Entrepreneur Tech: iPhone apps from savvy startups

Entrepreneur Tech: iPhone apps from savvy startups

Summary: Startups are creating innovative mobile apps destined for success. This week, 17-year-old Nick D'Alosio sold his Summly app to Yahoo for about $30 million. We look at other iPhone apps created by startups that could also be in the same position one day.


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    The Move app records all of the walking, cycling, and running you do. The storyline shows where and how much you moved during the day.

    The app automatically recognizes activities (walking, running, cycling, transportation), routes, and places. The data is visualized on a map and a daily storyline that encourages the user to take small steps towards more healthy habits and lifestyles. There is no need to start and stop the app, as it runs continuously in the background.

    ProGeo raised $1.6 million (€1.2 million) seed funding in 2013. It was founded by Aleksi Aaltonen, Juho Pennanen, Jukka Partanen, Sampo Karjalainen, Zsolt Szász, and Aapo Kyrölä.

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    Arro analyses ratings from stores. When you want to buy something immediately, you don't have time to read reviews. Arro shows your best choices and whether to get the product you're looking at in the store.

    You do not need to do the research yourself — Arro simplifies the searching process. When a friend needs advice, text them a link with your suggestions.

    Arro was founded in Palo Alto, California, by Manish Vij, Sekhar Narayanaswami, and Aaron Snow.

Topics: Start-Ups, Mobility, Software

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  • Yay, 99 cent app that cost how many tens of thousands or more to make?

    The economy is saved!

    Well, Apple is, and some customers whipping out 99 cents are, but I'd hate to be the one who - you know - does the dang work in the first place and for a pittance... people should try working and then realize what their own time really is worth, or else they choose to be slaves.
    • Those who can, do. Those who can't

      complain and point fingers.
  • Zero for 13

    Thirteen apps and not a single one that seems the least bit useful or interesting. Did the author just close her eyes and pick 13 apps at random from the app store?