The addition of Cloud Foundry is a huge win for the Waterford-based company. Now you build your Apps as usual but deploy the server part to the extremely impressive Cloud Foundry infrastructure. It makes use of Cloud Foundry’s Node.js support and you can deploy with the FHC command line or in the browser-based Studio GUI.
I’ve been a big fan of FeedHenry for a long time and also a fan of Cloud Foundry since it launched. It’s like your two favourite people getting engaged. Now to find the time to build something using both!
Kernel Capital has just announced that they have invested â‚¬500k in Waterford-based FeedHenry, a spin-out from the TSSG group in Waterford Institute of Technology.
the fact that you don’t need N SDKs to build for N platforms because they do the build for you in the cloud
If you are building a web-app and you don’t have a strong story in at least Android and iPhone, stop now and figure it out before you proceed any further. In fact, maybe you should be building for mobile first?
Web developers who know their way around JS should have a look at FeedHenry. Your existing skill-set is all you need to build an app. They have a free Developer tier and you can build for up to 8 mobile platforms.
The Startup 2.0 Competition has been around for a few years now and has always bubbled up some interesting companies that are not on the usual tech blog circuit. This year is all about Mobile and they are looking for the best Mobile Startups and Apps across Europe.
As part of a project we’re evaluating with some mobile companies, we’d like to get some feedback/insight around Mobile Application Development in Ireland – appreciate if folks would take our very short survey
The founder of Zapa, John Nagle, has experience of rolling out mobile payment services in stores around Ireland and the UK with Payzone, so it will be interesting to see if the NFC based approach will replace existing in-store payment options.
The article describes this new service as
Near Field Communication is a technology that will feature on every mobile handset in the world within a few years, and will transform these devices into virtual credit and debit cards. One enterprising start-up is ready to pounce on the opportunity.
Zapa Technology will soon launch a pioneering customer loyalty technology across Europe that will take advantage of the Near Field Communications (NFC) opportunity.
The company has just received the backing of veteran Irish venture capital (VC) company Delta Partners, which is putting â‚¬2.5m-worth of investment into the company.
NFC is a short-range, high-frequency, wireless communications technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about 10 centimetres (four inches) apart. The technology could enable the growth in the market for contactless credit cards and other forms of identification and transaction.
Zapa is the first company in Europe to deploy NFC technology in a scaled environment via the ZapaTag.
He has five web 2.0 ideas at the moment looking for a home. If you are a business or tech-oriented person looking for a Web 2.0 idea to pursue, he’d like to talk. Or if you have your own Web 2.0 idea but need early stage funding, he’d also like to talk.
Hook up with him at XTech or contact him over on the blog.
I predicted that 2008 would be the year of mobile and it seems to be coming true in a big way. I’ve been hearing some very exciting things about not just one but two mobile apps in the social space being cooked up in Ireland!
Both are still under tight wraps but I believe they are getting lots of attention from the investment community. Could we finally be seeing some of that â‚¬170m being put to good use?