Apps

  • Parent Co. Launches A Private Social Network For Families, Acquires Parenting App Notabli

    Parent Co. Launches A Private Social Network For Families, Acquires Parenting App Notabli

    A new company called Parent Co. is launching today, backed by $1.8 million in angel funding, with the goal of creating a line of digital products designed to meet the needs of modern parents. To kick off its launch, the company is also announcing its acquisition of Notabli, a private, social networking app that allows parents to save their child’s moments, including photo, video… Read More

  • With Treat’s Shutdown, Shutterfly Exits The Mobile Greeting Card Business

    With Treat’s Shutdown, Shutterfly Exits The Mobile Greeting Card Business

    Shutterfly, the publishing company that operates a number of online and mobile brands associated with personal photo printing, is now shutting down Treat, its online and mobile greeting card service. The Treat application first launched back in April 2012, and later in the year arrived on mobile devices before getting an overhaul in 2013. The app allowed users to customize greeting cards… Read More

  • Wanderu Lets You Book Bus And Train Tickets From Your iPhone

    Wanderu Lets You Book Bus And Train Tickets From Your iPhone

    Wanderu, a travel startup that’s like a Kayak.com but for bus and train tickets instead of flights, is today making its service available for the first time as a mobile application. Launching first on iOS, the new app allows travelers to quickly find, price out, and then book tickets to their preferred destination, optionally saving their personal information along the way as well as… Read More

  • ScreenPop, Backed By $3.2 Million, Lets You Message Friends From Your Phone’s Lockscreen

    ScreenPop, Backed By $3.2 Million, Lets You Message Friends From Your Phone’s Lockscreen

    Locket, the makers of a mobile application that brings personalized news and other stories to your Android phone’s lockscreen is out today with a new lockscreen-based messaging application called ScreenPop. The new app, which grew to 15,000 users during two months of beta testing, is designed to allow anyone to send photos, doodles, emoji and more after just a quick swipe on their… Read More

  • Kanvas’s Mobile Photo Sharing App Lets You Make Your Own GIFs, Flipbooks And More

    Kanvas’s Mobile Photo Sharing App Lets You Make Your Own GIFs, Flipbooks And More

    Kanvas, a photo-sharing app designed to allow self-expression and creativity via simple tools for editing and enhancing photos, is relaunching today on the iOS App Store with a new version that the company likens to what a “mobile-first Tumblr” would look like, if it had been started today. Today the app, which has also just topped a million installs, offers the ability to post… Read More

  • Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program

    Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program

    Google is rolling out a “Local Guides” program in an update to Google Maps – a move that seemingly sees the company taking on “Yelp’s Elites” – that is, Yelp’s program where local users gain the status of tastemaker and get invited to special events and parties. Google introduced Local Guides last month by way of a Google+ post, which then… Read More

  • HeartThis Lets You Shop All Your Favorite Stores From Just One App

    HeartThis Lets You Shop All Your Favorite Stores From Just One App

    A new mobile application called HeartThis wants to make shopping across multiple retailers more convenient for smartphone users. The app, which is making its official debut later today on stage at StartX’s Demo Day, puts over 330 stores in one place, allowing you to buy from places like Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, J Crew, Target, and many more, as well as see if there… Read More

  • “Dining Concierge” App Reserve Launches Out Of Beta, Arrives On Android

    “Dining Concierge” App Reserve Launches Out Of Beta, Arrives On Android

    Reserve, a mobile application offering a different take on restaurant reservations, is today exiting its beta period which saw it limiting access by way of a waitlist, and is expanding the service to diners who use Android devices. The previously iOS-only app now works in San Francisco, New York, L.A. and Boston, allowing customers in these markets to use Reserve’s “dining… Read More

  • “Zombie” Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year

    “Zombie” Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year

    With the app economy showing no sign of slowing, the iOS App Store, too, continues to grow, and has now reached over 1.42 million apps, according to a new report out this morning from app analytics firm adjust. One interesting metric the report uncovered is just how many of the apps are effectively invisible to consumers – something adjust lovingly refers to as “zombie… Read More

  • Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More

  • Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby’s milestones, and more. But one of the more successful of the spinoffs, now launching to the public… Read More