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The Interapt Blog’s Fall 2013 Recap

The fall season in 2013 has kept Interapt busy!  Here’s a rundown of what’s been happening, and what’s in store for the rest of the year: LocalView Most of us have likely used a popular Daily Deal site like Groupon or LivingSocial.  And yet, since 2008 the model for these services really hasn’t evolved.  Why…

Interapt Glass Explorers: We’ve Got Glass!

No, go back, you missed it.”  For the Interapt Glass team, navigating the journey to Google’s Los Angeles offices—one of only a few locations in the world where Google Glass Explorers could pick up their device—was not quite effortless.   Beyond the difficulty we had getting accurate turn-by-turn directions on this two-lane road that ran parallel…

Comparison: Wimbledon app vs. Roland-Garros (French Open) app

One of the biggest hurdles any app developer faces is not at all related to development—it’s getting users to notice your app.  With over 900,000 apps now in the App Store, and possibly more in the Google Play store, even the best apps out there are easily lost in a sea of mediocre (and even…

Love It or Hate It, iOS 7 Makes Mobile App Design Exciting

When something is designed to work beautifully, it tends to look that way, too. Nothing we’ve ever created has been designed just to look beautiful. That’s approaching the opportunity from the wrong end. Instead, as we reconsidered iOS, our purpose was to create an experience that was simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable — while…

Ignite Louisville Makes Philanthropy Easier and More Fun

Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal recently published an article in the Voice-Tribune describing his experience competing in the YUM! Ignites Louisville Challenge as part of Leadership Louisville’s Ignite Louisville program, for which his team volunteered significant time and technical expertise towards helping St. Elizabeth Charities: “I want to help my community, but I don’t know where to start. Besides, with…

Judge Apple’s New iOS 7 Beyond Its Visual Design

Everyone’s a critic.  By now, the heated debates taking place in the aftermath of Apple’s annual WWDC conference have become so routine, tech pundits seem to look forward to the discussion even more so than the announcements themselves.  Most critics are divided into two camps only: “Love It” and “Hate It.”  Many of them (and…

So Why the Hell DO Our Mobile Apps Keep Updating?

Recently, the U.S. Congress held well-publicized hearings to aggressively question Apple’s tax practices, specifically their movement of income to Ireland (presumably, in order to avoid paying American taxes).  Senator John McCain, ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, told Apple CEO Tim Cook the question he really wanted to ask was “why the hell…

Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Rush: Part I

For devout music fans, the most fascinating part of a rock documentary about their favorite band is often the way the film humanizes its members.  Of course, stories of how any famous band becomes the super group we know and love to listen to will vary with each group.   But rather than focus on the…

Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Rush: Part II

For devout music fans, the most fascinating part of a rock documentary about their favorite band is often the way the film humanizes its members.  Of course, stories of how any famous band becomes the super group we know and love to listen to will vary with each group.   But rather than focus on the…

2013: A Tech Odyssey, Part 2 — Apple’s Sauce Loses Its Flavor

I still remember seeing the first iPhone commercial.  That easy, light tune plucking away, while on-screen someone’s (very well-manicured) hand navigated the web effortlessly using touchscreen motions I’d never seen, and then came the reveal: This was also a phone?!  But they didn’t show me that clunky internet experience I’d had on mobile phones before;…