Category: Mobile

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

Make mine Titanium: Geoloqi powers battery efficient geolocation for Appcelerator Titanium

Geoloqi, the Portland startup that’s making location based tools easier for developers to adopt, has been strangely quiet lately. Too quiet.

And today, it became obvious why. The company has just announced a Geoloqi module for Appcelerator Titanium. Read More

REMINDER: Mobile Portland discusses what happens when the robots win

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Mobile Portland is the best thing going around here, right now. And now, Mobile Portland is even more mobile. They’ve moved the gathering to tonight, because the last Monday of the month is Memorial Day.

And what better topic than discussing how your smart devices are more sentient than you think? Read More

REMINDER: Mobile Portland Demolicious, tonight

Whenever people ask me what events they should be attending, the first thing I mention is Mobile Portland. It’s easily the best tech event going, these days—with a great mix of mobile and startup types. Read More

Meet the Startup: Picking one of the brains behind Branium Studios

Portland and mobile go quite well together, as has been proven by any number of successful efforts around here. And a small but growing part of that local mobile market is gaming.

Meet Branium Studios, a small startup that takes games you know well and creates compelling mobile gaming experiences. Read More

Catching air: Avatron Air Display jumps to Android tablets

More and more, we’re seeing iOS development shops here in town embrace the Android platform, porting popular iPhone and iPad apps over to comparable non-Apple hardware. It makes sense. Especially as Android continues to build an impressive market share. Read More

Dive Head First into Mobile Web with some of Portland’s most respected mobile types

Want to learn something new this year? How about figuring out how to do mobile Web design the right way? Even better? How about learning how to do it the right way from the awesome folks at Cloud Four?

Portlanders Lyza Danger Gardner and Jason Grigsby—two of the cofounders of Cloud Four—have just the title you need on your shelf: Head First Mobile Web. Read More

Finding their way to funding: CrowdCompass lands $1.3 million — with Oregon Angel Fund contributing nearly half

This year has been a great year for funding for Portland startups. What’s more, it’s been a year where local investors have felt comfortable beginning to participate in some of that funding.

Today, we get to add another win to the list. CrowdCompass has announced a $1.3 million funding round, $600k of which came from Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

Making making mobile apps easier: PhoneGap celebrates PhoneGap Day in Portland

If there’s one thing that is obvious about the Portland startup and tech scene, it’s that we’ve got a fair amount of those mobile development and strategy types around here. Building stuff for iOS and Android and MeeGo and a variety of other platforms.

I know. Thank you, Capt Obvious. But did you know that there’s a really interesting way to build native apps on multiple mobile platforms using HTML5 and JavaScript. There is. It’s true. It’s called PhoneGap. And they’re here in Portland celebrating PhoneGap Day and the launch of PhoneGap 1.0 on Friday July 29. Read More

TiE Oregon pulls together panel of heavy hitters from Portland mobile scene

Whenever someone asks me about the mobile scene in Portland, I always manage to rattle off a number of names of people who are doing some amazing stuff here in town. People who worked on the Obama app, folks who are building apps and powering communications for some of the biggest brands in the world, and people who are pushing the envelope on geolocation.

But for all the mobile awesomeness in town, it’s rare to get a bunch of that talent on one stage. Until now. Next Tuesday, May 24, TiE Oregon has brought a number of those folks together to discuss “Riding the Next Mobile Wave,” Tuesday evening Read More

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