Portland On Mobile App Map

Excited by a new Obama app for the iPhone, Rick Turoczy, a.k.a. “The Silcon Florist,” points out that Portland is rich with mobile application developers.

While the (Obama for the iPhone) application is an impressive feat for a volunteer effort (or any effort for that matter) what I think may be even more interesting—and (Raven) Zachary, arguably the premiere consultant for all things iPhone, agrees—is the underlying story about mobile app development in general—a development effort that, more and more, seems to be centered around talent right here in the Silicon Forest.
“This speaks to a growing trend in Portland toward mobile app development,” said Zachary. “We’ve really got something starting here.”

In another post on the subject, Turoczy names the Portland developers/firms to watch. They are: Avatron Software, Cloud Four, FreeRange, GoLife Mobile, Don Park and Raven Zachary (of course).

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.