Can We Studios Raises $1.5M Angel Round

Can We Studios, a mobile application development company, today announced that it has secured $1.5 million in funding through private investors. The first application of the matching technology scheduled to come to market this summer is CanWeNetwork, which utilizes proprietary technology that will allow business professionals to meet and network with high-value peers seeking new business opportunities.

Family Trends in Mobile Media

The most connected people in family friendly games happen to be right here in Austin, Texas at Famigo. They recently published an infographic describing current trends in mobile as it relates to family gaming activity.

Tabbedout Launches Beta Offers Feature for Austin Consumers

Tabbedout, the Austin-based mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone, has launched a new feature that allows users to opt-in for Tabbedout Offers—discounts and specials, like a reduced tab — that will automatically appear in the app. Tabbedout chose to launch the beta [...]

SceneTap Announces Launch Date, Moves to Austin

SceneTap, a technology and nightlife company that gives consumers real-time info on the local bar scene, announced today that its launch in the Austin market will take place on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. SceneTap has also relocated its headquarters to Austin, though the company will maintain a strong Chicago presence. A free app for iPhone, [...]

This is not a smart-phone and I don’t care

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich I attended Dell World 2011 last week and it was pretty remarkable on a number of levels. On one level, I reflected on Dell’s maturation as an enterprise. While the majority of what we write about in AustinStartup.com are new hardware and software ideas being brought to market, it’s easy [...]

Rallyhood Launches iOS and Android Versions

Rallyhood, a group coordination app, announced the launch of the first consumer-focused online and mobile app that provide all the social and productivity tools needed to allow groups of any size or type to easily stay organized and rally around a common cause (video here). Instead of logging into to multiple sites and using email [...]

SXSW Eco, ArtPrize and GigaOM: 7 Days, 3 Events Apps

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich The past week has been a whirlwind of travel and events: from San Francisco to Grand Rapids to Austin. Along the way, I’ve had a chance to try out apps for each event, using my trusty iPhone 3GS – yes, I’m one of those who skipped 1st gen iPhone 4 [...]

NFC Is More Than Just Mobile Money

A guest piece by Jay Willingham, Account Manager at Mutual Mobile. Once upon a time, a phone was just a phone. Then it became our camera, radio, and even TV. Yesterday, with the announcement of its Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile commerce program, Google made it our wallet. But that’s only the start of how [...]

IngZ, Inc. Makes Dominos 42 3D for iPhone Game Play like Cards

IngZ, Inc., an Austin-based mobile software development company, announced today the release of its flagship dominoes game Dominos-42 3D for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, available now in the iTunes App Store: http://bit.ly/iZdIUS. Dominos 42 has a long and storied history in East Texas where it is played as a sport by clubs at a university [...]

CallVine Adds Scheduled Group Calls to iPhone App

Today, at Wainhouse Research’s Collaboration Service Provider Summit, Callvine (which launched in August) introduced scheduled calls with calendar integration to their Group Call & Text App for the Apple iPhone. With Group Text & Call users can now easily schedule group calls, including one-time and recurring conference calls, directly from their iPhones. Scheduled calls are [...]