StackMob, a cloud-based system designed to ease the development and deployment of mobile applications, has raised $7.5 million led by Trinity Ventures with StackMob’s existing investors, Harrison Metal and Baseline Ventures, participating in the round.
StackMob, which is currently in private beta, is a fully hosted and managed platform that allows developers to build, deploy and manage feature rich mobile applications, similar to what Heroku did for web applications. The suite of services are designed for rapid development and implementation.
Developers can integrate OAuth, social services (Twitter, Facebook, etc), storage solutions (Joyent, Amazon), advertising, messaging (including Push), APIs, analytics, and more simply. A developer can pick and choose what they want or need to include from StackMob via a freemium model.
As the mobile app ecosystem continues to rapidly grow, StackMob is sure to ride this wave. The platform supports iOS currently but plans to extend the functionality for Android development as well. The new funding will be used to for additional hiring, product development and to build support for additional platforms.
Developers can sign up to StackMob’s private beta here.