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Bubbles picks up $100,000 to reinvent email with handwritten notes

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Web-based email service Bubbles has picked up $100,000 from angel investors, including Arvind Jha, a former director of engineering at Adobe, for its mission to solve the email problem with handwritten notes. Though still in beta, Bubbles has attracted 40,000 users. The service provides a Web view of a virtual...
Bubbles picks up $100,000 to reinvent email with handwritten notes

Shell Apps and Silver Bullets

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Every company comes up with the idea of writing a “shell app.” By replacing native code with a web view you could: Release new functionality outside a full app update Implement a feature once and share it across platforms If you come from web development, you can stick to a...
Shell Apps and Silver Bullets

GroupMe "Experiences" launches out of private beta in NYC to help you have the perfect night out

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After testing for three months with select users, GroupMe is officially moving its Groupon-like Experiences service out of private beta and into the larger New York market. As TNW previously detailed in July, the debut of Experiences was a bold move on GroupMe’s part, expanding the Skype/Microsoft-owned messaging service with a head-first dive into...
GroupMe "Experiences" launches out of private beta in NYC to help you have the perfect night out

Facebook's iOS SDK 3.0 gets faster API calls, native UI views and support for iOS 6 integration

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Facebook has updated its iOS SDK today to add some major improvements to the frameworks it provides developers who use the service in their apps. The 3.0 release brings pre-built native UI views, a new class to authenticate and manage user sessions and support for Facebook’s upcoming integration into iOS...
Facebook's iOS SDK 3.0 gets faster API calls, native UI views and support for iOS 6 integration

Would push notifications for HTML5 apps kill native apps?

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Viktor Marohnić, CEO and co-founder at ShoutEm, a self service mobile website and mobile apps creator, a ‘WordPress for mobile apps.’ You can follow him on Twitter as @vikot. Should I go with native app or HTML5 app? What are the benefits that are still a...
Would push notifications for HTML5 apps kill native apps?

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

Showyou Launches Web View, TV Pales in Comparison

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Now that Showyou has made the remote control obsolete, it has set its sights on the other place we watch video: the desktop. Today, its magical video grid is available on Showyou.com. If you spend any time browsing and watching videos on YouTube.com, your habits are about to change. The...
Showyou Launches Web View, TV Pales in Comparison
Google redesigning Play apps and Play Store on the web

PhoneGap Build Support Comes to Version 1.4.0

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When it comes to the pace of mobile app innovation, there are a couple leaders in the field that need to be watched on a regular basis. Foremost among them is the PhoneGap, also known as Apache Cordova these days. Call it the leader of the leaders. Today the company...
PhoneGap Build Support Comes to Version 1.4.0

Geolorean: A Check in App with Check.in Integration

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Yesterday we looked at Check.in, the universal "check in" web application that provides a single interface for registering your location with several location-based social networking services like Foursquare and Brightkite. Today, we're learning of a native iPhone application that integrates Check.in's functionality: Geolorean. Sponsor Not only does the new Geolorean...
Geolorean: A Check in App with Check.in Integration

Instagram Redesigns Its Web View For Photos On Mobile Devices

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Instagram has polished up photo displays on mobile Web browsers. On the new Instagram Web pages, you can comment on and "like" photos while in a browser like Safari or Chrome, without moving to the Instagram app. Directions to the app view are well marked, though, with an un-missable "Open...
Instagram Redesigns Its Web View For Photos On Mobile Devices

1Password for iOS updated to version 4.2 with new features and fixes

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1Password 4, the popular login manager for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 4.2 today. The new version sports a bunch of new features and bug fixes, including the ability to search for items in your vault by their URL, improved sharing of vault items, and more. This...
1Password for iOS updated to version 4.2 with new features and fixes

Gmail’s iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support, Stops Automatically Logging You Out

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Google’s Gmail for iOS app had a bit of a rough start when it first went live last year (and by ‘rough start’ I mean it was pretty bad), and the search giant has been pushing out update after update since then to make the experience more worth using. Whether...
Gmail’s iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support, Stops Automatically Logging You Out

Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad

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Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two Stanford grads who signed up for the Launch Pad class at the University’s Institute of Design (aka d.school), could have hardly chosen a better path to try their hands at startup life. The pair has gone from idea to a (very cool) digital...
Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad

