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A startup looking to help businesses hire experienced developers for $10/hr.

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A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

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M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

146

A startup that builds tools to help developers build mobile apps for small businesses.

126

A library of over 1,700 video lectures for developers on the entire set of AWS services.

124

A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

120

A tool that lets software developers build and share reusable code snippets.

111

A startup that helps software developers to build mobile apps with a mobile SDK without requiring native code knowledge.

107

The company is building software that allows developers to use a single API to make apps for different platforms.

107

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to build and host websites of their own Think of it like WordPresscom, but for developers

105

A developer of “disruptive products for the Internet of Things”

105

The company provides a single, unified interface for customers to access their data and resources, plus a suite of APIs that allow third-party developers to integrate their services into

105

A software developer that helps users build apps using a drag-and-drop interface.

103

A developer platform for building and managing software applications. The company is launching with one product, but plans to scale across several verticals.

103

A tool that helps developers build apps for the fitness and health industries. The company aims to build a platform that helps all the different parts of the industry work together.

102

A team of bitcoin and blockchain-savvy developers building a software suite for the financial services industry.

102

An API that allows developers to integrate location capabilities into their apps, without having to build their own location-based features.

102

A platform for developers to build mobile apps without having to build the code

101

A digital platform for the home, with an API to help developers build apps and integrate with smart home devices.

100

A platform for developers to easily build and monetize AR/VR apps and games.

99

A startup that provides a directory of mobile app developers

98

A tool for developers to create recruitment ads

98

A company that helps open banking startups with their APIs and developer framework.

98

A customer relationship management (CRM) app for businesses, with a focus on small businesses. It also offers tools for developers to build integrations into their software.

98

A tool to help the developer community find solutions for specific problems with the language.

96

A tool for developers to capture and schedule various tasks on JIRA

96

Building a chat interface that relays data over a secure encrypted channel, so that people can chat and share files securely, and also build a platform for developers to build their own encrypted messaging apps.

96

A SaaS developer platform that helps teams develop better software using tools like code reviews, design reviews, and prototyping

96

A tool for developers to build apps for smart devices. The startup offers a custom SDK to allow other developers to build apps for Android and iOS devices.

96

A platform for app developers that allows them to more easily monetize their apps.

95

A tool that helps developers build apps for Android TV.

94

A tool to help developers build mobile apps by using data from other mobile apps.

93

A tool for developers to make modals for their apps, which are like mini-windows within their app.

93

This is a tool for developers that makes it easier to “deploy a single application to all of your connected devices”.

92

A startup that helps engineers manage the full lifecycle of their software projects. It’s a B2B SaaS platform serving developers worldwide.

92

A startup that connects developers with freelancers willing to do work for brands.

92

This startup is building a toolset for software developers to quickly create more secure apps.

91

A company that makes an API and platform for app stores to allow developers to launch their apps on a variety of platforms.

90

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

90

This startup is building a tool to help developers build chatbot applications and turn them into standalone mobile apps.

89

A mobile game startup that’s building a “gameplay engine” that is meant to help game developers build games with better artificial intelligence.

89

A way to connect hardware to software, a way for developers to access hardware components without writing code, and a way for hardware companies to easily build apps with hardware components that they need.

89

A visual tool for turning product prototypes into wireframes for developers.

88

A company that helps developers use machine learning to help turn apps that are live right now into future-proofed and useful apps. The company’s software is meant to help developers avoid common pitfalls when building apps, like forgetting to correctly define dates and times.

88

A startup that is developing AI-based tools for drug developers to test their drugs in a highly controlled lab setting. They can perform controlled trials on an even smaller scale, and

88

A smart home server that can automate and integrate a person’s personal devices (lights, thermostat, etc.). The company is also an app developer, with a marketplace for other companies to integrate with their products.

88

A platform for developers to build chatbots on. The startup enables developers to build software that can mimic human conversations.

88

A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

87

A startup backed by Sequoia that helps developers monetize their apps by converting them into subscription-based services for consumers.

