iPhone

Last night, I was knocking a couple back with a friend at The Waterfront (San Diego’s oldest continually operating pub). This buddy of mine, Jordan, is a long time iPhone user. He hopped on iPhone, iPhone 3Gs, and the iPhone 4s. He was waiting to upgrade to the new iPhone this year, since the iPhone 5 was overlapping his contract, and so forth… the usual.

SnapMyAd is an iOS app that allows Instagram users to monetize their smartphone photos if they let brands use them in their promotional campaigns. The free iOS app connects consumers with their favorite brands on Instagram and rewards them for their best Instagram photos. Consumers have complete control over which brands they interact with, for what perk or reward and which photos they are willing to exchange for those brand perks.

Pixicle, a photo sharing device that makes it easy for users to view photos with their friends and family on the big screen instead of the frustrating smartphone screen passed around the room has raised $10K of its $38K Indiegogo goal to make photo viewing less strenuous.

Motorists in San Francisco will from today have access to real-time availability of garage and street parking with ParkMe’s launch in the city, a move that will save their time and money by easily finding the closest and cheapest parking.

Silicon Valley’s 9+, an accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and company builder Peter Relan is investing $110,000 into game developers to quit developing games and shift to consumer, mobile, Big Data and wearable apps.

Facebook has today partnered with OpenTable to allow users book tables via a Facebook app dubbed Facebook Pages for restaurants.
According to Facebook,”The update represents a new way of discovering and booking great dining experiences, all within the Facebook mobile app. There’s no need to visit a separate mobile site or open a separate app.”

Chicago- based baseball couple, Chris and Tracy Hayes are the founders of the new flik app. The flik app is a new social video platform developed for the iOS, utilizes short videos for sharing and discovering. Chris and Tracy talk with TechZulu about the flik app, social media, and startup advice.

We’d like to think the successful testing was a result of diligence in our communication and persistence with our test users, but in reality we were just lucky to have the perfect test group. How was the group assembled? To loosely quote Vinny Gambini, did we “voir dire” potential test users to a point we were “more than satisfied”? We wish we could say yes, but the truth is, our test users simply came from our closest network of friends and co-workers

Cooliris, the creator of the Android Gallery application has partnered with Tencent, China’s largest and most used internet service portal, and Yandex, Russia’s leading internet search provider and technology developer and note-taker Evernote in a move that will make that will help users access all their photos from over 20 major photo sources.

Kuapay, a mobile wallet solution that allows users to pay, enjoy loyalty programs, and manage coupons has released Kuapay’s 3.0, its latest version aimed at improving user security with intuitive and exciting user experience.