Tag: iPhone

Soon, they may call Portland “the big Apple”: New Apple store plans make PDX home to the largest retail space

Now, it’s no secret that Apple has done a heck of a job of dominating the world of tech. Last I checked, they were worth more than Portland. Oh wait. I mean, Poland. Or something. Read More

“Siri, install Air Dictate 2.” “I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

One of the most nebulous areas in all of mobile application development has to be the Apple App Store approval process. And yet again, that weirdness is hitting a little too close to home.

Portland-based Avatron—makers of awesome mobile apps like Air Sharing and Air Display—have been challenged to get their latest app, Air Dictate, into the App Store. Read More

Aptly named: Elevation iPhone dock takes Kickstarter to $1 million heights

Today, the biggest tech story in Portland isn’t a Web site, an iPhone app, or an open source project. In fact, for the first time in a long time, it’s a hardware story.

Meet the Elevation iPhone dock. A project led by Portland’s Casey Hopkins. And the first Kickstarter project to crack the one million dollar ceiling. 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

$500,000+ on Kickstarter and counting: Elevation iPhone dock by Portland’s Casey Hopkins

I… Yeah. I don’t even really know where to begin.

Elegantly solving a problem for design conscious iPhone types with a beautiful product. The fastest funded Kickstarter project ever. More than $500,000 raised so far—roughly 700% of its target goal. And it’s still got 37 days to go. Read More

Get a new iPhone over the holidays? Make sure it’s not toast. Or it is TOAST. Or whatever.

I always love when Portland gets its geeky mixed up with its crafty and builds beautiful, functional bling for high tech gadgetry.

The latest effort to cross my desk is TOAST, a custom wood veneer for the back of your iPhone 4. And by custom, they mean you can get as creative as you like—one off or otherwise. 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

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

Who’s snapped Instagram photos of where you’re sitting right now? Get an Instalook

If you own an iPhone, it’s highly likely you’ve dabbled with Instagram, the photo app that allows you to quickly snap a shot, apply a filter, and share it with friends. They’ve captured the essence of what people want to do with their phone photos.

What’s more, Intagram offers an API for folks to build cool stuff with their data. No really. One example was Gramfeed from Portland’s Rakshith Krishnappa. Well guess what? He didn’t stop there. Meet Instalook. Read More

Need a multibeat metronome? There’s an app for that

John Nastos is a very talented musician. And he’s completed an incredibly a really interesting music project. As if that weren’t enough, John also happens to be a very talented developer.

So what’s a guy to do with musical talent and development talent? Combine them, of course. Introducing Metronomics, a metronome for iOS. Read More

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