87

 API developer that provides an easy way to create a custom API for a company or organization, as well as an API that can be used by other companies. The company's software is designed for startups, but could be applied to other business settings.

87

A tool that helps developers build with React, and other developers build with React Native.

87

A self-driving car platform for developers and auto manufacturers. The startup wants to make it easy for carmakers to integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.

86

A startup that helps developers build apps that can be shared, with a focus on grouping events together.

86

A tool for visually describing code. It’s a new way to describe code and help developers figure out what they want to do with their code.

86

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

86

An open-source platform for allowing any developer to build an on-demand movie ticketing app.

86

A platform for finding and hiring freelance developers, with a marketplace where developers can find work.

85

This startup is working on a platform that helps app developers understand how users click, swipe, click, and tap on their apps.

85

You want to find someone to build you a website, but “the whole process of finding someone to build a website is so cumbersome”. You want to do the hiring, but you’re not a developer and you’re not a designer, so you need a tool that gives you a few options for each step. That’s what the startup is building.

85

The company’s first product is a tool for developers to write tests that run on the server-side, eliminating the need to run the tests in the browser.

85

A startup that is building a new way to build apps for businesses by allowing any software developer to build a mobile app for other businesses.

85

An API that helps app developers visualize and analyze the purchase and sale of items on their app.

84

A toolkit that allows developers to add in-game social features to their games and make them more accessible to players.

84

A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

84

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

83

A subscription-based service that makes it easy for developers to discover and collaborate on open source software projects.

83

The startup aims to make managing web apps easier with a toolset that evaluates the security of a website, then automatically sets up a SSO for a developer to use.

83

A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

82

A startup that builds a developer toolkit for chatbots, which also helps businesses to better establish their chatbot strategy.

82

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

81

A startup that wants to make it easy to find, hire, and work with freelance designers and developers.

81

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

81

A startup that allows developers to easily develop apps for blockchain technologies and ICOs.

81

An open-source platform which allows developers to easily build and manage their digital asset portfolios. Currently has a focus on digital currencies.

80

A startup that extends the integration of the Fintech API to make it easier for developers to integrate payments into their own app or website.

80

A SaaS solution that helps software developers build and manage mobile applications. The startup is looking to allow companies to create a mobile application for any of their products, with the system automatically building the app for them.

80

An API that helps developers make better use of data from the likes of Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and Firebase.

80

A new set of tools for developers to build and host their apps.

79

The App Factory is building a platform to build, distribute, and manage applications from a team of developers and designers. It’s a mix of Slack, Trello, and Jira.

79

A gaming platform that connects developers and gamers. It’s a community-driven platform that connects gamers to developers.

79

A tool to help developers build apps that can access private health data.

79

A free digital interface for app developers, allowing them to create virtual machines for testing. It was crowdfunded by the company’s own customers.

78

A startup of agile software, where firms can hire full-time developers to work on projects.

78

A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

78

This startup is building a platform that helps sports teams track players’ health and performance in real-time. They are hosting a hackathon for developers to build the tech they’ve been developing in stealth mode.

78

A company that makes better and cheaper software for developers.

78

A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

77

This company is building a platform for game developers to get feedback from fans and their communities, and earn money in the process.

77

A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

77

A startup that pairs up its product design expertise with a developer to build a custom mobile app. It takes a few days and the startup will provide a working prototype.

76

 A messaging app for API providers that lets developers create a messaging interface for their apps without having to write a full chat bot.

76

Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

75

A software-as-a-service startup that helps developers manage projects.

75

A platform for enterprise app development. It lets app developers build apps on demand, with tools like user management, a marketing dashboard, a payment system, and more.

75

A digital tattoo that is meant to be a proxy for software development. The tattoo can be worn by developers and shows things like code, project statuses, and more.

75

A tool that helps developers create better apps by reducing the need to log into a bunch of different sites and apps to track their users. The startup is currently building out a product to help the Philadelphia Eagles build a better fan app.

