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San Diego Software Company Raises $6 Million and Announces New Web App Development Platform

Venture-backed GoMeta recently announced that it secured $6 million in funding and unveiled a powerful new web app development platform called Koji. Now in beta, Koji makes creating and deploying web applications dramatically faster, easier and accessible to millions more people. Former Googler and MySpace CTO Dmitry Shaprio co-founded GoMeta in 2016.

“We’re shrinking app development times to hours or days instead of months, and enabling novice developers to build and effortlessly deploy apps with Koji,” said Shapiro, CEO of GoMeta “Just like video-sharing websites dramatically lowered the difficulty of publishing video and inspired millions of new content creators to broadcast, we’re lowering the difficulty and decreasing the time it takes to release web applications. Koji invites millions of new people to become app creators.”

The new platform allows developers to create Web App Templates that anyone can easily customize and deploy, including non-techies. Using existing code called “starter templates,” developers can clone, code and make it their own using the easy-to-use code editor and collaboration tools.

Scott Rupp, Founding Partner at BITKRAFT Esports Ventures and investor in GoMeta believes the company is at the forefront of a new software paradigm that allows games and software to be shared outside the confines of the app stores, which will have a big impact on the mobile games ecosystem in the years to come. “Unleashing the creativity of user generated content has historically created significant value for new platforms. GoMeta enables non-technical users to easily create, modify and share casual, mobile, and AR games, democratizing mobile and web game development for the first time,” Rupp added.

The Koji platform consists of four fundamental parts: a template marketplace, a collaborative development environment, multi-platform deployment automation and an app store.

“We’ve been believers in GoMeta’s vision since 2016 when it was founded and are thrilled to watch the progress that this team is making,” said Kelly Perdew, Co-founder and Managing General Partner at Moonshots Capital. “Making it possible for a limitless number of people all over the globe to create applications is a game changer and will impact all industries in profound ways.”

Koji enables a repository of app templates that can be cloned and customized to suit creators’ needs. Starting from a template makes it much easier, and dramatically faster, for creators to build their app. Some apps can be built in under an hour, many in under a day. Even extremely complex apps can be built in under a week. Templates are added to the marketplace by independent developers and can be made available for free or for a fee.

Because Koji is completely cloud-based and built to be collaborative, creators can easily request help from the community and solve problems in real-time. Collaborating users work on the same code files, see real time previews and communicate via chat or VoIP.

Koji makes deploying web applications effortless. With a single click, an app is ready to run on web, mobile, desktop, instant messengers, game consoles and other platforms.

Because Koji apps are powered by the web, and don’t necessarily have to be submitted to traditional app stores, distributing your Koji app is as easy as posting a link to social media, sending it in a message or linking to it from your website. You can also list your app in the Koji App Store so that people may discover it when they’re browsing around or looking at other apps.

GoMeta hosts hackathons regularly and invites developers to participate for a chance to earn some bragging rights and pocket a $500 prize. To try Koji in beta or sign up for an upcoming hackathon, go here.

Contact: contact@gometa.io

Zoohackathon 2016

Where: Institute for Conservation Research (next to Safari Park) 15600 San Pasqual Valley Rd Escondido, California 92027 RSVP: http://zoohackathon.eventbrite.com EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION only $20 before this Friday Sept 23 5pm. When: 10/07/2016 – 10/09/2016 05:00 pm to 01:00 pm The Future of Animals Depends on Us Do you have programming or design skills? Would youContinue Reading

Plug and Play San Diego Deadline May 10

The link to submit applications is: http://sandiego.plugandplaytechcenter.com/programs/apply This opportunity is for a local startup to receive an immediate $25,000 in funding (for 5% equity) along with three months of free space at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley. The selected San Diego startups are automatically accepted to pitch at EXPO in SunnyvaleContinue Reading

Hang With GameSync & J!NX Clothing! FREE Giveaways!

03/13/2015 – 03/13/2015 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm Friday, March 13th, J!NX, one of the biggest gaming gear companies in the world, will be live and in person at GameSync to celebrate the launch of J!NX Boss Battle and to give away loots! They’ll be around from 6pm – 9pm so stop by, say “hey”,Continue Reading

Copyright, Trademark, and Branding IP

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/AnsirSD/events/220094205/ Join us on fourth Thursdays at Ansir Innovation Center (AIC) to hear from local professionals and entrepreneurs, who will share their experiences and expertise to contribute to San Diego’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. This Month’s Topic: Copyright & Trademark: Avoiding key startup ending mistakes with your brand, IP, and other creative assets Speaker: NewContinue Reading

StartupSD Convergence (Jan 22-24)

http://sandiegostartupweek.com/ StartupSD Convergence is a series of events to celebrate and connect local entrepreneurs. We’ve clustered some of our favorite events into a couple compact days that will be both fun and helpful to the community. SCHEDULE: Thursday, Jan. 22nd 4:30-5:30 Community Orientation (tour & chat) Brief tour of the hub of the downtown startupContinue Reading

SD Startup Weekend MEGA: Web, Mobile & Maker (11/14-16)

  San Diego Startup Weekend is November 14-16 downtown at the new library. This is an exciting event that gets business folks together with web developers, mobile developers and makers to see what they can create in just a weekend. Sponsors are providing all kinds of cool hardware, including laser cutters, 3d printers, smart sensorsContinue Reading

Intern for a Day (10/29)

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Where: Evonexus, 101 W Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92101 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intern-for-a-day-san-diego-tickets-13527405835 How It Works: We connect excellent candidates to exclusive companies. But How? The way we do it is by having each founder talk to every intern. It’s kinda like speed dating! AfterContinue Reading

TEDxAmericasFinestCity (10/11)

When: October 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 6:00pm Where: Don Powell Theater 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182 RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxamericasfinestcity-tickets-12678173759?aff=team (Promo code for $65 tickets: SDTECH) Website: http://www.tedxamericasfinestcity.com/ This event Transformation Through Us will feature a compendium of innovative ideas from the minds of San Diego’s best and brightest! Join us on campus atContinue Reading

Startup Socials Mixer San Diego March 2014

Startup Socials is proud to present our MARCH MIXER in San Diego, taking place Thursday, March 13th, where you will have another opportunity to make valuable connections with 200+ fellow entrepreneurs and business partners. We are passionate about connecting and empowering people in the startup ecosystem by combine networking, no-host full-bar, and a fun informalContinue Reading

Modified: May 14, 2019