Two leaders in the mobile app design and software development join the #NoCode movement and empower the Maker Generation.

LOS ANGELES– (BUSINESS WIRE) -#appdevelopment- AppOnboard, the leading no-code mobile app design and development platform, announced today the acquisition of Buildbox, the global leader in no-code mobile game development. Buildbox's suite of tools has been used to create and power more than 45,000 unique games in 2018 has and has driven over 3 billion estimated downloads in the app stores to-date.

"AppOnboard and Buildbox have long been shared mission of enabling makers, creatives, designers, artists, and anyone else to become creators of mobile apps and games," announced Trey Smith, CEO of Buildbox. "Today, we are excited to join forces with AppOnboard and double-down on the no-code movement to empower the Maker Generation to bring their ideas to life and eliminate the technical barriers to entry in mobile games and app development."

For the last 3 years, both AppOnboard and Buildbox have worked passionately to advance the no-code movement, each creating a suite of design and development tools and expressions previously held back many great ideas.

Earlier this year, AppOnboard announced the global availability of AppOnboard Studio, an easy-to-use mobile app design software that transforms ideas into mobile experiences that can be shared on the Google Play store, top social networks and messaging platforms. Since its release, AppOnboard Studio has increased its momentum and the number of mobile developers Cooking Craze by Big Fish, MARVEL Contest of Champions by Kabam, MARVEL Strike Force by FoxNext Games, and Cookie Jam Blast by Jam City among others.

With the acquisition of the Buildbox team and software tools, the AppOnboard design and development software suite has expanded to take your ideas one step further. With native assets libraries of sounds, animations, easy-to-use templates and drag-and-drop tools, with tools of expert advice and best practices from the industry, build, and publish 3D games and apps to all app stores without writing to single line of code.

“Buildbox is the most successful no-code platform game in the world. The Buildbox team's attention to detail and the user experience is unlike anything I have seen in my career, even back to our founding team who built 14 of the first 100 games on the App Store. Proclaimed builder team to accelerate the mobile no-code movement and continue to build up the massive success that many Buildbox creators have already experienced across the globe, ”proclaimed Jonathan Zweig, CEO of AppOnboard. "AppOnboard is investing significantly in the Buildbox platform and development software to launch new features faster than ever before."

"We built Color Switch using Buildbox in a week, which became one of the most successful viral hits with 250M downloads," said David Reichelt, creator of Color Switch. "We can't wait to see how AppOnboard and Buildbox will push the software even further, enabling more app makers to bring their vision to life and onto the app stores."

With Buildbox 3, Buildbox's latest software release, creators without a technical background are already building action-packed 3D flying arcade shooter games, like Nite Fighter. "Buildbox offered me to gateway into a world that had previously seemed unreachable; suddenly, with minimal coding knowledge but huge ideas, I had all the tools I needed to make my dreams come true, ”proclaimed Ben Scriven, creator of Nite Fighter.

With the acquisition of Buildbox, Trey Smith will join the AppOnboard executive team as Chief Growth Officer alongside his co-founder and business partner Nik Rudenko who joins as VP of Technology.

"Bring Buschas will bring increased support, development and marketing resources that will help build builders continue to grow and expand with even more product updates. , COO AppOnboard. "Buildbox users will also be able to develop initial prototypes, full apps and games, and even playable ads to continue their business apps and become even more successful." "

About AppOnboard:

AppOnboard, the leading no-code platform for building interactive mobile app experiences, empowers the Maker Generation with #NoCode mobile app design and software development and tools to bring ideas to life. AppOnboard's software and tools suite, including AppOnboard Studio and Buildbox, unlocking creativity in the process of restricting new ideas and mobile apps experiences from coming to life and reaching the app stores.

AppOnboard has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and London and has raised $ 34M to fuel global growth and accelerate the no-code movement on mobile. AppOnboard is venture-backed by Breakaway Fund, Korea Investment Partners, MTGx, Runa Capital, Troy Capital Partners and London Venture Partners.

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Katie Weinstock