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One of the RunUp Labs startups is launching today in Indianapolis!
Hailing a taxi shouldn’t be such a headache. PocketCab is a mobile application that makes getting a taxi quick and easy. The app allows users to connect with and hail cabs directly from their smartphones. Anyone who has ever stood in the rain trying to grab a taxi can understand PocketCab’s value. The app also benifits cab drivers allowing them to attract new customers, track current earnings, and optimize fares.
The first part of their launch, was a private event last night called “Finding Your Voice,” that was sponsored by Indy companies: KA+A and Verge. The event featured free $10 cab rides for everyone in attendance so they could try out the app.
PocketCab has partnered with over 30 bars and hotels in the Indianapolis area. Residents of Indy have the chance to download and try the app for free before anyone else.
In addition to being a RunUp Labs company, PocketCab was already a member of the SproutBox portfolio. We’ve enjoyed working with the team from the beginning and are excited to see the app in users hands!
Check out Avram’s, founder of PocketCab, interview with Indianapolis Fox 59 News!
Follow @PocketCab on twitter for the latest updates on the Indy launch, the company, and #PocketSwag!
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Posted by Tricia on April 26, 2013 No Comments
We’re very excited to announce the launch of our newest Sprout, the mobile app for Earbits! Earbits is a leading online radio and music marketing service and today they are launching a beautifully designed Android mobile app!
The app has many unique features like the ability to blend the listener’s music from their phone with Earbits’ 350 commercial-free music channels. Once the user has installed the app, they receive music recommendations based on the songs stored on their phone. Users can then play Earbits’ music or their own music- or a blend of the two. Users control exactly how much new discovered music is in their listening experience.
A lot of features carried over from the Earbits Web experience like the ability to earn Groovies for every artist-friendly action. Groovies can be redeemed for access to on-demand tracks and other rewards. Through the Groovies Button on the mobile app, Earbits’ makes it simple for users to support and promote their favorite artists. Users can earn Groovies by taking actions like recommending an artist to friends via facebook or signing up to join the artist’s email list.
Some other awesome things about Earbits:
- Unlike Pandora and other streaming music apps – Earbits is available worldwide.
- Groovies is the first social currency for streaming music that listeners earn for supporting their favorite artists.
- It’s 100% free and 100% commercial free!
We are thrilled to finally share this amazing app with the public. Android users can now discover and listen to world’s best independent music!
Get the free Android App here: Earbits Radio
iOS users make sure to check Earbits out on the web!
Check out the articles about the release on:
- TechCrunch: Earbits Brings Its Indie Music Discovery Service to Android
- HypeBot: Earbits Online Radio Launches Android App, Reveals Success of Social Currency
- TechZulu: Earbits: Growing and Going Mobile
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Posted by Kacey on April 25, 2013 1 Comment
Squad, one of our home sprouts, is hosting a contest! The 2013 Creative Codeversationalist Contest will recognize those who creatively cover the coding industry in great new ways. Squad is looking for people who understand and write about trends and news in the industry. Overall, Squad Codeversationalists should have a passion for all things coding.
The contest is running now through April 15th, and the Top 10 nominees will be chosen on April 17th. After that, the Top 3 Codeversationalists and Top Student Codeversationalist will be voted on from April 17th to May 1st.
How are nominees selected? That’s where you come in! Squad is welcoming nominations of bloggers, reporters, and student writers that are doing their best to bring coding into everyday conversation. If you know someone that fits the bill, or if you think you’d be a great nominee, enter today on the Code Together website!
Since SproutBox’s home base is a college town, we want to highlight the student opportunity that this contest offers as well. Students are often ahead of the game in terms of what’s trendy and new, and often work collaboratively on projects. Their knowledge and advice are just what Squad is looking for in a Coderversationalist. IU students and students from other schools should definitely nominate the talented bloggers and coders they know for this great opportunity!
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Posted by Tricia on March 28, 2013 No Comments