BOSTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brass Monkey® today announces the acquisition of Emotely, a San Francisco-based software developer that adds HTML5 to the Brass Monkey platform. As part of its continuing expansion in the mobile app market, the acquisition of Emotely will grow the reach of Brass Monkey controllers to web browsers without the need of a plug-in. The addition of Emotely adds a West Coast-based presence for the Boston-based start-up, enabling access to another of the biggest technology centers in the world.
"We are look forward to integrating Emotely into our growing product line. The technology adds HTML5 support at a time web-based games are revolutionizing. Flash is no longer the only choice for creating sophisticated experiences that run in a web browser. Allowing our developers to choose HTML5 as an endpoint broadens our reach tremendously," said Chris Allen, President and CTO of Brass Monkey.
With the close of the acquisition, Emotely's founder Francois Laberge becomes Brass Monkey's Chief Innovation Officer, heading up business strategy and technology associated with HTML5 and mobile. "I'm excited to join the team, and look forward to working with the team to break new ground."
Brass Monkey's software allows developers to turn smart phones into fun and intuitive game controllers to interact with PCs, Macs, Internet-enabled TVs and digital signs. The experience is similar to playing a game on a console comparable to the Wii. This revolutionary new feature frees browser- and PC-based games from the confines of the mouse and keyboard.
Similarly, Emotely is a mobile app that turns your phones and tablets into remote controllers for HTML5 games and apps. The app includes controllers for games, playing movies, playing music, collaborative drawing apps, and slideshow clickers. Controllers can use all the features of modern phones such as multi-touch, motion controls, geo-location, in-app purchasing, cameras, and more. Multi-users or multi-players of up to 8 people are supported out of the box.
About Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey's patent pending technology transforms an iPhone or other smart device into an intuitive controller for web-based single or multi-player games. Through Brass Monkey software, experiences previously available on game consoles like Nintendo Wii are now possible using WiFi enabled electronics. Brass Monkey provides fully immersive experiences of all kinds with displays ranging from personal computers, Internet enabled TVs, kiosks and large billboards. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Brass Monkey's mission is to build and deploy developer tools that will become the worldwide standard for use in connecting mobile devices and displays. Further information can be found at http://brassmonkeysdk.com.
Emotely is a San Francisco based startup building Software that turns Mobile Devices into Wireless Controllers for PCs. Emotely allows iPhones/Android phones to communicate at speeds up to 150hz with any Web Page with no installation on the Controlled PC. Further information can be found at http://emotely.com.