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addappt hires Microsoft’s Principal Development Lead
It is absolutely our pleasure to announce and welcome Carlos Brito to our team. It says a lot since Carlos is leaving something very secure to join us on our little mission to make the world addappt. Carlos will join us as our Principal Developer - Founding Team.
What makes this also an incredible fit is that Carlos is also literally addappting, a value we live by, by joining our small team - Carlos until last Friday was the Principal Development Lead at Microsoft and started there 15 years ago. He has extensive experience in software development and has worked in multiple releases of products such as Outlook and Windows along with managing and growing an engineering team.
On your left in the picture above with Jorge, on the annual sunny day of 2013 in Bellevue, Carlos is a native of Portugal who moved to Seattle in 1998 to work at Microsoft as a Software Design Engineer. He is married to a Brazilian and has two talkative children … just what an engineer wants, correct? Carlos is an avid runner and the Seattle rain never stops him from his daily runs.
We feel fortunate and proud to have Carlos join us. Having known Jorge for over a decade, he is going to be invaluable in supporting Jorge who has built all of addappt single handedly so far. Carlos has hit the ground running and we hope to share some of his exciting work very soon.
Here is Geekwire’s coverage of his move.
New version 1.4.1 - more iOS 7 love and in German
What is new:
- Design - addappt is even cooler now with more iOS 7 design elements and refined the UI
- 'Pull to update' - pull the the home screen down to get the most up-to-date information of your friends at that very moment.
- Push notifications for updates - if your friends update any of their information, you will now receive a push notification.
- International - addappt is now available in German apart from Portuguese.
addappt in German
Attach unlimited photos to email and send to individuals or groups:
addappt in Portuguese
Stay tuned - we are working some really exciting new features that we are sure you will love.
If you have any suggestions or feedback, email us anytime at email@example.com - we love to listen.
addappt for iOS 7 - Unlimited Photo Attachment
iOS 7 is rolling out to millions today and in anticipation, we rolled out our new version last evening.
Apart from being compatible with iOS 7 and prettier (fortunately for us, a lot of iOS 7 felt just perfect with addappt), we enabled users to now attach as many photos as they want to their email right from their contact list. Here is how:
- Search for a name
- Tap photo attachment icon directly from the search result
- Pick an album
- Select as many pics as you want from one screen
- Tap ‘Done’
- Tap ‘Send’
Photos app in the iPhone limits it to 5 images at a time
With the photos app, it takes 6 taps just to add an additional 6th photo. With the new addappt - one! If you want to share an entire album, addappt is one tap whereas on the Photos app, your fingers will probably not work on the new Touch ID the next time.
It is perfect for sharing photos when:
- they are private and frequent (Children’s pictures with grandparents anyone?)
- your friends are not using your photo sharing service, smartphone etc. With this feature, recipients only need an email address and
- you want to be sure they are seen
addappting to iOS7 ..
addappt in Top 50 Business Apps
We are a tiiiiny company so when we get recognized for our effort along with some highly respected big firms, it is very inspirational.
addappt was listed under the Business Social Networking category here on Business Insider.
We believe we are not just for business since one wants to keep information of personal friends updated too - their new phone numbers, their mailing address, their photo caller ID and more. Having said, business folks will see its inherent value instantly.
We are working on a cool new version so if you are not already, follow us on Twitter, @addappt, to keep current.
The a Team
As a company, we believe that people do business with people and users need to know who they are behind the scene. We build a technology product for you and us but the world is way more than technology - we are people just like you.
To make your relationship with addappt a little more personal, here is a snapshot of the current team.
We have had the opportunity to know many of you at a personal level and we hope to get to know more and more of you.
If you have any questions or feedback or even criticism, we are available and like to listen.
Please feel free to email us at help [at] addappt.com or email me directly at mrinal [dot] desai [at] addappt.com at any time.
Celebrate the 50,000,000,000th download with addappt
5 Quotes on Change
We are all about change:
- The name of our company
- Our core value
- Our product adapts to the changes your friends make
So we hope to bring a lot about that here - change. Why one should? How one can, quotes and more.
Here are 5 quotes on change that we remember or find ourselves quoting on a weekly basis:
- He not busy being born is busy dying - Bob Dylan
- Be the Change you wish to see - Gandhi
- Everyone thinks about changing the world but no one thinks about changing themselves - Leo Tolstoy
- The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read or write, but those who can not unlearn, learn and relearn - Alvin Toffler
- If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change - Wayne Dyer
We will publish more as we find and identify with them.
Do you have any to share?
addappt Open to All plus Group Features
We are thrilled to open up addappt to all and everyone ending our ‘by invitation’ only phase.
We are welcoming all with some very useful functionality that makes addappt far more functional that the stock iOS Contacts app:
Group Management - create new groups, rename them or delete any all from within addappt
Group Messaging - swipe left on any group to email, text or attach unlimited photos (iOS limits it to 5 currently) with that group by email, privately, via email.
The ability to attach and share unlimited photos or an album is one of our personal favorites since we do not like to share all our photos on the web or and when we have friends and family who do not use Facebook.
Now, with a few taps, we can easily share photos of our travel, children and personal moments privately with whom we want to share and not be dependent on being seen on a news feed.
Apart from getting some excellent media coverage for our new version, from one of the largest blogs in Spain, Applesfera to Jason O’Grady of ZDNet calling it a Group Messaging Powerhouse, we were also ver fortunate to talk about it on national TV here on Fox Business News. Here is the interview:
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