In the jungles of Borneo, we say: "ia mengambil sebuah kampung" - which literally translates as "it takes a village".
We are proud of our monkeys for having built the best mobile appmaker in the world, but we know that we could not have done it without the amazing help of our partners who are as passionate about mobile apps and building a successful startup as we are.
So we'd like to say a big "Terima Kasih" or thank you to all of our partners. Please check them out, every one of them is great.
More and more today the mobile app industry is being built on Appcelerator's Titanium platform. With more than 40,000 developers building apps that are installed on more than 110,000 million devices - their impact is huge. If you want a way to develop iPhone apps at the same time as you make an Android App, then look no further than the Titanium cross-platform app development tools.
Most mobile apps businesses are restricted to hiring the best people who coincidentally live within 30 miles of their office. But not us! By working with oDesk, we hire the best people in the world, no matter where they are. As a result we've been able to put together an amazing team at a cost that a growing startup can afford. If you are an entrepreneur, or running your own small business, you should definitely check out oDesk.
While desktop browsers offer protection against malicious websites by warning end-users of a potential threat, there is zero protection inside millions of apps that have the ability to display web content. The MetaCert Security service makes it easy for app publishers to protect end-users from malicious URLs by preventing them from loading inside the app. Publishers can also block content that’s labeled as nsfw.
When someone comes to Infinite Monkeys to build an iPhone app for their small business they typically don't want just a one-way brochure. By partnering with WuFoo's amazingly easy survey/form builder platform our mobile app makers can insert a lead generation form, customer survey or contact form within their mobile app with almost no effort. What we love most about WuFoo (other than the fact that their owned by monkeys ) is that it starts so simply, but once you get in to it, you realize just how powerful it is. Give it a try yourself when you make an app.
A lot of our publishers want to make a mobile app for their music band's fans. The best way we've found to include music tracks within a mobile app is clearly through SoundCloud. No other service has the power for anyone to easily post, host and share their tracks with the world. Whether you are setting up just a mobile app, or an entire social media portfolio including a custom website, Facebook Fanpage, etc - SoundCloud can form the heart of them all, but serving up your music across all devices. It's great.
If you are running a new startup business, and you're looking for ways to get your message out to customers and journalists around the world then PRWeb is a great choice. We know, we've tried almost all of the competitors and we've been blown away by PRWeb. They distribute your content in a 21st century approach. So much more than just a "wire" they actually integrate your social feeds, videos, and mobile app links. Our releases through them are consistently top ranked in Google. Trust us, it's worth trying.
Someday we will publish more mobile apps than Akamai has servers, but it hasn't happened yet. We've worked with Akamai for years (both for Infinite Monkeys and in our previous ventures) and know of no better way to ensure that your online tools and websites are truly scalable, stable and fast, fast, fast. Their network of servers around the world are super simple to serve through, and they instantly eliminate any latency that you may have, especially in international markets. Both our App Builder and every time we make an app - they go through Akamai. If you are building an online business, you should too.
We are huge fans of Eric Ries' work on the Lean Startup.One of the key principles of running a lean startup is "validated learning" - constantly checking in with our customers to see how we are doing, and how we could do it better. One of the very best ways to do that is through Qualaroo - Their simple tool for integrating single question qualitative research and validations into key steps within your business. Whenever we rollout a new feature, we ask our customers: "what do you think?" or "How would you make this step better?" - the results are insightful, fast and free. It's fantastic.
There are very few businesses anymore where everyone goes to the same office day after day, gather around the water cooler and share with their managers how they are feeling and what's happening within the business. For the modern business - with virtual workers, distributed teams and time-shifted global relationships - we have replaced the water cooler with 15five.com.It allows us to quickly share with our managers and team mates how things are going, and to quickly bubble up any problems that need to be dealt with before they become emergencies. It's a fantastic modern tool for fantastic modern businesses.