Tag: Apps

What’s a little competition among friends? Notch helps you keep track

In this day and age, the concept of “keeping score” pervades practically every facet of our online lives. From video games to social media followers. But what about keeping score in the real world? Or with board games? Or with overly competitive friends who don’t seem to ever remember that you have handed them far more than their fair share of defeat on a regular basis? Well, now there’s a way to keep track. Meet Notch.

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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

Portland mobile developers: The Square is looking for a few good apps

You know those tabs you leave open in your browser, week after week? “Oh that’s interesting,” your inner monologue tells you. “I should do something with that.”

Well, I’ve had one of those tabs sitting there. And I figured it would be better to just write something quick. In case you missed it. 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

Some folks set off fireworks on July 4th. Apple releases a bunch of exploding iPhone apps, instead. Including PDX Bus.

If you use PDX Bus on your iPhone and you updated it via the App Store on July 3 or yesterday while you were waiting for festivities to start, you might want to go ahead and try to update it again. Read More

Mutual admiration society: Portland is the featured city on the Instagram blog

If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Portland loves it some Instagram. So much so that I would venture a guess that we have more Instagram users per capita than any city in the world. I mean, it’s probably installed on every single iPhone in town. Bar none.

Well now, Instagram is returning the love by featuring Portland Instagrammers on its blog. Read More

Rose City ‘Til you Die (RCTID)? Meridian makes sure that death won’t be from the lack of chants, beverages, or facilities

The Northwest Major League Soccer fans, they love their technology and their startups. It’s something John Cook of Geekwire in Seattle has mentioned a number of times with regards to the Sounders fans. And the Timbers Army? They’re no different.

In fact, the Portland Timbers are so techie, they offer not one, but two mobile apps now. And the latest instantiation—the Timbers’ JELD-WEN Field in Meridian—offers a ton of interesting and useful information. Read More

Without Taplister, your iPhone is only a glorified beer coaster

Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade to its iPhone app and RateBeer.

So it’s no secret that people in Portland are quite fond of beer. Quite fond. Especially on Friday. And while some folks might categorize that fondness as “snobbery,” we like to think of it as more of an “educated palate.” So much so, in fact, that we talk about beer, tweet about beer, and carry Portland-built iPhone apps like Taplister on our phones. Just to help us better understand what beer is available where.

Well, get ready to be happy. Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade and RateBeer. Read More

Haven’t seen any good design lately? Grab your iPad and check DesignScene

Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites.

With Portland’s growing mobile development scene, I get a lot of chances to write up iPhone apps that work equally well on an iPad. But it’s not often that I get to talk about a pure iPad app.

Meet DesignScene, a new “real-time inspiration” app that’s designed to provide iPad users with a bevy of interesting imagery. All delivered by a pre-selected group of design sites. Read More

Indie Relief: Use your app buying addiction to help Haiti (TODAY ONLY!)

The concept is simple: buy any of these iPhone apps or Mac apps on January 20 and all proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti.

There are any number of programs currently underway to help the folks in Haiti. But there’s one little project that features some Portland types that really caught my eye: Indie Relief. Probably because there are some awesome Portland startups participating in it.

The concept is simple: buy any of these iPhone apps or Mac apps on January 20 and all proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti. Read More

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