By Andrés Uribe, Expedition PR
NY TechDay 2014 had the masses turning out in droves to Pier 92 all day yesterday. The event boasted 400 exhibitors and around 10,000 attendees to get a free glimpse at the future of tech in NYC. While exhibiting at NY TechDay, I had the opportunity to walk the floor and talk with some of the entrepreneurs. Here are a few of my favorite new companies:
GetSnippy – GetSnippy is your app for great local deals on things you need form vendors you trust. Going out for lunch with a friend..GetSnippy will show you great deals at local restaurants. Going out for a night on the town..GetSnippy features great nightlife deals. Shopping, travel, shows, beauty services and more, GetSnippy has you covered. Use their interactive map to see what deals are around you, or filter by category to help you find a deal for exactly what you’re looking for.
Kricket – Thankfully today I live in an apartment building with concrete walls…but for the last 5 places I lived where the walls were so thin I could hear my neighbors thinking, Kricket would have been my go to. Kricket is a service that campuses housing, apartment buildings, and various property managers are signing up for to help keep the peace between neighbors, without having to bring in a 3rd party. Once a building is signed up for Kricket, tenants can download the app and send anonymous pings to their noisy neighbors politely asking them to keep the volume down. Quick and easy, no need for an awkward knock at the neighbor’s door, and no need to call the police…Kricket does the work for you.
KeyMe – If you use a key to get into your front door, your room, your office, etc. then KeyMe is a no brainer. Completely free to sign up and store as many keys as you want, KeyMe will save you from paying a building lockout fee or having to wait forever for a locksmith to arrive and paying him an extraordinary rate to jimmy open your door for you and possibly braking the lock in the process. KeyMe allows you to store your key information on a cloud space that can then be used to create a new key by a key cutter at a hardware shop, or at one of the KeyMe key stations throughout the city, and at a fraction of the costs of the alternative options.
Best of luck to all the companies exhibiting at NY TechDay! If there’s a company you particularly liked, please share in the comment section.