Australian startup Tapestry, which makes an app for Android tablets to help seniors stay connected to family members, has raised $400,000 in new funding in the form of a grant from Commercialisation Australia — capital it will use to extend its wares to iOS (and beyond tablets), add additional community features, and gear up for a U.S. launch. → Read More
Tapestry, the latest contender in the fashion-tech startup space, wants to connect a shopper’s digital identity with the physical products in the store they’re in by using barcode/NFC-scanning smartphone apps which shoppers use to build up a virtual collection/wish-list of items they might like to buy in future that are linked to the retailer’s ecommerce database. → Read More
Many countries are facing a demographic ‘time bomb’, or so we’re told, as people are living longer than ever before. As a result, ‘seniors’ make up a significant (and growing) proportion of the market, and it’s no wonder that startups are beginning to take notice with products and services designed specifically for them.
About half a year ago, futurist, novelist and former media manager at Twitter Robin Sloan meditated on what the future of storytelling might look like on smartphones.
The product of that was ‘Fish,’ an essay about the difference between liking and loving something on the Internet. It was a beautiful, simple story that you could tap through with elegantly laid out type. Unlike web pages, which… → Read More