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Innovations and updates from businesses previously featured on Springwise.

It’s always exciting to hear about the progress made by businesses that we’ve previously featured. Here are some updates from founders who have all got in touch to share their latest news:

Cyclodeo
It’s all very well planning a cycle route on a map, but there are several factors that they don’t take into account — just how steep is that road? How many potholes are there? How heavy is the traffic on average? Cyclodeo, which has set out to crowdsource video documentation of popular cycle routes across a number of European cities and New York, has now launched a version for mobile devices. On top of this, San Franciscans can now also enjoy video of rides around the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Lobos Avenue, and 90 others in the US city.
Coffee Joulies
In 2011, we wrote about Coffee Joulies — small stainless steel stones that can be placed into coffee mugs to keep the drink at the right temperature. One of its creators — Dave Jackson — has since returned to Kickstarter with a new project, the Wrap Wallet. Intended to reduce the footprint of the money-keepers, the wallet works by wrapping notes around any cards kept inside it, while also containing a window for IDs or driving licences. With an initial funding aim of USD 6,000, the project ended up raising an astonishing USD 164,000 — 2,700 percent of its target.
Zapaday
Zapaday has been keeping journalists up to date with the days’ happenings and future events in one place since we wrote about it in 2011. Now ANP — one of the leading news agencies in the Netherlands — has launched a platform for its own client users and staff, comprising of almost 1,000 journalists and newspaper workers, based on the Zapaday system. Following a trial of the free news calendar, its editorial staff began using the service on 23 January — the second European news agency to team up with Zapaday after the Baltics-based BNS.
Cyclodeo
It’s all very well planning a cycle route on a map, but there are several factors that they don’t take into account — just how steep is that road? How many potholes are there? How heavy is the traffic on average? Cyclodeo, which has set out to crowdsource video documentation of popular cycle routes across a number of European cities and New York, has now launched a version for mobile devices. On top of this, San Franciscans can now also enjoy video of rides around the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Lobos Avenue, and 90 others in the US city.
Coffee Joulies
In 2011, we wrote about Coffee Joulies — small stainless steel stones that can be placed into coffee mugs to keep the drink at the right temperature. One of its creators — Dave Jackson — has since returned to Kickstarter with a new project, the Wrap Wallet. Intended to reduce the footprint of the money-keepers, the wallet works by wrapping notes around any cards kept inside it, while also containing a window for IDs or driving licences. With an initial funding aim of USD 6,000, the project ended up raising an astonishing USD 164,000 — 2,700 percent of its target.
Glove Love
A matchmaking service for the gloves that have become accidentally separated from their partners, Glove Love has recently teamed up with global telecoms company Nokia for a joint marketing campaign. For those who have lost gloves after taking one off to use their smartphone — no doubt now a common problem — the campaign offered a free pair matched by Glove Love in return for their single ones. At the same time, the initiative promoted the Nokia Lumia’s sensitive screen, which works even with gloves on, reducing the chance of losing the hand warmers. A video of the campaign can be seen here.
Zapaday
Zapaday has been keeping journalists up to date with the days’ happenings and future events in one place since we wrote about it in 2011. Now ANP — one of the leading news agencies in the Netherlands — has launched a platform for its own client users and staff, comprising of almost 1,000 journalists and newspaper workers, based on the Zapaday system. Following a trial of the free news calendar, its editorial staff began using the service on 23 January — the second European news agency to team up with Zapaday after the Baltics-based BNS.
Cyclodeo
It’s all very well planning a cycle route on a map, but there are several factors that they don’t take into account — just how steep is that road? How many potholes are there? How heavy is the traffic on average? Cyclodeo, which has set out to crowdsource video documentation of popular cycle routes across a number of European cities and New York, has now launched a version for mobile devices. On top of this, San Franciscans can now also enjoy video of rides around the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Lobos Avenue, and 90 others in the US city.
Coffee Joulies
In 2011, we wrote about Coffee Joulies — small stainless steel stones that can be placed into coffee mugs to keep the drink at the right temperature. One of its creators — Dave Jackson — has since returned to Kickstarter with a new project, the Wrap Wallet. Intended to reduce the footprint of the money-keepers, the wallet works by wrapping notes around any cards kept inside it, while also containing a window for IDs or driving licences. With an initial funding aim of USD 6,000, the project ended up raising an astonishing USD 164,000 — 2,700 percent of its target.
