Mobile

  • Anonymous Social App Cloaq Lets You Secretly Comment On Anything

    Anonymous Social App Cloaq Lets You Secretly Comment On Anything

    The trend toward anonymous social applications may be on the downswing for some, but others believe there’s still a place for online discussions where users don’t have to reveal their real identity. Case in point: Cloaq, the anonymous app where users never had to provide an identifying piece of information, like a phone number or email, is today launching out of beta with a new twist. Read More

  • Caliber Debuts A Messaging App Designed For Business Professionals

    Caliber Debuts A Messaging App Designed For Business Professionals

    A number of startups in years past have tried to carve out their own niche in the business networking space under the looming shadow of LinkedIn by offering an alternative way to connect with industry colleagues, often on mobile. But today, a new app called Caliber is offering a slightly different take on the concept: instead of trying to compete with LinkedIn directly, its service offers… Read More

  • Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Real estate startup Zumper, which offers tools that connect brokers and property managers with potential renters, has today released a new mobile application that allows users to fill out their rental applications – including pulling their Experian credit report – right from their iPhone. The company, which says it’s now seeing over a million monthly visits from web and… Read More

  • BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

    BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

    Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile — a 4G service that will run on EE’s network, for now by way of an MVNO deal, with pricing starting at a competition-busting £5 per month. “Offering BT customers the UK’s best… Read More

  • LogMeIn’s Rescue Lens Lets Customer Support Reps See The Problem Through Your Smartphone’s Camera

    LogMeIn’s Rescue Lens Lets Customer Support Reps See The Problem Through Your Smartphone’s Camera

    LogMeIn, the makers of a variety of remote access solutions for business and personal use, is today launching a new service that will allow any company to provide video-assisted customer support, using only the camera on a customer’s iOS or Android mobile device. The idea is that a customer support representative would be able to tap into a live feed in order to remotely help with… Read More

  • Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Because grandma and grandpa may not be using Facebook, a new startup called Tandem Lane is launching a mobile application today that allows families to stay better connected with members of the older generation by turning photos into beautiful and fun postcards you can mail to anyone for a small fee. The idea is to help people share their favorite moments with others offline just as quickly… Read More

  • Realm Can Expand Its Reach With $20M Investment

    Realm Can Expand Its Reach With $20M Investment

    Realm, makers of a small mobile database that resides inside an app directly on a smartphone or other smart device, announced $20M in investment today. The round is led by Khosla Ventures, which also led its Series A round, along with new investor Scale Venture Partners. Today’s money brings the total investment to $29M. Andy Vitus of Scale Venture Partners and David Helgason, founder… Read More

  • Carrot Weather Delivers Your Daily Forecast With A Side Of Snark

    Carrot Weather Delivers Your Daily Forecast With A Side Of Snark

    Carrot, the makers of a suite of sarcastic apps including a to-do list app that berates you for slacking and a weight loss app that shames you about your poor eating choices, has just introduced the latest addition to its lineup: a snarky weather application that delivers your daily forecast with a twist. Like its other apps, Carrot Weather features a talking bot with a ton of personality… Read More

  • SlideMail Is An Intelligent Email App For The Rest Of Us

    SlideMail Is An Intelligent Email App For The Rest Of Us

    A new email application launching today called SlideMail is designed to help those of us with bad email habits sort through our inbox, while also intelligently organizing our messages and alerting us to important meetings and other events. While other email apps focus on presenting power users with a “priority inbox” containing their most important emails, SlideMail’s take is… Read More

  • Twin Prime Lands $9.5M To Make Your App Just Work

    Twin Prime Lands $9.5M To Make Your App Just Work

    You know when you’re looking at your phone and you see five bars and you think you’re golden. Then you try to do something and the app you’re using is just hanging in spite of the bars. Twin Prime, a company that came out of stealth this week, and announced $9.5M in funding, wants to solve that problem. It’s working with app developers to make sure that you don’t… Read More

