mobile app

  • Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users

    Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users

    Wow, AroundMe has really been flying under the radar. The location-aware mobile search app is announcing today that it’s now passed the 6 million mark for monthly unique visitors. To put that in perspective, Yelp’s mobile apps see 5.7 million+ monthly uniques these days. Not bad, then, considering AroundMe has a single founder, a team of four, and no outside funding. The company… Read More

  • Russian Money Into French Clouds: App Analytics Platform Capptain Gets $1.5M From Runa Capital

    Russian Money Into French Clouds: App Analytics Platform Capptain Gets $1.5M From Runa Capital

    As the world of apps continues to get ever-more crowded, another app analytics startup has picked up a round of investment to expand its business to help app developers figure out what is working, and what is not, in their products. Paris, France-based Capptain has raised $1.5 million from Russian VC fund Runa Capital. The investment, says Runa, will be used to help Capptain expand its… Read More

  • Square Competitor? Cashier Live Launches POS App For iPhone

    Square Competitor? Cashier Live Launches POS App For iPhone

    Cashier Live, a Chicago-based, bootstrapped startup providing Point of Sale (POS) systems to retailers, has just launched a new iPhone app that moves a bit into Square’s territory – at least that’s the company’s claim. Simply called Cashier, the app is a complete POS system on the iPhone, and aims to compete with Square’s own Register app for iPad. However… Read More

  • YC-Backed Glassmap Launches A “Find My Friends” For Facebook Users

    YC-Backed Glassmap Launches A “Find My Friends” For Facebook Users

    YC-backed Glassmap is a new mobile application publicly launching today that presents a viable challenge to realtime, location-sharing apps like Apple’s Find My Friends or Google Latitude. Where those two competitors focus on enabling social experiences on top of their own platforms or ecosystems, Glassmap is enabling a third alternative: realtime location tracking built on top of… Read More

  • Face.com Launches KLIK, A Real-Time, Facial Recognition Camera App For iPhone

    Face.com Launches KLIK, A Real-Time, Facial Recognition Camera App For iPhone

    Facial recognition company Face.com has just released a new mobile application that takes advantage of its technology to identify the faces of your friends in photos. Called “KLIK,” the app is a real-time, facial recognition mobile camera app for iPhone that automatically identifies your friends by name before or after you take their their photo. Read More

  • 955 Dreams Raises $3.25 Million Seed Round, Launches “Band Of The Day” On iPad

    955 Dreams Raises $3.25 Million Seed Round, Launches “Band Of The Day” On iPad

    955 Dreams, the startup behind Apple’s iPhone App of the Year Runner Up “Band of the Day,” is today releasing the new tablet-optimized version of the app for the iPad. In addition, the company announced it has closed on a $3.25 million round of seed funding. Investors participating in the round included 500 Startups, m8 Capital, Kapor Capital, Felicis Ventures and… Read More

  • 500 Startups-Funded OneSchool Raises $750K For College Student-Focused App

    500 Startups-Funded OneSchool Raises $750K For College Student-Focused App

    OneSchool, a free mobile app for college students which provides easy access to maps, course schedules, directories, bus routes, news, student groups and more, is announcing its official launch today in eight universities around the U.S. The company is also revealing it has raised $750,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Learn Capital and Magnolia Ventures. Read More

  • StackMob’s Mobile App Platform Is Now Publicly Available

    StackMob’s Mobile App Platform Is Now Publicly Available

    StackMob, a backend service provider for mobile, is today publicly launching its mobile app platform, after having been in private beta for a good part of the year. The company, often described as a “Heroku for mobile” is a fully hosted platform that allows developers to address all the backend needs for their mobile apps including OAuth and social service integration (e.g. Read More

  • Ski Lift Ticket Retailer Liftopia Goes Live On iPhone

    Ski Lift Ticket Retailer Liftopia Goes Live On iPhone

    San Francisco-based Liftopia, an online retailer of lift tickets and mountain resort activities, is launching its iPhone app today. The app’s title is quite the mouthful: “Liftopia Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Ultimate Lift Ticket Deal Engine App.” Whoa! So there’s the news, I guess – it’s all in the app’s name. Oh you want more info? OK. Read More

  • Life360’s Family Safety App Grabs $3.5 Million Series A

    Life360’s Family Safety App Grabs $3.5 Million Series A

    Family safety startup Life360, which makes a freemium mobile security app by the same name, is today announcing it has secured $3.5 million in Series A funding. The round included investment from Fontinalis Partners, Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, Bessemer Venture Partners, Venture51, Bullpen Capital, Social Leverage and Eghosa Omoigui’s EchoVC Partners, as well as existing investors… Read More