Smish scores $2 million

Chris Caceres · March 29, 2010 · Short URL:

Startup wants to build an app store for your desktop

Smish, a platform for distributing apps on PC's and netbooks, has raised $2 million.  The startup would not share who the investor was but did say they had previously raised $2 million. 

Based out of Aliso Viejo, California, the startup said it has built a destination for apps.   It's not your typical mobile apps though, as we've all become familiar with, instead, it's apps for PC's and netbooks.  The company said there are "gazillion of new apps that are coming to your computer."  Smish puts all these apps into one store, similar to something like the Apple app store.  

The company also wants to act as a hub for your social networking accounts.  It shows off you can use Smish as a destination to access your Facebook, Twitter, etc., without having to load up every individual Web page.  

“This capital provides us the opportunity to launch Smish Beta and continue to gather feedback from our users.” said Smish CEO Hal Halladay.

The startup said it would use the capital to expand its beta, support "millions" of users and take the product to a broader market.  It also plans to launch a tool so that developers building iPhone apps can easily convert those so they can work on a PC desktop.  

The product can be downloaded for free, that is, if you get into the Beta from an existing beta tester.

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