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What is Techăpolis?

Techăpolis started in 2010 when we decided to stop wasting ideas and start pursuing them. We’ve got a lot of ideas; some good, some not so much. Techăpolis is an opportunity for us to explore those ideas and see where they take us.

Home is where you make it.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve travelled away from home and experienced something entirely new.  It’s a place I’ve always wanted to go but didn’t have the courage or dedication to actually book the ticket.  It’s an interesting but foreign destination; a place that thousands call home. If you’ve ever been on a business […]

Facebook Places: Geolocation Goes Mainstream

If Geolocation wasn’t mainstream before last week it is now. When Facebook launched “Places” over 500 million users were exposed to the latest craze in the social internet. I started using Foursquare in 2009 and had since given up. I got tired of trying to check into airports while only finding gate numbers. Got tired […]

Reaction: Apple TV

When the new Apple TV was announced last week at Apple’s special event I was really excited.  In the weeks preceding the event I really hoped that the hype I was hearing was true.  On August 21st Kevin Rose blogged that the Apple TV would “Change Everything”.  I too was anticipating, and expecting, some type of living […]

Reaction: Google Instant

Google shook up the search marketplace a couple of weeks ago when it announced Google Instant. It’s super fast, mostly accurate, and all around awesome. It has the potential to change search as we know it. Instant hasn’t affected the way I search just yet but here’s a couple of things that excite me about […]

Five Tips to Digging Out of a Rut

Everyone falls into ruts; sometimes they feel like they’ll never end. Whether it’s a creative lapse or the inability to want to do anything at all I’ve got some tips to help dig yourself out. I should mention up front that these tips are not yet verified but hopefully, sometime very soon, my own creativity […]

iPhone Retina Display Template

I was digging through the web trying to find a nice design template for the iPhone’s Retina display.  Found one.  These guys quite obviously put a lot of work into this so I thought they deserved a shout out. You can download the template here. Hat tip to the team at Teehan+Lax. M.

What We’re Reading: VC Blog Kick

Lately I’ve found myself reading some new blogs with a focus on venture capital. As an aspiring entrepreneur I think that reading the thoughts and insights of those who I someday hope to pursue funds from can only increase my understanding of how the industry works if (when) I ever find myself in such a […]

Closing: Techapolis-Salt Lake City

As of February 11, the Salt Lake City branch of Techapolis has closed its doors for good. Generating ideas, creating designs and developing working code is just easier for us right now when the team can work together in close proximity. Facing the decision of moving to Boston or returning to Minneapolis and putting more […]

Introducing sugJester

Introducing sugJester

“Things Like The Things You Like” Today we are excited to announce our latest project: sugJester.  sugJester is a tool to help people find great new things.  We’ve been working hard putting the finishing touches on the sugJester recommendation engine and are planning on releasing the beta within the next few weeks. The main idea behind sugJester […]