May 19, 2020

Tender startup uses Tinder tech to match Millennial chefs with their new favorite recipes

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Tender startup uses Tinder tech to match Millennial chefs with their new favorite recipes

Millions of mobile apps are currently on the market, but some standouts garner a considerably more attention than others. Tinder is one of those—the influential dating app popularized the “swiping” concept and has become a point of inspiration for other up-and-coming developers. Now a new Tinder-inspired app on the market—appropriately named Tender, evoking both its inspiration and a succulent bite—is gaining popularity in its own right for bringing that visual-heavy matching technology to the world of home cooking.

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The free app, marketed under the tagline “Tinder for food,” was created by a group of three friends and former College of Charleston students who discussed reasoning behind the project with

“As a twenty-something, we are all constantly combating the impulse to just eat-out or pick something up,” co-founder Jordan Homan tells “But Tender gets you psyched about the prospect of making food, and it makes it easy to do so.”

Available as a free app for both iOS and Android users, Tender works along a similar mechanic to Tinder. Users can browse through image after image of visually appealing food porn, swiping right to save the image (and its accompanying recipe) to a “cookbook” database or swiping left to throw it away and move on to the next one. For choosier eaters, the app also offers filters so that users can hone in on drinks or vegetarian options. (According to reports, the app’s creators are also working on ways to refine the app further by fine-tuning filters and offering relevant nutritional info for recipes.)

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Tinder is ubiquitous as both a functional app and a cultural touch point for the single and dating Millennial generation. Tender has made waves by using that cultural reference as a jumping off point for its own true nature—encouraging those same Tinder-using young people to save money and learn valuable cooking skills. From here, the key to Tender’s long lasting success will be in ensuring that the app has enough usefulness and appeal on its own to keep users hooked once the cultural reference novelty wears off.

[SOURCE: YahooPeople]

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

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Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.


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