Old Town, Maine — After graduating from the University of Maine New Media program in 2005, 29-year-old Old Town resident, Matt James, chose to stay and help build a technology sector in Maine. This week a software company he founded, Flat Cap Apps, launched its first iPad application, Headlines Reader, which is now being sold on the iTunes App Store.
Shortly after graduation, James and his new wife Sarah, contemplated moving to the northwest so that he could work at a software company based in Seattle, Washington. “After some thought, though, we decided that thanks to the Internet and local technology businesses, we could stay home and be close to family without sacrificing our careers,” James said.
Starting a company isn’t easy, but it’s especially hard in your spare time with a new child. James works full-time at RainStorm Consulting, a web company based in Orono, Maine. “Thanks to my wonderful wife, I was able to work nights on the business without sacrificing time with our new baby, Josh. I couldn’t have done it without her support,” James noted.
Headlines Reader, was designed for busy people who subscribe to too much news on the Internet. Rather than waste time reading countless articles you might not be interested in, Headlines Reader learns your reading preferences and prioritizes the articles you care about most.
“The original idea actually came to me 7 years ago when I was in the New Media department at UMaine,” James said. “We were exposed to lots of ideas about how to apply computers as a tool to help others. I feel fortunate to have had that opportunity.”
Headlines Reader for iPad is now available on the iTunes App Store.
If you’d like more information about Flat Cap Apps or the new application for the iPad, Headlines Reader, visit www.flatcapapps.com. Matt James is also available for interviews. To schedule an interview or request comment, please contact him via email at email@example.com.