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
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.
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.
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.
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
Every once in a while, an app comes across my desk that I have to wait a while to try. Because it requires me to be somewhere in particular to really get a feel for what it does. This latest one, required me to be about 35,000 ft up in the air.
Get ready to take your WindowSeat. An interesting new iPhone app from Portland-based AppOven designed to keep you informed about your flight and what you’re passing over—whether you have an Internet connection or not. Read More
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
Now, we all know—or should know—that the habit of texting while driving is less than safe. Actually, it’s dangerous. Some studies say it’s as dangerous as driving drunk—perhaps moreso. And yet, millions of people do it every single day. Because we’re a little addicted to the whole texting thing. Even though it’s illegal.
Now, given that we live in a rewards-based, give-me-a-cookie-for-doing-what-I-should-be-doing-anyway society, one company may have a solution to help decrease the number of people texting behind the wheel–and in so doing make the roads safer. That company is Portland’s own TextNoMore. Read More
Sure, sure. Building those apps is all fun and games until someone needs to make a living from it. And then? Then things get a little more confusing.