For Some Reason, Dallas Doesn’t Get Enough Credit For Its Healthy Offering Of Tech Start Ups, Despite Some Great Apps Made Right Here In Our Backyard.
While Dallas isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for tech start ups, its resume isn’t full of dead space. Between companies like Bumble and 5miles, this city is is not in short supply for major players in the arena. Even on the smaller scale, big things can happen when local people decide to meet a need they see in their own lives and businesses. There’s certainly room for a subconscious sense of trust built in familiarity when an app is being developed right in your hometown, anyway.
At the very least, you’re not being sold the false promises of another “game-changing” app from some tech bro out in Silicon Valley looking for the next app of the moment.
These five companies are the result of problem-solving through technology, and they all started right here in Big D.
For ladies with low libido: Rosy.
An OB/GYN by trade, Rosy founder Lyndsey Harper, M.D. admits that while many of her patients complained of having problems with sexual desire, she had “zero training on female sexual dysfunction.” Dr. Harper created Rosy with hopes to “use technology to combat the shame and isolation women feel when they have low libido.” Rosy has a large library of educational, self-help videos that tackle topics ranging from “Scheduling Sex” to “Orgasm Equality.” There’s even a library of erotica that users can customize to their particular tastes.
You’ll find Rosy on Google play and the App Store.
For making sure your brother actually pays you back: Zirtue.
Zirtue founders Dennis Cail and Michael Seay know that relationship-based lending is no joke. They say a figure to the tune of about $184 billion per year is loaned “informally” between friends and family members. With Zirtue, they’re offering individuals the ability to avoid the pain of payday loans or credit card interest rates, while insuring the person loaning money gets paid back as promised. Users of the Zirtue app both agree to a loan amount and terms of the loan, then a financial transaction can happen in mere minutes — the borrower incurs a one-time fee of only 5 percent, which goes to Zirtue as the loan is paid off.
Zirtue is available on Google play and the App Store.
For sports nuts and their friends: Paranoid Fan.
Download the Paranoid Fan app on Google play and the App Store.
For the single person with clout: Vouch.
Vouch is available on the App Store.
For the overworked bar or restaurant owner: NickelCommerce.
Sign up for NickelCommerce directly through the website.