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.
That’s why Intel is hosting an event tonight—to help developers get more out of their apps. More money that is. It’s all about learning how to turn your code into cash. 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
Now you all know that Portland has been enamored of the geolocation and geogeeking stuff for quite a while. We’re kind of like that. But now, we’re starting to see the idea of location-based services and games really take off all over the place. And if there’s one service that is the current darling of that space, it’s Foursquare.
But can the Foursquare experience be improved? Portland-based Gorlochs thinks so. And that’s why they’ve taken the Foursquare API and worked to your iPhone Foursquare experience even better—much like Tweetie and TweetDeck did for Twitter. Introducing Kickball, an iPhone client for Foursquare. Read More
We’ve all been there. That one document. The one you really needed. No, not that one. Not the one you grabbed. The one you actually needed. Yeah, that one. The one sitting on your Mac’s desktop at home, while you sit miles away at a meeting needing to access it.
What if getting to that file was as easy as grabbing your iPhone, connecting up your Mac far far away, and grabbing the file? Well, now it is. Thanks to Portland-based Here, File File! Read More
[HTML2]Now, I’ll be the first to admit that Portland? The town seems to like the whole iPhone thing. I mean, we’ve got iPhone users, incredibly popular iPhone app developers, and iPhone infrastructure plays that send out millions of messages. I might dare say that Portland is the de facto hub for iPhone development. (Because I say those kinds of things all of the time.)
But now, the City of Portland is getting into the game with its own iPhone app. That’s right. Citizen Reports will now let any iPhone user file reports to the City of Portland—all from the comfort of his or her multitouch screen. Read More
You’re the cultured type aren’t you? I know you are. You like to take in a concert or a show every once in awhile. Maybe swing by a museum or two.
But in so doing, you often have to go through a technological time warp. Donning a Walkman from 1983 that walks you through the exhibits and pressing buttons on archaic wall-mounted video screens. All while you’ve got perfectly good technology sitting right in your pocket. It’s not right.
What if you could tour the museum the way you wanted—with that iPhone you’re carrying anyway? Now you can. With the Tours app from Portland-based Spotlight Mobile. Read More