Backed by Northzone and Alliance Venture, an Oslo and Palo Alto-based startup raised $2.8 million for a design-centered app development platform. Fuse will be releasing a beta version later in 2015 after performing alpha testing in private for more than a year.
Founded by Anders Lassen and Morten Fornes, Fuse offers app developers a platform that makes it easier and faster to build iOS and Android mobile apps simultaneously. As the mobile app industry (and more specifically custom apps) expands at a rapid pace, parallel versions of apps are necessary to be successful. Fuse hopes to change this by offering a different workflow than the standard process involving wireframes and conceptual mock-ups before coding and actual building begins. The app development platform will instead have a WYSIWYG editor so designers can be a bigger part of the overall process.