Mobile

San Diego

Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio…

Mobile

Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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…

Communication

Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…

Android

DC

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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…

iPad

Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

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…

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Business

Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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…

Business

Boston

Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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…

Business

Miami

Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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…

Android

San Francisco

Informal Study: California, Home of Social Media Narcissism

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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…

Android

Top 5 Ways to Find App Testing from Real Users

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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…

Android

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

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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…

iPad

Want to Know What’s Trending Nearby Right at This Moment? Use Zoom Social

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

With so many apps being developed every day to make life easy, it sometimes becomes difficult to sift out the tremendous ones from the mediocre. However, the simplest way is to ask what this app can do for me. Since social media has dramatically…

Cloud Storage

Selling Your Smartphone? 4 Ways to Reduce Security Risk

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

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…

Android

San Francisco

Lift Rebrands as Coach.Me Just in Time for Your New Year’s Resolution

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Lift brand is no more; today, the popular goal-tracking app that was founded in 2011 is rebranding as Coach.Me to highlight its new focus on coaching. Lift started out as a habit tracker, and that’s what the name evokes for a lot of…