As soon as Apple decided to add the ability to watch movies to the iPod, folks have been staring at little screens watching their favorite modern flicks and television shows. With the advent of the iPad, Netflix streaming augmented the whole mobile movie viewing experience.
And yet, something was still missing. Like those classic flicks of yesteryear and those horrible yet addictive cheesy B movies. If only you could stream those on your iPad or iPhone. Well, now you can, with Movie Vault. Read More
[HTML3]Now for as much as I love the Portland startup scene and all of our homegrown goodness, I have to admit that I take a certain pleasure in the random Portland connections to other popular Web stuff. Like the fact that the creator of LiveJournal went to high school in Aloha. Or that ReadWriteWeb employs a good chunk of Portlanders. Or that the community manager for Vimeo lives here.
Well, here’s another one to add to the list. You know Instagram, that wickedly popular photo app for the iPhone? Yeah, well they’ve got a Portland connection too. Read More
Got kids? Know kids? Were you a kid at some point? Then you’ve probably encountered the work of Eric Carle. The Very Hungry Caterpillar ringing any bells?
Now, Portland-based Night & Day Studios—yep, the same folks who brought you Peekaboo Barn—have brought the work of Eric Carle to the iPhone with My Very First App. Read More
Like free pizza? Like free beer? Interested in doing a little iPhone testing and hacking on some distributed identity and credentials sort of stuff?
Well, file this under better late than never, but I just found out that Janrain is hosting an iPhone Hackfest tonight from 6-9 at Janrain’s downtown Portland office. Read More
Anyone who carries an iPhone carries a fairly powerful camera with them. But sometimes, you need something a little more to motivate you to use that camera.
Sometimes, it’s something complex and artsy like Hipstamatic. But sometimes, it’s something simple and awesome like Photomaton, the newest iPhone app from Portland’s own Brandon Sneed. Read More
Last week, all the iPhone hubbub centered around the release of iPhone 4 and iOS 4. Which means that there are a lot of new iPhone owners out there. And a lot of new folks with a brand new operating system. And they’re probably looking for something to do with those things.
Well, if you’ve got the right stuff, you should try Twang, a virtual iPhone guitar from Portland-based Control Z. Think Ocarina with strings. Read More
[HTML4]Now as many of you know, a good chunk of the development team for original political iPhone app—the Obama iPhone app—lived right here in Portland. And the positive reception that app and its developers received is likely one of the reasons that Portland continues to prosper as a hub for mobile development.
But clearly Portland mobile folks still have a little politics in their veins. You see, now some of the Obama app folks have teamed up with some other Portland mobile folks. And they’ve come up with yet another awesome app. This time for a much larger entity than a single candidate or campaign. Today, Portland-based Small Society and Urban Airship announced the release of the Democratic National Committee iPhone/iPad app. Read More
Let’s be honest. There are only so many hours in the day. And if you’re on the Internets, a lot of those hours are spent reading. And reading. And reading. So much content. So little time.
But what if you could ingest that content faster? And get through more reading in less time? Well, it’s possible that you could, if you take a spin with Beaverton-based QuickReader, an iPhone and iPad app that helps you improve your reading speed and comprehension. Read More
[HTML1]One of the things I love most about this whole Web thing is that if you take creative people and give them access to data? They’ll come up with some pretty interesting ways to munge that data and represent it in really beautiful ways.
Take Portland-based Icon Rainbow (@iconrainbow), a new project from Ryan Snyder (@ryansnyder) and Crystal Beasley (@skinny) that analyzes iPhone app icon colors and tells you which colors are currently the most popular. Read More
I’m going to try and prevent myself from assaulting you, gentle reader, with any trite phrases or comments about the Portland mobile scene “rocking out” or whatever. But honestly, it’s really really difficult when opportunities like this arise.
You see, there are two things that have hit my plate recently that are just too good to pass up. First, Portland-based Urban Airship—makers of magical behind the scenes technology that helps mobile app developers communicate with their customers—has landed Interscope Records as a customer. And second is Rock Show, a new Portland-developed app that brings a gallery of beautiful concert posters to the iPad.
Portland is definitely… Oh wait. Sorry. Here’s the news. Read More