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“App Engine enabled us to focus on developing the application. We wouldn’t have gotten here without the ease of development that App Engine gave us.”

Bobby MurphyCTO and co-Founder

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“Google App Engine has the breadth and the depth to grow with you. Every 6 months, it gets better. The Google App Engine team knows what you need to make a competitive application.”

Brett HarperDirector of Product Development

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy

“If we didn’t have Google App Engine, we’d be spending a lot more time figuring out server setup and working on routers. Our ability to focus on the actual product is the benefit of Google App Engine.”

Ben KamensLead Developer

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“Google App Engine allows us to launch games very quickly with teams of one or two developers per game. Because Google manages all the servers, there is little required of us in terms of maintenance.”

Stefan Hauklead server developer for web games

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MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive

"Our rapid growth to 5M Ruzzle players in less than six months required a highly scalable server solution. Google App Engine transformed this huge challenge into a picnic."

Roger SkagerwallCEO

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Interactions Marketing

Interactions Marketing

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Giovanni DeMeoVice President of Global Marketing and Analytics

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