November 26, 2014

Startup Gaming Platform “Appy Pie” Successfully Reaches its Crowdfunding Goal of $10,000

Crowdfuding continues to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain not only funding but publicity for their good idea. “Appy Pie”, a cloud based game builder that will provide non-coders with the tools to build their own mobile game using HTML5 technology.  Creator Abs Girdhar has come up with the perfect tool for creative people to avoid technology classes and jump into the world of gaming.  He is not only placing this tool on the market, but enabling people who will someday purchase it to not only create their own games, but monetize the process themselves via placing them on Google Play, iTunes, or Windows Marketplace for sale.

His application is simple—only three steps to the final game.  The user picks the “game type” from a set of four, enters information about the game, and then customizes the game settings.  Prototypes can be found on the Kickstarter page for investors to get an idea of what they will be working with in the final product.  Girhar’s goal was $10,000 and he ended his Appy Pie Kickstarter campaign successfully with a funding total surpassing his goal at $10,177 just this past week on August 28, 2013.

Girdhar’s website, www.appypie.com, explains more about the product and where he intends to take it.  As for Girhar himself, he received his Bachelor in Information Systems from the University of Westminster in London and eventually founded his own company, ONS Interactive Solutions Pvt Ltd on 13th March 2007. It was through ONS that has permitted him to create app builders that will enable people who are not technical to enjoy the full power of the web.

His previous innovations have been seen on Bloomberg, Marketwatch, and Technorati.

    A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of "exit". The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth. Paul Graham, Y-Combinator