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Wednesday October 22, 2014

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Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

From it's Midtown base, 29th Street Publishing hopes to revolutionize magazine publishing using simple apps for serialized content. There are currently two dozen apps in development at 29th Street.  They promise to make the apps more simple, making the path to subscription easier for writers with [Full Story…]

#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

NY startup Thrillist has announced that 45 percent of their revenue comes from their iPhone app, JackThreads. This shows the payoff that can come when startups focus on a mobile-intensive strategy for The startup was recently added to the Venture Beat list of  "10 NYC Startups we're crazy about" and [Full Story…]

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

When a Teaneck, New Jersey man lost his iPhone5 at Port Authority last year, his friend was able to track his missing phone using a "find my iPhone" app. Now more and more people are using applications like this to find their phones before the phone runs out of battery or is reset. Instead of [Full Story…]

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

Mobile Apps Becoming Priority Over Desktop Apps

With iPads and other tablets  becoming more commonplace, many banks and other companies are focusing on their mobile applications before turning to their desktop applications, Wall Street and Tech reported.   Instead of replicating the apps that they had formally created for smartphones, [Full Story…]

Lawsuit Filed Against TLC for Taxi Hailing App

Lawsuit Filed Against TLC for Taxi Hailing App

With growing support for smartphone apps to help NYers hail cabs, a lawsuit has been filed against the New York City Taxi and Limousine Comission to block these apps. The Livery Roundtable and Black Car Assistance Corporation's suit is one of a series of legal actions against the taxi industry [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

Foursquare announced new updated to it's Android application which will include helping make it easier for users to find nearby spots and friends through it's main map, engadget reports. They have moved the "To-Do List" function to the left side and the "Check In" button to the bottom corner. The [Full Story…]

Hailo Taxi App up for NY TLC Approval

Hailo Taxi App up for NY TLC Approval

NYers may soon be able to track their cabs with app called Hailo, according to The New York Post. The app, which has been approved for use in Toronto and London is now before the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission for official approval. They've recently received millions in funding from [Full Story…]

#NYT Columnist Creates Successful Children’s #App: Bobo Explores Light

#NYT Columnist Creates Successful Children's #App: Bobo Explores Light

Bobo Explores Light is currently 72 on the list of top grossing iPad apps. It was developed by Bob Tedeschi, who was The New York Times’ Gadgetwise columnist until last June (he moved desks after telling editors about the app’s success.) He developed the $4.99 app under a pseudonym so he wouldn’t [Full Story…]

#PeopleHunt Debuts #App at #NYTechMeetup

#PeopleHunt Debuts #App at #NYTechMeetup

PeopleHunt demoed its new iPhone app at last night's NY Tech Meetup. The Next Web reports that the SoHo-based company's app turns the idea of Meetups into spontaneous get-togethers based on “things you can show, tell or teach one another.” The app taps users’ Facebook groups and other groups like NY [Full Story…]

#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

The recently released NYPD iPhone app lets users stay up-to-date with the latest in crime-fighting activities. It is also useful in helping build neighborhood organizations and crime-watch coalitions. "[The NYPD] recognizes that community members are our partners in the reduction of crime and [Full Story…]

NY Designers Create #MTA #Android App in Less than A Day

NY Designers Create #MTA #Android App in Less than A Day

The Metropolitan Transit Authority released an iPhone app for subway arrivals, and less than a day later an independent developer created the app, Subway Time for Android. The MTA decided to let private developers create Windows and Android apps, and designers Elad Katz and his wife obliged. Katz, [Full Story…]

#bMoblized Gathers $2.5M in Series A Funding

#bMoblized Gathers $2.5M in Series A Funding

bMobilized received $2.5 million in Series A funding from Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS. The NY-based company, which moved to the U.S. from Norway in 2010, helps small businesses optimize their websites for mobile with HTML5. Only two percent of small businesses are optimized for mobile [Full Story…]

#Tumblr Releases New #iPadApp

#Tumblr Releases New #iPadApp

Tumblr just released the 3.2.3 version of its iOS app. The free app is compatible with post 3 GS versions of the iPhone, the 4th and 5th generation of iPod touch and the iPad. The NY-based microblogging site also has an Android app compatible with both phones and tablets. CNET [Full Story…]

#Vimeo Releases #Xbox360 #App

#Vimeo Releases #Xbox360 #App

Vimeo just released a new app that allows Xbox 360 users to stream video on HD TVs using the Xbox LIVE online entertainment platform. Vimeo, owned by NY-based media conglomerate IAC, said in a press release that members can synch their profile with their Xbox LIVE account. That allows sharing videos [Full Story…]

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

The recently released Google Maps app for iOS devices features Zagat restaurant reviews. This feature competes squarely with Apple’s map app, which uses Yelp. Both integrate restaurant reviews, but according to Crain’s New York Business, the move is a boon for Zagat (which was bought by Google last [Full Story…]