SafeDK Raises $2.25M to Ensure Mobile App Security and Quality in Real-time

Nov 18, 2015, 09:00 ET from SafeDK

HERZLIYA, Israel, November 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

SafeDK recently raised $2.25 million and is launching today the first SDK management platform that provides real-time insights, actionable alerts, and proactive solutions for mobile SDKs. 

 

SafeDK, developer of a mobile SDK management platform, is launching its In-App Protection solution and marketplace, putting app security and quality in the hands of app developers. The company recently ended its seed funding round with a total of $2.25 million from a number of investors, including StageOne VC, Eddy Shalev, Marius Nacht, and Kaedan Capital. SafeDK monitors the real-time behavior of SDKs and notifies developers of privacy, performance, and stability issues.

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Moreover, it provides granular control over the SDK privacy permissions and allows developers to simply turn off SDKs or certain functionality within an SDK without harming app stability. Now, with a simple integration, developers can control their apps' SDKs in real-time with an automatic, easy-to-use dashboard.

Most mobile apps use 3rd party SDKs to add functionality such as advertising, analytics, social, and more. These SDKs might cause various issues ranging from app slow down and crashes, to excessive battery consumption and malicious behavior. To safeguard their apps and their users, developers simply need to integrate the SafeDK plug-in into their development environment or drag and drop their APK into the SafeDK platform, where it automatically populates all of the SDKs being used in that particular app. From that point on, developers gain full transparency and control over their app security and quality with the ability to view live SDK issues and statistics, turn permissions on and off, or remotely deactivate an entire SDK. No additional intervention from the developer is required beyond the initial integration.

What makes SafeDK a crucial solution for developers is the ability to update their apps' new SDK configuration with a simple click, and without the need for version updates. Once a developer makes changes in the SafeDK dashboard, they are reflected across all devices, automatically. SafeDK users can stay up-to-date on the latest issues with the SDKs they utilize in their apps and get real-time statistics and alerts, which minimizes the amount of time an app and its users are at risk.

To provide developers with the best, most comprehensive SDK information, SafeDK is also launching a marketplace (http://www.safedk.com) to serve as the developer hub for SDKs. The marketplace brings the mobile developer community together to research, review, and discuss the latest SDKs. Each SDK receives ratings and reviews from developers, as well as the ability to engage in technical discussions on issues found in various SDKs. This one-stop-shop not only benefits mobile app developers, but also serves as a platform for SDK developers to promote their products to the community.

"I experienced firsthand the difficulty in finding the right SDK for my app, when I was working for a global location based services company," says CEO Orly Shoavi. "When I wanted to find a specific SDK, I would Google it and get to the official SDK website. I couldn't find any unbiased information or hear about the experience of others with this SDK. Once implemented, we experienced problems with our app, not knowing which SDK was causing us the problem. We were very exposed, vulnerable and without control.

"That's why we are so thrilled to be launching SafeDK as a holistic solution. We are the developers' companion for the entire app development journey: From finding the right SDKs in our marketplace to ongoing in-app protection and real-time control. SafeDK's cutting-edge technology is the only proactive solution that combines post-production, high feature coverage with real-time solutions. We're looking forward to growing our community of both developers and SDKs."

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About SafeDK 

SafeDK is a management platform for mobile SDKs that allows app developers to monitor and control SDK performance issues and malicious activity in real-time. The platform also brings together the developer community to rate, review, and browse the latest SDKs. SafeDK was founded in September 2014 by, Orly Shoavi and Ronnie Sternberg, and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. The company is funded by StageOne VC and top strategic Angel investors, including Eddy Shalev, Marius Nacht, and Kaedan Capital.

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