Apple usually shares the spotlight at its WWDC keynote with a few of its developers and partners. Today, the big winner was probably Andreessen Horowitz-backed AI startup Anki, but what also caught our attention was a brief demo of Famo.us, the startup that launched at our Disrupt conference last fall.
That’s not the most flattering way to bring up Famo.us’ platform, which is supposed to be used to build HTML5 apps with dramatically improved rendering. But hey, it shows that Apple is aware of Famo.us, the startup got demonstrated, if only briefly, to an enormous audience.
I asked Famo.us co-founder and CEO Steve Newcomb if he could share any details about why his technology got mentioned on-stage today, and he said he can’t say much, except, “We have a positive relationship with Apple and that I guess it’s now obvious that we are on their radar at the highest level.”