Why is it that motion pictures, television programmes and video games use credits to attribute the talent behind the art, but not the web industry? This was the question Andrew Ballard asked himself five years ago, before he went ahead and created Webcred.it – a site that functions as a central reference, listing the individuals and technologies behind every website.
Unsatisfied by the static nature of the sports betting industry, three Sydney-based sport acolytes decided to take matters into their own hands and build a mobile app. Their startup, cleverly named Bet Your Balls, facilitates all the fun and banter between friends around ‘who will win the game’.
We come from the land of Tall Poppy Syndrome, so it’s not surprising that Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey, both in their early 20s, garner some raised eyebrows when they talk about their expansion plans over the next 24 months for their business Appster.
Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded Oscar’s Selfie sent Twitter into meltdown, earning itself the title of the most retweeted photo in the history of Twitter. Inspired by this event, Melbourne-based startup Rewardle has just released a feature that turns their membership, points and rewards system into a “Selfie station”.
The most published poet on the web, Tom Zart once said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. While many still use the ubiquitous garage sale to get rid of their junk, this method has its disadvantages. Rather than relying on bargain hunters strolling past your house on a Saturday afternoon, startup Oddswop offers a more contemporary option.
Launched in beta mid-January, Snippet Repo is a members-only code repository for developers to store and share useful code snippets.
Launched earlier this month, CartHopper is an online platform that allows people to post jobs and have items moved from point A to B by someone in the community with the right vehicle – whether it’s a ute, trailer or van – going in the right direction.
Melbourne-based engineering student, Sam Crowe, came up with an idea last year that even he thinks is “frankly ridiculous”. He designed his startup, One Dollar Higher, on the premise that a website doesn’t need any material to be successful.