Mobile

When you were a kid it was cool to take every poster from your favorite band and cover your bedroom walls. You probably collected every cool tee shirt, button and signed album you could get your hands on from concerts. Don’t forget those all-nighters in front of your local ticket master.

Ever wandered around your city with a friend on a random night trying to find something to do? Well, imagine wandering around your city and always knowing what’s going on and where it’s happening. SocialVents.com is a website and application (Android or iPhone) that tells you what’s going on in your area using the GPS function of your phone.

Smartphones have made everything we snap a picture of “special”. So much in fact, that several apps have emerged to help the new feel a little bit old. You may have seen all the cool artsy iPhone apps like Instagram that capture a modern picture with that grainy old school edge and color. But, you’re…continue reading.

You get all the basic functionality of the mobile web version but the native application adds push notifications, photo uploading and the ability to create Huddles. The Stream lets you look at everything that is posted from all your different Circles. You can swipe left or right to view Incoming posts or Nearby posts that others have posted publicly. This is useful if you’re in a new city and would like to find out nearby restaurants, shops or other points of interest.

Yesterday was a great day for the Namesake community, their iPhone app dropped in the App Store. For those of you not familiar with the Namesake community it is a “community for real conversation. It’s easy to find the people and topics that make life interesting — discover new people, build trust and improve your life.”

So America’s birthday is right around the corner and most of us will be outside enjoying the summer weather, barbecuing and spending time with our friends and family. Here are some geeky websites, apps and gadgets that should come in useful this holiday weekend.

Path, the developers of the eponymous app for the iPhone, has come up with a mobile check in app with a focus on who you’re with. In their original app, Path, the developers focused more on sharing a picture or moment privately with a select group of friends. At a recent hackathon, the company saw that their users also wanted to selectively share their moments on public social networks, such as Twitter.

I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe, an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County.  Over 600 people came to this event to listen share and network, including entrepreneurs, VC’s and investors.  The keynote speech was delivered by Vizio…continue reading.

If you use Yelp, Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, GPS navigation, movie searches or anything like those on your mobile device, then you use Location based apps. The Where 2.0 conference, and Wherecamp are largely set around location, hence the word Where in the names.

Former Twiistup 8 Showoff (Click here to view their pitch and our review) Nevolution, the startup that insists Mac, mobile phone and tablet users shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to acquiring great software – has closed a $450,000 angel round to gear up for the launch of its Avenue(TM) Windows App Store service and private-label app store platform.