USM engineers launch Placetribe, a georeferenced place sharing app for Facebook

With a pleasant visual environment and intuitive menus, this app enables users to create groups and share georeferenced information quickly and easily via the internet.

Placetribe is the name of the application that was recently released to the web by a team of engineers from the University of Santa Maria. As its name implies, it allows the creation of “tribes” (a term referring to the urban tribes) or microgroups with Facebook friends, with whom you can share all kinds of georeferenced information.

Its creators are Placetribe’s CEO Tomás Arredondo, PhD in Electric Engineering and professor of the Electronic Department of the Universidad Santa María, his brother Matías, Bachelor degree in business administration and the students of Electric Civil Engineering and Telematics Engineering: Gabriel Juri, Carlos Ibáñez, Fabrizio Cavaleiro and Pablo Bustos.

The first two founded Placetribe SPA, a company dedicated to the development of the application, which is now incubated in the USM 3IE Institute, after having received great feedback from family and friends. Continue reading

Mindscore, the composing revolution at Techcrunch Disrupt in SF!

Are you a composer? A musician?

Even though I am not really a composer, I must admit that I have attempted to write (and actually did write) a piece of music for flute or piano a few times in my life.

But what do you do when you’re for example in the metro, or with some friends and all of a sudden you have that great tune or melody in your head and you are afraid for forgetting it before you get a chance to write it down?

No worries! Since there is Mindscore, you can compose your music whenever and wherever you want – without even having an instrument at hand! Continue reading

The coolest places might be closer to you than you think!

“I need food. Good food. Right now!” – To be honest, I have often caught myself saying that. Probably more to myself than to others…

But still, the only solution to solve this “problem” is finding a good place to eat, right? Sometimes, depending on where you are, this is not even an easy task to accomplish.

That is why you should try paOnde, because it is such an easy and fast way to find exactly the place you want to go eat at.

And even if you’re not a big fan of eating, you will definitely love paOnde, because it can also give you a list of places to go out in general.

And not just some places, but the best rated ones around you. That way you will never be bored at home not knowing what to do!

This cool app, created by Matías CastroMatías Rubio and Ignacio Badilla, was just recently (August 9th) made available in the Apple App Store, without any press releases.

But nevertheless, paOnde can proudly state having more than 5000 downloads already, in just a week – that is incredible.

Even better: This app has become the 4th ranked free app en Chile and 1st in the category of “Food&Drink”.

I think that really speaks for itself!!

So what is so cool about this app and how does it work? Why is it not like all the other apps?

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