St. Paul Police Officer Developing App For Autism In The Field

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By Maury Glover, FOX9

“ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – When police come across people with autism or emotional disabilities, it can be tough to know what they are dealing with. But a St. Paul officer is developing an app to make sure officers get the information they need, so an encounter doesn’t go wrong.

Every day, steady streams of people make their way through the St. Paul skyway system, but if one of them was having an episode because of autism or mental illness – how would police know until it was too late? These St. Paul police officers may have the answer in the palm of their hand.”

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Rapid42 Creates Apple Watch App That’s Actually Useful

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screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-11-45-55-amBoutique product development agency Rapid42 has released an iOS app for the Apple Watch called Dahdis that’s brilliantly simple and useful.

Designed to provide value for parents with small childen age 1+, Dahdis helps kids learn their basic numbers, letters and colors using the most basic interface imaginable.

It works by flashing one of the above and changing the screen when tapped, in practice, after being recited.

Invented by consummate tech creator Joseph Rueter, the idea came from first hand experience interacting with his two children who always wanted to play with his smart watch.

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Massage On Demand App Service Zeel Expands Into Minneapolis

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“NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 — Zeel, the first company to bring in home massage to your doorstep in as little as an hour, today announces the continued expansion of Massage On Demand into two more cities – San Antonio, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents and visitors in these cities can now schedule and enjoy a five-star, spa-quality in home massage from Zeel in the privacy and convenience of their home, hotel, workplace, or event.”

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Gophers Football Launches VR App To Up Their Game

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“FusionSports, a leading digital marketing agency that creates virtual reality (VR) experiences for sports brands, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football program (led by Head Coach Tracy Claeys) have partnered to create cinematic VR content to enhance their recruiting efforts. The content will be featured in a custom mobile application launching this fall) custom designed for the football program.

VR has been consistently touted as the next medium for storytelling in multiple industries, but its many uses for sports are crystal clear. Sports are highly dynamic and action-packed, with a multitude of elements that make VR a natural method for effectively capturing on- and off-field experiences to foster a whole new level of engagement.”

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Who’s Driving Mobile Carpool App Launches Today

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“Minneapolis, MN: The Who’s Driving app, which aims to help parents instantly organize carpools, is now available for both iPhone and Android users. The new app eliminates the need for parents to use group texts, email chains, last minute phone calls and complicated spreadsheets to organize their children’s carpools. Instead, all communications about upcoming carpools exist within one interface in the Who’s Driving App.”

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Local Startup Precise Impression Launches Mobile Analytics SaaS

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Precise ImpressionBy Adrienne Clairmont

Marketers know the frustration of looking at an analytics report and not knowing what caused the click through rate for a specific product, or why a site visitor bounced from the page.

And having to settle with not knowing was just part of the gig — until now.

Precise Impression is a Minnesota mobile analytics startup combining pre-­click and post-click data into a proprietary platform that manipulates the browser realtime in response to key data points.

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Biz Stone Throws His Name & Money Behind Polaroid Swing App

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Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 2.37.15 PMBy Brian Heater, TechCrunch

“The last couple of decades haven’t been particularly kind to the Polaroid brand. The once mighty king of instant photography (which had a heck of a mid-to-late 70s) declared bankruptcy in 2001 and again in 2008. These days, the brand name is licensed out and mostly shows up third-party products of varying degrees of quality.”

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MUROL Wants To Flip The Screen On Photo Sharing

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Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.22.33 AMBy Adrienne Clairmont

There’s a difference between a good photo and a great photo, although the subtleties are often difficult to appreciate in our current mobile environment.

Photo-sharing apps can go so far as to force a user to crop and compromise the integrity of their image so that it will fit within some pre-designated box.

MUROL is a new Minneapolis based startup founded by entrepreneur Henry Amoloja that offers an entirely new photo-sharing experience by presenting full-screen images to the user in landscape mode.

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