Apps

  • Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others

    Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others

    Big money for small savings: the mobile couponing app Ibotta, which lets consumers save money on grocery purchases, household goods, apparel, electronics and more, has raised $20 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing today. The lead investor in the round is Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon/WedMD. He will now be joining the company’s board… Read More

  • Timeshel Ships You iPhone Photos In A Stackable, Keepsake Box

    Timeshel Ships You iPhone Photos In A Stackable, Keepsake Box

    With the rise of smartphones, a photograph’s value has changed. While some high-quality photos will always be viewed as art, the everyday photos we take of ourselves, our friends and family, and the world around us are viewed differently. Some are so meaningless, we’ve made them disposable – as with apps like Snapchat. Others we want to remember for longer, so we slow down… Read More

  • Ahead Of Smartphone Launch, Amazon Announces Its Appstore Has Tripled Year-Over-Year To 240,000 Apps

    Ahead Of Smartphone Launch, Amazon Announces Its Appstore Has Tripled Year-Over-Year To 240,000 Apps

    Ahead of a press conference this week where Amazon is expected to introduce its first-ever Amazon smartphone, the company is making a point to call out how much its mobile app ecosystem has grown in recent months. According to news released by the company this morning, the Amazon Appstore now has over 240,000 applications – a number which has nearly tripled year-over-year. In addition… Read More

  • Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

    Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

    The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and slightly smaller than a matchbook — sitting there in the black… Read More

  • Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Microsoft’s Skype client for iPhone has been looking a little long in the tooth; the version that has been in the store until today is essentially still the same client they launched back in 2010, albeit replete with incremental updates along the way. Not so with the new Skype version 5.0, which is redesigned from the ground up, with major changes to the interface and navigation, and… Read More

  • Facebook Has Another Go At Snapchat With Slingshot

    Facebook Has Another Go At Snapchat With Slingshot

    Facebook has been promising that it would “shatter itself into pieces” in order to better compete on mobile by breaking up the main Facebook app into mini-apps focused on specific features. Today, it’s making good on these previously stated intentions with a new photo and video-sharing app called Slingshot, now available in select markets. The app is designed to allow friends… Read More

  • Dear Clients, Please Stop: Ten Ways Founders Sabotage Themselves Crunch Network

    Dear Clients, Please Stop: Ten Ways Founders Sabotage Themselves

    I spend my Saturdays ranting opining here on TechCrunch, but I spend my work weeks writing software, building apps, sites, and services for the fine startup-to-Fortune-500 clients of the software consultancy HappyFunCorp. (Check out our spiffy new web site!) In that time I have learned many lessons from our clients…the hard way. Read More

  • OnStaged’s New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It

    OnStaged’s New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It

    Here’s a thought experiment embodied in the form of an iPhone application: what if a social network featured the content first, allowing friends and other community members to read and connect with the post itself, before getting to see who wrote it? That’s the premise behind newly launched OnStaged, an app which lets you post short updates and photos, which are not anonymous, but… Read More

  • Modio Lets Kids Make 3D Printable Monsters On Their iPads

    Modio Lets Kids Make 3D Printable Monsters On Their iPads

    I’ve seen a lot of design programs ostensibly marketed at kids, but none are as cool as Modio. Created by Hilmar Gunnarsson, an Icelandic entrepreneur, the system allows you to build Lego-like creatures that snap together and can be printed in multiple colors. Why is this so cool? Because each part sticks together like magic and you can change sizes, textures, and even colors on the fly. Read More