Urban Airship was launched in May of 2009. Steven Osborn had been tasked with implementing a backend system for push and in-app purchase for a popular gaming company. While developing the solution, he discovered how resource-intensive the project was. He realized that if he could devote the time, energy, and money to create the perfect solution, he could provide a valuable product for other smart phone app developers. Osborn reached out to former colleagues Scott Kveton, Adam Lowry, and Michael Richardson and the seed of the new company was planted.
An Android smartphone has been trying to use port 1237 to contact this outfit. I will open up that port and see what’s going on.
Update 10/17/2012: Quite a few random wifi platforms contact this company using this port with a very short TCP session.