75

A company that wants to provide a library of useful software for developers. They recently raised $500,000.

74

A tool for developers to create web applications that can interact with other online services.

73

An API that gives developers access to a database of all the restaurants in a given area, with frequent check-ins and comments, and the ability to customize the menu.

72

A tool for developers to get track of what’s happening in their app, with a series of reports that show you how many users have opened your app, how many users have closed it, where those users are coming from, and how they’re using your app.

72

A tool for monitoring and forecasting the weather, with an API for developers to build apps on top of.

72

"We are a group of experienced marketers and developers who believe in building companies that are powered by users and not investors. We want to move from a world of transactional businesses to ones that are built on relationships. Our mission is to build a platform that allows people to create and share their own content in the same way that they share links or photos on Facebook."

72

A platform for an easy way to connect and build relationships with like-minded people. The startup is building a community for developers.

71

A startup for freelance developers and enterprise companies to get help with software development.

71

A tool for designers and developers to build games from scratch.

71

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

71

An AI-powered analytics engine for games that helps developers understand players. The startup is trying to revolutionize the way game developers track and analyze their players.

70

This startup pitches itself as a “social network for developers”, with an emphasis on the “social” part.

70

A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

70

A software platform that helps connect retailers with ecommerce platform designers and developers.

70

A platform for video-game developers to track what their players are doing and monitor their progress.

69

A company that wants to help developers monetize their apps by bringing an app store to the desktop. The company wants to serve as a way to test and monetize apps across devices and platforms.

69

A platform that helps app developers create games that can be played from mobile and web.

69

A startup that helps developers work more effectively with their code. The startup’s technology is built to help developers more effectively work with their code.

69

A platform that helps developers of internet of things devices get their software into the hands of end users. The startup is focused on the “Internet of Stuff”, or the internet of things — a technology that allows everyday items to be connected to the internet and have their state monitored.

68

A company that helps create automated tests for software developers. The company wants to make it easier for developers to write tests for their code without having to write the tests themselves.

68

A tool for managing retail inventory, with an API that allows developers to pull inventory data from a range of different sources. The startup says they’ve already integrated with over 250 retailers.

68

A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

68

A single-page application framework that aims to let developers build highly-optimized mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Modernizr is used by over 100,000 developers.

68

A platform for smart contracts, where developers can build, monitor, and trade code.

66

 The startup's goal is to help build an open platform for publishing and sharing data between developers and scientists. They want to build a new experience for scientists to learn about the data they have, so they can get it into the hands of a broader developer community.

66

A platform to help users and businesses build and share digital products with a team of developers, designers, and marketers.

65

A tool for managers and work developers to manage the work of other people.

65

A plan to solve the problem of 3rd-party open source code, providing a way for developers to get access to source code from major open source software projects without having to pay for it.

64

A tiered plan for teams of developers to work together on the same projects, with a free tier that has limited features and a $10 per month plan that has access to all features.

64

A team that says it’s building the “Netflix for video game streaming”. The startup is building a platform that allows game developers to sell their games through smart contracts that can be easily integrated into other platforms.

63

A platform that connects software developers, designers and marketers with companies who want to release a product or service.

62

A group of former software engineers and developers who are building an automated dog-training platform to help pet owners train their pooches.

62

 A set of cloud-based tools for optimizing websites, including a web-based editor, to help web developers find bugs.

61

A startup that helps programmers write beautiful code, built on the fact that we’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have and doesn’t expect its users to be professional programmers with developer-level command of the language it’s written in.

61

A tool that lets software developers build mobile apps without writing code. You’ll create your app design and then the software does the rest.

60

A developer platform for building apps that enables companies to manage the assets they own.

59

A tool for making mockups of websites, to make it easier for designers and developers to collaborate.

59

A software platform that facilitates the integration of payments into software apps, making it easier for developers to build and monetize their apps.

59

A tool that helps developers find freelance opportunities, and for freelancers to find work.

58

A startup that provides a platform for developers to create a virtual reality experience for customers. The startup is building out a marketplace for developers to sell their work.

