App-building platform grabs funding

Launched in 2011, is a “back-end-as-a-service” startup that provides a place for people to build mobile apps without server-side code. The company announced today it has raised $1.1 million in its seed funding.

ESPN’s new developer center strikes out with programmers

ESPN launched its Developer Center today, declaring that it was making a wide array of editorial content, scores and sports data accessible to third party developers. But the early reviews from the coding community are negative, calling out the high costs and multiple restrictions.