849 posts and columns on app
News Bytecompatible iPhone app. Basis Band costs $199 and uses a variety of technologies — including a three-axis accelerometer, skin sensors and an optical heart-rate sensor — to track the wearer’s movements and vitals throughout the day. The band was recently covered as part of a wearables comparison on AllThingsD and, at the time, only synced data to Android devices.
News ByteiPad sketching app Paper, has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors include Shana Fisher of High Line Venture Partners, Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital, Ron Conway and Jack Dorsey. FiftyThree is comprised of ex-Microsoft designers and engineers who created Paper to enhance productivity on the iPad. The app is free to download, and includes in-app purchases for utility tool kits. The company plans to hire talent and expand the collaborative features of the app with the fresh funding.