Category: Mobile

A Little more motivation to shop around Portland this holiday season

You’re in Portland. Of course buying local is in your blood. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get rewarded for that behavior. And what about finding new stores or boutiques? Shouldn’t there be some technology that helps you discover those places? That’s exactly why there’s a service like Little Boxes.

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Better beta-ing: Riviera Build enables mobile developers to beta test apps on both Android and iOS

While many folks dream of having an app in the App Store or Google Play store, rising above the noise means having an app that works—and works well. For that, you have to test it. And get criticism. But getting that feedback can be difficult if you can’t even share the beta version of that app with folks. That’s why Portland’s Riviera Build is working to help ease the beta process for mobile developers. Read More

Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow: New Relic FutureTalk featuring HP, Simple, and Urban Airship

Effectively employing mobile technology often involves impeccable timing. Reaching the customer when and where it is most appropriate and relevant. Speaking of timing… boy did we pick a time to talk mobile. Something tells me there are going to be quite a few mobile devices in use during this talk—given its proximity to the NCAA Football Championship game featuring the Oregon Ducks and some other team—but it should be a great discussion. Read More

Windows seat: Urban Airship works with Microsoft to ease deployment on Windows 8 Phone using Azure

We’re in the middle of one of the biggest events in the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So it’s to be expected that companies are making big announcements. Today, Portland’s Urban Airship highlighted their ongoing efforts with Microsoft Windows Azure, Windows 8, and Windows 8 Phone. Read More

Hacking discoverability: Selfpubd inks deal with Taptica to promote indie mobile apps

Talk to any independent mobile app developer and—without fail—they’ll all have one concern in common: discoverability. You see, in a world where apps are proliferating and large corporations can afford to spend millions to promote them, independent developers are often left doing anything they can to be seen. Read More

Going out to eat this weekend? Save yourself the runaround with TablesUp

Portland’s brunch villages aside, most folks hate having to wait for a table at restaurants. And most restaurants are less than tech savvy. But TablesUp is hoping to solve both those issues. Read More

REMINDER: Windows curious? Get the lowdown on Windows 8 at Mobile Portland

From the better late than never files, a last minute reminder for Mobile Portland, tonight, Monday, October 22. So why not come in out of the rain and spend a little time getting up to speed on Windows 8 and what it means to the world of mobile? Read More

Mobile app development in Oregon accounts for half a billion dollars in economic impact

Oregon was recently named as one of the top states for mobile app development. And if you’ve been paying any attention, whatsoever, to our startup scene? That probably comes as little surprise. But what might be surprising is how much of an economic impact those mobile apps are driving: It’s a hair more than $500 million in total. Read More

REMINDER: Mobile Portland focuses on building mobile apps for emerging technology regions, Monday night

More often than not, mobile app development focuses on the newest whiz bang technology for the coolest new handsets. (That’s right. I said “whiz bang.” I’m not afraid.) But what about building apps for people in regions with emerging technology? Read More

New partnerships have Urban Airship getting even more gamey

You’ve built one of the leading platforms for enabling push notifications on smartphones. Where do you go next? Well, if you’re Portland’s Urban Airship, you look for creative opportunities to use that technology to improve experiences. And gaming seems like a perfect venue to do just that. Read More

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