Telstra ‘Smarter Business’ magazine

Telstra Smarter Business magazine recently commissioned me to write an article on how to get your next big idea funded. I was able to draw on good friends Steve Fanale at App Village, Ian Gardiner at Viocorp and Innovation Bay. As A Pozible Ambassador, I got to know Alan Crabbe at Pozible, and had good chats with Mick Liubinskas at Pollenizer, and Rob Antulov at Venture Advisory

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Enjoy the article – There is a nice breakdown of where to go for advice, what questions to ask, characteristics required, and lessons to learn. Good luck!

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Welcome to the AppVillage

My Feverpitch co-founder Steve Fanale launched his first app in The AppVillage on Valentines Day.

Talking Bear Hugs is now live in the app store

AppVillage Talking Bearhugs

Introducing “Wafer” the talking bear who loves to laugh and give hugs! Touch the screen to poke and tickle Wafer or ask him to give you and your phone a big hug.

Record your personalized message and have Wafer say it in his own gruff and loveable voice. Save it as a video or share it via email and Facebook.

Perfect for Valentines Day, send someone you love a Talking Bear Hug.

About The AppVillage
The AppVillage mission is to build a community of innovators, designers, developers, project managers, marketers, investors and AppLovers who work together to produce, market and enjoy game-changing apps.
Our aim is to not only foster new ideas but to produce and market apps so that they are successful and all parties involved can reap the rewards.

Lavolta Digital Bullets – Apps

Apps have become an extraordinary area of innovation in the past few years, initially triggered by the capability of smart phones and more recently the tablet. There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps available for iOS and Android users in particular. The rise of the ‘app-economy’ has given huge power to gatekeepers like Apple that approve and distribute apps and then take a big cut of any revenue generated from them. Is this proliferation and excitement around apps just a brief fizz in a bottle or is it genuinely the beginnings of a trend that will turn the digital world in significant new directions? Where do you see apps going in the next few years? What are the significant trends to watch? Will so-called ‘web apps’ take over from ‘native apps’?
Big thanks to our guests on this bullet.

Tony Faure – Pollenizer, Dealised & Torque
Simon Goodrich – Portable & AIMIA
Steve Fanale – AppVillage
Mark Britt – Mi9
Paul Fisher – IAB
Fiona Bendall – Bendalls Group Digital Intelligence
Nick Bolton – Feverpitch
Peter Williams – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Tim Burrowes – Mumbrella, Encore, Focal Attractions
John Butterworth – AIMIA
Robert Wong – iNC Retail Digital Network
Hannah Schwartz – Ninefold
Ian Gardiner – Viocorp
Jennifer Wilson – Project Factory
Michelle Deaker – OneVentures
Oliver Weidlich – Mobile Experience
Jane Huxley – Industry Consultant

Watch the Digital Bullet here