Great idea for an app, but don’t know how to build it? There’s an app for that! AppMachine enables beginners and professionals to create web-based and native mobile apps with ease. They’re big but about to get a lot bigger: this week they were fully acquired by US technology juggernaut Endurance International. Total amount: a whopping $37,5 million dollars.
The multi-million acquisition ($15,2M of it had already been paid for, for 40% last year) is one of the latest success stories of AppMachine founder Siebrand Dijkstra, who build several successful and profitable companies from the ground up. As a dyslexic college dropout with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), nobody would have thought Dijkstra would become a millionaire. But learning himself to code on his first computer at the young age of twelve paid off. Big time.
Easy and straightforward
AppMachine’s pitch is easy and straightforward: it provides software, building products and capabilities to users (from beginners to professionals), enabling them to create apps, either web-based or native for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Think digital Lego blocks for people who have a vision, but lack the crucial the technical know-how to make their idea a reality.