Pixtant LLC is Lee Rankinen and Justin Malik.
Lee and Justin met at Pepperdine University in 2008 when they entered into the 20-month MBA program. Little did they know, 5 years later, they would be making a dent in the mobile industry.
After Lee randomly text messaged Justin out of the blue in 2012, they both decided to take the plunge and develop a sophisticated photo polling application for iOS devices–Pixtant. After months of development and tweaking, the application finally launched on February 1, 2013. Within just a couple of months, Pixtant blew past 100,000 downloads.
In order to handle the fun that accompanies thousands of new daily users, Justin left his full time job to pursue this new path. To diversify and monetize, Lee and Justin, while continuing to update Pixtant, learned the ropes of app reskinning and never looked back. Within just a couple of months, their portfolio climbed to 5, then 10, then 25+ apps in an incredibly short amount of time.
Lee and Justin continue to create new apps, support Pixtant, and blog about the entire experience, from detailed analysis of specific source codes, to the more general. They also give back by providing video tutorials so new entrants can replicate the model of buying source codes, reskinning apps, and flipping them for a hefty return.