LaunchKit team heads to Google and open-sources its tools for helping devs launch their apps
The team behind #LaunchKit, a set of tools that helps developers launch their apps, is heading to #Google and joining the Developer Product Group. It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s products are moving over to Google, so the team decided to open-source its products and make them available on #GitHub. LaunchKit’s hosted services will be available for the next 12 months. After that, they will be discontinued. LaunchKit currently offers four tools and developers will now be able to take them and run them themselves: Screenshot Builder for easily creating annotated screenshots for #Apple ’s and Google’s store, App Website Builder for creating responsive landing pages for new apps, Review Monitor for — well… — tracking reviews in Apple’s App Store, and Sales Reporter for keeping track of sales. The team has also written a couple of how-to guides for developers, too. Launchkit itself launched in early 2015 and was co-founded by Brenden Mulligan, Taylor Hughes, and Rizwan Sattar. They previously built Cluster and a number of other apps for both iOS and #Android.