Apps within apps – End of apps as we know them?

I wondered how long it would take for apps to start integrating with other apps.  The first app I noticed this occurrence was Uber - integrating Password1 to retrieve a filed Uber password.  Upon reflecting this really was nothing new in that Stripe and Braintree payments have been in apps for a long time via SDKs. With the arrival of the Apple Watch early 2015 users are likely to expect more than ever a consistent experience across all devices (smartphone, smartwatch, desktop and tablet).  The components in the fabric of the OSs are already supporting this concept through notifications across…

“Millions more needed for startups” – Dave McClure

Dave McClure, founder of leading US start-up tech accelerator program 500startups, recently spoke to Rose Powell of the Australia Financial Review. Full Article here Extract: ...it is the smaller end of the scale, the early seed stage capital investors, that Mr McClure said needs to shed their timidity and take more risks, for the sake of the ecosystem and their own wallets. Mr McClure said there should be less investments in the hundreds of thousands range, and more of millions of dollars. He warned that in a global game less daring players would soon be left behind. “Our biggest winners…

Uber set for ‘Uber valuation’ that would eclipse Twitter & Hertz

The 5 year-old startup Uber is shaking up the taxicab and black car markets with a predicted 'Uber valuation' set to disrupt some of the long established giants.  The booking app that quickly managed to disrupt the space is currently operating in 53 countries, and locally in Brisbane and Gold Coast. According to Uber Brisbane manager, Mr Mike Abbott, "Uber has been successful because our technology is pro-consumer, pro-driver and pro-community.” (source: Gold Coast Bulletin). Despite the attacks, Uber is taking the controversy and regulatory challenges in its' stride, and more so to its' financial success. "If Uber completes the funding, the valuation…

goStandby app receives local recognition

This month the team at Envisage Apps was interviewed by Sarah Blinco from Get it magazine, after one of their own mobile apps goStandby, received an impressive top 7 in the Anthill Smart 100 innovative companies awards. Their travel app became popular within the media circles after winning Startup Weekend Gold Coast last July. Read the full article below by clicking to jump to page 30 in Get it Magazine. Extract: What’s your view of the future when it comes to app technology – will apps become more and more ingrained in society, do you think? "The beauty of Apps…

Cloud threats Gartner’s top ten strategic technology trends for 2015

Gartner has recently identified the top ten strategic technology trends for 2015. In this year's report, the analysts describe their focus this way: "Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives." In the document, the company highlights the overarching strategic tech themes as "the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift." Cloud computing…

goStandby voted #7 in Anthill Magazine Smart 100 for innovation in 2014

goStandby, the app specifically designed for tour and activities operators has been voted #7 in Anthill Magazine Smart 100 for innovation in 2014. Nathan Challen lead the goStandby team on the Gold Coast and explained the idea came about after a personal experience with a whale tour company in Brisbane. He shared the moment when the awards were announced: "Initially, we were delighted to be listed as a candidate in the SMART 100 for 2014.  Then we were ecstatic to hear our final placing today!   We were placed #7 in the final judging." Anthill Magazine describes it's judging process: At…