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10 Free Open Source CSS3 Checkout Forms

Shopping cart checkout forms are the most important part of the user’s journey. They signify the completion of a purchase and they’re usually …

Watch out Convoy: Here comes Uber Freight

It’s always a daunting proposition when a multi-billion dollar juggernaut enters your startup turf.<p>That happened this week for Seattle-based Convoy …

Transportation

Facebook

<b>Current Situation:</b><p>EverString™, a leading predictive analytics marketing company, recently engaged TopRank Marketing for assistance with their Digital …

Marketing

This One-Afternoon Project Could Change How You Meet Friends

Frustrated by how difficult it was to have spur of the moment get-togethers with friends, Stanford classmates Joseph Lau and Nikil Viswanathan spent a Friday afternoon in San Francisco’s SoMa district building what they called Down To Lunch.<p>“I want to emphasize how simple or silly it was,” said …

University of California

Real friends are the ones who eat mozzarella sticks with you at 4 am (@prozac_morris)

Line Messenger Releases Line Here, Its New Location-Sharing App

Mobile messenger Line has unleashed its latest standalone app, a location-sharing service called Line Here. Line users can already share their location in chats, but Line Here extends that service to people who haven’t downloaded the messaging app by letting them sign up with a Facebook account if …

Apps

Index And Connect Ventures Back Marvel To Let You Turn Sketches Into Mobile App Prototypes

Marvel, the U.K. startup that lets you turn sketches into mobile app “prototypes” (and famously survived a Wonga loan), has picked up a new $2 million ‘seed extension’ round of funding.<p>Backing comes from Index Ventures and Connect Ventures, in addition to existing investors ustwo, Roberto Bonazinga …

The most common mistake when forecasting growth for new products (and how to fix it)

<i>Forecasting weather is hard, and so is forecasting product growth.</i><b>Startups are about growth</b><br>Paul Graham’s essay in 2012 called “Startup = Growth” …

Microsoft Launches Open Source Tool To Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps To Windows

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would soon release tools that would make it easier for iOS and Android developers to take their existing code and port their apps to Windows. The Android version of this, officially named Windows Bridge for Android, is …

Software

Not Just An App: The Front End Of The Trillion-Dollar, Full-Stack Revolution

Stop calling Uber, Airbnb and Munchery just apps. These apps are the front end of a full-stack revolution powered by cloud, mobile, drones, robots and AI. These apps started as simple solutions to match demand and supply, but they have the potential to reinvent entire industries.<p>Today’s apps can …

Apps

Mobile Lifecycle Marketing Firm Leanplum Raises A $11.6M Series B Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

Leanplum, a service that helps developers and marketers engage with mobile users through personalized messages, dynamic UI optimization and A/B testing services, today announced that it has raised a $11.6 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Shasta Ventures, which led the …

Venture Capital

Requiem For The App Revolution

The app revolution is dead. In fact, it died years ago.<p>It had been a good run, but a revolution is no longer a revolution when the model is the status quo. With new apps created every day, the revolution has definitely been televised, commoditized and capitalized.<p>But while the app revolution is …

With 450M Users, Facebook Events Is Primed For A Standalone App

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Events has hit global scale with 450 million active users, while noting that Groups now has 850 million. Facebook hasn’t shared a user count for Events in a long time, if ever.<p>That “global scale” he mentioned on today’s earnings call could foreshadow the launch of an …

Apps

Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters you follow have just started a live stream so you can tune in and join in real time, …

How App Design Can Hurt App Development

Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that creating them is a simple, straightforward process. Look behind the curtain of their development, however, and you’ll often find a painful history of cost-overruns, code and asset bloat and development …

Apps

Google Studies How Much Interstitials Suck On Mobile

How much do mobile users hate interstitial screens blocking their mobile browsing by urging them to down the native app instead? An overwhelming amount, judging by a study conducted by Google in July last year. Well, that and common sense when you think about the contrast between the aim of mobile …

Apple Adjusts Its App Store Algorithm, Impacting Some iPad Developers

To keep the playing field level and fair for all app developers, Apple on occasion changes the way its App Store ranking algorithm works, the fallout of which can impact developers’ standings in the App Store charts, which ultimately can impact their visibility, downloads, and revenue. Around a …

Apps

Keep Your Apps Playful

Jonathan Saragossi Contributor<p>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of free website builders XPRS and IM Creator, as well as a co-founder of WIX.com.<p>Computer software and apps are our modern-day toys. Whether it’s a hot dating app or a system for planning molecules (a true story), interface designers …

Here’s What’s Involved In Devising And Building An App

Building an app isn’t just coming up with an idea and then coding (or finding someone to code it for you). There’s a lot involved in the end-to-end process that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you’re idly dreaming about making one yourself. Developer David Smith, who created the …

Apps

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

Here's Every Summer Salad Recipe You Should Eat This Season

Summers are made for salads -- big, green, leafy salads filled with all the great produce the season has to offer. We're looking at you, okra and eggplant. And yes, obviously you too, corn and zucchini. Need we even mention tomatoes? Oh, the glorious dishes we'll be making with summer …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

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