Thursday, December 1, 2011
SweetLabs Awards $50K To App Developers
San Diego-based SweetLabs, the developer of the Pokki desktop app software, reported Wednesday that it has awarded $50,000 in its Pokki Challenge, a contest for encouraging developers to create desktop applications using HTML5. The firm said it awarded $30,000 to Mohamed Tedjani Meftah for his Mixtape app, $13,000 to Jeet Singh for his Chess app, and $7,000 to Denis Denisyuk for his Instagrille photo app. SweetLabs reported it received 60 apps over the six week challenge, which are now available on its site. SweetLabs, which is backed by Intel Capital, Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, is attempting to create an app environment--similar to iPhone and Android apps--for the PC.