Twazer, a Craigslist for college students, launches at UA

There’s Craigslist, eBay and Amazon, and now there’s an e-commerce app that’s tailored specifically to the college student population. Peer-to-peer and geo-location marketplace Twazer has created a space where users are required to have an .edu login email in order to download the app and sell their stuff.  [youtube]https://youtu.be/IqkhrRqktAg[/youtube]   “Twazer is a mobile app … Read more

Vocem lets you have a voice in politics

Elections are coming up, and communicating what issues you find important could be a challenge. but political app Vocem is looking to change that. Vocem allows its users to take photos of political topics and issues, categorize them, add comments, and send thoughts to their local representatives in the House of Representatives or Senate. The app was released … Read more

Before you build an app, get to know your user base – Ryan Allen, Dapper Gentlemen

With over 2.5 million mobile apps in the market, how will your app stand out and gain users? This month’s Lunch and Learn speaker, ADDY award-winning, mobile and web developer Ryan Allen, co-founder Dapper Gentlemen, engaged our audience about the ins and outs of designing a mobile application. [youtube]https://youtu.be/m92WwN5oQiA[/youtube] Before you go out, spend money … Read more

eVisit lets patients follow up with doctors from their couch

Next time you have a cold or a post-op concern, you can check in with your doctor via smartphone from the comfort of your living room. Arizona-based telehealth startup eVisit, a web-based software that connects doctors with their patients, is expanding its horizons by introducing a mobile app and transitioning into a more inclusive patient … Read more

Gobiquity, first pediatric mobile vision screening app co, expands to the Valley

The next time a pediatrician gives your child a vision test, they might whip out a smartphone and snap a picture. Gobiquity, a mobile health company, developed the first pediatric vision diagnostic mobile app, GoCheck Kids, that enables physicians to test for Amblyopia “lazy eye” risk factors for children six months to six years in … Read more

Find a beer, sandwich and Tiger Woods at PHX Open with this app

Co-written by Tishin Donkersley, M.A. and video contribution Thomas Hawthorne  If you missed a PGA tour player sink that amazing put because you were looking down at the Waste Management Phoenix Open mobile app to find your next beer, not all was lost. The new improved app has a new “Take Me There” GPS tracking feature … Read more

First Lady of Phoenix aims to protect kids online with BullyBlocker app

In a research study by American Medical Association almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both. As for online the iSAFE Foundation found that over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied … Read more

ICE BlackBox app turns smartphones into a secure surveillance camera

Suspicious activity, domestic abuse, animal abuse, bullying and other illegal activities can now be captured on this new crime-fighting app. This app allows the user to stream real-time video to secure servers where it is saved and cannot be deleted by a perpetrator against the user’s will. The new ICE BlackBox app was developed by CEO … Read more

Control your privacy on Twitter with Tweeling app

140 characters can carry a lot of weight nowadays. It can be used to retweet the news, have conversations with your friends and send personal blasts out to the world, all while in the public sphere. For those seeking a bit more privacy around sharing their thoughts there is Tweeling, a new app that gives Twitter users more control … Read more

Startup Roambotics wins Proto Labs Cool Idea! award for home security robot

What could be better than a robot that protects your home from break-ins? Arizona-based Roambotics took home a win from the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for their personal robot, Jr., as well as $65,000 of injected mold parts. Jr., an autonomous mobile sensor platform, performs security monitoring. It is always actively monitoring an environment for … Read more

Startup Storybyte raises $125K – app helps you take the effort out of storytelling

I take tons of photos. Some I Tweet and some I Instagram. But right now, I have over 1,000 that are just sitting in my phone that I’ve completely forgotten about. Sound familiar? For startup Storybyte, they’ve created a new app that will take those photos from the deep, dark depths of your phone’s album and effortlessly turn … Read more

Startup EXP Trips amps up student traveling

Organizing a big group of students traveling domestically or abroad can be difficult and may end up being a logistical nightmare, but with startup EXP Trips, users now have a simplified, mainstreamed, and technological method of planning a trip to their desired foreign destination. Founder of EXP Trips, Jake Pfeiffer, realized that there was an … Read more

PITOOEY! app to create a 1:1 connection between you and your pizza joint

The developers of the new app PITOOEY! want to simplify the noise of online deal search and focus on what you like, where you like to go or might consider patronizing in the future. PITOOEY! has developed an app that creates not only a personalized, fun, and efficient purchasing outlet for consumers, but a current, … Read more

The Slimming Selfie app – SkinneePix takes 5 to 15 pounds off your face

While body distortion apps are abundant and popular in the market, and have the ability to turn you into a zombie (ZombieBooth), judge ones appearance (Ugly Meter) or alter ones’ appearance to extremes (Plastic Surgeon Simulator or FatBooth), the addition of one more that makes your selfie look thinner by 5 to 15 pounds seems … Read more

NCAA March Madness: top mobile apps for the tourney

Every March the National Collegiate Athletic Association brings together 68 teams to compete in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 68 teams from 10 conferences around the nation go head-to-head starting Tuesday afternoon with the First Four play-in games; the real action though, Round 2, commences Thursday, March 20. Games will be televised across several channels … Read more

Girl Scouts innovate with Cookie Finder app

For years the Girl Scouts’ cookie season has emptied our pockets and filled our stomachs, and now it is easier than ever to locate a Girl Scout cookie booth selling delectable merchandise. Whether it is the notorious Thin Mints or the peanut butter-filled Tagalongs, an individual can now track down a local cookie booth by … Read more

Plato App wins Startup Weekend Phoenix

Startup Weekend Phoenix occurred this past weekend and on Sunday the top 3 spots were announced. Sunday consisted of last minute prep work, advice from on-site coaches, final presentations, and the awards ceremony. From Friday-Sunday, the teams have less than 54 hours to develop concepts, prototypes, or products. 1st Place: Plato App An interactive experiment … Read more

Startup Park Genius helps you feed the meter through your phone

Park Genius is a mobile app developed by three entrepreneurs coming out of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. The app allows motorists to pay for parking through their phone at the meter or remotely. Co-founder, Thomas Maguire, explains that he and his two partners (Ross Shanken and … Read more

New Write It Off app helps you organize taxable expenses on the go

Vanity Point, a full-service digital solution provider that offers custom programming, advertising and management, has helped launch a new innovative app called Write It Off. This app is an all-inclusive way to save and organize your tax expense receipts and records on-the-go. With no real tax experience needed, Write It Off helps people log and … Read more

New GameGuy app tackles TV Commercials for NFL fans

It’s NFL Sunday, and it’s a common practice to flip from game to game in between TV commercials-but in that transition you might miss part of the game, or worse, that next big play by your favorite team. One local developer and creator of the GameGuy app, Mike Donnelly, aims to help football fans decrease … Read more