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BarBack, a new kind of mobile application that enables users to bypass crowded bar lines by ordering their favorite drinks, paying, and closing their tab right from their smartphones, this week officially launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com for garnering widespread support and the necessary financial backing to complete and market the app on a grand scale.

Founded by a team of active duty Marines and veterans on a mission to put an end to the long lines at bars in everyday life, BarBack provides users with a wide variety of benefits that prevents the awkward cutout of good conversation at bars.

“This app prevents the classic bar problem of leaving conversations to wait in a line,” said Jimmy Murtha, Co-Founder of BarBack. “Instead, people can finally maximize their time with friends, and add real value to their social experiences night after night.”

BarBack comes with a “Nearby Feature,” enabling users to locate the closest bars to them geographically that offer BarBack. It also comes with a “Rating Feature” that allows users to rank beers and bars so others can read about a venue before they visit it. Plus, there’s a “Favorite Feature” so users can keep track of their favorite drinks and experiences out with the app.

In order to launch BarBack on a wide scale with multiple locations live in the app, BarBack is looking for crowdfunding supporters to offset the cost needed to provide BarBack at a minimal price for the first year.
“We have ambitious plans for BarBack, which is why we’re asking everyone to consider supporting the campaign on Kickstarter today,” said Alvaro Yanes. “With help, we can bring BarBack to dozens of locations in America’s most popular cities. Spread the word.”

GuruSAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2015) – Today, The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, launched an audio-guided indoor mapping app, powered by Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions. Through Guru’s cutting-edge technology, sightseers are now able to easily navigate the Museum and further explore never-before heard information about specific exhibitions. The San Diego Museum of Art’s app is free and easily downloadable on iOS and Android devices, full content access is available for $5, and empowers people to rediscover the institution’s many treasures with convenience.
“We are thrilled to partner with The San Diego Museum of Art to help transform and enhance the learning experience for all visitors. This world-renowned museum features well-known American and international exhibitions and now, with this new app, visitors can elevate their experience like never before,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “By providing people a platform that empowers them to take charge of their own learning adventure through educational games, fun facts, and customized tour options, we are reinventing the way people interact with cultural institutions.”

The San Diego Museum of Art app features 150 audio tour stops, full mapping of the museum, hours of video, various themed tours and more for both seasoned and first-time visitors to further immerse themselves into the art experience. The app features full beacon enabled technology, including a focus on creative, captivating and approachable content that automatically appears on a smartphone as you walk up to the items, highlighting the history behind the museum’s wide range of collections. Guru integrates consumable knowledge and entertaining factoids within the app breaking down any possible barriers and solely focusing on the stories by serving up pieces of information visitors can easily understand in the most educational and interactive way possible. In addition, users can collaboratively interact with others by posting tips for future visitors, sharing where they have been and mapping visits ahead of time.

“In today’s society, more than half of our visitors carry a smartphone, which makes it essential for us to change the way we distribute information and leverage the advanced solutions of technology,” said Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl, chief operating officer of The San Diego Museum of Art. “We are thrilled to offer our visitors this app, powered by Guru. It allows visitors from all ages to learn more about compelling content surrounding our works of art, exhibitions and the institution’s history. We hope to encourage art education in new ways by offering a solution to our visitors that is accessible from the palm of their hands.”

Once logged in, the app’s technology is able to instantly pinpoint a person’s location as they explore. As users pass through each exhibition, the app lights up with information regarding artists, history, inventors and other hidden secrets waiting to be unveiled.
Guru is in the process of partnering with other museums and organizations locally and internationally to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.
For more information on The San Diego Museum of Art, please visit: www.sdma.org.

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About Guru:
Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Website: www.theguru.co
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About The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., 92101. General Information, (619) 232-7931, Group Sales: (619) 696-1935, Website: http://www.sdmart.org/art-alive-2015 Twitter: @SDMA, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt

Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the world’s finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2015) – Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions, transforms and revolutionizes the way people experience and learn from museums and popular scenic attractions including parks, aquariums and zoos through its interactive and audio-guided indoor mapping technologies. Guru’s one-of-a-kind educational approach utilizes cutting-edge technology to help individuals easily navigate and explore spaces and city attractions in a personal way. This essential tool encourages modern and non-traditional storytelling for people to gain knowledge of various facets such as history, arts, science and more.

