iPhone 3G: Indian Software Firm Offers App Services

Udupi-based Mac software developer Robosoft Technologies is developing native applications for Apple’s new iPhone 3G, set for release on July 11, 2008.

Robosoft CEO Rohith Bhat said that the company had already delivered four native iPhone 3G applications to customers in the U.S. One of the applications focuses on social networking while the rest are said to be broadly in the personal productivity space.

Robosoft’s is also eyeing opportunities in casual games development for the iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G

Robosoft considers that the iPhone’s features like the touch screen, 3D processor and three-dimensional accelerometer provides consumers with a platform that is suitable for casual gaming.

Robosoft is a 350-man outfit founded in 1996 by CEO Rohith Bhat, a computer science engineer from Udupi (located in the South Indian state of Karnataka). The company is self-funded and not backed by vulture capital oops venture capital.

Besides taking up iPhone 3G application development for third parties, Robosoft is also planning on launching two of its own branded apps for the new iPhone over the next three to four months.

One of the applications would address management of photos but Bhat declined to provide details on the second except to say that it was an India-specific application that could be used by folks in India as well as by the diaspora.

The two applications are to be priced at $3-$5 each and will be offered through Apple’s new App Store.

Robosoft plans to showcase its casual game development services for Mac and iPhone at Casual Connect, Seattle from 23rd to 25th July. Casual Connect is a major event for the Casual Games industry with over 3,000 professionals attending Casual Connect Events each year.

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