In the last edition, we talked about the Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerator program. Now we are featuring the first companies who are completing the program. As a summer intern at JumpThru, I have had the chance to sit on several meetings with all of the three companies. It was very exciting to see the amazing progress that each company has made in the last month. They have great affection and confidence towards their products and I can’t wait to see these companies bring a whole new set of values to mobile technology.
Appguppy is a company that has created the technology to allow any business, organization or person to have a mobile presence in a few easy steps in a few minutes. This does not mean taking your web site and transferring it on to a mobile device. What it means is that you can custom create your own mobile application with specific functionalities like:
* Custom content feeds – you own news feeds and others
* Engage your customers, clients or fans
* Social media integration
* Mobile store front and monetization of customers
* Location based features
* Outside the app store
Your mobile presence can be fashioned with easy to use templates and symbols or can be customized to your liking. This is a powerful solution for users to avoid expensive developers, long lead times, and an over-saturated app store. Self deploy your own app directly to your own customers and fans. Think of a word press application for any mobile device. With the explosion in the use of mobile technology around the world, this is fastest and easiest way to go mobile right now with a few simple clicks.
The three Appguppy co-founders are seasoned professionals with advanced degrees in business, law, medicine and computer science. The technology is built and is in beta in the first market segment — popular bands with highly engaged and tech savvy fans. Since the beta launch one week ago, over 200 users have created and deployed a mobile presence with Appguppy, which has resulted in almost 2000 actively engaged fans using apps. The market segment of bands is the first of numerous market segments that Appguppy will pursue with the raise of capital. Other targeted markets are: bloggers and authors with large and engaged following and online retailers selling just about anything. The customers of Appguppy now have an immediate way to have a mobile presence.
Users of the Appguppy platform have an instant way to engage and monetize their customers, clients and fans. Initial users of the Appguppy platform are willing to pay for the ability to reach their customers, engage with them and become an active storefront for e-commerce. Appguppy will take compensation in the form of transaction fees and commissions, custom design, and premium subscription services.
The company has a powerful product, and has already impressed and satisfied customers. Use of their platform will increase customer engagement and e-commerce opportunities for the Appguppy users. At this time there is no other identifiable company that provides anywhere near the values, functionalities, ease, and cost efficiency like Appguppy does. Have a mobile presence–faster, cheaper and better. Sounds like a trifecta to me.
Loudly is a company that revolutionizes the way we communicate and use our mobile device. Forms of communication have greatly evolved in the past 5 years. We are avid users of email and social media technology. Despite the burgeoning development of various electronic communication tools, the phone has not changed at all. We still have an impersonal phone number, which we don’t identify with and have no control over how it is used. We can give out our phone number but we can’t get it back once it is given. Our address book on our mobile device is a mess. Some information is inaccurate, some is outdated and some is incomplete. All this will be solved with Loudly.
Loudly is a technology for your mobile device and will give you the ability to communicate when you want and how you want with others. Not everyone needs to be using Loudly; non-Loudly users connect with Loudly users without having to download the app. The use of Loudly will grow fast because of the organic way people communicate and share their contact information.
You can continue using your existing phone number with Loudly or Loudly can supply you with a custom or vanity-like phone number that you can give out. This customized Loudly phone number provides improved reception through Wi-Fi. With Loudly, you can also designate specific custom messages and signal your availability to your contacts. The Loudly technology will allow you to better personalize and manage your phone and phone book. You can maintain an up-to-date phone book by sharing your current information with others, and them with you. Never again will you be stuck trying to get in contact with someone with only the old business number. Every form of contact with a person – text, email, and voice mail – is all organized in one sleek log for future reference.
The two co-founders of Loudly, Sophia and Foy are able to visualize the next generation of communication and create the customization of your communication. They make communication more efficient and personal.
SQL Vision is the most powerful and only cloud-based solution for companies to visually manage their databases and data from a single dashboard accessible from any device.
Their software provides a unique capability for companies to visually monitor and proactively manage their entire database infrastructure across multiple locations on any device, computer or tablet. It consolidates information from databases across networks and data centers into a single unified dashboard. With companies of every size becoming overwhelmed with the volume of net data and the increasing complexity of their database infrastructures, SQL Vision provides an ideal solution to the industry’s problems.
Their system is a predictor – it gives you the data to figure out what if something is going wrong before things really take a turn for the worse and your database shuts down. In other words, it proactively detects problems in database infrastructures. The system prevents companies from overspending in database management because it facilitates capacity planning and eliminates the need for complex on-premise software that would otherwise be needed for all types of companies to manage their entire database. SQL Vision provides an all-in-one package database management with just one piece of software and one installation. It is truly the only cloud-based solution that saves any commercial enterprise or other organization with databases that are mission critical, a large amount of money and the unnecessary expenses of IT costs like software licensing and hiring of additional IT professionals.
The two co-founders of SQL Vision, Roshan and Boris, have spent over 5 years creating database software products. Over that time, they have built, marketed, and sold on-premise dataset software tools. As a result, they have already acquired a customer base of 600 companies. With their vast experience in the database software market, the two co-founders developed SQL Vision with a team of five highly talented engineers, over the last seven months. The SQL Vision solution provides value to any company, on line and off line with data critical activities.
This article was written by Min Jung Yoo from Brown University, summer intern at JumpThru. Read more about her here.