After nearly three years with itemis I decided to found my own startup and to create a product in the mobile area. I like to think back of the awesome time with the Xtext team and later the newly founded mobile division at itemis. It’s been a pleasure to do consulting for demanding customers and to advocate model-driven development with Eclipse at international conferences. I learned a lot over this time and want to thank all of my colleagues within itemis – Thank you for a great time!
I was carrying the idea of building a “real” product for quite some time. So, after extensive discussions with friends, colleagues, other entrepreneurs and the directors of itemis I finally decided to leave my efforts in “consulting services” behind and to create my own business. It’s called BeamApp and focusses solely on building a consumer product for the growing market of mobile users.
As HackFwd reports:
With BeamApp, you can pass your current context from one device to another to continue an ongoing task with the gadget that fits best. A hassle-free, wireless setup and a seamless integration for dialing, texting, surfing, directions or music simplifies your mobile life. It works on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry with any laptop, netbook and tablet that runs Windows, Mac OS X or a browser.
Thanks to Lars Hinrichs I got funded by HackFwd for roughly a year. From here, I will concentrate on the minimal viable product first, so please apologize the poor artwork and lack of promotion at the moment. If you want to stay up to date, follow BeamApp on Twitter and subscribe at BeamApp’s teaser page.
You do not believe how excited I am about this step!