Mobile

  • Target’s Mobile App Gets Indoor Mapping, Interactive Black Friday Maps

    Target’s Mobile App Gets Indoor Mapping, Interactive Black Friday Maps

    Target has teamed up with an indoor mapping technology company called Point Inside to debut in-store maps in its mobile app that show where items are located as a pin on the map – similar to the navigation maps consumers are using today to route their way around town. The feature, which is live now in the Target app, will also help customers during the upcoming Black Friday sales… Read More

  • Disney, A Mobile Company

    Disney, A Mobile Company

    In the central corridor of the animation building at Disney Studios there is a gold-leafed cupola hovering directly over a marble inlay of Steamboat Willie, the movie considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse. If you stand under the dome and speak, you’ll hear your voice reverberate. To everyone else standing outside the circle, your voice sounds merely human, but to the person standing… Read More

  • Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    A company called Wildcard is today launching a browser for the mobile age, designed specifically with the support of the newer “card” format in mind. Cards are a new design trend which emerged within mobile applications as a way to better showcase content, including rich media like photos and video, on devices’ small screens. Wildcard is also announcing it has raised… Read More

  • Location Technology Startup SocialRadar Buys Gridskippr, Rolls Out SDK

    Location Technology Startup SocialRadar Buys Gridskippr, Rolls Out SDK

    SocialRadar, the location-based social app created by former Blackboard co-founder and CEO Michael Chasen and backed by $12.8 million, is announcing the acquisition of Baltimore-based Gridskippr, a targeted mobile advertising company founded last August. Terms of the all-stock deal were not revealed, but the two companies had already been working closely together over the past year to… Read More

  • Two New Apps, Flic And Cleen, Make Managing Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery As Easy As Using Tinder

    Two New Apps, Flic And Cleen, Make Managing Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery As Easy As Using Tinder

    A couple of new mobile applications for iPhone users offer a faster, and arguably more fun, way to free up storage space on your device by allowing you to quickly delete photos from your phone’s gallery. Both apps, Flic and the newly launched Cleen, are sort of like “Tinder for your Camera Roll.” As with the popular dating app, users swipe photos left or right (or up… Read More

  • Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta, which to this point has been known as a company for managing identity in the cloud, made the leap to mobile device management today, announcing a new product called Okta Mobility Management that provides a simple way to separate work and personal data, giving IT controls they need over work content without compromising personal content on the phone. It’s not a secret that many… Read More

  • SimplePrints Brings A Fast Photo Book Maker To Android

    SimplePrints Brings A Fast Photo Book Maker To Android

    Outside of industry behemoths like Shutterfly, very few photo book makers are able to grow beyond a niche audience. San Francisco-based SimplePrints is hoping to buck that trend, having now grown its iOS photo printing app to a million installs, and hitting a milestone of nearly 100,000 orders and millions in revenue over the past 18 months. Now it’s expanding its service to Android. A… Read More

  • Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

    Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

    Minneapolis-based Kidizen has raised just over half a million in funding for its mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace which allows parents to buy and sell their children’s clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable items. The idea is similar to secondhand clothing marketplace ThredUP and several more online consignment shops aimed adults – and typically women – like… Read More

  • Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    An application called Accounts, live now on iOS to start, is a new attempt at developing a universal address book. While many competitors that have gone before it have focused on aggregating user accounts from the major social networks – like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Accounts is interesting because it’s trying to catalog the long-tail of users’ social networks. On… Read More

  • Mobile Social Network Parenthoods Raises $1.32 Million

    Mobile Social Network Parenthoods Raises $1.32 Million

    A San Francisco-based social network called Parenthoods has raised a $1.32 million seed round for its modern mobile platform designed to connect millennial parents who are used to apps like Instagram and Snapchat with others locally. In the Parenthoods iOS app, moms and dads chat with fellow parents in order to swap advice, offer support, arrange playdates, and more. The company, which… Read More

  • App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

    App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

    When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done. The company, which used some portion of its $39 million in funding to snap up its competitor Distimo earlier this year, has quietly released a new app called… Read More

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