I don’t think it’s any secret that Portland knows its beverages. With a thriving brewing and distilling scene, we’re lucky to have a wealth of knowledge within arms reach. And any number of bartenders and mixologist who are willing to help us with those decisions. But sometimes, you could use a little help. Like Lush, the drink making app. Read More
Rentin', readin', and returnin': Portland's iFlipd creates a platform for renting ebooks — and getting value out of recycling them
Leave it to Portland. I mean, when one of your landmarks is an entire city block crammed full of new and used books, you may have a thing or two to say about how we read—and share in the experience of the written word. And while ebooks may have changed that dynamic a bit, one Portland startup is working to rethink how we can be using that format more effectively. Read More
Those sick stuffed animals aren't going to heal themselves: Pretendasaurus launches Dr. PetPlay
Have you ever watched a child interact with an iPad? It’s actually kind of amazing how ridiculously quickly they pick up the concepts and techniques. And given the world we live in, that’s a skill they’re going to need. More often than not, however, the content delivered on those devices is for anyone but children. But now, the stuffed animal doctor is in. Read More
Having a hard time finding someone to develop that mobile app? Look in the mirror
It’s a common issue. You’ve got an amazing idea for a mobile app. And you’re convinced that there’s a market for it. But you’ve had absolutely no luck finding a developer who can help you build it. Well, get ready to be happy. Because I just found that developer for you. It’s you. 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
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
Instagram filters not cutting it anymore? Maybe it’s time to bring the bling with PhotoBlast
So you’ve tried Hipstamatic. You’ve uploaded a ton to Instagram. But really? You still feel empty. Unfulfilled. Like there’s something missing from your overly filtered photo repertoire.
Well get ready to be happy. Because all that bling you wanted to add to your photo? It’s now available. All it takes is a new app from Portland’s ISITE Design. Get ready for PhotoBlast. Read More
PDX Pipeline app: A handful of entertainment… err a pocketful of fun… um well it’s an app packed with tons of local events
One of the best blogs in town for entertainment and events is, without a doubt, PDX Pipeline. I’ve no idea how they do it, but they know every single thing going on in town. Every single weekend. They’re like party savants.
But sometimes, a web site is simply too inaccessible. That’s why PDX Pipeline is now sharing all of their event and entertainment insights with a new mobile app. Read More
With your iPhone and Meridian, getting lost in Powell’s Books may be a thing of the past
Ever gotten turned around in the mall? Maybe. Sort of lost in an airport? Okay. But getting all confused by the winding tunnels of Powell’s City of Books? Absolutely.
Well, now thanks to Meridian—a new iPhone app from Portland-based Spotlight Mobile—you can find your way around Powell’s like a pro. 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