6 Things I Learned About Local By Failing in Local

I remember the bright-eyed conversation I had with my eventual partner Ed Lucero that sparked Tackable. It was 2009, and Instagram was being born somewhere else. The iPhone was brand new, and developers were racing to build apps that captured the power of local information. There are two worlds out there, I told Ed, the physical world and the digital world. Overlay the two, and things get interesting. Imagine!

Is TapIn the Future of Hyperlocal?

To be honest, I hate writing about this startup because it was an idea I wanted to pursue myself. But over the past week I’ve been playing with TapIn, a hyperlocal news application created by Silicon Valley software startup Tackable. Available in the iTunes store, TapIn allows users to overlay a variety of pieces of information (deals, news, events) over a local interface. But what I was really interested in, more than anything, was the photo assignment engine behind Tackable.

Local News + Google Maps + Social Media = TapIn

Location-based photojournalism platform Tackable has partnered with The California Newspapers Partnership to create an iPad app called TapIn, which allows users to view layered information (including news stories, coupons, business listings, services, and events — as well as user-generated images and video) on top of a location-aware map…