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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  • (Image: Arro)


    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.

  • (Image: Audiobox)


    Audiobox is a platform that lets you store, manage, and stream your media library online anytime and everywhere. It provides integrations with third-party services, such as Last.fm, YouTube, Dropbox, Twitter, and Facebook.

    AudioBox.fm lets the user stream an entire music library through the Cloud Web Player, an online media player working with any common web browser.

    Audiobox was founded by Fabio Tunno, Claudio Poli, and Valerio Chiodino, and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • (Image: Celly)


    Founded by Russell Okamoto and Greg Passmore, Celly aims to create networks where existing social networks don’t work.

    Celly provides a quick way to form a group that everyone can join. Participants can be organized into cells of unlimited size by texting a single message.

    In schools, students and teachers can communicate with Celly whilst keeping phone numbers private. Group messages can be moderated by one or more curators to keep conversations on-topic.

    For city governments, businesses, and neighborhoods, each bureau, office, or block can communicate internally using private cells, which can be linked together into a larger network using hashlinks.

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?