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February 2013

Venueblast makes the cut for Spark Nashville | SouthernAlpha

Spark is quickly approaching and SouthernAlpha has carefully selected and finalized 10 teams that will be competing in Pitch, a contest with a $1,000 prize for the best startup in the area. Judges for Spark Nashville include Vic Gatto, Michael Burcham, Christopher Rand, Byron Smith, Landon Gibbs, and Joe Cook, as well as an audience vote for a people’s choice giving teams a chance to win an iPad.

The teams are as follows:

Everly is a socially responsible startup that creates drink powders by blending natural ingredients to provide a healthy hydration system for those with limited access to nutrients and clean water.

Greenpal is a startup out of Murfreesboro started by several veteran entrepreneurs. These crazy guys have come up with solution that enables users to order lawncare services right from their computer or smartphone. Check out a video on their website to learn more.

This startup is what happens when you put a couple Vanderbilt Ph.D students with a passion for video games together. They’re preparing to launch an application that is somewhat like a dropbox for video games. Signup to be part of their beta here

Sucratrend is a frictionless glucose tracking tool for diabetics across all demographics, with a focus on simplifying tracking, reminding when measurements are due and auto compiling trending reports which allow diabetics to react accordingly and better interact with their medical providers.

PictureBooth creates interactive social media content for brands and events through the use of custom photo booths.  They are focused on high quality content that not only benefits the brand; but also the user.

Venueblast is a live event platform that is mainly centered around video content. Tools and features of the platform include virtual event attendance, easily deployed marketing, microanaylitics for video, and crowdsourced content.

DineTouch is a mobile application that allows a restaurant’s guests to order and pay on their smartphone directly from their table. With DineTouch, guests have access to ordering off the menu and paying with server interaction when they need it.

PT Kinect 
PT Kinect is designed to help physical therapists actively engage, monitor, and assist their patients by utilizing emerging video technology.

Listen Up
Listen Up helps artists monetize their fan base through streaming music platforms such as Spotify and Pandora. Fans provide data to the app and in return, fans get rewarded for the information they provide to artists. Listen Up is a great platform to find new music as well.


WaffleMe is a social media aggregator that combines information from each social network into one place. With WaffleMe, users can quickly see what their friends are doing on any social platform at any given time. The system’s simple interface and brilliant visual design sets it apart from every other content management system. It also provides valuable information and data from others that is much easier to track using the platform.


NME 3.5.5, WebGL and More | NME :: Blog

NME 3.5.5, WebGL and More

Today we are releasing NME 3.5.5, which is a maintenance release to continue to improve the solidity of our existing features, plus we have some new ones.

OpenGLView was introduced in NME 3.5, and now we add support for HTML5, using WebGL. You can check out the new “HerokuShaders” sample to a great cross-platform illustration of GLSL shaders at work. The sample will run on Windows, Mac, Linux, BlackBerry and HTML5, and will run on other mobile platforms when GLES2 support is official.

We have improved support for fullscreen, so you can more easily start your application fullscreen, toggle between windowed and fullscreen modes, have full hardware acceleration in either windowed or fullscreen mode and we now handle Alt + Enter and Alt + F4 on Windows and Linux, by default.

HTML5 has received improvements to z-ordering and TextField handling. We have added Event.ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE and FocusEvent.FOCUS_IN/FOCUS_OUT events from the stage, to handle when users navigate away from your page or minimize and restore a web version of your application. We integrated WebWorks compatibility in the command-line tools, so you can also test web content as BlackBerry 10 application, making it easier to test HTML5 output for mobile.

We altered the keyCode values for A-Z, so that they return an uppercase character code value, instead of lowercase. This makes the behavior consistent between Flash, native and HTML5.

There have been a number of small improvements to make the command-line tools better, there are three new samples, ActuateExample, SimpleOpenGLView and HerokuShaders, and we have a FlashDevelop project template to projects created using “nme create project”

We are now working on NME 3.6. In the forums, please continue to provide feedback and testing as we make NME an even better framework. Thank you for all of your support, and please enjoy this new release.