Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

    Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

    Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find. Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales engineer, tell them what you want built, and in 10 minutes you get a guaranteed quote for… Read More

  • Twitter’s Answers Service Gets An Update To Provide Better App Performance Tracking

    Twitter’s Answers Service Gets An Update To Provide Better App Performance Tracking

    Ahead of Twitter’s upcoming developer conference Flight, Twitter’s Answers service — which provides developers with a real-time display of events happening with their apps — is getting a big update that provides developers with a more robust way to track their apps. Previously, it focused on a few moments, such as sign-ups, but Twitter senior director of platform… Read More

  • Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have been courted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. Now another one of those stars is putting his money where his mouth is. David Beckham, the well known athlete and megabrand, has become a founding investor in a new British startup which plans to take… Read More

  • Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging

    Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging

    Microsoft today is introducing a new application aimed at reducing the time it takes to check and respond to email while on your smartphone. With Send, as the app is called, the idea is to make email perform more like instant messaging, as it does away with more formal email constructs – like the subject line, for example – in favor of quicker, shorter messages that you can dash off… Read More

  • Why Isn’t The Inventor Of SMS Better Known? Crunch Network

    Why Isn’t The Inventor Of SMS Better Known?

    When Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922, he went down in history as the ‘inventor’ of a telecommunications system that forever changed the way we interact. When Matti Makkonen – AKA ‘the Father of SMS’ – died last month, few people outside the industry had heard the name. Why is one man an icon of technology and the other relatively obscure? Read More

  • Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Personalised shopping app and U.K. startup Mallzee has raised new funding. The so-called ‘Tinder of fashion’ — in reference to its Tinder-esque UI that invites you to swipe right if you like and swipe left if you don’t as you shop for clothes through its mobile app — has swiped £2.5 million in additional investment. Read More

  • Besomebody Raises Another $1M To Expand Its Experience Marketplace

    Besomebody Raises Another $1M To Expand Its Experience Marketplace

    Besomebody announced yesterday that it has raised another $1 million, doubling its total funding. As founder and CEO Kash Shaikh explained a year ago, he’s trying to build a company around his previous “#besomebody” social media efforts. The idea is to help people tap into their passions, creating an app where they can find content related to their interests and either book… Read More

  • “Millions and Millions” Are Already Using Apple Music

    “Millions and Millions” Are Already Using Apple Music

    Less than a month after the launch of streaming service Apple Music, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that “Millions and millions of customers are already experiencing Apple Music and the number is growing substantially every day” as part of today’s poorly-received Q3 earnings report. The question will be how many users continue to pay once their free trials expire and… Read More

  • Call Strangers On The Phone (Gasp!) With SayMore From YouTube’s Brent Hurley

    Call Strangers On The Phone (Gasp!) With SayMore From YouTube’s Brent Hurley

    Somewhere between texting and video chat, the mobile phone stopped being a phone. But there’s a special intimacy unique to simply talking to someone, and early YouTuber Brent Hurley wants to bring it back with SayMore. His new app lets you browse pre-made discussion topics, preview the profile of a conversation partner, and start a free VOIP call with them. You know, so you can just… Read More