5 Questions With Spottly, A Social Travel App That Helps You Share Your Favorite Places

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Remember Spottly, one of the top 10 startups who showcased at our past Startup Saturday: Mobilliance 2013? Right after the event, the app was featured on App Store’s “Best New Apps” in 15 markets across Asia (Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos) for 2 weeks since its launch!

When check-in is no longer fun to you or your friends, what else are you willing to share related to location and places you’ve been to? Spottly found a solution to those who love to explore cities and those who love to capture their new discoveries around town – It allows you to create interesting places and build your own traveling lists.

You can keep them to yourself as a journal or share it with your friends so they can join you. By posting photos, adding notes and creating traveling lists, users can organize their own “foodie-class” restaurants or those “dream-lands” lists just for themselves. Spottly helps you to discover interesting places, or in other words, to improve your quality of life!

We are as curious as you are so we had a chat with Edwyn Chan, the co-founder of this novel social travel app and here are 5 questions about him and this new startup he’s working on.

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New Social App Worthy Wants To Change The Way You Make Friends Online By Games


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Guess who’s featured in US App Store Life Style section main banner#1 as well as the main banners on App Store Home Page in other 13 countries! It’s Worthy, a newly launched social app developed by our local startup InnoPage. A huge congratulations to them!

In case you didn’t visit App Store this week – Worthy is a social app that gamify the way people make friends. It allows users to set up 3 questions and answers that represent who you are, and if someone wants to add you as a friend, s/he will has to pick the correct answers for your questions.

If they get the answers wrong, the contact will disappear from the pool, unless s/he sets new questions. Thus you can only be approached or get to know those who share the same values or interests with you, in other words, friend those who are worthy of you.

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Long Tail iTunes Book Apps Are More Expensive – O’Reilly Radar

Long Tail iTunes Book Apps Are More Expensive

by Ben Lorica | @dliman
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In an earlier post, I examined the average price of the Top 100 PAID apps and noted that the relationship between price and popularity was somewhat dependent on the category. But in the Book category, I concluded that the Top 10 PAID apps were on average cheaper than those ranked 91-100. But what if we examine all Book apps, will the long tail apps be pricier?

The animated graphic below traces the evolution of prices in the iTunes Book category. In Q3-2009 the Book category exceeded 10,000 PAID apps, and since then long tail Book apps have (on average) tended to be much more expensive than their more popular counterparts.

If you are in the app market, and particular content apps, you might be interested in this analysis done by O’Reilly.