AppNet Rhino, the first-to-market iPhone App.Net client is getting a significant update during the next week. The most significant feature is iPad support which now makes AppNet Rhino the first iPhone and iPad app for App.Net! The Croatian duo, iOS development agency Planet 1107 and Twinkle Tap, the studio which designed the app, have been working on this update ever since the first version was released; App.Net's users gave them a lot of feedback that made the upgrade easier.
It’s always nice when a startup not only succeeds but also finds a new business model, and that’s exactly what happened with Score Alarm, a Croatian iPhone and Android app that has been downloaded 10,000 times, 2-3,000 paid on the iTunes App Store, and then licensed to one of the biggest betting operations in the country - the Croatian national lottery!
US communications startup Twilio has expanded its beta list of countries where is supports voice services further in Eastern Europe, specifically the Czech Republic and Romania. Twilio's Lisa Weitekamp confirmed that all of their voice features are enabled, including playing audio, recording, conferencing and most important for local developers: full API access.
Croatian companies Planet 1107 and Twinkle Tap have joined forces to develop and release the first dedicated iPhone app for the increasingly popular paid social network App.net. Named Rhino, the fast and quite pretty app has been in the iTunes App Store since morning, earning a 4+ score and many downloads from App.net's faithful users that have paid $50 per person.
Qualcomm Ventures is going to give €100,000 to the best Eastern European startup as part of its Qprize seed investment competition. Eastern Europe is the 8th, newest region to be added to the Qprize which has been active for 2 years now and which is looking to fund even better startups this year. Qualcomm Ventures’ potential investment is not only a very good deal in terms of the money raised, but also a “smart money” investments for mobile startups since Qualcomm is truly embedded in the mobile world.
Crowdspottr is a free mobile app for the iPhone and Android that discovers popular events based on the activity of your Facebook and Foursquare friends. When we talk about location networks, the first thing that comes to mind are Foursquare and Gowalla. For the last several months, Foursquare and its 10 million users left Gowalla in the thus and thus became the leading location sharing application.
Don’t you think it’s kind of funny (or should I say – silly) that all those location services can’t tell you when or what is happening based on your location? What use do you have from them if they can’t provide you with such information? Crowdspottr wants to change that, getting you more value from location social networks.
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.
We are delighted to present you Blockchain from the Bloc(k), the first podcast about Balkan's blockchain scene by Netokracija and æternity Ventures, asset management company investing in Blockchain startups.