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.
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.
Parent Cloud San Francisco, CA
Parent Cloud provides parental analytics, alerts and intervention capabilities on childrens' mobile phones and tablets. Parent Cloud is an application for childrens' mobile phones and tablets that gives parents discretionary control of family devices. Internet visits from any browser or application on the mobile device are recorded, sent to the parent in a report and can be easily blocked. Parent Cloud alerts parents with an SMS or phone call if their child leaves school during the day, travels far from home, or is at a hospital or police station. Parents can remotely ban and remove unwanted or inappropriate applications from the phone or limit time spent in apps. Restrictions can be placed on photo sharing in social networks to protect a child's identity.
Gliph San Francisco, CA
Gliph allows friends and strangers to communicate while maintaining privacy and store their personal data securely. Communicate effortlessly, chat with someone in realtime, directly from your mobile device and avoid the delay and pain of email. Buy or sell on Craigslist without giving away your email address or phone number. Make deals with strangers and stay strangers. Use Cloaked Email to hook it up; get connected then send Bitcoin. Meet someone in a bar or at a conference and use Gliph to start the relationship just like you do in real life: first names only. If they’re cool, reveal more facets of yourself as they earn your trust. Avoid accidentally sending out your full bio on a vCard ever again. Regain control of your digital identity. Stop using disposable email addresses to throw spammers off the trail and start using one secure identity that shares as many (or as few) facets of yourself as you want to.
Keepsafe San Francisco, CA
Keepsafe is an app that creates a private photo vault on your phone, so that you can file away sensitive pictures from others. You can also share photos with others, or send them for a limited time like on Snapchat or Facebook’s Poke app. It offers a cloud photo back-up service that saves your photos in case your phone gets lost or stolen. Users can also create a second fake PIN in case someone else tries to open their private photo vault. Break-in detection also keeps a log of failed log-in attempts which will let you know if someone else tried to access your private photos. Then there’s something they call a “secret door.” This features makes KeepSafe look like a utility app, so that anyone else using your phone can’t tell it’s a secret photo gallery.
Zimperium San Francisco, CA
Zimperium is a mobile security startup that is changing the way organizations protect their mobile endpoints. The Mobile Intrusion Protection System is a defense suite that offers what antivirus and other security models cannot: signature-independent detection and prevention of all kinds of cyber attacks. Based on artificial intelligence (AI), Zimperium’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is the only solution offering comprehensive protection from mobile infiltration of your organization’s network. Zimperium’s suite of security products enables you to give employees keys to your network without risking that they unknowingly hand out duplicates.
Tripit San Francisco, CA
TripIt is an intelligent travel organizer that helps travelers manage their plans so that their trips go more smoothly. Travelers simply forward their purchase confirmation emails to TripIt and TripIt automatically creates master itineraries with travel plans and other critical information. With TripIt, it’s easy for travelers to print or access their trip plans from anywhere–and to share itineraries and travel calendars with friends in their TripIt network.
Airbnb San Francisco, CA
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether a flat for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Heyzap San Francisco, CA
Heyzap is a social network for mobile games that connects you to other gamers and recommends games you might enjoy. Heyzap provides users with a way to check-in to their favorite games, discover games and join a massive community of mobile gamers. Heyzap allows users to let other gamers know what they are playing, leave or browse tips for their favorite games, and earn badges. For mobile game developers, Heyzap provides an SDK to easily add Heyzap to their games driving game installs and virality.