“I created Guru to make learning more fun and change people’s current perception of cultural institutions and tours,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “Guru helps both parties, the attendees and attractions, to elevate the level of user interactivity as we work with establishments to find a solution that speaks to their audience in a modern and digestible way. We are passionate and determined to present a new way for visitors to interact with museums, parks and attractions and remind consumers to not be afraid to merge learning and entertainment. In addition, Guru strives to empower users to take ownership of their cultural experiences, now easily accessible at the palm of their hands.”

Users can access guided tours through a specific institutions’ group-friendly tour app, powered by Guru, or choose to explore on their own by creating a personalized and customizable tour. Easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices, each easy-to-use app is able to pinpoint a person’s location via Bluetooth capability and lights up with engaging information and factoids as an individual walks by a specific exhibit. Guru powered apps have multiple features allowing visitors to make the most out of tours, including virtual augmented reality capabilities and time-saving functions that allow visitors to map out tours ahead of time, in addition to other various educational and useful tools.

Currently, Guru is partnered with Balboa Park, San Diego Museum of Art and USS Iowa Museum. Most of Guru’s apps are free for everyone and features over 120 audio tours stops, various themed tours, numerous language translation options and more advanced technology solutions specific to a particular institutions’ needs.

Guru is in talks with a variety of other museums and organizations across the country and worldwide to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.

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About: Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Price PatrolSAN DIEGO — Earlier this month, Price Patrol, the only GPS-based, live inventory shopping app that lets users search the real time availability of the items they want, announced the launch of its new feature: in-app purchasing. The app, which launched in San Diego in 2014, is a search engine for live retail, allowing shoppers to search and compare the price and availability for over two billion products worldwide—both in stores nearby or online.

“Launching version 2.0 of Price Patrol is an important milestone because it showcases the app’s true potential; we’ve completely overhauled the app’s user experience and activated in-app purchasing, making it easier and more intuitive than ever before to get you the products you want, right when you want them,” said Vince Marconi, President and Founder of Price Patrol. “Whether you use the app to bargain shop for recurring purchases like diapers or are on the hunt for the most wanted toy this holiday season, Price Patrol is the go-to shopping companion.”

Here are just a few of the different ways Price Patrol makes locating products you want at a store near you seamless and convenient, with just a few clicks:

• With the app’s “My Radar” function, users can make a wish list in-app for their most coveted products. When the user is near a store that carries that item, they are notified of its price and availability.
• If you’re waiting for the price to drop on a certain something, the app will notify you once that item is in your ideal price range and at a distance you are willing to travel.
• On vacation to somewhere sandy and warm, but realize you forgot sunscreen? Open the app to view all of the stores close by that carry sunscreen and see real-time price and availability.
• If you regularly purchase the same brand of dog food like clockwork every month, a notification can be set so that you know which store in town is currently selling it for the lowest price.
• Purchase the item directly within the app, or have it waiting for you at the store to check it out in person before you buy.

Price Patrol is available for a free download on both iOS and Android devices. Learn more at www.getpricepatrol.com.

About Price Patrol:
Price Patrol is a one stop shopping discovery and price alert web and mobile application that does all the hard work of deal searching for you. The app constantly scans a growing number of over two billion items at over 500,000 retail locations finding the best prices on the items you want, when you want them.

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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 8, 2015) – everyStory, a new cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced today that it is now available for free in the App Store for iOS devices. An Android version of the product will be available via open-Beta in the coming months. The company has developed a streamlined mobile application that allows users to create, preserve and share personal stories in one place. Accessible from anywhere, everyStory lets users store audio and image files to a private cloud-based system with the option of sharing photos and stories between other everyStory individuals and groups.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most interactive way possible,” said Dave Keene, CTO and founder of everyStory. “Now having the app compatible and available for download on all iOS devices, the art of storytelling and preserving memories has never been easier. Users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, iOS photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a social network component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message, on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.

