SOURCE: StackMob


August 24, 2011 12:15 ET

StackMob Extends Mobile Backend Solution to Ruby Developers With Heroku Add-On

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - StackMob (, the leading platform for building, deploying and scaling mobile applications in the cloud, today announced it will partner with Heroku (, the leading Ruby platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for developers, taking a major leap in mobile development. This integration brings two powerful, world-class backend solutions together to give developers greater flexibility and a better way to build, deploy and scale their mobile and web applications.

StackMob's fully hosted and managed platform allows developers to quickly build, deploy and scale feature rich mobile applications faster and easier than ever before. StackMob offers a comprehensive suite of backend services designed for quick implementation, allowing developers to shortcut the infrastructure-building process from months to hours or minutes.

Developers on Heroku's platform now have access to StackMob's complete mobile backend solution so they can extend their current applications to mobile or build entirely new applications easier and faster than before. With StackMob, developers can spend less time re-inventing the wheel with backend development and more time creating differentiating value in their applications. "Our services allow developers to focus on creating differentiating experiences in their apps, while StackMob takes care of the heavy lifting on backend development," said Ty Amell, CEO and co-founder of StackMob. "With the Heroku integration, StackMob now extends our complete backend solution to a new group of developers so they can quickly and easily build incredible mobile apps."

StackMob developers now have the option of writing custom code either in StackMob's platform supporting Scala, Java & Clojure or with Heroku using Ruby on Rails and soon additional languages supported by Heroku. "We are super excited about StackMob's add-on," said James Lindenbaum, Heroku founder. "This enables developers to use Heroku's platform and StackMob's services together seamlessly -- a great solution for mobile developers."

About StackMob
Built for developers, by developers, StackMob is the leading platform for building, deploying and scaling mobile applications in the cloud. The San Francisco-based company combines a fully hosted and managed platform with the most complete suite of backend services to help developers build feature rich mobile apps faster and easier than ever before. StackMob lets developers focus on creating differentiating value in their applications instead of spending valuable resources re-inventing the wheel with backend development. For more information, visit and or follow StackMob on Twitter at

About Heroku
Heroku is a world-class platform as a service (PaaS) provider that enables agile deployment of Ruby applications. Tens of thousands of developers worldwide have relied on Heroku to deploy over 170,000+ applications to their platform. We are excited to offer StackMob's mobile solution to the Heroku Add-on catalog. For more information, please visit and or follow Heroku on Twitter at Heroku is a wholly owned subsidiary of

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