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This Week’s Best In Beta: Two Pills To Kill Coding Pains

This Week’s Best In Beta

Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!



1. TideKit

Build native apps without having to write native code? Hell yeah. Who wants to spend the time and dough writing perfectly good code only to then go back to the beginning and write it all over again so that an app works on different platforms?


Nobody. Well, maybe a few coders, but no one with a keen love for the practical.



Bridging languages through a single source code written in JavaScript, TideKit lets developers reuse as much as 90% of their original code. They can then quickly redeploy their brilliance so that it shines on any device. Less languages, more customers: win, win.


For the outside observer, the debate between Native vs. HTML5 is a huge snooze fest. We want our tools anywhere and everywhere. That’s all that matters. And as a startup, you want your products to work on mobile, desktop, and web, iOS, Android – you name it – without working yourself to death to make it happen or needing to shell out a fortune.


Visit to become part of the wave when the tide rolls in.


2. spinLayout

Not sure which is worse: having built your website before the mobile boom and now needing to retool it to fit the small screen or building a website now and figuring out how to make it look great on the different-sized screens of different devices.


spinLayout, a layout engine, saves the trouble of trying to answer that question by promising to deliver a website with responsive design without coding expertise. Ahh, the language of simplicity. Code? Where we all would like to go, there won’t be any code.



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Content in multiple languages, fit for many screens, with room to adjust. Thank you, spinLayout. Get a one-page, responsive website up and running in minutes by subscribing early at


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TideKit | spinLayout

Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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