58

A startup that helps clients hire talented developers with a team of coders that can help answer questions.

57

A startup building a platform that allows developers to build apps that work on a variety of different devices, such as an iPhone, a Samsung, or a Motorola.

57

A company that builds “invisible” security cameras. With the launch of its new product, it’s gone from just a developer to a company with over 50 employees.

57

“A cross-platform software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily use and build applications for the Amazon Echo smart speaker.”

57

A startup that helps designers and developers build custom plugins for their sites.

56

OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

56

A developer API that lets developers create chatbots with specific features. The startup is targeting enterprise businesses.

56

A startup for recording and sharing gameplay footage, enabling faster, more accurate collaborations between developers and players.

55

The startup is simplifying the process of encrypting files by bringing high-end encryption to small businesses, with an API that lets developers create their own encryption tools.

55

A two-year-old startup that builds tools for the lucrative e-commerce market in China. The startup has a system that allows online shoppers to track orders, and has a team of about 20 full-time developers.

55

A tool for web developers to build custom fonts, cutting down on the time it takes to get a font approved for use on a website.

55

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

55

A code library that makes it easier to build React Native apps, as opposed to the traditional NativeScript process that requires developers to learn a new framework.

54

A startup that connects companies that need a developer to work on their mobile app with those looking to hire a developer.

54

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

54

A software company that creates tools for mobile developers to help them make the most of their device and resources.

54

A toolbox and SDK that helps web and mobile developers build mobile games, apps, and e-learning experiences. The company has about 1,300 customers building over 200 apps and games, with over 30 acquisitions in the past two years.

53

A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

53

A tool for software developers to easily build their own web applications.

53

A platform that allows developers to build and sell applications for companies that want to offer or manage a loyalty program.

52

Helps IoT developers of all sizes build and deploy IoT-connected projects. The company says it has built over 10,000 devices in the last two years.

52

A developer of software that teaches programmers how to be better at data visualization, developing and releasing new courses in the field.

52

A startup that is building a platform that connects companies with people who can help with IT projects. For instance, someone might build a new website, but they need a developer to make the site work.

51

A Chrome app that enables web developers to debug their sites.

51

A B2B product-development platform that allows companies to utilize the capabilities of their own internal developers.

51

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

51

A company that helps teams of software developers collaborate on projects by letting them review each other’s code and share the feedback.

50

A startup developer for building apps that can turn users into brand advocates.

50

A Y Combinator company that wants to make it easy for users and developers to integrate and track all of their different online services.

49

A social network for mobile app developers. The startup wants to make it easy for developers to create and design their apps.

49

A web services platform that connects developers and organizations to build web-based apps to run on any device.

48

A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

47

A next-generation web development platform built on blockchain, which allows developers to build their own decentralized apps.

47

A tool that helps programmers craft their apps and websites faster. It’s built as a collaboration tool that allows developers to work on the same app idea at the same time.

47

 This startup is building a marketplace for mobile developers to find developers and build apps.

46

A tool that makes it easy to create software exports from a website into the code the developer needs. It’s like a “convert code to source” tool for web developers.

46

Enables developers to build apps for the Android Wear smartwatch.

45

Indiagames is a venture backed company that is building technology to help Indian game developers and publishers grow their market.

45

A tool that helps your developers move from a single-page app to a more complex multi-page app.

45

A company that provides an API that lets other companies and developers integrate their tools with the start-up’s platform.

45

Builds a temporary software platform based on Docker container technology for developers.

44

A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

43

A startup looking to gain a foothold in business software for the real estate industry. The startup’s platform aims to help brokers, agents and developers collaborate on the back-end of their work.

43

Founded by a pair of former Stripe engineers, this startup helps companies store and deliver their data in a way that is accessible to developers.

42

A new service called WeWork Connect, for real estate developers and investors.

42

Part of the problem with software is that it’s hard to measure how well an app is working. AppZilla wanted to solve that problem by building a platform for developers to track their app’s stats. The startup is focusing on mobile apps, and has already raised $1.5 million.

