Everyone wants to release the next hot app or bulletproof their website. But until now, it took a unique breed to thoroughly test them and to ensure they’ll perform at scale. That’s because functional and performance testing have traditionally been challenging, complex, costly and time-consuming.
https://workforpie.com/ helps you build a showcase of your work, which takes less than 10 minutes. This showcase is much better than an old-style resume. Here the founders explain why in our group of startup interviews at Techcrunch Disrupt.
http://www.hex3.co has some massively cool toys. For instance, one of their products converts your iPhone into a laser gun. You have to see how this works. Here I talk with Jon Atherton, CEO, where he shows me several hardware projects that he partially funded through Kickstarter. Hear in his own words how business is changing for folks who want to make hardware.
http://startupchile.org is working with startups in Chile to help them get to the next level. Here Executive Director Horacio Melo tells me why Chile is a great place to start a company and why it is seeing an explosion in startups.
http://www.saya.im/main/index.php was started by Robert Lamptey to bring messaging to low-cost phones in Ghana. He’s an impressive entrepreneur and it’s interesting to hear him talk about the differences between his market and the United States one. His app is being used by hundreds of thousands of people.
http://bougue.me is a startup that helps people — living in Brazil — find a local professional to help them do things like house cleaning, plumbing, and other trades. What I found interesting here was talking about what’s happening in Brazil.
http://www.maluuba.com/ says it’s a “do engine.” A new way to search, organize, and connect. Here I get a first look at it at Techcrunch Disrupt 2012 with the founders who are building this powerful contextual search assistant (think of a better Siri) for Android users.
http://www.expectlabs.com Tim Tuttle of Expect Labs came and visited the Rackspace studio at Techcrunch Disrupt. Om Malik of GigaOm.com called its app, Mind Meld, out. So I wanted to find out more about this app, which is being designed for iPads first. What does it do? It listens to your voice in a meeting and then brings you information about what you are talking about. This contextual app is like a new kind of search, or, really, an assistant that listens to you and tries to serve you with information that you need just now.