Apps

  • Tiggzi’s Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Goes Beyond Templates

    Tiggzi’s Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Goes Beyond Templates

    There are plenty of services out there that will let you build simple mobile apps without the need to know how to program. The problem with most of these is that you quickly reach their limits once you want to build more complex apps. Tiggzi, a new cloud-based service by software engineering company Exadel, wants to provide a bridge between the world of drag-and-drop app builders and more… Read More

  • Tim Chang Managing Director at Mayfield Fund

    Mayfield Fund’s Tim Chang: The Future Is In Making Data Fun [TCTV]

    Mayfield Fund managing partner Tim Chang is going long on the idea of the “quantified self,” which is about using the latest in both hardware and software technology to keep detailed tabs of people’s daily habits in the hopes of gradually improving their lives. Chang has written a three-part series of really interesting articles about the quantified self for TechCrunch in… Read More

  • Building Smarter Apps

    Building Smarter Apps

    A new breed of mobile applications is coming. These new apps will not only “sense” the world around you, using the smartphone’s sensors like the compass, GPS, and accelerometer – they’ll also be able to combine that data with a history of your actions to intelligently determine your likes, interests and favorites. This understanding of the world, or… Read More

  • Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

    Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

    We met Joe Hill in Norfolk, Virginia last week. He had a story to tell us. He has two autistic sons who have had trouble communicating and he noticed that the world of tools for autism often overlooked a few things – aesthetics, usability, and customization, to name three. Instead of relying on ready-made utilities, Joe wanted to make something fun and cool. He created Aeir Talk. Read More

  • The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV

    The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV

    Developers don’t have to wait for a fully baked version of Apple TV to come out to get a feel for how their apps will play on the big screen. Although an eco-system for Apple TV apps does not yet exist, there are dozens of quality iOS applications that are best consumed on an HDTV via AirPlay Mirroring. Creating apps specific to the leaned-back setting of the living room requires more… Read More

  • Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps

    Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps

    If you think the iOS app ecosystem is big now, as it pushes some 600,000 apps available for iPhone and iPad, just imagine how big it could become if Apple made good on this newly filed patent application titled “Content Configuration for Device Platforms.” The application describes a way for non-developers to create iOS apps using a simple, graphical interface. Whoa. Read More

  • Startup Team ManCard Spreads The Testosterone

    Startup Team ManCard Spreads The Testosterone

    The first thing that popped into my mind as I interviewed Suzy Bureau about her Columbus Ohio Startup project called The ManCard was “This is all wrong. We should be shooting skeet, or tearing out drywall or fly fishing — anything but sitting in a coffee shop drinking lattes.” Despite the emasculating surroundings our conversation continued as the ebullient Ms. Bureau… Read More

  • Postagram, Sincerely’s Mobile Postcards App, Now Offers Tracking, Scannable Stamps & A Little Something Called “Magic”

    Postagram, Sincerely’s Mobile Postcards App, Now Offers Tracking, Scannable Stamps & A Little Something Called “Magic”

    Sincerely, the startup behind a range of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, including Postagram, PopBooth, Sincerely Ink and Dotti, is today rolling out a major update to its Postagram product which will introduce post office tracking for its cards as well as scannable QR codes – which the company is cleverly not planning to refer to as “QR codes” (too geeky)… Read More

  • Socialize Makes Any App Social, Already Reaches 10M End Users

    Socialize Makes Any App Social, Already Reaches 10M End Users

    Socialize, the new platform that allows mobile developers to instantly add social features to their apps, has come a long way since its November launch of its Social Action Bar. Apparently, developers are giving this one a shot…in droves. 5,500 developers have downloaded the mobile toolkit to date, with 562 apps in testing and 150 apps which have gone live with integrations. (Here are… Read More

  • New Project Aims To Add A Little High-Tech To Antiques Appraisal

    New Project Aims To Add A Little High-Tech To Antiques Appraisal

    As the proud owner of a number of antiques including an original Game Boy and an unopened box of Circus Fun cereal, I’m well aware of the value of those things passed down to us from the ancients. However, when you’re dealing with jewelry and other high-end baubles, the value depends quite a bit on hallmarks, mint marks, and quality notes. This project, called Info-Snap, aims… Read More

  • The Interesting Part About Amazon’s In-App Payments Beta Is That Developers Have Pricing Control

    The Interesting Part About Amazon’s In-App Payments Beta Is That Developers Have Pricing Control

    The most interesting part of Amazon’s move to provide an in-app payments flow is that they’re ceding pricing control to mobile developers. Amazon has been testing a new in-app payments system with several top-tier mobile developers for several months. It’s a big deal because there has been a huge shift over the last 18 months toward giving away apps for free instead of… Read More