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Looking to spice up your phone a bit? Just downloaded iOS 7? Want to support some Brandery startups? We compiled a list of apps you can download (for free!) from our grads and current companies. Download ’em, rate ’em, enjoy ’em.

Choremonster

You’ve surely heard about Choremonster. They’re on a mission to make families happier by making chores easier. Choremonster Their HQ is right down the street from our office in Over-the-Rhine, and they recently painted a massive purple monster on the outside of their building. Yep.

Available on the App Store

ChorePicker by Choremonster

To compliment their original app, our friends at Choremonster recently released ChorePicker to make it even easier to facilitate chores in your household. It integrates with Choremonster to provide a great experience for you and your kids. Read more about the big release in their blog.

Available on the App Store

KeepUp


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KeepUp is a company currently in our accelerator program. Their app serves to make your communications more efficient and timely by reminding you what conversations you forgot about. With hundreds of emails pouring into your inbox each day, it’s easy to forget about contacts you need to keep up with. Let the KeepUp team remind you.

Available on the App Store

Impulcity


Courtesy of Zackariah Cole Photography.

Your weekends need an upgrade. A graduate of The Brandery, the Impulcity app seeks to connect people to awesome events going on in their city. This beta will currently display results for Cincinnati, but more cities are to come. They’ve been working hard behind the scenes, so expect to see awesome stuff from the Impulcity team soon.

Available on the App Store
Coming soon to Android

Roadtrippers

Speaking of weekends, Roadtrippers wants you to discover the open road. Plan on the web, then take this app with you to find sweet spots to stop on your next drive. Fall is here, which means road trippin’ it to the best autumn views you can find… like these.

Available in the App Store

TapFit


Courtesy of Zackariah Cole Photography.

TapFit is also currently in our accelerator. They’ve created a beautifully designed app to streamline fitness. It currently will locate any fitness class in Cincinnati, and more features are on the way. Check out TapFit— they’re taking the friction out of fitness.

Available in the App Store

General Assembly in Cincinnati!

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We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as General Assembly’s exclusive Viewing Partner in Cincinnati. As part of the program, we will be offering the community a certain number of online videos every month! We will congregate in The Brandery to watch the screenings of the classes, discuss the materials, and brainstorm ways in which we can all use the information in our day-to-day lives.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with General Assembly, General Assembly is a network of campuses that empower individuals through education in technology, business, and design. We are very excited to offer you their educational content and hope that the videos introduce you to things you wish you knew and help you hone things you need to brush up on.

Some of the topics we plan to cover include:

1. How to Teach Yourself to Code


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“If you have a great idea but lack the technical know-how to bring it to fruition, this is the class for you. Demand for freelance developers is skyrocketing and you can get in on the action by learning how to code prototypes in just a few weeks. In this class, Mattan will show you how he built his first fully-functional app with less than one month of coding experience. You’ll learn what key resources you need to know, the best methods for learning coding quickly, and emphasize how to make the entire process fun and enjoyable.”

2. Introduction to Web Design


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“In this class we’ll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. Learn how to craft professional looking web layouts and designs with HTML + CSS. Get your first site up and running in no time and start your journey to becoming a web development pro. Download these code samples to follow along.”

3. Getting Started with Facebook Advertising


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“Facebook has nearly one billion users. With an audience that large, there is an amazing opportunity to scale your business using the Facebook platform. This class is designed for everyone from startups to big brands that want to achieve better results from their Facebook marketing efforts.”


4.  Monetizing Your App


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“So you’ve got an idea for an app? Awesome! But how are you going to turn this puppy into a real business? There are options galore: charging for it, selling virtual goods, or everyone’s guilty pleasure, running ads


What will be your strategy? Learn the tricks and trades of various mobile monetization strategies and put yourself in a position to grab your share of this rapidly growing $2B dollar market.”

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The dates/times for our classes will be coming out in the next week or so. Check back on our blog and facebook page for more information.

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