Poggled founder on bringing drink specials to your Android device

Jun 23, 2011
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JM: We’ll be launching New York, Milwuakee, Denver and Washington, D.C. next month.

APPO: You raised pretty serious cash from Lightbank, the original investors in Groupon. What are you doing with the money, and how much is allocated to mobile media specifically?

JM: Our goal is to create a product that is viral. Almost all of our cash is spent on product, sales and customer support.

APPO: Are you able to share ideas and best practices with the folks at Groupon as well as other Lightbank portfolio companies (Sprout Social, Watermelon Express, and others)?

JM: Yeah, we do monthly CEO meetings to talk about issues and collaborate on an adhoc basis about issues that come up day to day.

APPO: With mobile media in particular, what are the three biggest things keeping you up at night and why?

JM: I just wish the networks were bigger. Millenial Media, Admob, Pandora, etc. are really promising business models, but they don’t move much volume for us.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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