San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
Ever since Apple announced that it would not support Adobe’s Flash platform on the iPhone or iPad, Flash developers have had a hard time porting their games over to the mobile market. While Adobe and other companies have tried to alleviate this issue, the tools available to Flash developers have remained very limited.
But now, a small startup named Loqheart is attempting to change all of that by creating tools specifically for Flash developers who are eager to get into the mobile space.
“The mobile market is clearly the new Gold Rush, but a lot of Flash developers have been left behind,” said Don Quach, Co-Founder of Loqheart. “While trying to create our own mobile games, we quickly learned that we basically had to create our own tools to make it work. Many other developers who also shared our frustration became incredibly interested in the tools we created for ourselves. Thus, we realized there was a huge need here, and that’s why we started Loqheart.”
Loqheart is making their debut by launching their first tool, Spriteloq™, which gives Flash developers the ability to export their art assets and animations directly from Flash and into their mobile app. To best accomplish this, Loqheart has partnered with Ansca Mobile and built Spriteloq to work with Ansca’s mobile app development toolkit, Corona SDK™.
David Ngo, co-founder of Loqheart, added, “Corona is a perfect fit because they are widely known to be the quickest and simplest platform for developing mobile apps, and that balance of function and speed is in-line with Loqheart’s philosophy. We are passionate about creating tools that not only work well, but are beautifully designed.”
“We’re excited that Loqheart has chosen to create tools for Flash developers who use Corona,” said Carlos Icaza, co-founder of Ansca Mobile, “There is a large community of Flash developers out there, and we are delighted to work with Loqheart in helping those developers move to the mobile space. Above all, Spriteloq will allow Flash developers to focus on what’s most important – using Corona SDK to create top-notch apps and games!”
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Loqheart is a team of two entrepreneurs who have a rich background in engineering, human-centered design, and crafting casual and social games. Loqheart is taking this user-experience expertise and applying it to game development tools, empowering Flash developers everywhere to quickly and efficiently get their applications to market.
To try out Spriteloq, or learn more about how Loqheart’s tools can help you with your mobile game or application development, visit http://www.loqheart.com/spriteloq/
About Ansca Mobile
Ansca, Inc. (http://www.anscamobile.com) is a venture-backed Palo Alto, CA-based mobile development company founded by two former Adobe mobile engineers who led the Adobe Flash Lite engineering team. Their Corona SDK software development kit empowers developers of all backgrounds to create graphically rich games and applications for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. Corona SDK-based applications have been downloaded more than 11M times in the first quarter of 2011 alone.