Okay okay. Dark Horse Comics isn’t really a startup. But I could argue that any number of its titles are. And it is in Portland. Well okay Milwaukie. Fine. But you know what? When someone in Portland releases a really cool mobile app? That’s like a startup right there. So I’m totally covering this.
That’s right. Portland’s Dark Horse—the third largest comic publisher in the world—has officially released Dark Horse Digital, its new bookshelf app for iPhone and iPad. Read More
Unless you’ve been under a rock—and without your iPhone—for the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard about the now infamous Apple iPhone tracking logs that are held on your phone and your computer, unencrypted.
Sure. You check into Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places. And you visit sites on the Web. And you turn on GPS to use maps. And you make calls that bounce off of specific cell towers. But little did you know, your location was also being logged by your phone. Read More
So you’ve been wearing a bit of a sourpuss ever since you realized that you missed out on the opportunity to have a really cool avatar thanks to the Portland Timbers crowdsourced photo campaign. I get it. It hurts. You’re all Rose City ’til you die and stuff.
Well, turn that frown upside down, my little Timbers Army faithful. Because you now have a chance to wield an axe in a Portland Timbers game. Read More
Today, so much of our work is done in a nebulous, ethereal, and intangible realm. We send electrons scurrying and bandy bytes about. Tap at the keyboard to create art. And press touch screens that provide only rudimentary semblances of real life interaction.
But so much of the creative process is enhanced by actually working with your hands. So what if you could create apps and sites with something physical? That’s the idea behind Cohdoo. Read More
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
While Portland lost its unique tie to the iPhone photo app Instagram when they opened a San Francisco office, there is no love lost on the app around here. People around these parts continue to snap, filter, and share photos with Intagram to the tune of thousands of local photos are uploaded daily. There’s even a Portland Instagram Group.
But you know what there’s not? Decent Web access to Instagram photos. The experience has been pretty much constrained to one-off pics or the stream on your iPhone. Until now. Meet Gramfeed. Read More
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
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
If there’s one government entity that people love to hate, it’s the IRS. Wait. I mean, if there’s another government entity that people love to hate, it’s the Transportation Security Administration—affectionately known as the TSA. From travel delays to inappropriate searches to just general ineffectiveness, it seems that everyone has a gripe or two about the people in charge of keeping our airports secure.
Well now—thanks to Vancouver’s Elguji Software—anyone with an iPhone or iPad can record their experience with the TSA, good or bad, and we’ll all benefit from the shared reviews. Meet TSAzr. Read More
Yesterday, you might have heard that that little bookstore to the north of us released an iPhone app for Amazon Deals. What you may not know is that—de facto hub of mobile development that it is—Portland played a role in bringing that iPhone app to fruition.
That’s right. Bringing the magic of the Amazon Gold Box to the iPhone was none other than Portland iPhone agency Small Society. Read More