Apps

  • Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse, an Oslo and now Palo Alto-based startup offering a iOS and Android app development platform, emerged from stealth today while also announcing $2.8 million in new funding as it heads to launch. The funding was led by investor Northzone, a Nordic firm and Spotify backer. The company is also backed by Alliance Venture and other private investors. The Fuse platform has been in private… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or even citywide. The idea is similar in some ways to the popular anonymous social app Yik Yak, which also lets you post things to be shared with those nearby, except for a key difference: On Shout… Read More

  • Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    While there’s no shortage of mobile calendaring applications on today’s App Store, most are designed to serve the needs of office workers who need to carve out time for things like conference calls or meetings. A new calendaring app called Shifts, launching today on iTunes, is instead focused on a different demographic: those employees who work in shifts, like nurses, servers… Read More

  • Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    A company offering a marketplace where consumers can buy and sell their unused gift cards, Raise.com, announced this morning it has taken in a sizable $56 million round of Series B funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The additional funding, which brings the company’s total outside investment to $81 million, comes after a period of rapid growth following the release of… Read More

  • WhatsApp Cracks Down On Third-Party Apps, Temporarily Bans Their Users From Its Service

    WhatsApp Cracks Down On Third-Party Apps, Temporarily Bans Their Users From Its Service

    WhatsApp, the mobile (and now web!) messaging client Facebook acquired for now roughly $22 billion, is beginning to make things more difficult for customers who use third-party clients to access its service. While the official app is the most popular way to access WhatsApp, alternatives offering differentiated feature sets have also been available for some time. That may not be the case for… Read More

  • Following $3.6 Million Raise, Yevvo Rebrands As Air – An App That Lets You Stream Live Video To Friends

    Following $3.6 Million Raise, Yevvo Rebrands As Air – An App That Lets You Stream Live Video To Friends

    A startup building a live broadcasting service for mobile users, previously known as Yevvo, which has raised close to $4 million in Series A funding, an SEC filing shows and the company confirms, is now becoming “Air.” Launched in mid-2013, Yevvo’s first app was designed to offer users a way to tweet a link to their live video stream that was push-button simple to use. Read More

  • SimilarWeb’s New Service Shows Which Apps Are Actually Used, Not Just Installed

    SimilarWeb’s New Service Shows Which Apps Are Actually Used, Not Just Installed

    App makers will no longer be able to fudge their numbers by buying downloads in order climb the App Store’s charts in an effort to manufacture popularity. Many companies today, including most recently, App Annie, are now expanding their mobile app analytics services to track app usage, engagement and other metrics that detail an app’s true traction among users. Today, a… Read More

  • Shapr Raises $3 Million For Its Business Networking Mobile App

    Shapr Raises $3 Million For Its Business Networking Mobile App

    A New York and Paris-based startup called Shapr has raised $3 million to build a better way to professionally network with others in your industry. However, unlike business networking giant LinkedIn, Shapr’s software is mobile-first, with apps for both iOS and Android devices that allow users to select a subset of their contacts who they really know and endorse, and then share those… Read More