Tweetie 2 Gets An Update: Now Foursquare, Web & OS 3.2 Friendly

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Tweetie 2, our favorite iPhone twitter client just got quite an update. It now boasts Foursquare integration, which lets you check out venues your friends tweet about right from the app and it will also run just fine on your upcoming iPad. The most interesting addition however, is most...
Tweetie 2 Gets An Update: Now Foursquare, Web & OS 3.2 Friendly
The iPhone is one step closer to becoming a true Google-phone

Foursquare launches new check-in pages on mobile Web, revealing more details outside of the app

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Foursquare has launched new check-in pages for mobile Web users, which include all the specifics of your check-in, including the address, photos, badges, points, comments and likes. Now, when you’ve shared a check-in on Facebook or Twitter, your friends and followers will be presented with a significantly more attractive and complete experience....
Foursquare launches new check-in pages on mobile Web, revealing more details outside of the app

Flickr belatedly joins the mobile photo wars with new iPhone app

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Few things represent Yahoo’s missed opportunities more than its mishandling of Flickr, especially in mobile. While Facebook built an empire largely around photos and added Instagram, a mobile-first photo sharing service, Flickr’s iPhone app has resisted a lot of mobile and social innovation. And its #104 ranking in the App...
Flickr belatedly joins the mobile photo wars with new iPhone app

Google Helps You Manage The Holiday Shopping Rush With In-Store Maps; Gift Lists, And More

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As we near the holiday shopping rush around Thanksgiving and Black Friday; Google is updating its maps and Shopping products to help consumers navigate crowded malls, stores and research and buy toys online as well. This year, Google Maps for Android will now include indoor flor plans of a number...
Google Helps You Manage The Holiday Shopping Rush With In-Store Maps; Gift Lists, And More

Poorly received new Twitter for iPad and well-timed sale trampoline Tweetbot from 200 to 7 in store

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There has been a considerable amount of backlash about the release of the new Twitter for iPad, especially because the old version of the app was so well-regarded. In the midst of the furor, Twitter client developer Tapbots decided to take advantage and put  Tweetbot for iPad on sale. That...
Poorly received new Twitter for iPad and well-timed sale trampoline Tweetbot from 200 to 7 in store

Flayvr now makes it easier than ever to share automatically-created albums of photos and videos

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When something happens that you want to share, you may take multiple photos or videos but you probably only share one or two of them because it’s such a pain to do. Flayvr recently launched to tackle this problem, with instantly generated, interactive albums that make it easy to share...
Flayvr now makes it easier than ever to share automatically-created albums of photos and videos
News App Circa Launches Web View And Twitter Feed So Everyone Can Read Stories Anywhere

Twitter Launches Ugly Updates In The Name Of Consistency

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On the TODAY Show Tuesday, Twitter announced two big cosmetic changes. It updated its iPad app to be more like the simple mobile versions that launched in December. It also added a header photo to profile pages to give you more personal flair. While these updates are cheery and consistent across devices,...
Twitter Launches Ugly Updates In The Name Of Consistency
How Mark Zuckerberg got his pre-IPO groove back

Instagram Launches Full Image Feed For Web Browsers, Including Commenting And Liking Functions

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Instagram has just announced that its full feed has made its way to the web, meaning that users no longer have to access through the dedicated mobile apps to check out all of their content, and participate in the conversation around posted photos. The web-based feed comes in both desktop-...
Instagram Launches Full Image Feed For Web Browsers, Including Commenting And Liking Functions

The Power & Peril of Saving the Web for Later

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Today, Read It Later relaunched as Pocket, a free app for saving any Web content for later. It breaks content shifting out of the mold of apps specifically for reading. Pocket's clean, colorful interface may be the first in the category suitable for a mainstream audience. Is that a...
The Power & Peril of Saving the Web for Later
Former Apple employees working on Facebook's faster iPhone app, launching within a 'couple of months'

GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

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For the first time since its creation, GroupMe is expanding far beyond messaging by diving head first into payments and event discovery. The company, which was acquired by Skype nearly a year ago, is launching a new service called “Experiences,” which the GroupMe says is “the easiest way to do...
GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Developers Still Prefer iOS

Kindle for iOS updated with Retina support, far better browsing and cloud downloads

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If you’ve ever used the Kindle app for iOS then you’ll know that the browsing situation has been total crap. You had to visit the online archive to download a book and it always took forever to refresh the view. Now, Kindle for iOS has received an update bringing along with it...
Kindle for iOS updated with Retina support, far better browsing and cloud downloads
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