41

The startup is building a library for designers and developers to share designs, and is looking to sell the designs for businesses to use.

40

A startup helping developers build apps that integrate with physical devices via a new way of connecting to IoT sensors via a smartphone.

40

A startup aiming to provide a universal language for software developers to build apps that are more human, more intuitive and easier to use than their competitors.

39

A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

38

A tool for developers to find out how their products are used, with the goal of helping them fix bugs.

38

A company that focuses on a specific vertical, like consulting or data science. It’s a subscription service for software developers, focusing on the areas they’re most well-versed in. They’re working with other companies in that vertical.

37

This startup is building a storage system for virtual reality developers that allows them to create large-scale worlds that interact with each other and with users.

37

A startup that allows for a visual representation of any API, to help developers quickly see what information they have access to.

37

This SaaS company is creating a platform that lets mobile developers build apps natively for two of the most important devices people have, their phones and their TVs.

36

A platform that allows open-source developers to connect with potential employers and learn about paid coding opportunities.

36

A developer tool for managing communication between sales and marketing teams, allowing teams to collaborate around projects and tasks.

35

Idea : This app and service helps urban planners and developers figure out what to do with empty lots, bringing a social element that allows neighbors to decide what to do.

35

A company that wants to make it easier to test code. They’re building an online IDE for developers, with an integrated test runner, and are in talks with larger companies.

34

A tool for mobile developers to integrate their apps with third-party tools in order to save time and money, and a more efficient way to do things.

34

A startup that wants to automate and scale out the management of ad hoc software development projects. It aims to become the go-to platform for IT service providers and developers.

33

A startup for freelance designers and developers

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A developer’s toolkit that lets you build apps that work across all the major operating systems. The startup was founded by ex-Google employees.

33

A platform for connecting people to their favorite foods, which will help people find new foods they might like. The startup’s developers have been known to check out new restaurants and talk to restaurant workers to understand the space.

32

This startup wants to build a “Netflix for Open Source”, allowing software developers to package their code up and sell it.

32

An online software developer that creates software to help people develop and scale their businesses.

32

A tool with a simple design that helps organizations and software developers build and manage their websites. It’s focused on small-to-medium businesses.

31

A platform for small businesses to rent or lease their storefronts, with a backend API that developers can use to build apps for managing rental inventory and payments.

30

A startup looking to create an API that helps developers build applications that can help people in need monitor and control their home appliances from a smartphone and a connected thermostat.

30

A social logbook for software developers, with a subscription model and a system for quickly getting a quote from a developer.

29

An auto-replacement tool for software developers.

29

This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

29

A startup for freelance work that connects project managers with developers, designers, and marketers.

29

A platform for developers to host their web apps on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

28

A tool that allows small businesses to create websites quickly, without hiring a developer or building an entirely new site. Currently the only product, it has 8 paying clients.

28

A startup that is building a framework for developers to build apps for the home, using a smart home-oriented set of APIs.

28

A freelance freelance marketplace for designers and developers.

28

A helpdesk platform for developers and startups that can be accessed from any web browser. Users can call, chat, and file tickets.

28

A company that offers a “crypto-native” platform for blockchain development. They want to build a platform for developers to build DApps or smart contracts that run in the Ethereum blockchain.

28

A startup that makes a tool for developers to manage development processes from their desktops

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A crowdfunding platform that allows app developers to get funding from users.

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A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

26

A developer of touchscreen keyboards for touchscreen devices.

26

A startup working to build a developer portal for content creators.

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The startup is building a platform for developers to create tools that help identify and prevent fraud for both consumers and businesses.

26

A company that is building a platform for app developers to build a more active community around their apps. The company hopes to build a platform that brings together developers who have similar apps and allows them to build a community around them.

25

A startup that wants to build a decentralized app store, like Google Play. The startup wants to connect developers with users directly.

