PlugMob ( http://www.plugmob.com/ ) is a transformative tool to promote your ideas using the reach of your supporters by controlling when and how their ‘Plugs’ of your idea happen.
We came up with the idea for PlugMob when we finished our first IOS app several years ago and have been slowly improving it ever since. When it came time to launch our team was franticly trying to organize the help of our friends, family, and supporters who all wanted to help promote our new creation but allowing them to do-so in a productive way was far from a trivial task.
When you are promoting anything new (think apps, crowdfunding, or just raising awareness) it is very important to concentrate as much exposure as possible at the time that makes sense. For apps, you really want to get a huge spike of downloads on the first day. If we are talking about a crowdfunded project, there are a couple points in the month(s) of your campaign that make sense to boost your exposure. These are just a couple examples that can be applied to all sorts of projects and is exactly what PlugMob lets you do effortlessly.
To get started you create a campaign with PlugMob which has the content your would like your ‘Mob’ to promote. PlugMob will create a short recruit link which you send to your supporters. This link allows your Mob to connect their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts as well as to customize the message. When you are ready you schedule your message to be sent out and at that time PlugMob will post the content on behalf of everyone in your Mob.
If you want to get your ideas out there and trending, you […]
OpenGraph.io came to be a product out of necessity! One of our current projects, which is at the time top secret, required that we provide a user with a preview of a post that would be made to social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Most people don’t realize that each of these networks utilize a protocol called Open Graph which allows websites to control how they are shared online. The biggest issue we came across is that the vast majority of sites out there simply don’t support Open Graph… hence OpenGraph.io.
OpenGraph.io is a REST API to gather Open Graph data. It’s approach to solving the problem above is quite simple. If Open Graph data exists for a site we will provide that information back to you so you don’t have to write complicated and error prone code that scrapes it off of websites – that’s the easy part. For the majority of sites out there that don’t provide Open Graph data, we will infer the information based on content found in that page. All of this happens very fast using a lightning quick, NodeJS powered, REST API. Even better, the service will be free for most people, even when they start to get decent traction. Once you make it over 10,000 requests per month, we will charge you $0.15 for every 1000 requests after that.
Lil’ Readers delivers high quality children’s books for kids of all ages with vibrant images designed for high quality displays found on modern iPhones and iPads. All books featured in Lil’ Readers is reviewed and approved by teachers as well as tested with hundreds of children before being added to our store.
All of our ebooks can be read to you or you can read it yourself to you children. When having a story read to you, our eBook app highlights text as it is spoken to help kids develop early reading skills.
Once downloaded, our books can be accessed anywhere regardless of an Internet connection which means your stories are available on car rides, in an airplane, or on a camping trip.
SocialPar ( http://socialpar.com ) is a mobile application running on iPhone and iPad that helps golfers find other golfers to play with when and where they want to play. This app is, by far, the simplest to use of its kind. The signup process takes less than 30 seconds and requires no typing at all.
SocialPar sports a database of almost 18,000 golf courses in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Users of the app simply select the times that they can play and the courses that work for them. Our proprietary algorithms then match players up with each other to play.
Under the hood SocialPar houses a powerful social networking backend that is aimed at golfers staying connected with one another and thus enabling them to Play More Golf!
With the iPhone and iPad versions ready, we are just now getting started on an android version which should be available in later summer 2013!
Lottopuddle ( http://lottopuddle.com ) is a Facebook integrated website and mobile app that makes managing lottery pools simple and fun! Lottopuddle was born after its founders realized they never played the lottery unless a pool of friends in the office bought tickets together.
The problem with a typical lottery pool is that its not really that much fun for anyone! The majority of people playing never actually see the tickets, let alone have that excitement of checking the winning numbers. It doesn’t matter how mathematically astute you are or how much you understand the odds, checking those numbers is a fun feeling! Lottopuddle makes it very easy to distribute tickets to all of the people in your lottery pool so they can play along.
Lottopuddle also helps out the person running the pool by keeping track of who owes money for the next big drawing.
Lottopuddle was built and is maintained using:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
AJAX / JSON
Objective C / Cocoa
Facebook JS SDK
Facebook IOS SDK
Apple Push Notification System (APNS)
ApWords ( http://apwords.com ) is a cutting edge app web application and mobile application development framework built by the team here at AppMagma. ApWords provides an app building experience simplified far beyond what any competitor in the industry has today.
Users can quickly create an account, enter basic information about their business, and in just a couple minutes have an Android app ready to download and use — for FREE! For a monthly fee users can have iPad and iPhone apps built and published to Apple’s App Store. Paying customers also have access to a variety of cool features to include:
Send push notifications to users (“Buy 1 drink get one free tonight at the bar!”)
Add additional custom screens to their custom app
Full “White Label” app
Apwords was built and is maintained using:
AJAX / JSON
Objective C / Cocoa
Java / Android SDK
Apple Push Notification System (APNS)
Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM)
Abridged Sports ( http://abridgedsports.com ) is a site dedicated to providing a timely, to the point, recent history on any given sports team. The idea is that any person looking to brush up on a team they know little about can do so quickly. Think business outings with an important client or a date with a sports fanatic.