies and large enterprises.
Nick and Raj are both fascinated by the proliferation of personal media creation that mobile devices have enabled, but prefer developing on the web rather than proprietary mobile frameworks. It was their love of the Open Web that led them to found Mobozi and eventually join Mozilla’s WebFWD.
Nudge is a better way to build websites. Our web-based platform lets individuals and teams design, develop, and manage projects in one place, on a single stack.
A bit more on us:
Breck: I am from Brockton, MA. I attended Duke University and have spent the last five years as a software engineer. I am currently a cofounder, CEO, and developer for Nudge.
Ben: I am from Seattle. I split time in college between Amherst and Georgetown. I moved to San Francisco in 2008 to work for Google. I am currently a cofounder, designer, and front-end developer for Nudge.
We are excited to be joining Mozilla WebFWD. We admire Mozilla’s commitment to open source and hope to join Mozilla’s efforts in creating a more open and democratic web. The WebFWD program offers us access to an amazing developer community and a team of experts that can help us tackle the technical challenges of building a web-based platform.
Vizme is an HTML5 app development platform that simplifies and accelerates the creation, storage, testing, and hosting of fully cross-platform (desktop and mobile) web and hybrid apps and sites. By integrating over 1,300 open-source and public libraries into one coherent platform and automating over 500 development tasks, Vizme makes it much easier for web developers to create remarkable HTML5 apps and sites.
Our team members include:
We were attracted to WebFWD and Mozilla because their mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web aligns well with our goal of making HTML5 web app development easier.
We’re back at it again! After a successful graduation of our last cohort, we’ve already recruited our next class! They’ll be assembling at Mozilla’s HQ and San Francisco offices next week for a series of pitching and meetings with our community.
We’ll do individual blog posts with more details on each team here in the next few weeks; until then, here’s the First Look at these amazing teams, representing Athens, Boston, Bucharest, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Eugene, Oregon!