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 A way to find a developer. The startup wants to go beyond the current market for freelance developers, bringing together people with product and design expertise to do work for clients.

25

A company that helps developers build games on blockchain, including a set of tools that let them build games without needing to deal with cryptography.

24

A group of engineers building a “scalable, secure, and private” platform that allows developers to build applications that run on a personal computer, a group of devices, or a network of devices.

24

A platform that connects freelance developers with clients. Customers are able to upload their code snippets, and designers are able to login to review code, set budgets, and see the background of the developer.

24

The startup is building a platform that allows developers to build apps that integrate with Amazon Echo. It’s a side project for the founders of the company.

24

A company that helps companies work with data scientists and developers, originally via a software-as-a-service product. It’s now moving toward a marketplace/agency model.

24

An advertising platform for app developers. The startup uses AI to figure out which ads are most effective for a specific user.

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Makes it easier for freelance developers to get paid.

23

A way to “sharpen the pencil” for developers, letting them easily visualize and measure their code. It’s currently in private beta, with around 300 users.

23

A tool for mobile developers that lets you build custom keyboards for certain devices.

23

A company that helps developers build apps for the iPhone. The startup already has 7 clients, including the Obama campaign, and plans to go public in the first quarter of 2020.

22

A connected home solution that is a white label version of the Eufy smart light bulbs. The startup is building an IoT developer platform for other brands to create connected devices. It has a very early version of the app and is looking to raise funding to continue development.

22

A tool for creating and distributing your own live stream video. Ideas are from developers, and are developed via a “discovery pipeline”, where a public vote decides which one of the new ideas will be built.

22

A small team of developers who specialize in both front-end and back-end development. The startup is looking to build a web platform to integrate data from other sources into Tableau. They’re currently $5,000 in debt.

22

Growth hacking tool for app developers.

22

A developer of a "dockless bike share" system in the hopes of giving people a cheaper, cleaner, and faster way of getting around.

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In the same vein, this company is building an API that will help developers integrate their platforms with other financial services.

21

An open source platform for enterprise software that integrates with other enterprise software. The company says it offers “the next generation of enterprise software” and wants to make developers’ lives easier.

21

A platform that connects you to a network of freelance designers and developers to create a product for you. The company also works with your team to provide you with a product roadmap and a recommended development timeline.

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A company that connects app developers with potential customers through their own social networks.

20

On 2 June 2015, an app called "YouNow" was released by a team of developers from the University of Southern California. The app allows users to broadcast live videos to their friends, and allows viewers to tip the broadcasters. The video is only viewable for 24 hours, but viewers can re-watch them at any time.

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This startup is building a full stack hosting solution for developers, allowing them to build and deploy websites and applications online.

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A toolkit for software developers to build cloud-based websites or apps for their employees.

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A platform that connects employers with web designers and developers who can help them build websites and mobile apps.

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A platform that lets companies develop chatbots and have them respond to customer questions without any need for developers.

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A startup for designers and developers to buy and sell development services in bulk.

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A tool to help developers manage their apps’ security settings, a problem that experienced IT professionals have been dealing with for years.

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A startup that makes it easy for companies to build apps for their customers, by building an app store for developers to build apps for their customers. The startup’s founder tells us that he’s gotten 10,000 signups in 2 weeks.

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This startup is building a machine learning API and API management software to help developers and enterprise teams manage API access and API security.

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A company that makes in-app sales in mobile games. Their software makes it easy for game developers to manage in-app sales in their games.

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This startup is building a tool meant to help mobile developers and app makers get their apps onto more handsets and platforms, helping to get them to market faster.

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This startup is building a tool that designates specific parts of an app as “core”, “intermediate”, or “non-core”, which helps developers prioritize work and makes it easier to switch to a different language.

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A company that helps developers build and launch mobile and web apps, and monetize them by selling them to advertisers and other app stores.

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A platform for mobile app developers that provides them with tools and resources to help them build apps.

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A startup that provides real-time feedback to software developers on their work.

