Apps

  • Any.DO’s To-Do List App Hits 100,000 iOS Downloads In 24 Hours

    Any.DO’s To-Do List App Hits 100,000 iOS Downloads In 24 Hours

    How hot are to-do lists? Quite hot, apparently. After Sunday’s launch of the popular Android to-do list app Any.DO on iOS and web, co-founder and CEO Omer Perchik tells us that download numbers are exploding. Try this number on for size: Any.DO saw 100,000 downloads of its iOS application in just 24 hours. And this is without the app being featured by Apple, he says. In addition to… Read More

  • Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps

    Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps

    If Appsplit is any indication, either crowdfunding is the future of everything or there’s a crowdfunding gold rush. I’m going to bet it’s a little of both. This new service allows programmers to crowdfund their projects. Why not use Kickstarter, you ask? Beats me, but here’s what’s up. Appsplit is first and foremost a place to put your app campaigns. You tell… Read More

  • Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere

    Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere

    So here’s a story that hopefully will be an eye-opener for entrepreneurs and startups, while providing a painful peek into trademark harassment and the importance of due diligence. It goes a little something like this: About two years ago, software engineer Brian Hamachek decided to build an app first on Windows Mobile (how some horror stories have been known to begin), then on… Read More

  • With $5.5M From Google Ventures, Opus, Crittercism Launches An App Performance Management Solution

    With $5.5M From Google Ventures, Opus, Crittercism Launches An App Performance Management Solution

    Last summer, after graduating from AngelPad, San Francisco-based Crittercism announced that it had raised $1.2 million in seed funding from the likes of Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures, and AOL Ventures. Today, the startup has received further validation for its diagnostic and management tools for mobile developers, as Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and… Read More

  • 23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families

    23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families

    Another entry in the mobile-first, private social networking for families space (yes, apparently this is a thing now): 23snaps, a new iOS application that works like a mini-Facebook for posting status updates, photos and videos of your kids. The app isn’t anywhere near as dazzling as current private social network darling Path, but it’s a functional and easy-to-use alternative to… Read More

  • Distimo Launches AppLink For Mobile App Publishers, Details Strategies For App Store Success

    Distimo Launches AppLink For Mobile App Publishers, Details Strategies For App Store Success

    This month, app store analytics firm Distimo is taking a step back from analyzing the details of mobile app trends to survey the larger landscape of the app stores themselves. While some of the new entrants to the app store market have launched and failed over the past few years, others like Amazon’s Appstore, have proven to be more successful. Today, many mobile developers are… Read More

  • The TechCrunch iPad App Is Now Live

    The TechCrunch iPad App Is Now Live

    Spring has sprung and like Persephone loosed from Hades’ bonds, our iPad app is now available to all and sundry. This app is literally years in the making and we have been back and forth and up and down regarding functionality, design, and look and feel for most of this month. I’m pleased to report, however, that it is ready to go, free, and fabulous. The app connects our blog… Read More

  • Kony Solutions Nabs $15M From Insight Ventures For Its Enterprise App Development Platform

    Kony Solutions Nabs $15M From Insight Ventures For Its Enterprise App Development Platform

    Kony Solutions, the unfortunately named makers of a write once, run everywhere mobile app development platform today announced that it has closed a $15 million series C round of financing. The funding was led by New York City-based venture capital firm, Insight Venture Partners, a 17-year-old firm that has invested in companies like Tumblr, Buddy Media, Wix, Chegg, and Twitter — to name… Read More

  • WhosHere Launches Anonymous Video Chat

    WhosHere Launches Anonymous Video Chat

    As evidenced by the success of Chatroulette, people get a kick out of seeing each other (anonymously) on video. Taking that to heart, WhosHere – an app that has allowed countless people to meet and greet each other in meatspace – has launched a video chat service that lets folks connect when and where they want. The update embeds video chat into the standard text and voice chat… Read More