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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  • Seesaw

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    Co-founders Aaron Gotwait and Jesse Engle created Seesaw to enable you to make better decisions by asking your friends for feedback when you are choosing a product to purchase. You can receive an SMS message or see the options on your iPhone, and then vote and give feedback to help your friends decide.

    Seesaw is located in San Francisco, California.


  • Ubooly

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    Ubooly turns your iPhone or iPod touch into an interactive soft toy for children. Buy the toy for $29.95, download the app, insert the iPhone into the soft toy pocket, and give the pet voice instructions such as "play a game".

    Ubooly is based in Colorado, and was founded by Carly Gloge and Isaac Squires.

  • Sunrise

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    Sunrise is a calendar app for your iPhone and is intended for Google Calendar users. It integrates with Eventbrite and LinkedIn, and shows birthdays and events from Facebook.

    It was founded by Pierre Valade and Jeremy Le Van, and and is located in New York City.

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?