Tide Creative launches new mobile app technology with seed grant funding from Maine Technology Institute------------------------------------------------------------
For Immediate Release:
MTI Awards Seed Grant to Tide Creative
Tide Creative launches new mobile app technology with seed grant funding from Maine Technology Institute
PORTLAND, Maine, March 6th, 2013 –Tide Creative (http://tidecreative.com/) , a tech development company based in Portland, ME, was awarded a seed grant from the Maine Technology Institute (http://www.mainetechnology.org/) to develop the iSpyLove mobile platform. The tool is a fully functioning photo and capture application with interactive online display and e-commerce platform.
With the grant, to be matched by Tide Creative funds, the development company will design and launch iSPYLove. The free app allows couples to download and curate images at their wedding celebration. The platform will pull all images and notes from users of the application into a website that will allow the couples and guests to organize content and tag favorites. The platform will also enable users to purchase products from those images.
Each year there are 2.2 million weddings in the US, and 83% of US marriages are of millennial aged people. The time spent in photo/video related mobile apps more than tripled among this demographic from July 2011 to August 2012 to 231 minutes per month.
“The MTI Seed Grant will allow Tide Creative to build out an innovative and progressive mobile platform.” says Tide Creative founder, J Sandifer. “We see this as a success, not only of our growing company, but of our tight-knit startup community here in Maine. As we grow, we will continue to build out our team here in Portland. iSPYLove is an integral part of our company’s strategy to change the way people experience weddings. We are grateful for the opportunity to be supported by MTI and committed to representing Maine and MTI in the future.”
About Tide Creative: Tide Creative is a startup software company based in Portland, Maine with employees in Maine and New Hampshire. The company leverages wedding industry expertise, design and the latest technology to build mobile applications that change the way people experience weddings. The company's first product is VenueApp, a unique mobile platform that enables wedding venues to establish a custom branded presence in the App Store and on the mobile devices of wedding couples and guests. To learn more about how Tide Creative is wowing the wedding experience trough software development, visit http://tidecreative.com/ or contact J Sandifer, Tide Creative Employee #1, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 207-200-8433.