The everyStory team has plans to launch a full Android version in the coming months as well as implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and is currently offering space for 1,000 extra photos as a sign-up bonus through September 2015. Various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.

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To download and sign up for everyStory on an iOS device, please visit the App Store. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About everyStory
everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform that acts as an interactive photo album allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. The easy-to-use mobile app partnered with Macphun, a leading photography software developer for the Mac platform, to collectively help users produce the highest quality stories through superior discovery, photo restoration and creativity solution options. The team at everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage

SAN DIEGO (February 17, 2015) – Rock My World Inc., the creators of RockMyRun, a free health & fitness app that provides motivational mixes for active people, announced today their collaboration with Dave Audé, acclaimed music producer and DJ. As creative consultant, Audé will bring his expertise and style to the RockMyRun app by crafting exclusive, one-of-a-kind mixes. He will utilize his technical prowess to refine RockMyRun’s mix creation process and help forge strategic partnerships with industry contacts. Audé has created over 100 No.1 Billboard tracks and has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, One Republic, Coldplay and U2, among many other chart-topping artists.

The RockMyRun catalog hosts hundreds of mixes from DJs around the world, making it easy for users to find their “soulmix” for any workout. Audé will be able to further merge the music and fitness industries with his knowledge alongside the existing team at Rock My World.

“RockMyRun helps people get and stay fit by motivating them, through the combination of science and music, to push through their workouts. Audé will add top quality mixes that are sure to keep users moving and motivated, even during the toughest part of their workout regimen,” said Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Rock My World’s CEO and co-founder. “Music serves many purposes in our lives and I am honored to join a team like Rock My World. I am excited to bring my music to the RockMyRun users and explore the impact it has on people while running and working out,” said Audé, Rock My World’s creative consultant.

Audé has earned a reputation as a master producer and remixer who delivers award-winning results. Audé’s label, Audacious Records, was named Billboard Magazine’s No. 1 Indie Dance Label in 2014 and continues to release more hits in 2015, Audacious Records produced a few No. 1 records in 2014 including “Aftermath (Here We Go)” with Andy Bell (from Erasure), “MAD” with Vassy, and “Take Me Away” with new artist Rokelle.
The app’s myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology pulls in biometric data like steps, heart rate or pace from smartphones and wearable devices to dynamically adjust the tempo of the music to be in tune with a user’s body, matching the music to a user’s steps or heartbeat. Users also have the choice to set their beats per minute manually. RockMyRun’s curated mixes and myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology have been proven in a recent study by the University of California San Diego’s EPARC behavioral health lab to boost motivation during a run by up to 35 percent.

Mixes are searchable by genre, BPM, length and lyrics and are rated and commented on by RunRockers – members of the RockMyRun community. This allows for a truly personalized experience that enables all users to find content best suited for their needs.

Audé’s first mix will launch on Thursday, February 19, 2015. For more information on RockMyRun, please visit https://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp

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About Rock My World
Rock My World, Inc. was founded with a passion for helping people get and stay fit through the fusion of music and technology. The company takes data from smartphones and fitness wearable devices and uses it to adjust music tempo in real time to help people have more fun, perform better and simply put, “get more” from their workouts.

About RockMyRun
RockMyRun, the first app from Rock My World, combines professionally created, DJ’d mixes that have been specifically designed to motivate people during exercise with innovative, technology that adjusts music tempo based on biometric data.

Available for IOS and Android, the app offers free and affordable membership options, boasts a consistent 4 ½ star review in both stores and was recently featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, and the Boston Globe. The team at Rock My World has developed a popular, addictive app complete with technology that is flipping the fitness tech industry on its head.

For more information on RockMyRun, visit http://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp or download the app on iTunes or Google play. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/RockMyRun and follow on Twitter @RockMyRun.