Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Talk Techy to Me - Your favorite tech feeds read to you!

Hey my fellow tech geeks. Just like you, I love tech. I live and breathe it. It consumes my 9-5 and 5-9. But if your life and job is as crazy as mine, you know that it's tough finding time to catch up on all your tech feeds. If we fall behind for even a couple of days you start to feel guilty and "disconnected". So I sought out a way to try and change that.

My commute to the Yahoo! campus in Burbank, CA takes about 45 minutes (that's on a good day!). I often load up on audiobooks but sometimes I have A.D.D. and can't focus on listening to one topic at length. Music and radio, get old pretty quick too. While I do appreciate the way that Ryan Seacrest can talk about nothing and make it sound interesting I can't handle it for more than a 15 minutes.

One day as I was driving home from work it hit me that my time on the road could be better spent catching up my tech feeds. So in classic programmer spirit, I set out to create a mobile app that would read my favorite tech blogs to me while I'm on the road.

So came the birth of Talk Techy to Me. This version is free of charge while I work on the paid version that is fully customizable. At the time of this posting it currently supports six popular tech feeds:

1) TechCrunch
2) Official Google Blog
3) High Scalability (for my programming peeps!)
4) Mashable
5) ReadWriteWeb
6) VentureBeat.

Give it a whirl, spread the word, and send me some feedback. Remember it's in beta so when you find bugs please contact me and I'll get it sorted out ASAP. And hey, if you like the app and find it useful, a good review wouldn't hurt ;)

I guess this constitutes my foray into mobile development...

UPDATE - By popular demand, Engadget has been added to the list of free feeds!

-Mick

Talk Techy to Me
Talk Techy to Me in the Android market

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Charlie Nguyen said...

Hi Micky,

I think your track record at InstaBrand, Ignite Teaching, and Glossi.com could set you up for success as our VP of Engineering. StyleHaul is looking for a VP of Engineering with the vision and strategic chops to define our future tech processes. You’ll have an opportunity to get your hands dirty working on some of the latest and greatest technologies where you’ll be exposed to both web and mobile platforms.


If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please respond with the best contact number, and a few times where you would be available for a quick call to charlienewin@gmail.com. Even if this isn’t a good time for you now, I’d love to connect for future opportunities.

Not sure if you’re aware of StyleHaul, but we’re the fastest growing start-up in the video/media space. Acquired last year by RTL Group, we’re already the most profitable growing company under RTL. It's an exciting time right now, where we recently partnered with Time Inc. on branded content.


http://adage.com/article/media/time-stylehaul-formalize-advertising-partnership/303022/


Hope to hear from you soon!


Warm regards,
Charlie