Austin-based mobile developer Bearch has received $2.1 million in funding for Unseen, its anonymous photo-sharing app for college students on iOS and Android devices. As students are told to keep their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts “clean,” in case a potential employer were to view those profiles, the app aims to provide students with a safe haven for expressing themselves in a more authentic way.
FishBrain, the mobile app and social network for anglers, has passed 500,000 users on iOS and Android devices, marking considerable recent growth for the app since its launch in 2013. The FishBrain app helps users share their fishing activity with friends and strangers around the world, logging their catches and viewing information from others that might increase their own fishing skills.
Mobile gameplay sharing network Kamcord has announced the launch of Version 2.0 of its social networking app, which allows users to view gameplay videos recorded with Kamcord in a variety of mobile games. In the new version of Kamcord, users have the ability to chat with their fellow gamers, post “likes” and comments on videos, and follow the best players from their favorite mobile apps. It’s like Instagram, but for mobile game videos.
Tip-sharing social network Trusper has begun experimenting with paid, brand-related tips on its service, as users are now able to purchase content within the app. The platform’s new “Music, Movies, Books” category allows users to share tips about their favorite songs or bands, movies and more, complete with links to sample or download these items on iTunes, Amazon or YouTube, without leaving the app.
At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Blue Bay Inc. is announcing the launch of its new and improved micro-networking platform Let’s. The Android and iPhone app aims to help users connect with like-minded individuals to complete all manner of activities, from simply chatting to meeting up in the real world.
Video creation and sharing platform Lightt has been updated to version 3.0, bringing a host of new features to the platform, which allows users to create lengthy video timelines, rather than focusing on simple six or 15 second clips, as is the case with Vine and Instagram, respectively. The app was first released in September of last year, but has undergone some major updates leading to this newest version.
Private social network SquareHub has announced a major update for its iOS app, along with a release on Android devices via Google Play. The app allows families to send each other messages and share photos while coordinating schedules and location information within the same app, without requiring the use of separate phone calls or individual text messages.
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