Michael and Michael promise not to dance or sing, but instead to talk about a great post found via Michael R’s RSS feeds which he spends way too much time on. Techcrunch announced back on August 1st about Mango Health, which gamifies people keeping up with taking their medications. Currently being invested in by Mark Pincus from Zynga, and Keith Rabios COO of Square, which just announced a big deal Starbucks for mobile payments. Michael R. then provides a little shameless cross-self promotion of TriangleAppShow, and tons of Podcasts about Mobile. App called Dromo – monitor’s your Drobo. We also hit a few of Michael R’s favorite apps including Meal Snap, Chirp and Plague.
In a bit of an out of sequence episode Michael and Michael talk about the investment made by Zynga in OMGPop the makers of Draw Something and what the game of it all may be. Andy is off traveling the world, and hopefully enjoying a much needed rest from technology (as if). We continue to ask for your feedback on the format of the show, and future topics. How about an episode on Mobility and gaming? Or board games?
This week we provide some games and talk about the underlying work related benefit. Andy and Michael R, hold down the show while Michael M is off this week. We talk about Google’s now defunct image match and how Google wanted to drive better search on their Image search. That became part of the metadata for the images. We also discuss Michael’s addiction to Tiny Tower and recent news regarding Zynga’s copy cat game.Andy proves Leo Laporte wrong, in that there are many good podcasts for developers including:
The ChangeLog – podcast
This Developer’s Life – Podcast
The Web Ahead – Podcast
FLOSS Weekly – Podcast