Category Archives: Mobile Phones

iOS7 Geo-Location Based Weather App

This new weather App is designed to exploit the new styles, themes and functionality in Apple’s iOS7.

Users can source the weather for as many cities as they like and enjoy a simple tri-color theme that indicates temperature. With its fresh and lean icon set users can see clearly see the forecast for today, tomorrow and the next seven days while a stats page gives average temperatures and interesting facts.  There are plans to have local advertising based on geo-locationing, so if it looks like rain in New York, Nordstrom can push an advert for a new umbrella or rain coat! Or if its going to be a warm spell, cafe’s can stock-up in cold drinks and ice-cream and then let you know!


Apple expects to sell 5 million to 6 million iPhones worldwide this weekend!

From Mashable – Analysts believe Apple may sell more iPhones during launch weekend this year than in 2012, but not by much.

Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, expects Apple to sell 5 million to 6 million iPhones worldwide through Sunday, according to an investor note obtained by Mashable. Munster expects that Apple will sell about 2.5 million iPhone 5S devices and about 3 million iPhone 5C devices, with pre-orders accounting for 1 million of the latter.

“We believe that Apple will likely sell all of the 5Ses they will produce for launch weekend,” Munster wrote in the note. “Based on Apple not taking online pre-orders for the 5S, which we believe was to avoid customers immediately seeing delivery times for 2+ weeks out, we believe the 5S is more production-constrained than the iPhone 5 was at launch, likely due to the addition of the finger print technology.”


Apple’s iOS7 Released

As you might already know given the massive global coverage, Apple released a new Operating System (OS) for its mobile products yesterday. iOS7 has a new look with the theme’s design led by Jonathon Ive, the SVP for Design.

The former glossy, brash and textured themes have been replaced by a minimal sallow pastel look with ultra thin Sans Serif Font.

A number of the big social networks and apps have already developed their themes to maximise the new OS and here is a list of the best twenty apps.

Here is a picture of Soundwave’s App – which is going down a storm in the App store. Brendan O’Driscoll said the team at the digital start-up, which is now based in the ‘Silicon Docks’ area of Dublin City (Soundwave is just around the corner from the Google, Facebook and Linkedin) is “really excited” about being listed  again on the worldwide App Store as they sought to refresh the Soundwave design theme with a more “simple and colourful look.”

Ube Selected For Techstars Incubator Program in Austin, TX.

Ube is now part of Techstars! They’re looking forward to having access to over 90 qualified mentors and the great opportunity to connect with investors in accelerating the delivery of the Ube App and their Smart Dimmers to control lights and home automation. Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world and only 1% of applicants are accepted.
Factotum’s Peter Fossick is an Angel Investor in Ube and Factotum helped design the Branding, Products and App for Ube.