Got an idea for an iPhone app? These days, you can mock up a quick and dirty prototype to show colleagues and customers, before you commit to actually building the thing.
A startup called Appgyver (conveniently rhymes with “MacGyver“) has developed a set of app prototyping tools for developers and product managers. To build out its product suite, the company today raised an additional $325,000 in seed funding. This brings the funding total to $1,325,000.
Appgyver’s well-known Prototyper product is targeted at those who need a better way to test out current versions of their apps on potential customers, and rapidly alter the design in minutes. It’s designed to mimic the actual feeling of what using the app would be like.
But the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup announced today that it is going beyond prototypes.
Toolbelt acts as a “patch” to Adobe’s PhoneGap toolset, augmenting performance and making it easier to test ideas. “We are fixing what is broken, nearly point-by-point,” added Appgyver CEO Lehtimaki (pictured, right).
The additional boost in seed funding comes from the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, dubbed “TEKES.”
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