Tag: Mobile

REMINDER: Mobile Portland talks mobile marketing tonight

While we’re all well aware of how much attention the mobile platform is attracting for app developers and service providers, marketing and advertising adoption of the platform seems to be lagging.

But is that really the case? And how long will it be before the advertising industry catches up? Read More

Making making mobile apps easier: PhoneGap celebrates PhoneGap Day in Portland

If there’s one thing that is obvious about the Portland startup and tech scene, it’s that we’ve got a fair amount of those mobile development and strategy types around here. Building stuff for iOS and Android and MeeGo and a variety of other platforms.

I know. Thank you, Capt Obvious. But did you know that there’s a really interesting way to build native apps on multiple mobile platforms using HTML5 and JavaScript. There is. It’s true. It’s called PhoneGap. And they’re here in Portland celebrating PhoneGap Day and the launch of PhoneGap 1.0 on Friday July 29. Read More

MeeGo meetup tonight. You should go. Err… I mean Yugo. Or not.

Scratch that. The meetup got canceled for this month. So much for my “trying to do a better job of covering user groups.”

Like mobile development? What about open source? Then you probably find Android interesting. Don’t you? Sure. Sure you do. But guess what? Did you know that there’s a interesting open source mobile platform that’s even closer to Portland’s heart?

Well there is. It’s MeeGo, an open source project run by Intel. And it’s time for their monthly meetup. So if you’ve got any interest in what they’re doing, this would be a good opportunity to get up to speed. Read More

TiE Oregon pulls together panel of heavy hitters from Portland mobile scene

Whenever someone asks me about the mobile scene in Portland, I always manage to rattle off a number of names of people who are doing some amazing stuff here in town. People who worked on the Obama app, folks who are building apps and powering communications for some of the biggest brands in the world, and people who are pushing the envelope on geolocation.

But for all the mobile awesomeness in town, it’s rare to get a bunch of that talent on one stage. Until now. Next Tuesday, May 24, TiE Oregon has brought a number of those folks together to discuss “Riding the Next Mobile Wave,” Tuesday evening Read More

Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton sits down with Robert Scoble, chats about push, apps, and future of mobile (Yes, I’m a poet. I know it.)

Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton recently sat down with Robert Scoble and talked about what Urban Airship does and where the world of mobile app development is going. If you’re interested in mobile, it’s well worth the watch.

So, yeah. You hear me blather on and on about Portland’s Urban Airship. And how they’re doing this. And how they’re hiring so and so. And how they’re getting funding. And how they’re pushing stuff.

But what is it that they really do? Well, Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton recently sat down with Robert Scoble and talked about what Urban Airship does and where the world of mobile app development is going. If you’re interested in mobile, it’s well worth the watch. Read More

eBay hits the “Buy It Now” button on Critical Path, joins Portland mobile development scene

eBay acquired Portland mobile developer Critical Path and in so doing, joined the ranks of the Portland mobile scene.

When it comes to the Portland mobile development scene, online auction juggernaut eBay may be the furthest company from your mind.

But you’re going to need to think again. You see, today eBay acquired Portland mobile developer Critical Path and in so doing, joined the ranks of the rapidly developing Portland mobile scene. Read More

Portland inside: MapBox iPad mapping app has Portland mobile geogeeking under the hood

[HTML3]According to Wired Magazine, mobile devices need custom maps. According to me, Portland is the de facto hub of mobile development and it’s not too shabby when it comes to geolocation geekery either.

No, it’s not a non-sequitur. You see, the maps built on MapBox described in the article? The Development Seed ones? Under the hood of that iPad pursuit is good old Portland mobile geolocation ingenuity, thanks to Justin Miller. Read More

TextNoMore: It’s like a nicotine patch to help prevent texting while driving

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.

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

ActiveTrak GadgetTrak Mobile 3 available off the shelf at more than 2000 independent wireless retailers

That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers.

When it comes to technology, sometimes the most important devices are also the easiest to lose. Take mobile phones. Small, compact, loaded with data, and easy to move, they’re often the target for some of those more nefarious types.

That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers. Read More

Portland open source, startups, and mobile… oh my! The all time top 30 posts on Silicon Florist (so far)

So Silicon Florist turned three years old. And in those three years, it has featured more than 1500 posts. But what have you, gentle reader, found most appealing in those three years?

Don’t remember? Well, luckily, through the magic of analytics, we can tell. After taking a gander at the stats throughout Silicon Florist’s existence—both Web traffic and RSS traffic—30 stories bubbled to the top. What were they? Let’s take a look. Read More

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