016Great Ideas We Believe In & Support

The startups on this site are all current or former HackFwd funded startups. Some of them are currently in beta and you're welcome to apply to their beta program. You can also work for them.

TBH

An app where thousands of friends are being real with each other.

TBH (To Be Honest) is a messaging app for iOS and Android where people confide in each other and trade secret, sometimes self destructing messages. Find out what your friends really think about you, meet new people to chat to and compete for popularity and status!

Click here to get TBH for iPhone or Android.

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YieldKit

The easiest way to earn money with your website.

YieldKit generates affiliate links from keywords and already existing product links – automatically. As a publisher, whether you have a blog, forum or portal, all you do is integrate a short JavaScipt code into the source code of your website and you have access to more than 10.000 affiliate programs right away. After that, let YieldKit do its work and wait for your commission payments.

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Cobook

The smart address book. Cobook helps you manage contacts with joy.

Contact management is something that virtually everyone has to deal with and it's a pain. All of the existing address book applications and services are either outdated, impractical or too complex. Cobook is on the mission to fix that. It's a contact management solution for consumers and businesses that just works. It pulls all the data about contacts together, provides intelligent grouping and editing and makes contact management fun. Download Cobook from the Mac App Store for free.

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  • we have change our Twitter username - for latest Cobook updates please follow @cobook

    almost 2 years ago via web

Hike

Hike creates awesome Apps for Facebook Pages - available as Free, Pro and Agency Versions.

Hike Social Apps is a young startup creating awesome apps for Facebook Pages. Founded in June 2011 in Cologne, Germany, Hike has quickly established itself as one of the premier sources for Facebook Page-enhancing apps.

Known for their intuitive usability, top-notch design and advanced features, Hike apps are already used by over 65,000 Pages worldwide. Thanks to strong viral growth Hike is ranked in the TOP 100 for all international Facebook Developers (via Social Bakers), and deservedly Hike Social Apps has more than 190,000 fans on Facebook. Hike’s price structure includes Free and paid Pro subscriptions as well as different plans specifically tailored for agencies.

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Infogr.am

A super-simple app to create interactive infographics

Making infographics is no longer a rocket science.

Infogr.am is a web-based software that let's you create professionally designed infographics in minutes. No programming or design skills needed. A perfect tool for news portals, journalists, bloggers. We want to disrupt the way people work with visual information online.

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Watchlater

Watchlater lets you bookmark and watch web videos from the most popular sites on your iPad, offline or online.

Intelligent caching, a smart bookmarklet and AirPlay support make Watchlater a must-have app for the iPad. Like Instapaper for video, Watchlater lets you watch web videos when you want, where you want, on your iPad and supports over 20 video platforms. The app is now available in the App Store.

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BeamApp

Seamless action across your devices

With BeamApp, you can pass your current context from one device to another to continue an ongoing task with the gadget that fits best.

A hassle-free, wireless setup and a seamless integration for dialing, texting, surfing, directions or music simplifies your mobile life.

It works on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry with any laptop, netbook and tablet that runs Windows, Mac OS X or a browser.

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Substance

Substance is a mobile app which helps designers transform their paper sketches into working, interactive models using phone’s built-in camera.

Everyday we are surrounded by digital technology like computers and mobile devices. But even in 2012, hand sketching and drawing is the easiest and the fastest way to iterate over concepts. We use paper to share, work and collaborate. In effect, in the world where most of our work happens online, the results of the design phase are left in the analog world, disconnected, not shareable, and easily forgotten.

With Substance, you can finally, using your smartphone, transfer your hand drawn sketches into editable interactive models. Transform your business model flowcharts and schemes from analog flipchart into digital form. Using Substance, website developers and UX designers will be able to get feedback from their clients on-the-fly.

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Filmaster

Filmaster is a video recommendation service in the cloud.

With Filmaster, you will discover movies and shows you’ll love and watch them instantly on your TV. Your TV will know what you want to watch based on your tastes, current mood, and watching trends in the entire network. It no longer matters if it’s a live show, a Netflix movie or a YouTube video - simply switch on your TV and discover unlimited world of media tuned specifically for you by Filmaster.

