03-messed up

This week, we discuss about the productivity tools we use particularly to ToDo-Lists. There are so much Todo-list apps out there and many times, after downloading it, we often failed to complete the task we set for ourselves. If you faced the same problem as us, you will find this podcast interesting.

launchbyte-ep03:MP3 Link

Some of the other stuff that we discuss about and their relevant links.

sharing our experience of building the first app

Chris’s very first app was create for Audi, but because it is an corporate app there is no link for download.

Bryan’s first app – pomchek go where
So happy that people started using >

Instagram vs Vine

Video on Instagram
Vine, a new way to share video
Vine Sharing On Twitter Dips A Week After Instagram Video Debuts
Inline with Internet Trend 2013 by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers?

The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio.

If this is the case, how do smaller startups compete? When bigger companies (e.g. Instagram , Vine) steps into the space?

Evernote is a big company in note-taking and they celebrate their 5 years of remembering this month, still there are smaller apps, e.g. Vesper – a minimalist notes app from John Gruber and Brent Simmons that move into this space, because focus on a niche.

“Our goal was to make it such that, if a quick little thought entered your head that you might want to put in Vesper, the appeal of using the app would push you over the edge to do it, to put it in Vesper rather than just keep it in your head. A complete reduction of friction,”

In my opinion, Evernote is no longer an note taking app but a platform. And it’s the suite of products that supports it that makes it useful.

I spoke about simplenote in the podcast. I apologised for a wrong info, simplenote is produced by automattic they guys who brought you wordpress.com and many other awesome services.

todo-lists, which do you use

Chris’s
1. started with TeuxDeux
2. end up with AnyDo

Bryan’s
1. started with wunderlist
2. end up with Apple’s native reminder app

Host

Chris Cai – @anttyc Bryan Lee – @leetucksing

Support the program

we are also here
facebook
twitter

02-It’s Hazy Here

haze monitoring apps

beside the “beautiful design” NEA app, here are some apps from the our local developers

  1. pee_S_ai by @anttyc
  2. psi by dev house replaid
  3. sg spi by dashsell

This is the official for you to get data not sure if you will find it useful NEA API because they are updated either monthly or daily.

interesting events/initiative started due to haze

  1. The PSI Is Right
  2. Group Purchase For N95 we have no links with alldealasia, and we do not take any form of commission. we just find it interesting so we share it here
  3. SG Haze Rescue – a community of Singaporeans offering air-conditioned spaces to individuals and families without such privileges. You can offer anything from a sleeping bag, couch, to a guesthouse.

3d printing for everyone?

  1. our local startup Pirate3D Inc successful campaign on kickstarter
  2. a story of a kick starter being too successful

using javascript for quick and dirty hack

  1. video – Chris uses node.js for his PSI hack.

Project management tools

  1. getting started with trello
  2. asana best practises

Host

Chris Cai – @anttyc Bryan Lee – @leetucksing

01-Restart!

And we are back!

We here at Launchbyte talk about news that we think are of interest to the tech community in Singapore and discuss the local tech start up scene. We are back stronger and plan to make launchbyte a success.

Links We Share About

DIgital, creative and marketing jobs pay less in Singapore but why?

http://e27.co/2013/06/13/digital-creative-and-marketing-jobs-pay-less-in-singapore-but-why/

Amobee opens new Asian HQ in Singapore

http://e27.co/2013/06/12/amobee-opens-new-asian-headquarters-in-singapore-partners-tmn/

Marco Arment’s opinion on the opportunity in iOS7

http://www.marco.org/2013/06/11/fertile-ground

iOS7 Beta To iOS6 (if you ever want to change back, because you had it on your primary devices)

http://www.iclarified.com/31004/how-to-downgrade-from-ios-7-beta-to-ios-6

App Camp For Girls

Q place where girls can put their creative power to work, concepting and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women who are professional software developers.
http://www.appcamp4girls.com/about/

Get to know local startups

This week – indiescapes

Indiescapes is a curated marketplace where you can find unique things to do on your travels. Each of these experiences are led by locals and carefully handpicked by our team. – See more at:

http://www.indiescapes.com/pages/about_indiescapes#sthash.uTH7Cgjy.dpuf

Hosts

Chris Cai – @anttyc
Bryan Lee – @leetucksing