In the wake of several natural disasters that have ravaged Japan, including an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear exposure, top software developers are sending money into the country for relief and charity work. Apple-oriented software developers have initiated the first step in making donations of money and services to help victims of the quake and their families.
A company called Panic which makes Mac applications like Transmit 4 will be using all of its sales profits on March 17-18 for relief work in Japan. Another firm located in California, SmartToam will offer VOIP Chat time via the iPhone to make calls to Japan for free. The offer stands until the end of March.
Devon Technologies in Idaho is another manufacturer of Mac software like Devon Think and Devon Agent and it plans to donate 20 percent of all proceeds in March to relief work in Japan. Most of the company’s charity is targeted toward Doctors without Borders.
Interval Studios of Denver will give away 100 percent of the company’s March 11-31 proceeds to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. Interval is involved in making Snowdrift and thicket applications for iOS. Incidentally, Thicket hit the no. 2 spot in entertainment on the App Store in Japan.
Real Software, headquartered in Austin, Texas makes web development tools. Real will donate 5 percent of its sales to the Red Cross Japan fund from March 20-March 26. Real Software provides a myriad of products like Real Studio Enterprise, which is a $995 product made for developers, reports yahoo.com