Tuesday, January 29, 2008

No More Database Design or Web Programming

Consider adding “no more database design or web programming” to your list of New Year’s resolutions. At DEMO 2008, UC San Diego startup App2you announced that it is opening itself up to the general public – initially for free. With app2you’s patented algorithms, you can whip up a customized interactive Web application in minutes without touching a line of code or thinking a single database-driven thought.

App2you’s key innovations come from a series of patented algorithms that perform the database design and programming for you.

“Users simply specify page design and decide who should have access to what information using our JustSketch tool. Our algorithms do the rest,” says Yannis Papakonstantinou, app2you founder and computer science professor from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering.

App2you is one of the 16 startup companies nurtured since 2002 by the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering. The von Liebig Center – recently recognized for excellence by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Max Planck Institute of Economics – awarded app2you critical seed funding through a competitive review process in 2006. The support enabled Papakonstantinou and his team of UCSD students to develop the technology to the point where they could attract the angel funding they needed to commercialize their algorithms.

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