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Apple’s “Social Flash” Patent Leads to Innovative Mobile Social Video Capture

Recently, it was revealed that Apple has applied for a patent on “social flash” functionality in its iDevice cameras.  Not a surprise, considering how popular iPhones have become in the last few years as photo-capturing devices.  But far more intriguing than the possible professional applications of this function—master-slave relationships between devices that coordinate their flash…

2012: The Year In Mobile Tech

2012 was a big year for a lot of us in the mobile app development industry, and indeed a big year in all of mobile tech.  Here’s a list–in no particular order–of what we at Interapt view as the most iconic events of 2012, the effects of which will likely be felt in 2013 and…

What’s Wrong with the Starbucks App? [Guest Blog]

I love Starbucks. I’m really not a coffee person; the love developed from the sugar rush and gossip rush that came from drinking Frappucinos with my closest friends. So of course, when the Starbucks app was released, my friends insisted I download it. And like millions of other smartphone owners, I did just that. But…

How Mobile Apps are Helping the Healthcare Industry

As technology and smartphones become more sophisticated and faster, so are the apps and their capabilities and use. We’’re especially seeing this in the medical industry. With 2,000+ apps launching daily, the only way to cut through the clutter is to launch a daily utility app that people will use as often as Facebook. To…

The Importance of Good Design in the App World

Maybe it’s a tired cliché, but the “you only get one chance to make a first impression” is as true for the app development market as it is for the job market or the dating scene. The 1998 book, You’ve Only Got 3 Seconds: How to Make the Right Impression In Your Business and Social…

What We’’d Like to See in a Hospital’’s App

Healthcare and hospital apps are one of the new areas of mobile app development we’re delving into. And given the increasing growth in the healthcare industry as a whole, this looks to be a growing area for mobile app usage as well. We’re developing hospital apps that monitor a patient’s health, and we’re writing algorithms…

Ignite Louisville: Lessons (Being) Learned

As CEO of Interapt, I was very honored to be one of the 52 applicants chosen from the 300 who applied for the Ignite Louisville Leadership Program. It has been an educational time for me, as we’ve already started learning about what it takes to be a leader, both in my company and in my…

Lessons Learned In Working for a StartUp

After our last post about entrepreneur lessons we’ve learned from Steve Jobs, I got to thinking about some other lessons I’ve learned while working for a startup. Our generation has seemingly replaced the vernacular ‘small business’ with ‘startup.’ From the dry cleaner to the bakery, every new small business is a startup today. To me,…