Category: AirSharing

Every Silicon Forest vote counts: Fieldrunners, Air Sharing, Stanza nominated for iPhone App Awards

Fieldrunners has been nominated for the Best Tower Defense Game. Air Sharing has been nominated for Best File Utility App. And Stanza has been nominated for Best eBook Reader. Even better news? Your vote could help them win.

Among the “That’s a Portland company?” products that I use on a regular basis, Subatomic Studios Fieldrunners has to be right near the top. And I’m only willing to admit that because I know I’m far from alone in that regard. Another iPhone app that tops the list of favorites? Air Sharing from Vancouver’s Avatron. And then, of course, there’s Portland’s Stanza which was acquired by Amazon.

And now, someone else is recognizing that brilliance. Fieldrunners has been nominated for the Best Tower Defense Game. Air Sharing has been nominated for Best File Utility App. And Stanza has been nominated for Best eBook Reader. Even better news? Your vote could help them win. Read More

Silicon Florist 04: OEN Pubtalk, Silicon Forest Forum, Air Sharing, Portland Lunch 2.0

This week on the Silicon Forest podcast, I’ve got the usual review and preview of all that’s happening in the Silicon Forest Web startup scene. With an added bonus. I took a few minutes to chat with Dave Howell, CEO of Vancouver-based Avatron, the company behind the uberpopular iPhone app Air Sharing.

Click the Play button above to start streaming or feel free to download the Silicon Florist podcast.

Links from this episode include:

Oopie: I meant 501 c 3. I’m as bad as KGW’s iPhone G3.

Air Sharing: Vancouver iPhone app gets more than 700,000 downloads in one week

Air Sharing iPhone appEven the iPhone critics have to admit that there may something to the iPhone app thing. I mean, if the results Vancouver-based Avatron Software is producing are any indication.

Last Monday at 5 PM Pacific time, Avatron released Air Sharing, a temporarily free iPhone app that lets you treat your iPhone as a wireless hard drive. Not earth shattering news, I grant you.

But fast forward to today. And as of this writing—a few minutes shy of one week—they’re approaching nearly three-quarters of a million downloads.

That’s right more than 700,000 little versions of the Avatron apps are walking around on iPhones.

“It’s just amazing,” said Dave Howell, CEO of Avatron. “It’s way beyond what we thought would happen.”

And the reviews are looking quite positive, too. Even donpdonp might be happy with this little app, considering:

Best app in the app store. It’s incredibly useful and works with my Ubuntu desktop!… This is seriously the best app around. Worked out [of] the box, almost zero config.

Using Bonjour and the standard WebDAV interface, Air Sharing allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to mount the devices as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer; drag and drop files between the device and computers, and view documents in many common formats.

Basically, it’s like working with any other drive. Wirelessly.

But there are also some other interesting features that could extend the use of the Air Sharing app. What are those features? Well, Dave will be my guest on the next Silicon Florist podcast, so tune in to find out.

Interested in trying Air Sharing? Well, it’s free to try for one more week. After that the price will go up to $6.99.

For more information, visit the Air Sharing area on Avatron’s site. Or to see what others are saying and to try it for yourself, head on over to the Air Sharing page in the app store.

(Hat tip Raven Zachary)

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