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: Hushed)


    Hushed gives you the ability to create private, loca,l and international disposable numbers to place voice calls and send SMS messages anonymously. Having a private number allows users to continue the conversation on a more personal level without compromising security and privacy.

    Hushed numbers are temporary and can be disposed at any time.

    Founded by Justin Shimoon and Timo Mika Gläßer, Hushed is located in Gatineau, QC Canada.

  • (Image: Laveem)


    Laveem gives consumers nutrition and allergen information for every food in the world to empower them to make better deciscions on their diets. The core technology understands food compositon and nutrition.

    Laveem reads what allergens and ingredients food contains, what food groups it represents, what major flavorings it contains, and what dishes it is similar to. The food information is organised so that queries return answers in a way relevant to your needs.

    Founders Varun Chirravuri, Shaun Seo, Ralph Bouquet, and Matthew Ng run Laveem from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • (Image: Roximity)


    Roximity is a location-based alert system that sends targeted contextual offers, alerts, and messages to potential customers that are in the vicinity of their stores. Sign up for notifications and be alerted when sales and discounts are in store.

    Roximity was founded by Daniel Newman and Austin Gayer, and is located in Denver, Colorado.

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?