Developers donate proceeds, services to Japan relief efforts

By Joel Mathis, Macworld |  Tech & society, disaster recovery, Japan

Similarly, Denver's Interval Studios is donating 100% of its proceeds from March 11 to March 31 to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. The company produces the Thicket and Snowdrift apps for iOS--the former previously reached the number 2 spot in the Entertainment category on the Japanese App Store.

Austin's Real Software--maker of Web development tools--plans to give 5% of the company's sales to the American Red Cross's Japan fund during the week of March 20-26. The company offers a range of products, including Real Studio Enterprise Edition, a $995 offering made for full-time developers.

Useful Fruit, maker of the $40 Pear Note clipboard program for Mac computers, will donate all of its sales proceeds from Friday, March 18, to UMCOR, the relief organization associated with the United Methodist Church.

And one of Japan's better-known game developers is also contributing to the cause. Square Enix Group--maker of the Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and Space Invaders franchises--is donating ¥100 million to recovery efforts. The company's employees around the world will be encouraged to donate, as will players of its Nicotto Town virtual-life game.

In the wake of the disasters, Apple has started taking donations to the American Red Cross via the iTunes Store and one of its Japanese retail stores has reputedly been offering help and shelter to some of those affected.


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