Filmaster is an interface to the content served by IPTV platforms like set-top boxes and connected TV devices. It empowers content providers by enabling them to target viewership, increase viewer engagement, and receive analytics about viewer behavior.

Filmaster is a ready-to-use, top-notch video recommendation engine in the cloud. Other solutions may take weeks of data collection before they’re useful. Filmaster is operational within hours of deployment. Fueled by the data curated by the crowd, expert knowledge and advanced algorithms, Filmaster works great from the start.

Download the mobile app or use our website to try Filmaster´s recommendations, follow Filmaster on Twitter and check out the Facebook page to keep up-to-date!

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telety.pe

The world's first task messenger.

It's a communication tool with the look&feel of an e-mail client, but the messages are not simply texts, but rather structured task descriptions.

People can use it to organize work and have conversations about the work in progress.


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sharypic

Gather and pick best pictures of your events as easily as you take them.

sharypic is a collaborative site for streaming your event online: gather all your event photos in a unique place and then collaborate with all the participants to pick the best pictures!

If you are tired of events without any photos memories, follow us and stayed tuned!

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TankWars

A next generation browser and social multiplayer game.

TankWars is an action game based around vehicle combat which can be played for free through different online portals like Facebook or Kongregate but will also feature an iOS and Standalone version for true cross platform gaming. It features high quality 3D visuals and a rich gaming experience that players can enjoy with their friends through realtime multiplayer.

In TankWars, players will be rewarded with experience points, can advance in the global leaderboards and are able to buy new vehicles and customizations from the currency earned by playing or paid with real money.

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  • RT @michuk: "Save birds - use tanks" - amazing teaser from #TankWars a @hackfwd hackbox previewed at #build10 - I envision it getting mi ...

    about 2 years ago via web

  • Just had our presentation at #build10 The audience seems to have liked our upcoming trailer :) Stay tuned for the public release soon!

    about 2 years ago via web

  • had intense worksessions @ #Build09. Not freezing anymore :-) Thanks to all the experts

    over 2 years ago via web

Delta Strike

A social multiplayer game platform containing 333% sci-fi awesomeness. (May also contain traces of nuts.)

Delta Strike contains:

95% Social trans media browser games of all kinds and genres, seamlessly integrating with your daily social platform experience (yeah, put that awesome w00t-worth starship on display!). 88% Intertwining. Use your smashing upgrades acquired in one game in all others, too. 86% Team-play. You and your friends can found corporations to rule the Delta Strike universe and drive its virtual economy. 64% Continuously addictive story telling. The most active players get directly incorporated (you do something cool, everyone will know!). Sums up to: 333% awesomeness. (May contain major amounts of Sci-Fi and traces of nuts).

Give us a Like and stay tuned for more!

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Equilibrium

Soul gripping 3D strategy game for high-end mobile devices

In Equilibrium, players are faced with the eternal conflict between two nations. There is the nation of Order - pure and noble in its intentions, yet often immoral in its actions. And there is the nation of Chaos – wild and unruly, but its subjects are glad to live (and die) by the spear. You have an opportunity to make complex strategic choices and decisions from within the ranks of either nation.

The game was originally inspired by tower defense games and shares some similarities with classic RTS games. Yet in practice you'll see that the game mechanics and challenges presented are quite unique. Unlike most RTS games - you cannot control your warriors individually. Just as in real life, they have minds of their own. Unlike most tower defense games - there are always two villages. To win - you must attack, not just defend.

You will use limited resources to direct the construction of buildings, purchase upgrades for them and recruit warriors. Knowing the specifics of each item for sale as well as when and where to spend resources are key ingredients of success in Equilibrium. To master this game, you will not need fast fingers... You will need to demonstrate sharp and quick-witted thinking to efficiently manage your army's resources.

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FlockOfBirds for iPhone

FlockOfBirds is a revolutionary Twitter app.

FlockOfBirds is a revolutionary Twitter app to help you select new and inspiring Tweeters to follow.

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Meettro

Meettro is an application which will change the way you schedule meetings with friends and business partners.

Meettro is an application which looks at the essential priority of scheduling a meeting - location. By simplifying this process, even making it fun - meeting people for business or pleasure becomes as easy as a couple of clicks.

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