Every once in a while, I’ll search for something on Google and when I click through, I get a specific section of highlighted text that addresses the question I was asking. But it’s only every once in a while. The vast majority of the time, I either have to scan the page for the content or try to use the Find function.Read More
Hitting a happy hour tonight? Dining out this weekend? Grabbing grub during Portland Startup Week? Review those spots with AllGo
Remember in the early days of this startup community when someone would release a new app and we’d all jump at the chance to download and use it as a sign of support and buying local? (Shizzow, anyone?) I’d like to see if we can get back in the mode of doing that. As a community. And I think I’ve found a really good opportunity to do that.
If you’re making plans with friends this weekend, take a second to make sure they can AllGo
We’ve all been there. An unintended awkward situation. At the most inopportune time. Maybe it’s emotionally awkward. Perhaps it’s physical. But it happens. And boy oh boy does everyone later wish we’d been able to avoid that situation altogether. Honing in on that feeling? Cool. Because that’s part of the motivation behind Portland startup AllGo.
Columbia Sportswear app: It’s like Path for offroad journeys
If you build outdoor gear for exploring the wilderness, you kind of want your customers out exploring that wilderness. Not simply tromping around the urban jungle.
And that’s why Columbia Sportswear has built a mobile app. To get you off the beaten path. Read More
Who’s snapped Instagram photos of where you’re sitting right now? Get an Instalook
If you own an iPhone, it’s highly likely you’ve dabbled with Instagram, the photo app that allows you to quickly snap a shot, apply a filter, and share it with friends. They’ve captured the essence of what people want to do with their phone photos.
What’s more, Intagram offers an API for folks to build cool stuff with their data. No really. One example was Gramfeed from Portland’s Rakshith Krishnappa. Well guess what? He didn’t stop there. Meet Instalook. Read More
Need a multibeat metronome? There’s an app for that
John Nastos is a very talented musician. And he’s completed an incredibly a really interesting music project. As if that weren’t enough, John also happens to be a very talented developer.
So what’s a guy to do with musical talent and development talent? Combine them, of course. Introducing Metronomics, a metronome for iOS. Read More
What if you could see through your iPhone like a heads-up display? With MegaReader you can
If you’ve spent any time walking and reading on your iPhone, you’ve got the bruises to show for it. It’s inevitable that—with your gaze focused on your device—you’ve run into a few friends, cars, and posts.
If only there were some way to see where you were going. Like if there were a camera that… hey wait a second. There is a camera. And Portland-based MegaReader came up with a really interesting way to use it. Providing a heads-up display for seeing right through what you’re reading. Read More
Without Taplister, your iPhone is only a glorified beer coaster
Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade to its iPhone app and RateBeer.
So it’s no secret that people in Portland are quite fond of beer. Quite fond. Especially on Friday. And while some folks might categorize that fondness as “snobbery,” we like to think of it as more of an “educated palate.” So much so, in fact, that we talk about beer, tweet about beer, and carry Portland-built iPhone apps like Taplister on our phones. Just to help us better understand what beer is available where.
Well, get ready to be happy. Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade and RateBeer. Read More
Haven’t seen any good design lately? Grab your iPad and check DesignScene
Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites.
With Portland’s growing mobile development scene, I get a lot of chances to write up iPhone apps that work equally well on an iPad. But it’s not often that I get to talk about a pure iPad app.
Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites. Read More
Keeping the baggage handlers on the tarmac: TSAzr gives you all the TSA info you need for security checkpoints at every airport
anyone with an iPhone or iPad can record their experience with the TSA, good or bad, and we’ll all benefit from the shared reviews. Meet TSAzr.
If there’s one government entity that people love to hate, it’s the IRS. Wait. I mean, if there’s another government entity that people love to hate, it’s the Transportation Security Administration—affectionately known as the TSA. From travel delays to inappropriate searches to just general ineffectiveness, it seems that everyone has a gripe or two about the people in charge of keeping our airports secure.
Well now—thanks to Vancouver’s Elguji Software—anyone with an iPhone or iPad can record their experience with the TSA, good or bad, and we’ll all benefit from the shared reviews. Meet TSAzr. Read More