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Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

Funny or Die Weather App

Funny or Die, the viral comedy website renowned for such masterpieces as “The Landlord” (featuring Will Ferrell and his toddler landlord) and Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ series, has made a surprising move into meteorology and just launched its own weather app. And, just to make things clear, it is in fact a functional weather… Read more »


Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social

Slack

Slack is taking over my social life. This morning, when I woke up, I rooted around under my pillow for my phone. While in the past I would have checked my e-mail first, or my Twitter mentions, the first thing I did was check Slack. Slack is the year-old workplace messaging app that everyone is… Read more »


TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers to speak with service providers in real-time over the phone right… Read more »


Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized

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If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to another. Sortly does two things at a high level: it keeps… Read more »


Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals

BYOD

The idea behind creating and implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy seems fairly straightforward at first; all companies need to do is permit employees to use their own device for work purposes. The simplicity behind it has lead many businesses to adopting BYOD in greater numbers with each passing year. Research from Gartner… Read more »


Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »


Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

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Miami-based startup Zudy announced today the release of Vinyl, a technology-agnostic no-code development platform that enables enterprise businesses to rapidly build highly-configurable applications. Companies can build mobile and web apps in days rather than months, on any device and operating system. Zudy raised $7.5 Million in funding from Miami Stuff, LLC in December. According to Gartner, U.S. companies spent $300 billion… Read more »



Top 5 Ways to Find App Testing from Real Users

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Even though every app has bugs, launching an app in the beta stage runs the risk of receiving negative reviews. Once an app is in the marketplace, users want it to be perfect, no questions asked. So, how do you get genuine feedback without affecting the ratings? Building your app and app testing is not an… Read more »


This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

Grocery Shopping App Image Recognition

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search platform, the additional feature allows users to add various items to their grocery shopping lists just by… Read more »



Selling Your Smartphone? 4 Ways to Reduce Security Risk

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I’ve never personally sold my old cellphone to a stranger on the Internet. Something about handing off all my bad selfies, questionable Snapchats, and direct access to my bank account makes me a little uneasy. People do all the time though, so it must be a thing? But hold the phone! Because if there’s one thing we… Read more »



5 Steps for Startups Optimizing Their Sites for Mobile

mobile optimized site

So you’ve established an online presence and are ready to take your site mobile. Like most organizations – big and small – optimizing their sites for mobile for the first time, you may be wondering where to start. What comes first? Mobile optimization is a daunting task that leaves a lot of room for error…. Read more »