CCPress AR, developed by Strata AR, allows advertisers in the Charles City Press to link print ads to multimedia displays and specials for readers of the three-county newspaper.  In community journalism, maintaining advertising revenue is a tough nut to crack. A small publishing company in northeastern Iowa is turning to augmented reality (AR) for the […]

A new mobile app created by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) helps retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco and vapor products, reports Radio Iowa. ABD spokesperson Jake Holmes said the app can replace the low-tech age-to-purchase ‘desktop calendars’ the division used to send to retailers. The smartphone app allows […]

How do we get young girls into tech? New research by the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls might already be there – adults just aren’t very good at listening to them. The results, reported by the New York Times, show that girls are more likely than boys to actively use tech to learn […]

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products, the division announced this week. The Iowa ABD Age to Purchase App allows users to scan driver’s licenses with their smartphone. No personal information of the […]

In 2013, the Business Record launched innovationIOWA Magazine, an annual publication with a mission to spotlight innovative companies and technological achievements across the state. One year ago this week, our newsroom launched the innovationIOWA e-newsletter, updating our delivery from annually to weekly – right to your inbox. The mission remains the same: we seek out […]

Founder and owner Brad Dwyer is passing the reigns of social gaming studio Hatchlings to E.B. Udegraff as the new CEO, Hatchlings announced Thursday. Updegraff, previously the marketing director at Hatchlings, joined the company in early 2017 and recently coordinated the launch of Hatchlings’ new game Pretty Jigsaw Puzzles in September 2018. Dwyer will stay […]

BUZZFEED NEWS: More than 20 percent of female founders who responded to a survey from technology accelerator Y Combinator said investors have targeted them with some type of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to results from Y Combinator shared this week. Only 88 out of 384 female founders associated with Y Combinator completed the survey, but […]

From left: Founder and CEO Adam Hass, Head of Business Development Rob Hugen, Head of Marketing Michael Dunn. Photo provided. Des Moines software analytics startup AppLink.io is launching a new web and mobile application platform to offer app developers and marketers full-view insights into the app’s performance and engagement. Based in Johnston, AppLink.io’s App Growth Platform will bring […]

Students in three north Iowa school districts have developed an app to report school-related threats in their community, the Mason City Globe Gazette reports.Threat Reporting, developed in collaboration with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, will soon be available on iOS for students, faculty and administrators in the St. Ansgar, Osage and Riceville school districts. Development […]