— cool stuff with connecting contacts and web

Gist is local to me — they’re in Pioneer Square in Seattle. And they share an investor with NewsGator, so they’re kind of a sister company. I visited their offices a few months ago and was delighted to see a ping-pong table — so, yes, I’ll have to go back, and utterly destroy all competition. :)

They’re doing some cool stuff with contacts: you import your contacts, or have it grab them from Twitter or wherever, and it finds RSS and Twitter feeds, runs web searches (even image searches), and so on. So for each person it has all their latest web stuff, stuff you’d have to look for manually otherwise.

Seems like a natural idea, the exact kind of thing contacts apps should already be doing. But they’re not. Gist is.

Cool stuff, worth checking out.

06 Oct 2009


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