Colorado Springs, Colorado – Dragon Forged Software LLC and Zarra Studios LLC announced today they are forming a new partnership known as Empirical Development.

“We have been working together in this field for a number of years now,” said Marcus Zarra, co-owner of Empirical Development. “It just made sense that our next move was to work together as a single company and avoid the competition that was inevitable if we continued separately. By combining our years of experience, hand-picked development teams, and love of high-quality software, we can better serve companies looking for quality-driven teams. We both have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and under budget.”

Empirical Development will have a combined total of over 50 years of Objective-C development experience among their highly talented development teams. In addition, they have a record of delivering over 750 applications to Apple’s App Store.

“We plan to competitively bid and deliver on large projects that are looking for a pre-formed team to help them complete their goals. If you need an iOS project delivered, you want to talk to us,” concluded Zarra. To see examples of applications developed visit:

About Dragon Forged Software LLC:
Dragon Forged Software was formed in 2004 to develop Mac OS X shareware titles. Since 2004, Dragon Forged Software has been completely dedicated to Apple’s platforms, releasing several Mac OS X titles prior to the announcement of the iPhone. Dragon Forged Software was an early adopter of iOS technology shipping three iPhone applications on opening day of the iTunes App Store. Dragon Forged has been instrumental in paving the way for new technology for the iOS platform, including the first multiplayer iPhone game, the first iPhone credit card processor, and the first iPhone location-based peer-to-peer file transfer protocol. Dragon Forged Software’s consulting arm has shipped more than 150 applications over the last 8 years.

Kyle Richter is the owner of Dragon Forged Software LLC and co-owner of Empirical Development. Richter is the author of “Beginning iOS Game Center and Game Kit” published by Apress, and the soon to be released “iOS Components and Frameworks,” published by Pearson Education. Richter is also a frequent speaker at technology conferences spanning the globe; speaking about topics such as development, business and entrepreneurship.

About Zarra Studios LLC:
Zarra Studios was formed in 2005 with a goal of delivering quality software to the Mac OS X and iOS community. Since its inception, Zarra Studios has been involved in the development of nearly 600 applications for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. Many of those applications went on to be award winning and/or featured applications in Apple’s App Store.

Marcus S. Zarra is the owner of Zarra Studios LLC as well as co-owner of Empirical Development. Zarra is the author of the incredibly popular “Core Data” book published by The Pragmatic Programmers, and co-author of the successful “Core Animation” book published by Addison-Wesley. Zarra has developed applications for several Fortune 500 companies and has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe as well as taught Objective-C at some of the top colleges in the United States.

Empirical Development

Empirical Development is an iOS and Mac development shop founded by two industry veterans who have been developing software for Apple platforms longer than most people knew Apple for anything more than their iPods. We bring to the table a level of skill, professionalism, and experience unmatched in this emerging industry. Don’t trust your development to gold rush developers or a jack of all trades. Our dedication to Apple products is unmatched. Get to know the team below and let us know how we can help your product be more successful. Copyright (C) 2012 Empirical Development. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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