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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 »


Informal Study: California, Home of Social Media Narcissism

California, Home of the Social Media Narcissist

While reality TV often portrays California as a state rampant with narcissists, there hasn’t ever really been any proof of this in any kind of concrete sense. Now, though, it seems we’ve got some data to back that back – at least, according to an informal study conducted by HeyLets, a San Francisco, CA-based startup… 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

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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 »


Beyond your Grandfather’s Security System: How New Security Technology can Improve your Bottom Line in 2015

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There continues to be a lot of discussion surrounding the topic of cyber security for businesses of all sizes. But today, physical security and cyber security are no longer separate entities – they’ve converged such that one effort to defend can’t be successful without the other. This reality is especially notable for entrepreneurs, who need… Read more »


4 Ways Startups can Shorten the Release Cycle of their Apps

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So you have a budding development team, funding, technology, and a lot of determination. But the startup market for developing apps is a very crowded space. One of the ways to stand out is to shorten the release time of your apps. While following this strategy isn’t a silver bullet to guarantee a front-running company… Read more »



18 Best Winter Weather Survival Apps

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Do we really need winter weather survival apps? I mean, if winter continues to go on the way it’s been going (e.g. temperatures in the mid-40s in New York City), is there really a demand? Well, depending on where you are in the U.S., your experience with winter thus far may vary. In some parts of… Read more »


2015 for the Mobile Developer – Things to know

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The explosion of the mobile device market sees an urgent need to support both mobile applications and social applications together. The growth in the volume of the data and the speed of data has made it necessary for organizations to develop internal mobile applications. As per the predictions made in the Gartner report, the mobile… Read more »


Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Video With Iconosquare (formerly Statigram)

Iconosquare Statigram Best of Instagram 2014

It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, and just like last year, turn your Instagram photos into video thanks to Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram). For those of you unfamiliar with their service, it offers a dashboard that analyzes your Instagram account with statistics such as who has liked, commented, and followed/unfollowed you lately. The service… Read more »