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SHAPE Services

SHAPE GmbH
Industry Mobile software
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Products IM+, IM+ Video, IM+ Talk, Business Card Reader, iDisplay, WebCamera, Barcode Reader, VR+, xPlayer, RDM+, GPSed
Website shape.ag

SHAPE.AG (formerly SHAPE Services) is a cross-platform independent software vendor and web-based services provider. The company develops instant messaging, social networking, productivity, entertainment, games, media and location-based applications for Apple iPhone,[1] iPod Touch and iPad,[2] BlackBerry,[3] Windows Phone/Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian S60, UIQ, J2ME, and HP/Palm webOS mobile platforms.

About the company

SHAPE.AG (with AG standing for Apps&Games )is a worldwide operating company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and offices in Germany and Ukraine. The company was founded in 2002 and as of 2011 had more than 60 employees.
In May 2008 SHAPE acquired Warelex LLC, the US developer of multimedia applications and technologies for mobile devices.[4]
In July 2011 SHAPE has agreed to acquire Crisp App, the Hong Kong based developer of the fone app for iOS.[5]
SHAPE Services is the only company with apps reaching top ranks in four Apple iTunes App Store categories: Social Networking, Business, Utilities and Productivity.
In 2011 the company added innovative location-based instant messaging service Neighbors into IM+ application.
In 2012 SHAPE raised $10 million from Russian investment firm Finam. [6]
In March of 2012 SHAPE officially changed its name from SHAPE Services to SHAPE.AG (AG stands for Apps&Games ).

Current products

The company's best-known software products include:

  • IM+ - multiprotocol multiplatform mobile instant messenger.[7]
  • IM+ Web - multiprotocol web instant messenger.[8]
  • New: Sicher - free mobile cross-platform secure messenger with encrypted file transfer.
  • Business Card Reader - OCR utility for business cards processing and saving of contacts in address book.[9]
  • iDisplay - utility allowing to use devices running on Android OS and iOS as a secondary display for Windows and Mac computers.
  • RDM+ - multiplatform remote access application for mobile devices.
  • CheckIn+/CheckIn Pro - an augmented reality app that overlays user's current surroundings with places from select geolocation applications, allowing users to see each notable destination relative to its position in the real world.[10]
  • Chat for GTalk - monoclient instant messenger for Google Talk/Google+.

See also

References

  1. ^ Engadget.com
  2. ^ Ipadmodo.com
  3. ^ Blackberry Cool.com
  4. ^ PRNewsWire: SHAPE Services Acquired Warelex LLC
  5. ^ SHAPE Services Acquires Developer of Fone
  6. ^ Finam Puts $10M in Mobile Messaging Application IM+
  7. ^ GearDiary.com
  8. ^ news.cnet.com
  9. ^ Wireless Week
  10. ^ TechCrunch

External links

  • SHAPE Services homepage
  • Warelex homepage
  • Mobiola homepage
  • RDM+ homepage
  • IM+ Web homepage
  • Sicher website
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