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This is a tool for building and managing websites. It’s geared towards the web developer professional community, but is also accessible for anyone who wants to build a website.

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In October 2015, an app called "SparkPeople" was released by a team of developers from the University of Cincinnati. The app allows users to track their daily health and fitness goals, as well as providing personal and social health tips.

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A platform that aims to make it easier for developers to create great online stores that are engaging and easy to use.

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Pushing the boundaries of productivity, this startup wants to help software developers develop better apps.

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A tool for software developers to help them create a new product or update a product on a new platform.

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This startup is building a global network of sports stadiums. It’s first project is in Brazil, where it is partnering with an insurance company to run a stadium that hosts games for the local soccer league. The startup is also working with a real estate developer to build a sports stadium in China.

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This company makes a “cute,” AI-powered tool that allows developers to translate a website into a number of other languages.

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A platform for simple, instant mobile phone payments for businesses. The company is hoping to serve as a payment gateway for developers hoping to make their apps easier to use.

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The company says they’re able to help developers build AI into their apps without requiring a PhD in computer science.

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A company that’s working to make the process of hiring software developers smoother.

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Localytics is a startup that makes it easier for Android app developers to track marketing campaigns, create marketing automation, and improve mobile app engagement.

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A company that builds software for mobile app developers. The company has worked with companies like Warby Parker, Kobo, and Maker Studios.

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 A platform for building apps on top of live streaming video. The company is building a platform that allows developers to build new kinds of applications on top of live video streams.

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A platform that helps developers manage their companies’ books and accounting, with a focus on expense management.

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Venture-backed startup that helps developers easily create social apps for their customers.

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This startup is building an open source framework that gives developers access to a machine learning training environment that can be used to build and train AI models

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One of the top names in the market for payments app developers is now building a payments platform for the internet of things.

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A startup that helps brands and developers build mobile video games. Their platform easily integrates with existing games and offers a suite of tools for onboarding, publishing, and monetizing.

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A directory of independent developers, with a marketplace to match them with a client. The startup has a team of former Google employees and has raised $1.5 million from Y Combinator.

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A developer’s toolkit that allows businesses to build automation and monitoring tools for their apps. The company claims it has started over $1 million in monthly recurring revenue.

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A cloud-based project management platform for designers and developers, through which they can view client feedback, manage workflows and streamline operations.

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CoffeeScript is a JavaScript compiler that allows developers to take advantage of a subset of the JavaScript syntax that is more concise and readable.

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A mobile-first real estate development platform that helps developers sell and manage their product on the platform.

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A product that allows developers to easily build and launch a custom app from a single library, with a focus on scaling those apps across multiple platforms.

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A tool that helps developers by allowing them to see exactly where their users are coming from and what they’re doing on their site.

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A CTO of a small company of 3 people, looking to hire an artist or designer or developer.

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Idea: A hardware startup looking to build a “developer’s dream”, a library of easy-to-use and open source hardware tools for electronics prototyping.

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A startup that helps mobile developers with code, as well as providing a debugging tool. One idea that is pitching is that it can create a code autocomplete tool for developers.

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A “sales platform for developers,” allowing them to sell directly to customers. It’s available on the web and on iOS/Android apps.

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A company that provides developers with a platform to build third-party apps to interact with other apps and devices, and a platform for developers to build apps to interact with other apps and devices.

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Open-source software that helps developers collaborate on an unlimited number of applications in a private cloud. The platform can be used for connecting applications, sharing data and managing security.

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A company that helps developers get their apps into the Apple App Store. The startup is a marketplace for “apps that are too specific or too niche to go through the regular process” and helps developers get their app approved in about 10 days.

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A group of designers and developers building a basic platform to help people create and share drawings and designs, similar to how Shapes is used to share images. It is currently in private beta, with a public launch scheduled in Q1 2015.

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A company that uses machine learning to help companies reduce the amount of time it takes to review and approve a developer’s pull request. It allows developers to get feedback from their teammates before submitting a request.

