TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2011 is underway and this blogger was finally able to sit down and post this first entry. There are over 200 companies at the San Francisco Design Center, and of them, about 50 percent are involved in some kind of location-based platform, an app, or both. And even when that’s not the case, the startups are still interesting.
One of the companies that’s an interesting location-based app is called Vibe by Zami.com. (Which goes by another name online: “Ask Local”) You can add photos and videos that are “localized” and relevant to the area, or for the whole World. The first demo I saw as I entered the Design Center, it’s impressive in its intent, if not its execution.
Another interesting startup is called Quixley.com, and is really a search engine that allows you to “find apps that do what you want” them to do. You can do one of two things at the site: use its tools to make finding your apps easier, or allow Quixey to make an app for you.
Still another app-based company is called Bizness Apps Mobile Carts. This presents a direct competitor to the platform I used to make the Zennie62 app, Widgetbox. It’s also cost competitive with Widgetbox, and at $39 per month versus $100 per month for service, it’s pricing is massively aggressive.
The Bizness Apps team gave a demo that will be up on video in a later blog post this evening, and then took a look at the Zennie62 app and said “We can make a better app.” Stay tuned.
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On, and Michael Arrington? He’s here just one row in front of me, and wearing a shirt that reads “unemployed blogger.”