Launching in September, Mixr is a mobile social app – coined as a “mobile party” – platform for college students. You might ask: what is a “mobile party”, according to the team at Mixr: “A mobile party is pretty much the same as a real party: you socialize with the people around you and have a good time.” Using this new social party platform college students will be able to post a location feed or chat with other students privately whom are around them without having to “check-in”.
This category covers startups that provide for the mobile communications industry. Here you will find posts that relate to apps and peripherals for all your mobile devices.
Free at the Applie iTunes Store, SnapTag is an app that lets you ask your friends to rate a deal before you make the purchase. Take a photo of the deal, add a description and the price – then SnapTag uses your social networks and the SnapTag network to ask others to rate the deal before you lose any coin. “It’s fun, easy to use, and could save you a bundle. SnapTag is the social way to shop smart.”
Kids don’t want to stay in touch with parents; parents want to know where their kids are without having to nag them. ImOK is an app that rewards kids for each time they check in. The ImOK app is both a location and incentive-based startup that will make kids want to let their parents know where they are.
Sonar is a free app for your iPhone, iPad and iPod that helps you discover if you have anything in common with anyone else in your current location. Sonar shows you how connected to the people around you are by analyzing your Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter networks.
Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England and hosts the annual Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts from June 22nd – June 26th. New-Startups.com is not usually about sharing the details about music festivals, but what really caught our attention is the fun Glastonbury festival app available for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia.
Vancouver based Sleeping Giant Apps is composed of 3-highly-skilled “indie-dev” superstars that make apps that are simple, speedy and stylish. HQ is the first app from this trio – to help you deal with day-to-day tasks in a new, fresh and better way. Available at the iTunes App Store for your iPhone and iPod Touch, HQ is a tool to manage and track the progress of any project (no matter what realm it may be for).
We first talked about Deal Locator when it officially launched in May, now we have some more exciting news! Yay! Congratulations to Playground Digital for releasing the mobile version for their international deal aggregating application: Deal Locator!!!
Working closely in partnership with the likes of Citi, MasterCard, FirstData, Sprint, VeriFone and others, Google Wallet launched, as away for you pay with your mobile device. We’ve seen the shopping experience move from paying with coins, to paper money, to cards, and now the next big move – to mobile devices.
DealLocator is a location-based group-buy and coupon finding app that aggregates content from the countless deal sites from around the world into the most intuitive user interface we’ve seen. By leveraging existing technologies like Google Maps, and content from international deal sites, Playground-Digital in Toronto has managed to build this robust application for users to navigate the cluttered group-buying space.
Onavo is an app for your iPhone that compresses your data usage to save you money. While the app is installed and during your normal iPhone usage, the software will compress the background data usage by the other apps currently installed on your iPhone. The application will also break down the data usage of each app and let you know which ones have their hands in your wallet the most.