Monthly Archives: May 2011

7000 downloads. What’s happening?

Would some of you report to me what your experience is with mapO, please? What works and what doesn’t. And what would you like to see? Thanks. Advertisements

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TechCrunch Demo: “Push this button when you want to be found”

Ever refining the art of the pitch, i boiled down the demo to 10 seconds. It worked. Yossi Vardi, the famed inventor-investor, hung out for a bit yesterday. I began my demo “The UX is a single button…” and he … Continue reading

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5000th Download Yesterday…6000th Tonight

And what a day of pinging! Apple released our new versions with little fanfare, and due to that oddness in AppStore, none of our existing users were notified of the update… still, we had thousands of pings yesterday. You almost … Continue reading

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5 Ping Tips

Quite a busy night of pinging, you crazy pingsters… Here are some basic (perhaps obvious) tips for messing around here and staying smart: Don’t use your real name as your Ping Alias. Sorta obvious. Make your Ping Alias gender neutral. … Continue reading

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MapOmatic 1.4 is now in the app store…

Because accounts have shifted, there will be automatic update notification on this one. So go get it now so you’re back in the pipeline. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapomatic/id438875893?mt=8&ls=1

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Pingster at TechCrunch DISRUPT NYC

Monday is going to be interesting. It begins with a redeye from San Jose to JFK… then a cab to Pier 94… and then right into a solid day of Pingster demonstrations. It’s the official debut of Pingster – on … Continue reading

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3 Hours until MapO and Pingster Get Pulled from the App Store

If you’re one of the lucky first 4500 users of MapOmatic, you don’t need to read this – but we’re taking no new user downloads effective at midnight PST and continuing for the next many days at least. The explanation … Continue reading

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