New Palestine entrepreneur Andrew Armour spent four years developing his app, Activate Fitness, and the launch of the innovative software this month comes as children are not in school and parents struggle to control how they use their extra free time.
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Auto auction giant KAR Global’s bet on a phone app that facilitates dealer-to-dealer car sales has cost it a fortune over the past two years—so much so that KAR now is retooling its strategy for the fast-growing division.
Dating web sites are notorious for being clogged with questionable characters exhibiting bad online behavior. Aeyai Saengkeo is launching Good Apples Dating to address that problem.
LaToya Johnson launched AwayZone, which she describes as a kind of digital Green Book, in Indianapolis in late 2017. She already has commitments from dozens of corporations to pay for monthly subscriptions to be a part of the app and has a plan to boost revenue to $4.1 million by 2022.
As a former police officer, Jordan Hetlund knows the value of keeping track of police dogs that can represent a five-figure investment for cities and towns. As a dog-lover, the native Hoosier knows how precious pet dogs and cats are to their owners. So in 2017, he founded Indianapolis-based Furtrieve LLC and spent a year developing a device that helps track the whereabouts of domestic animals.
The company, which has created software that allows job candidates to forward recruiters their resume and other information by simply holding their smart phones next to each other, recently closed on a seed round of funding and is planning a national expansion.
With a series A funding round underway, Work Here is mapping out a big marketing push, aiming for a major national expansion and planning a hiring spree.
Nick Turner is used to moving in the fast lane. And now the 28-year-old Indianapolis native is ready to put the pedal to the metal this month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The former IU football player and track runner this month is rolling out his company’s first app using a sponsorship with Harding Steinbrenner Racing to supercharge its marketing efforts.
Carrie Griffith thought there would be a demand for her photo editing and cataloging app, Little Nugget, which she developed during her first child’s nap time. But even she has been surprised at how quickly her new business has grown. Now she’s looking for funding to speed up growth even more.
Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.
He thinks his ride-share company, Bloomington-based Nomad Rides, has a unique business model that can carve out market share from goliaths Uber and Lyft.
Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions’ Here Comes the Bus app has attracted 1.2 million registered users and 300,000 daily users in 3-1/2 years.
It took four years for well-known local businesswoman Pam Cooper to develop an app to connect cause-driven shoppers to businesses willing to donate a portion of sales to a charity the consumer chooses. It took her and her husband, tech industry veteran Tom Cooper, another five years to build their company into something formidable. It took them a lot less time than that to decide to sell their firm to a much bigger company earlier this year.
In 2016, Purdue University students Candice Xie and Edwin Tan were looking for an affordable, easy-to-use means to get around campus. So they started a company to fill the need.
A wave of companies, including some in Indianapolis, are launching freight-related apps in hopes of making money by helping to streamline a huge and fragmented industry.
Lumavate sells software to manufacturers so they can give their customers relevant information about products when they need it.
The car dashboard, once the exclusive infotainment domain of traditional radio, is becoming a battleground where divergent companies fight for the attention of drivers and passengers.