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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 …

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…

Business

NYC

David’s Bridal Has Launched a Wedding Dress App to Help Brides Find the Perfect Gown

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I’ve never had the problem of finding a wedding dress or dealing with any woman who’s on her search for the perfect dress. And, as a gay man, I know that I won’t ever have to run into that issue when planning for my own…

Android

18 Best Winter Weather Survival Apps

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

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…

Business

KISS Launches Official Photo App for Fans, KISS Me!

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary band KISS launched a photo tool app, KISS Me! Official Photo App, so fans feel they are part of the band as they continue their world tour. Through photo customizations, the app lets users put themselves and their…

Games

3 Ways To Get Your App Featured On The App Store

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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…

Android

The Best Apps for Older People

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

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 …

Acquisition

DC

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

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

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 …

Android

Bitstrips Launches Bitmojis, Personalized Emojis

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

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…

Android

NYC

What the Heck is MeowChat and How Did It Just Raise $8M?

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Minus, Inc., the New York-based company responsible for creating the MeowChat app, has announced that it has raised $8 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Social Starts, IDG-Accel, and SIG. That’s a pretty sizable amount of funding considering that MeowChat …

Announcements

Riffsy Adds Custom Keyboard for Sharing Animated GIFs, Raises $3.5M

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

My life was not complete until I was shown that iOS 8 offered a custom keyboard to install. Because emojis. Now I can send dancing girls through text just like my grandmother. Imagine my surprise when I found out that, besides Fleksy of course,…

iPad

Denver

Why Wait for Google Inbox When MailDeck Already Offers a Tailored Email Experience?

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

Inbox! Inbox! Since the release of Google Inbox, I feel like talk of its features – and from whom one can score an invite – is one of the most prioritized topics among a certain subset of my social network (i.e. the tech/Internet/startup circle of…

Business

San Francisco

Monkimun Arrives in San Francisco by way of Singapore and Spain

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Startup teams join the 500 Startups accelerator from all over the globe. Monkimun is no exception. Prior to being accepted into the program, CEO Cristobal Viedma was in Spain, after just having left Singapore upon the acquisition of his previous startup. “The whole …

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NYC

Mind My Business is Leveraging Open Data to Support Small Local Business

By | Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

As if starting a business weren’t already difficult in itself, managing and running a small business has many additional challenges. From having to navigate the various local and state laws, to ensuring that customers actually make it through the door, being a small …