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3 Ways To Get Your App Featured On The App Store

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The value of becoming featured on the App Store cannot be understated. For a startup company that is developing a smartphone or tablet app, receiving this kind of support from Apple is essentially the Holy Grail. It puts your product on the front page of the store and brings it to the attention of millions… Read more »



The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »


The Best Apps for Older People

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Be thankful that your parents need your help updating their smartphones, installing their printers, and hooking up Netflix. This gives you a constructive way to spend time together, and don’t you feel useful afterward? I’m about to serve you some knowledge, with the help of Trevor Lucy from Home Care Technologies. He put together an… Read more »



This is How You Should Market your App

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This summer it was announced that in the iTunes App Store alone, there are over 1.2 million apps available for downloading. If you plan to launch an app, it’s not enough to have the most beautiful interface and innovative product. If no one knows about it, you’re just another one of the 1.2 million, a number that’s… Read more »


Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

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What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »


DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

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SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology for smartphone apps. As a result of this acquisition, SocialRadar can further… Read more »



WeDeliver Locally Launches App to Support “Shop Local” Movement

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Chicago based startup, WeDeliver, announced today that their newest product “WeDeliver Locally” is released to the public and available in the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android. Locally is a mobile commerce app designed to help local businesses join the “shop local” movement that is sweeping the nation. Small Business Saturday is just… Read more »


Why Are “Private Messaging” Apps Getting so Popular?

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Today’s Internet users are getting more and more interested in their privacy and the right to retain it. But why is that? Surely those privacy-related scandals like the whole NSA and Edward Snowden situation play a very important role in this, but there must be other aspects behind this, which can maybe be explained by analyzing the Snapchat model…. Read more »


Bitstrips Launches Bitmojis, Personalized Emojis

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One day I went to sleep and everything was normal on Facebook. When I woke up the next morning, Bitstrips had taken over. If you’re not aware of what I’m talking about, Bitstrips is the company behind those little cartoon strips where people create cartoon images of themselves and their friends, and then add a… Read more »


Moodsnap is Image-Based Music Discovery

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Moodsnap wants to help you choose what music you want to hear – based on tapping the image that feels right. This product was designed for the instinct-driven, right-brain oriented music consumer. How many millions of songs are available at your fingertips on today’s music apps? It’s overwhelming to choose the music that is going… Read more »


Ping Your Friends, Forget Messaging Them

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Are you suffering from communication jitters? The Ping app was just launched worldwide, and it could very well be the tool you need to help kick the communication habit. Not to say communicating with people is a bad thing though. Rather, Ping is a free, wordless communications app that enables you to minimize and refine… Read more »