Oust.me, the Slovenian web startup that’s building a location-based game, has joined the ranks of the startup accelerator Seedcamp. Oust.me lets players conquer real territories in a virtual environment where you’re competing with your friends. I first wrote about Oust.me in April on Netokracija when they launched, when it looked like an interesting competitor to location-based games like Warsquare.
Only a month after introducing a new chat interface and concept, Facebook has apparently decided to once again add all your Facebook friends to the chat. The new Facebook chat interface is still accessible as a sidebar, however after the first 10 or so friends you're most engaged with there's a list of all your other Facebook friends that are logged into their chat.
Osijek-based Farmeron is one of the 20 startups participating in Mini Seedcamp London this week and the only one chosen among the startups present from Mini Seedcamp Ljubljana, both organized by the startup aggregator Seedcamp. They're building a web-based farm management and analytics application that should allow farmers to analyze their farm's performance and lower costs.
Kopic also sent me the screenshot you can see which illustrates how Farmeron's new interface will look like.
Serbian game developer Nordeus has confirmed that their popular online football management game, Top Eleven, is played by over 800,000 players daily. After shutting out EA's FIFA Superstars as the most popular football management game on the web, Top Eleven now has over 3,600,000 active players monthly.
Nordeus uses a freemium model by charging players for extra features, while the basic game is free to play on Facebook and its own official website.
Contextual advertising network Etarget has just launched a new product called Retarget that lets you create remarketing campaigns. Retarget lets you target users that have already visited your website and know something about your products or services.
Basically, you add a code snippet to your website and then Etarget knows when a users comes from it to one of the websites in their network, for example one of the 500 websites they've partnered with in Croatia.
The Czech social analytics web service Socialbakers has launched their official Twitter profile analytics service as a way to enter the broader social media analytics market. Socialbakers has focused almost exclusively on Facebook so far and plans to keep focused on the biggest social network in the world, but they are planning to broaden their offering, Twitter being the first step.
The Croatian mobile sales startup Salespod has just landed a deal to be officially offered to Bell's 500,000 business users through a partnership with the business web application market AppDirect. Salespod will be featured along 30 other web applications in Canada with the release of the new version that features not only mobile sales automation but also a collaborative tool which Salespod's Marko Kovac describes as a Facebook and Foursquare for business users.
Today 20 startups across Europe presented their projects in front of over 80 mentors in Ljubljana, Slovenia as part of Mini Seedcamp Ljubljana. Mini Seedcamp events are organized by the London-based startup accelerator Seedcamp.
Most of the startups were from Southeastern Europe, although there was one team that came from Perth, Australia. A great distance to travel and I do hope it was worth it. What did the startups have to talk about?
What the hell?! No, it's not finished. Not nearly. There are still bugs to fix and posts to write but here you have Netocratic, a blog that's going to cover startups and web business primarily from Southeastern Europe but across all of Central and Eastern Europe as well when possible.
If you're not familiar with Netokracija, it's a blog started in 2009. that has grown into the biggest source of web business and startup news in the region. Its readers include web professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, developers and lots of geeks from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and other countries of Southeastern Europe.
This week we had opportunity to cover the announcement of airtAI, a Croatian fintech startup whose solution is based on artificial intelligence and is directed towards smaller banks that want to better assess the needs of their clients. Exclusively for Netrokracija airt’s CEO Hajdi Ćenan reveals the details.
Applications that control the operation of oil platforms and plants for the processing of derivatives are directly responsible for a safer and cleaner world, and one of the best is created largely in Croatia.