  • Fradio’s New App Lets Anyone Be A DJ, Broadcast Live Radio To Friends And Fans

    Fradio’s New App Lets Anyone Be A DJ, Broadcast Live Radio To Friends And Fans

    A new application called Fradio is officially launching today, offering a service that allows anyone to become a DJ, broadcasting their favorite tracks to their friends or fans, and even talking over the tunes with a push of a button in order to engage their audience. The app, which is backed by Australian music service Guvera, is making its debut at the SXSW music festival in Austin where… Read More

  • Dealyze Brings A Starbucks-Like Loyalty Program To Any Business

    Dealyze Brings A Starbucks-Like Loyalty Program To Any Business

    When it comes to encouraging consumer loyalty, Starbucks’ program involving its mobile app and accompanying rewards card set a high bar for the rest of the industry to follow. Today, a new company called Dealyze is launching a service that aims to offer a similar app experience to any business, but at a lower price point than its competitors in the mobile loyalty space. While there… Read More

  • Haystack’s New App Wants To Be Your Digital Business Card

    Haystack’s New App Wants To Be Your Digital Business Card

    Over the years, a number of startups have attempted to kill the business card, but these antiquated pieces of paper have managed to stick around, despite our move to a digital age. However, that doesn’t mean people will stop trying to end the reign of the business card once and for all. The latest example? A newly launched mobile application called Haystack which allows users to not… Read More

  • App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings

    App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings

    Google Play, Google’s marketplace for Android applications which now reaches a billion people in over 190 countries, has historically differentiated itself from rival Apple by allowing developers to immediately publish their mobile applications without a lengthy review process. However, Google has today disclosed that, beginning a couple of months ago, it began having an internal team… Read More

  • Bankjoy Is Building A Modern-Day Mobile Banking App For Use By Credit Unions And Smaller Banks

    Bankjoy Is Building A Modern-Day Mobile Banking App For Use By Credit Unions And Smaller Banks

    Thanks to startups like Simple, which was acquired by financial services organization BBVA last year, banking customers got a look at what a modern-day web and mobile banking experience looks like, with features like goal-setting tools, automated categorization of expenditures, real-time notifications of new charges pushed to your mobile phone, the ability to block a lost or stolen card… Read More

  • Photobucket Brings Back An Original Founder With Acquisition Of Photo Chat App Lasso

    Photobucket Brings Back An Original Founder With Acquisition Of Photo Chat App Lasso

    Photobucket is today announcing the acquisition Lasso, a private photo-sharing and chat app that was designed to simplify the challenges around requesting photos from family and friends. The deal will see Photobucket bringing one of its original founders back into the fold, as Alex Welch, Lasso’s co-founder, will now rejoin the team and serve as an advisor to Photobucket going… Read More

  • Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Among the many new applications designed for Apple Watch, there are still a few big names who had yet to reveal how their apps will look and operate. One of those names is Flipboard, the social magazine app which is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, and more recently, the web. The company offered a preview of their forthcoming Apple Watch app, which they’ll cover in more… Read More

  • Google Accidentally Reveals Its Own Mobile Events App

    Google Accidentally Reveals Its Own Mobile Events App

    Google has published a new mobile events application on Google Play called “Interactive Events,” but the app doesn’t appear to be ready for prime time. Instead, it looks like the app has been published early by accident, as it advises users who download it to their phones that it’s a “confidential” app being tested internally at the company, and warns users… Read More

  • Starbucks Expands Its Mobile “Order Ahead” Feature To Seattle And The Pacific Northwest

    Starbucks Expands Its Mobile “Order Ahead” Feature To Seattle And The Pacific Northwest

    Starbucks’ mobile ordering system, which allows customers to place orders in advance of their visit to the store, pay from their phone, then skip the line when they arrive, is today rolling out to more locations across the Pacific Northwest, including Starbucks’ home base of Seattle. In total, there are now 650 more locations supported in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, says… Read More

  • A Look At The Apple Watch Companion App

    A Look At The Apple Watch Companion App

    In order to support Apple’s new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company announced this morning it’s rolling out an updated version of the iOS mobile operating system, version 8.2, starting today. Included in the new OS is a brand-new “Apple Watch” app, which is how Apple Watch users will be able to download apps and configure various settings, including their… Read More