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Empowering developers to build custom mobile apps. The company wants to make mobile apps simple, like the mobile websites that everyone else is building.

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A company that helps mobile developers integrate with Apple’s SpriteKit framework and with Xamarin

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This B2B startup is building a marketplace for freelance IT services that includes a marketplace for services, providing customers with a platform for buying and selling services, and a marketplace for developers to recruit work.

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A platform for connecting developers with small businesses. The startup is looking to use machine learning to automate the process of finding a small business for a developer to implement an app for.

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This works to match and hire the best freelancers on the web, with a focus on software engineers and front-end developers.

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A startup that wants to fund and manage a network of web hosts to make it easier for web startups and developers

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A decentralized AI platform built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to build AI bots that can be programmed to perform tasks.

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A web analytics tool designed for mobile apps. Not only does it help developers track users, it also makes it easier to build a good mobile experience.

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A simple solution for localizing your website. Localize is an easy way to translate content into multiple languages without needing a developer.

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A team of developers working on creating an easy way for people to send money to each other.

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A tool for developers to build, manage, and distribute digital applications. The company also offers a developer platform that lets users build, test, and deploy digital applications.

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Idea: A software tool for developers to build sites for the web, iOS and Android

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Idea: Online marketplace for web developers

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Idea: Automatic generation of admin / developer portal

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Idea: Design-first API for non-developers

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Idea: A single platform that allows developers to monitor apps, see the impact they have on the web, and see the performance of any single API endpoint

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Idea: Take the New York Times model and apply it to content for developers

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Idea: Helping developers with app analytics

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Idea: A startup for connecting software developers with companies that want to build in-house software

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Idea: A startup building tools for developers to build, secure, and deploy machine learning and data science models This is the “serverless” version of their main product

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Idea: A startup that connects teams of freelance software developers to help them complete projects

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Idea: Use crowdsourced data to build a universal language translation app for developers

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Idea: Startup that has built a toolkit for turning any website into a chatbot The startup wants to take the friction out of building bots by providing a visual interface and developer tools

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Idea: No-code developer tools for enterprise

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Idea: A platform that helps companies manage the developer experience across different platforms, like AWS, Heroku and Google Cloud

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Idea: Append-only log that helps developers debug problems

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Idea: A startup that helps developers build native apps for their companies It provides a development framework that can be incorporated into other software

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Idea: A way to bring “native apps to the web”, so developers can build applications that behave natively in browsers

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Idea: A startup that connects pro developers to people looking for help building apps, with the developer taking a cut of the project.

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Idea: A startup offering a suite of tools for mobile app developers to help them build and operate mobile apps for companies with large enterprise clients. The company has $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue and is currently working with 25 customers.

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Idea: An education platform for coding. With an estimated 1.5 million job openings in the next 5 years, the founders say they’ve got an opportunity to help provide the next generation of developers with

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Idea: A desktop software platform that helps companies design and build enterprise apps. The startup’s first customer is a large construction company, and it’s currently building a SaaS product that helps developers quickly build enterprise apps.

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Idea: A startup that provides a payments API for developers building offline commerce apps.

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Idea: A startup that matches freelance developers with smaller startups looking for engineers.

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Idea: A startup for finding designers/developers/analysts/etc for long term projects. It’s meant to be similar to Upwork, but less saturated and more curated.

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Idea: A way for developers and designers to collaborate on design projects, the way they used to, with the added ability to generate a GitHub-ready invoice at the end.

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Idea: Fuctional programming is one of the frontiers of software development, and this startup is building a tool to help developers better understand the functional code they’re writing.

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This software company is building a platform for developers to use in building apps that can read and process information from multiple data sources, including Telegram.

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A platform that helps developers market their apps. The company wants to help software companies build more successful mobile apps.

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A startup that provides a way to track the development of software code with software developers and project managers.

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 A tool for finding and building mobile apps. The startup wants to be a hub for developers to build apps across multiple platforms.

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This is a platform for managing and deploying code, with a focus on making it easy for developers to share their

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