March 23, 2012
The ubiquitous online event planning tool Eventbrite has launched an At The Door Credit Card Reader for iPad, which basically turns an iPad into a mobile box office. It lets event organizers sell tickets and merchandise and track attendees; the goal is to better compete with Ticketmaster by providing a better, cheaper, and more flexible solution. For all of us who hate Ticketmaster’s monopoly and completely ridiculous add-on charges, lets hope this app takes off (you can download it here.)
If you want to your sales people to be super productive, check out all the new features from YesWare, a Boston-based startup we showcased at our Beantown mixer last summer. (They have also added nearly 20,000 customers since we last caught up with them.) The new features include prospect tracking, sales goal tracking and reporting, better CRM integration, Google Maps integration (so salespeople can see where their messages are being opened – creepy but cool at the same time), improved email tracking, and several more.
Over at Uppidy, they just added an awesome new feature that lets you publish a text as your status update on Android and Blackberry in real-time (iPhone is coming). All you have to do is add the hashtags #FB and/or #TW (for Facebook and Twitter, respectively – and obviously) and your text will be stored and published in one motion. You can even create your own hashtag (so I could be #monika) if you want to curate your own content. They also added a fun new intro video to their home page.
Of course there’s something new in the mobile payment space to report. The next time you’re out and about and using the Tabbedout app to pay your bar or restaurant bill, you can now pay via PayPal (in Austin only for now), which was just integrated into the app (the app previously only linked to a credit card).
The social and mobile news platform, Flud, has launched their Android app, making it the one and only next-generation news platform available for that phone. If you’re not familiar with Flud, it’s pretty cool: you can track what content is trending in your news circle, bookmark and curate top news, push content to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and others for further discussion – and a whole lot more.
Zlango, a free text message service that lets you replace words with icons and images (I can see this being huge among middle and high schoolers), has added a new Android feature that lets users to sign off their text messages just like they would with an email. Like Uppidy, the app also lets you publish to Facebook, Twitter – and to email. The app is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia – you can access them here.
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