Kinsa
The thermometer is the most common piece of household medical equipment, and it used to be the most humble. Kinsa — whose smart version of the basic health monitor enables families to track their wellness over time and even see if there’s a bug going round their neighborhood or school — has now received FDA approval. The company is currently accepting pre-orders for the device, which connects to users’ existing smartphones, and is currently beta testing the product. It expects the first shipments to be delivered in March or April.
Glove Love
A matchmaking service for the gloves that have become accidentally separated from their partners, Glove Love has recently teamed up with global telecoms company Nokia for a joint marketing campaign. For those who have lost gloves after taking one off to use their smartphone — no doubt now a common problem — the campaign offered a free pair matched by Glove Love in return for their single ones. At the same time, the initiative promoted the Nokia Lumia’s sensitive screen, which works even with gloves on, reducing the chance of losing the hand warmers. A video of the campaign can be seen here.
Zapaday
Zapaday has been keeping journalists up to date with the days’ happenings and future events in one place since we wrote about it in 2011. Now ANP — one of the leading news agencies in the Netherlands — has launched a platform for its own client users and staff, comprising of almost 1,000 journalists and newspaper workers, based on the Zapaday system. Following a trial of the free news calendar, its editorial staff began using the service on 23 January — the second European news agency to team up with Zapaday after the Baltics-based BNS.
Cyclodeo
It’s all very well planning a cycle route on a map, but there are several factors that they don’t take into account — just how steep is that road? How many potholes are there? How heavy is the traffic on average? Cyclodeo, which has set out to crowdsource video documentation of popular cycle routes across a number of European cities and New York, has now launched a version for mobile devices. On top of this, San Franciscans can now also enjoy video of rides around the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Lobos Avenue, and 90 others in the US city.
Coffee Joulies
In 2011, we wrote about Coffee Joulies — small stainless steel stones that can be placed into coffee mugs to keep the drink at the right temperature. One of its creators — Dave Jackson — has since returned to Kickstarter with a new project, the Wrap Wallet. Intended to reduce the footprint of the money-keepers, the wallet works by wrapping notes around any cards kept inside it, while also containing a window for IDs or driving licences. With an initial funding aim of USD 6,000, the project ended up raising an astonishing USD 164,000 — 2,700 percent of its target.
Kinsa
The thermometer is the most common piece of household medical equipment, and it used to be the most humble. Kinsa — whose smart version of the basic health monitor enables families to track their wellness over time and even see if there’s a bug going round their neighborhood or school — has now received FDA approval. The company is currently accepting pre-orders for the device, which connects to users’ existing smartphones, and is currently beta testing the product. It expects the first shipments to be delivered in March or April.
Glove Love
A matchmaking service for the gloves that have become accidentally separated from their partners, Glove Love has recently teamed up with global telecoms company Nokia for a joint marketing campaign. For those who have lost gloves after taking one off to use their smartphone — no doubt now a common problem — the campaign offered a free pair matched by Glove Love in return for their single ones. At the same time, the initiative promoted the Nokia Lumia’s sensitive screen, which works even with gloves on, reducing the chance of losing the hand warmers. A video of the campaign can be seen here.
Zapaday
Zapaday has been keeping journalists up to date with the days’ happenings and future events in one place since we wrote about it in 2011. Now ANP — one of the leading news agencies in the Netherlands — has launched a platform for its own client users and staff, comprising of almost 1,000 journalists and newspaper workers, based on the Zapaday system. Following a trial of the free news calendar, its editorial staff began using the service on 23 January — the second European news agency to team up with Zapaday after the Baltics-based BNS.
Cyclodeo
It’s all very well planning a cycle route on a map, but there are several factors that they don’t take into account — just how steep is that road? How many potholes are there? How heavy is the traffic on average? Cyclodeo, which has set out to crowdsource video documentation of popular cycle routes across a number of European cities and New York, has now launched a version for mobile devices. On top of this, San Franciscans can now also enjoy video of rides around the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Lobos Avenue, and 90 others in the US city.
Coffee Joulies
In 2011, we wrote about Coffee Joulies — small stainless steel stones that can be placed into coffee mugs to keep the drink at the right temperature. One of its creators — Dave Jackson — has since returned to Kickstarter with a new project, the Wrap Wallet. Intended to reduce the footprint of the money-keepers, the wallet works by wrapping notes around any cards kept inside it, while also containing a window for IDs or driving licences. With an initial funding aim of USD 6,000, the project ended up raising an astonishing USD 164,000 — 2,700 percent of its target.