Cycloramic hits top of App Store after Shark Tank appearance, $500k investment & 100k downloads in an hour
What happens when your app gets featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, the TV show where rich investors listen to pitches from wannabe entrepreneurs looking to raise funds? For app developers Egos Ventures it means shooting up hundreds of spots on the App Store charts to become the top paid app in the store overnight. The developers behind the hands-free panorama app called Cycloramic were able to capture a $500k investment from two of the Sharks on last night’s episode.
iPhone: By their nature, calendar apps tend to be a little complicated and busy. Peek is an app that simplifies your calendar down to just the most essential details and uses a completely gesture-based interface so buttons don't get in the way.
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China, wary of operating systems from the Western world, has built a new smartphone OS that it believes will be more secure than the likes of Android and the iPhone. While China claims it as its own, the OS looks like it's based on Android.
The team behind Canonical's Ubuntu Linux wants 2014 to be the year of Ubuntu app development. And it's reaching out to the Ubuntu community, especially the local LoCo team chapters spread across the world, to spearhead the effort, according to a blog post from Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon.
Bacon writes: "2014 is going to be a great year for Ubuntu App Developers. We laid down some fantastic foundations in 2013, but this year we want to extend and grow our community in multiple directions … building a solid, empowered on-ramp for creating awesome apps for Ubuntu."