Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Silicon Beach: The Android App
There's been a lot of press about the name "Silicon Beach"--the name the local community has taken up to describe the high tech renaissance happening in Santa Monica and surrounding cities in Los Angeles. However, until now, there hasn't been a mobile app to go with the name. However, a stealthy, local mobile developer--better known for their Santa Monica focused local business guides--apparently has released the first app to try to provide information about the Silicon Beach startup scene, Silicon Beach Fun. The free Android app, which looks to be an early work-in-progress, lists local investors, interesting articles, and provides some information about the Silicon Beach name, and links to local resources and information. The app looks to have been developed by the same developer of another, local app, Secret Santa Monica, which provides information about restaurants, recreation, activities, and more on the city.