Markupwand (YC S12) takes the pain out of translating Photoshop files to HTML/CSS

For front-end developers, the process of translating a designer’s Photoshop file into a bit of usable code isn’t easy. It requires either breaking down different layers and coding a page by hand, or outsourcing the work out to a conversion shop and hoping for cross-platform capabilities. Either way, the translation typically takes a few days to get done.

Y Combinator-backed Markupwand thinks it has a better way: The startup has created a web application that allows developers to upload Photoshop files and get back well-written, cross-platform code in a matter of minutes.

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Filepicker.io (YC S12) lets developers take uploads from cloud storage easily - now used by Aviary, others

Filepicker is young — it’s only had a product available for about five months — but it already has some impressive traction. Dass said about 2,700 developers currently use it, and the amount is doubling every month. Among its early customers are mobile photo-editing app Aviary, mobile-printing app Breezy, Reputation.com and bug-tracking service Bugly.

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AnyLeaf (YC S10) relaunches as AnyList, the simplest and best auto-syncing grocery list iPhone app

In early 2011, Y Combinator-backed AnyLeaf opened its grocery deal aggregation service to to citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our own Leena Rao (and TC alumnus Greg Kumparak) thought rather highly of it, but it’s been over a year since then and the team behind it has had a change of heart.

Today, the company formerly known as AnyLeaf will be officially relaunching with a new name and a new spin on its original mission. CEO and co-founder Jeff Hunter says the company — now called AnyList — still plans to improve the grocery shopping experience, this time with its thoughtful (and free) iOS-only grocery list app.

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Trigger.io (YC W08) launches Trigger.io Reload, letting mobile devs iterate fast on mobile, as inspired by clutch.io

Getting updates to your users and A/B testing your mobile app can be slow and painful. Yet, iterating quickly is so important to a mobile product’s success, as Andrew Chen talked about yesterday.

So we’re excited to announce the availability of Trigger.io Reload today.

Trigger.io Reload allows you to iterate at web speed by pushing updates to the HTML5 code in your mobile app instantly without users having to install an update from the App Store or through TestFlight.

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Ridejoy (YC S11) launches new iPhone app

While collective consumption has really taken off in the last year thanks to the Airbnbs and Ubers of the world, carpooling and ride-sharing have been around a bit longer. But for the last few years, a number of ride-sharing startups have been making headway in areas where carpooling traditionally has lacked, like safety — the biggest obstacle standing in the way of mass adoption for collective consumption startups. While there isn’t a whole lot of differentiation among the ride-sharing setRidejoy is looking to change that.

For those unfamiliar, the YC-backed startup brings people together for long-distance road trips (which they define as those trips over 50 miles), allowing drivers to “sell” their extra seats to riders for cheap. Now that it has 3K active rides listed at any given time and some money in the bank, the startup is looking to expose its ride-sharing experience to a new audience with the launch of a new iPhone app.

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Sorry We Missed You: BufferBox (YC S12) Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

Living in Brooklyn, NY (the place where package deliveries go to die), I know better than anyone the struggle of missing a package, tracking it down, and then traveling however long it takes to recover said package. It’s so much of a pain, in fact, that I often give up the second I see that “Sorry we missed you” sticker.

But a company fresh out of Y Combinator‘s Summer 2012 class is ready to disrupt this mayhem with a clever little box, a BufferBox. It’s a bit like Amazon Locker, where you have all your Amazon packages shipped to a relatively convenient location instead of missing them. However, BufferBox works with all of your packages (UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon).

How Statwing (YC S12) Makes It Easier To Ask Questions About Data So You Don’t Have To Hire a Statistical Wizard

If you have ever tried to use SPSS you know the nightmare that it can be when trying to do even simple analysis. SPSS is designed for statisticians to analyze data sets. But even statisticians find it aggravating to perform such tasks as making a neat graphic to show the relationship between variables.

So here’s what happens. You hire a consultant who can do it for you. That’s why IBM, which owns SPSS, has thousands of analysts on its payroll.

Statwing is a Y-Combinator startup that translates the arcane technical terminology into plain english so you can do data analysis on your own.

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Wedding Startup RegistryLove (YC S12) Lets Couples Register For Anything

Y Combinator-backed RegistryLove is officially debuting its universal bridal registry service today, and it already has 3,000 brides-to-be signed up to use it. And 750 of those signups occurred before the website itself was even finished. That speaks to the demand – and also the potential – in the newly hot “weddings” vertical which has recently been under attack from all sides, from wedding websites to photo-sharing apps.

With RegistryLove, the idea is simple: any store, one registry. No single store has everything a couple wants to register for, and many couples would like to include unique items they adore from smaller merchants, or even local shops without an online presence, on their registries.

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Diaspora’s Next Act: Social Remixing Site Makr.io (YC S12)

“So many people are worried that technology is mediating us, but I think it’s just giving us a new way to hang out with our friends,” says Salzberg, co-creator of Makr.io, a “collaborative Web remixing tool” where users try to one-up each other by posting funny captions on pictures, a la lolcats.

We last heard from Salzberg as one of the creators of Diaspora, the highly anticipated, crowdfunded, open-source distributed social network that was going to take on Facebook. Makr.io is a Diaspora project.

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