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Please Help Us Win the Vine Startup Contest!

This week, Mashable and NowThis News are having a contest for startups through Twitter's new app, Vine. The objective of the contest is to express your startup's mission in a 6 second video, and then ask your friends to retweet and share it. So, just for fun (and the chance to be featured on Mashable and NowThis News!), we created…
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Starting a Business in the Mile High City

Ask anyone at AppIt Ventures, and we’ll tell you that we love the city of Denver, CO – not only as an amazing place to live, but also as a great place to start and grow a thriving business. You’ll find substantial support and so many helpful resources here you’ll have everything you need to succeed. Here are just a…
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Your Business Needs a Mobile App

Entrepreneurs and businesses all share a common challenge: How to build a business that customers love and will come back to again and again. But how do you earn their loyalty? You might consider options like improving your products or services, expanding your marketing efforts, or investing in ways to reduce prices. Those are great ideas, but since you’ve probably…
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Why Native Apps Would Win an Epic Battle Against Web Apps

I’ve read at least a dozen different articles about the difference between native apps and mobile web apps, and a common theme among them is the general conclusion that both are fantastic, each for different reasons. Many suggest that you can choose either of them and the results will be simply splendid, perhaps the best investment you’ve ever made. Sorry…
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Offshoring with Shakespeare

To be or not to be, that is the question. Shakespeare was able to predict the trials and tribulations of offshoring software development almost 400 years ago through his play: Hamlet. Let me translate, opine and semi-butcher (sorry Shakes) the first few lines of Hamlet for you through our experience of software development. To be, or not to be, that…
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Affordable Smart Homes are Coming (Finally!)

During the course of my work with mobile app development, I’m constantly looking for new and exciting industry trends. Kickstarter has become a new source of joy with a constant flow of products that are part science fiction, part reality. The newest of these devices is the Almond+ (see right); an attractive looking wireless router with an LCD screen that allows…
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“Are apps just a fad?”

This post from August got lost in cyberspace, but it's back now! The question lingered in the air, and I found myself standing in front of a board room of educators. They had volunteered their time to provide Jeff and I with presentation practice before the upcoming business plan competition. My knee jerk reaction was they’re a fad like the internet…
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The Value of Quality Talent

How can you leverage 24 hours in the day? You only get 24 hours, no matter how you slice it, so how do you create more time? One option is to find and develop quality talent that can execute your plan (simple, I know, but let me explain). At AppIt Ventures, at the time of this blog post (August 2012), there are…
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