Lately, the team at Smelly Puppy has been using its prized scheduling app, QuickCal, to help with more than calendar issues.

QuickCal, as we explained last summer, takes natural language expressions describing calendar events or tasks and creates those events and tasks in iCal. So, for instance, instead of opening iCal and entering an hour-long coffee meeting with John, you’d open QuickCal, enter “Coffee…

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The new feature Dwolla unveiled at its March 2 meetup — an event from which we streamed video — is now available in the latest version release in the iPhone App Store. Dwolla, a Des Moines-based cash transfer startup, went live today with Spots, a geolocation feature that enables users to find vendors that accept Dwolla.
With Spots going live…

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Today, we have a lot of relationships to manage. You may have 1,000-plus friends on Facebook or a couple thousand followers on Twitter. Now maybe you’re just way more popular than I am and are used to managing so many relationships, but for me it’s not an easy task. Thankfully, creative entrepreneurs are trying to find new ways to solve this problem and Hashable is a definite step in the right…

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After success with a Mac OS X desktop widget called QuickCal – 10,000+ downloads and mention on the popular blog Lifehacker – Jim Boutcher of Smelly Puppy is expanding his repertoire and is now offering an iPhone app called QuickCal Mobile ($0.99).

QuickCal takes natural language expressions describing calendar events or tasks and creates that event or task in iCal, with or without iCal open. For example…

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Late last week, Omaha-based startup Sojern, an online and printed advertising platform reaching airline travelers, released its fourth iPhone app, Airport Remote. The $3.99 app allows you to view departure and arrival information for flights at airports across the country. If you’ve ever found yourself looking for the bank of screens in the airport to check flight status or gate information, look no more. From the press release:

The first iPhone application that monitors over 100 airports in the U.S. and around the world. Travelers can get flight status, gate details and baggage information…

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Putting on Big Omaha is a team effort, from those who work behind-the-scenes to the volunteers who help register attendees the day of, we’re fortunate to have the involvement of many talented individuals and companies.

For the past two years, we’ve been especially fortunate to have the participation of Ninth Division, an Omaha-based mobile application development company. This year, the Big Omaha iPhone app registered 264 downloads.

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The following article is part of a special insert in the June 3-9 issue of The Reader, a weekly newspaper focusing on the area’s culture. | Things are looking up for Omaha’s SkyVu Pictures Inc. The animation studio, originator of BATTLE BEARS (currently the No. 1 adventure game in 50 countries), specializes in mobile games and content, as well as film endeavors.

“The BATTLE BEARS iPhone game was originally meant to be a proof of concept for our movie pitches,” said Benjamin Vu, who founded…

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Office pools, friendly bets, alma mater rivalries…almost everyone has some stake in NCAA March Madness. Whether you just can’t wait to wipe the smug grins off co-workers’ faces, or you kind of, sort of, maybe put your house up as collateral, most people will find some utility for reflect7’s new Final Madness iPhone / iPod Touch app.

“We just wanted to…

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BitMethod, based in Des Moines, developed BNO News’ iPhone push application, which was recently rated one of the Top 10 Mobile Web Products of 2009 by ReadWriteWeb. iPhone/iPod Touch apps developed on the Prairie Next week, Aaron Onken will publish a post with a list of names, icons, and descriptions of iPhone / iPod Touch…

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