Circle Palo Alto, CA
Circle is a mobile app that shows you what’s happening nearby right now, anywhere you go. Like an insider's guide to everywhere, Circle tells you what you need to know right now about what is going on around you. Circle also lets you share information and ask your important questions if the info you need is not there already. Lost dogs. Best fishing spots. Free kids events. Closed roads. Flash mobs. Amazing, scary, exciting and crazy stories are happening everywhere. The Circle community is there to help you navigate your world.
QuizUp Reykjavik, Iceland
The biggest trivia game in the world. Hundreds of topics, with over 200,000 questions. Play against friends in real time, and it’s free! Pick the topic, choose a friend and play QuizUp! QuizUp is social. Chat with other players, see how you rank against other players on the rankings, or get involved in discussions - every topic has a discussion board where you can openly talk about ideas. You can connect your QuizUp account with Facebook and/or Twitter and easily find and challenge your friends.
Line Tokyo, Japan
Line is an app for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences. With real-time confirmation when messages are sent and delivered, current or any specific location updates, the ability to send emoji, stickers and emoticons to friends, groups where you can chat and share media, bulletin boards (up to 100 people at once) for groups, and the ability to add friends through the use of QR code or by shaking their phones simultaneously. Features a Sticker Shop where users are able to purchase virtual stickers depicting original and well-known characters. The stickers are used during chat sessions between users and act as large sized emoji.
Flipboard Palo Alto, CA
Flipboard lets people see everything in one place. By bringing together the world's stories and life's great moments, you can stay up to date with the things that matter most. Flip through the news from your Twitter timeline as well as from outlets like the BBC, USA Today and The Verge. See everything from posts and photos shared by friends on Facebook and Instagram to videos from Stephen Colbert and pop culture nuggets from Rolling Stone. Find inspiration for your travel, style and life from places like National Geographic, Oprah and Cool Hunting. Search for anything—people, topics, hashtags, blogs, your favorite sites—and flip through articles, updates, photos and videos in a beautiful magazine format. Connect Flipboard to 12 social networks, streamlining your reading and activities like commenting, liking and sharing. Save anything to read later using Instapaper, Pocket and Readability.
Smule San Francisco, CA
A social network for making music. Smule has launched a number of popular, music-themed mobile apps, including Sing! Karaoke, Guitar, Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain. Now it’s turning its website into a social network that it calls Smule Nation, highlighting performances from across all of its apps. The apps have always emphasized sharing. Now, with Smule Nation, the company can highlight the best performances across all of its apps. The website includes a section for the most popular music across the network, as well as the company’s curated picks. If you find a performer you like, you can visit their profile page to see other performances and follow them to get updates when they add new content. Those performers, meanwhile, get a unified presence for their work across the various apps, and if they want to share content, they can now just share a link.
SocialFlow New York City, NY
SocialFlow’s technology solutions measurably improve your Brand’s ability to be successful in using social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. SocialFlow improve user engagement with your content, and therefore increase the rate at which users take action by using real-time data to understand the constantly changing interests of your audience, then mapping your content to the windows where you’ll get the most attention. The technology is combined with industry leading insights, to give you a complete picture of how well you are reaching your audience. Whether you are trying to achieve clicks, likes, follows, shares, or any other social objective, SocialFlow have a solution that will improve the performance of both your owned and paid media efforts. The combination of your content, your audience, and SocialFlow’s technology creates measurable value.
Taskrabbit San Francisco, CA
Your to-do's, done. Find safe, reliable help in your neighborhood. TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that connects neighbors to get things done. Fully vetted, entrepreneurially-minded professionals contribute their time and skills to help busy people find extra time in their days to do the things they love. Neighbors helping neighbors — it's an old school concept reimagined for today. Outsource household errands and skilled tasks; rejoice as your to-do list disappears. Discover opportunities to make money while helping out your neighbors. Find candidates to staff your company's long-term and short-term projects.
Tapjoy San Francisco, CA
The Tapjoy Marketplace presents a list of targeted advertisements that app users can choose to complete in exchange for virtual rewards and/or premium content. Users typically access the Tapjoy Marketplace by clicking on an “Earn Rewards/Gold/Gems” button within the app. Unlock new revenue streams - monetize a larger percentage of your user base through this popular payment alternative. Give your users choice - the Tapjoy Marketplace allows your users to choose among thousands of offers from leading brands. Easy Integration - simply download and integrate the SDK into your Android, iOS and Windows app. It couldn’t be easier.
Crowdtilt San Francisco, CA
Crowdtilt fixes the problems associated with pooling money for a group objective by streamlining the entire process. First off, when you start a campaign, it’s up to the entire group—not just you—to help make your objective a reality. So if your friends want to play, they have to pay first (and you don’t have to play debt collector.) All invites, contact info, payments, and correspondence are managed through your campaign page, too. And with the tilt feature, nobody is charged a single cent unless your goal is reached. In the end, it allows you to spend more time with your group—and less time worrying about who spent what. Whether you’re planning or paying, Crowdtilt makes group-funding easier than ever before
IFTTT San Francisco, CA
IFTTT enables users to create and share "Recipes" that fit the simple statement: "if this then that". The “this” part of a Recipe is called a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare”. The “that” part of a Recipe is called an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook”. The combination of a Trigger and an Action from a user's active channels are called Recipes. The service offers Triggers and Actions for 80 channels, such as Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, and Box.