An App for That
You’ve probably been bombarded by dozens of year-end listicles and slideshows of 2014’s best apps, you head spinning from hundreds of new suggestions. Well, come on in from the storm: There’s something to help you sort through all of the madness.
Homescreen, a new app from Betaworks, is compiling an organized, networked database of what apps everyone is using. The app allows users to upload pictures of their smartphone home screens, uses image recognition to builds a database of what apps everyone is using. The whole system links to Twitter so you can see who an app’s most influential users are and what your friends’ favorite apps are.
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WebMD not doing the trick?
Popular medical app HealthTap just launched a new product called “Top Doctor Insights.” Using artificial intelligence, the new service provides users with completely personalized health information.
An App for That
It’s official: Everyone’s favorite bird-slinging game is moving from the iPhone screen to the big screen.
An animated adaptation of Angry Birds is in the making. The movie won’t be ready until July, 2016, but yesterday’s reveal of the star-studded voice cast is already cause for excitement.
Learning a new language can be a daunting task, but luckily there’s a number of apps that can help.
While most stick to teaching vocabulary and the basic phrases you’re most likely to use, one app designed to teach English to Japanese students includes a number of interesting idioms.
The app, OKPanda English Every Read More
In this so-called tech- bubble of ours, it’s important to make your product stand out. And let’s be honest, publicity tactics like distributing flyers and spamming everyone with poorly-written PR emails isn’t good for anyone.
One London startup got much further by channeling their creativity instead of relying on typical marketing strategies. Dojo — an app that helps users find fun restaurants, popups and events — actually garnered 3,000 downloads in two weeks by handing out personal letters.
An App for That
Remember how much you totally loved Facebook’s new Messenger app (JK please get it off our phones forever)? Well, there’s a chance Facebook’s going to be releasing another new app — and no, we’re not talking about that Slingshot thing.
Facebook has apparently built an app codenamed “Moments,” according to Techcrunch. The app, should it be released, would reportedly let users share personal updates with small groups of friends and family.
Scheduling a coffee date can be a logistical nightmare, a whirling dance of quick back-and-forth emails: “Where should we go?”; “What neighborhood are you in?”; “Do you have a favorite spot?”; “You pick the place, I’ll be there!”; “What time is best for you?”; and finally the sociopathic, “I’m up for anything!”
Up For Coffee is an app that wants to streamline the whole process so that you can skip the chatter and save time for more important daily hassles. It was created by eCoustics.com founder Brian Mitchell, who bootstrapped the production costs to build the app as a side-project.
GSN must have missed the memo that nobody gives a hoot about apps anymore.
If this listing is to be believed, GSN is currently looking to cast a new reality show called App Wars, wherein a team of programmers will make lucky individuals’
presumably shitty totally innovative app ideas come to life. As per the casting call:
Meanwhile in Canada
New apps: who needs ‘em, amiright? Sure, it seems exciting at first to be able to order pizza or determine what a mannequin is wearing all from the comfort of your iPhone screen, but ultimately, don’t we all just want to check Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram and be done with it?
A recent survey by Deloitte confirms that the average number of smartphone apps downloaded per month has been decreasing over the past year in the U.K., the Telegraph reports.
Teen sexting has somehow become the police’s number one priority of late — not just in the U.S., but in Canada, too.
A sex crimes unit of the Ontario Provincial Police is gearing up to debut an app that helps kids reject requests for naked photos, Yahoo News reports.