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Code 42 Software Acquires Mobile Developer Recursive Awesome

Looks like Code 42, the company that makes CrashPlan, is getting a little more serious about mobile development. That is certainly a growth area for Crashplan, considering it is only one of a few online backup services that does not currently have any kind of mobile application. It will be interesting to see how long it takes before we hear about CrashPlan releasing a mobile app? Anyone dare to take a guess?


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Code 42 Software Acquires Mobile Developer Recursive Awesome

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code 42 Software Inc., developers of CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO, award-winning backup software for home and business, today announced the acquisition of Minneapolis-based mobile development company, Recursive Awesome. The merger of the two teams will enable Code 42 to extend its cross-platform backup solutions (already the most widely-compatible in the industry) beyond desktop operating systems to embrace the needs of mobile device users as well.

“You can spend years working to get your own products off of the ground, or you can partner with a successful product company”
“We are thrilled to begin working with the Recursive Awesome team as we see it as a match made in heaven,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and CEO, Code 42. “It became obvious we had familial business DNA – products, customers, values ‚Äì all nearly identical. The addition of some of the best mobile talent in the country, combined with our base of some of the most influential businesses and users in the world, position Code 42 to continue to innovate, especially in the mobile environment.‚Äù

Founded in 2009 by Justin Grammens and Sam Schroeder, Recursive Awesome specializes in creating tablet, mobile and web applications for a host of high-profile clients, including Best Buy, Ecolab, McDonald’s, Geek Squad and Boston Scientific. Focused on developing applications for the Android, Blackberry, iOS, and WP7 platforms, and having developed its own video streaming service for iPhone and Android, Recursive Awesome has the proven experience to bring mobile products to market.

“You can spend years working to get your own products off of the ground, or you can partner with a successful product company,” said Schroeder. Grammens continued, “This isn’t about one company acquiring the assets and client list of another company. It’s about two very talented teams, coming together to build awesome products.”

The entire Recursive Awesome team will join Code 42 Software in their newly expanded headquarters at 1 Main St in Northeast Minneapolis. To learn more about Code 42 Software, please visit

About Code 42 Software, Inc.

Code 42 Software, a privately-held company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been developing software to protects the world’s data since 2001. In 2007 the award-winning consumer solution, CrashPlan (Backup for Everyone) was introduced, followed a year later by the enterprise solution, CrashPlan PRO. Both products offer multi-destination, cross-platform backup onsite, offsite and online. For more information, visit


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