Pressbox and P&G

Partner Company Pressbox Acquired by Procter & Gamble

Chicago’s Pressbox, was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble to join the P&G family of laundry services, which includes Tide Dry Cleaners, University Laundry, and Tide Spin. Pressbox and Tide Spin are both concierge laundry services, with mobile applications streamlining the process from start to finish. The integration of these two platforms, to whatever extent that will be, is sure to bring an exciting new experience to their users. Through our partnership, we are proud to have supported Pressbox’s software since…
android or apple as first platform

iOS or Android: Which app version should you build first?

When you have a mobile app idea, you don’t only want to get it into the hands of users as soon as possible, but into as many sets of qualified hands as possible. The most obvious way to do that is to make your app accessible to every smart phone user in the world, or at least the two main players in mobile. So, you take a look at your capital and realize this is a champagne taste on a…
McClosky New Venture

Partner Companies Awarded at McClosky New Venture Challenge

On April 27th, 2018 two of FarShore’s partners, Impowerus and Explore Interactive, competed in the final round of the McClosky New Venture Challenge at the University of Notre Dame. The competition started in November 2017 when they, along with hundreds of other new venture groups, submitted an extensive application including an executive summary. Upon acceptance, the ventures submitted a detailed business plan and finally presented in the semi-final and final rounds April 26-27th. Impowerus is an online platform to connect…
crowdfunding for small business

Crowdfunding for small business: How to secure funding

When you hear the word crowdfunding your mind might immediately think of the campaigns people post on Facebook to help with their college books or spring break plane ticket. But, believe it or not, there are other ways to raise money for your small business other than posting a link on Facebook. Reward, debt, donation, and equity are four types of crowdfunding and each has its own set of benefits to bring to your company’s situation. Discovering the pros and…
App design trends

Mobile design: App design trends in 2018

Mobile applications are growing in number by day and mobile usage is skyrocketing. App design trends are moving quickly but rarely just disappear in a year, instead of fading over time. We can still see some of the trends from 2017 continuing into this year. Here are some of the popular design trends that will continue to evolve throughout 2018. Rich Colors Colors have always been a designer’s favorite tool when creating eye capturing interfaces. Colors inspire, set the mood,…
app idea

I have an idea for an app: where do I start?

If you are reading this, you have surely been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, or have an undeniably unique and awesome app idea that just needs to be a reality. In all of the excitement of dreaming up this new possibility, you might have found that you are like so many other entrepreneurs and do not singularly hold all of the skillsets to get from point A to point B (or even know what point A should be). Yes, for…