Category: Failed Development

  • HQ Trivia

    HQ Trivia

    What did HQ Trivia do? HQ Trivia was a mobile trivia game developed by Intermedia Labs for iOS, Android, iPadOS, and tvOS. First released in 2017, the HQ app allowed users to participate in daily, live, trivia games in which they could win or split prize money. The game was hosted by Scott Rogowsky, who […]

  • Babylon Health

    Babylon Health

    What did Babylon Health do? Babylon Health is a digital-first health service provider that combines an artificial intelligence (AI) powered platform with virtual clinical operations for patients. Patients are connected with health care professionals through their web and mobile application. Babylon Health makes money by taking on medical risk for its members, looking for cost […]

  • Clockwork

    Clockwork

    What did Clockwork do? Clockwork was a decentralized application (dApp) that operated on the Solana blockchain. The dApp was composed of a smart contract and a web application. The smart contract was responsible for storing the state of the dApp, such as the list of scheduled tasks and the results of those tasks. The web […]

  • Solyndra

    Solyndra

    Solyndra was a solar energy company founded in 2005 that ceased operations in 2011. It used CIGS thin film solar cells and received a $535 million loan guarantee from the DOE. It failed due to higher production costs and weaker demand than expected.

  • Buzzer

    Buzzer

    What did Buzzer do? Buzzer was a mobile sports streaming app that aimed to provide a personalized sports experience for Gen Z users. Users could download the app and input their favorite teams or players, then get notifications when games were close late, when a star player was going off for a big night, or […]

  • Tilt

    Tilt

    WHAT DID Tilt DO? Tilt was an innovative startup in the realm of social payments. It revolutionized the way groups and communities collaborated to fund diverse events through its mobile app. Among its primary users were college students, who embraced the app’s functionality to crowdfund events and conveniently settle expenses with their friends. However, Tilt’s […]

  • Anki

    Anki

    Anki was a robotics and AI company founded in 2010 and ceased operations in 2019. It developed products such as Anki Drive, Anki Overdrive, Cozmo, and Vector. It faced difficulties in generating revenue and securing additional funding, leading to its closure.

  • Munchee

    Munchee

    What did Munchee do? Munchee promised to be a trusted review app and website for restaurants and bars. By requiring reviewers to include a geo-tagged photo with reviews, Munchee would offer a high degree of confidence its reviews are legitimate. As one blogpost detailing Munchee’s downfall wrote, “The experience emphasized what Munchee claimed was truly […]

  • Skully

    Skully

    What did Skully do? Skully was a technology company that gained significant attention in the motorcycle industry for its innovative products. Skully aimed to revolutionize the riding experience by integrating advanced technology into motorcycle helmets. Skully‚Äôs flagship product was the Skully AR-1, an augmented reality motorcycle helmet. The Skully AR-1 garnered immense interest from both […]