MartianCraft merges with Empirical Development

It's not often you find a company so aligned with your values whose talent raises the bar for quality. Opportunities like these come once in a lifetime.
Rob Rhyne, Co-founder MartianCraft
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Empirical Development

Empirical Development crafts award winning and best in class software for the world's largest brands. Led by best selling authors, world class inventors, respected professors, and international speakers, Empirical Development is at the forefront of the mobile revolution, pushing on the edge of what is possible.

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MartianCraft

MartianCraft specializes in building the impossible for the most discriminating brands. We provide strategy, design and development services to clients, in addition to building power tools for creative people. Our product Briefs is redefining how designers concept and prototype on a mobile device.

Looking at the growth of the mobile industry over the last few years we consistently saw one company at the center of great innovations. Merging our companies was an easy decision, our cultures sync very well and we share the same values.
Kyle Richter, Co-Founder Empirical Development
Looking at the growth of the mobile industry over the last few years we consistently saw one company at the center of great innovations. Merging our companies was an easy decision, our cultures sync very well and we share the same values.
Kyle Richter, Co-Founder Empirical Development

February 4, 2014

Leading Mobile Studios Join Forces

February 4, 2014
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Software development firms MartianCraft and Empirical Development have reached an agreement today for merging their teams and capabilities to become a market leader in the rapidly advancing mobile market.

Empirical Development Co-Founders Kyle Richter and Marcus Zarra join Jeff LaMarche and Rob Rhyne as Managing Partners of MartianCraft. Kyle Richter has been named the new CEO of MartianCraft. Rob Rhyne will remain as Board Chairman. “It was an easy decision — asking Kyle to be CEO” said Rhyne. “We share a common vision for MartianCraft and he brings substantial experience to the position. His track record speaks for itself.” Richter added he was “excited about the potential of a unified firm. Together we can offer more comprehensive services to our clients, including design, development, and strategy across every platform that matters.”

Together, the four partners have authored over a dozen popular books on Cocoa and iOS development, creating a concentration of expertise unrivaled by other mobile studios. They have been leaders in the industry for more than a decade, sought globally by countless conferences, events, and corporations for their experience and expertise.

The new MartianCraft will continue their focus on delivering high quality design, strategy, and development services on Mac, iOS, and Android.

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The new MartianCraft will continue their focus on delivering high quality design, strategy, and development services on Mac, iOS, and Android. Empirical Development will strengthen MartianCraft's existing services while adding their advanced Server Development division. Current clients of MartianCraft and Empirical Development can expect no changes in current and ongoing projects.

Further, MartianCraft will invest its considerable talent in continued design and development of products for creative professionals such as Briefs and Typeset. Richter states “There are exciting possibilities ahead as we consider the capabilities of this combined team.”

MartianCraft is building the future today. Working with our clients we have shaped elections, redefined the newspaper, and delivered joy to millions. Our products, Briefs and Slender, are reinventing how software is designed. We aren't just mobile natives, we helped spark the revolution.

The new MartianCraft will continue their focus on delivering high quality design, strategy, and development services on Mac, iOS, and Android.

Signatures of Partners
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If you'd like more information about this, or wish to schedule an interview, please contact us.

Rob Rhyne Chairman, MartianCraft 719.602.1105
Kyle Richter CEO, MartianCraft 719.602.1105