Apps

  • Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015

    Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015

    It’s been quite a year for Viber, and now the mobile messaging company is seeing out 2014 with arguably its most significant release to date: the launch of a social games platform. Read More

  • Nokia’s Here Will Power Maps For Baidu Outside China To Cater To China’s ‘Globetrotters’

    Nokia’s Here Will Power Maps For Baidu Outside China To Cater To China’s ‘Globetrotters’

    Search giant Baidu has made no secret of its ambitions to expand its business outside of China by way of mobile services. Now it’s struck a deal with Nokia that could help it with that by serving domestic users abroad. Nokia’s mapping and navigation business Here says that it will now power maps for Baidu outside of China, specifically aiming the service at the large number… Read More

  • Iowa Launches An App For Your Drivers License

    Iowa Launches An App For Your Drivers License

    We take our phones with us pretty much everywhere these days. This gave the Iowa Department of Transportation an idea – put the state drivers license on an app. The app will hold all the same information found on a plastic license. State government authorities such as police and airport security will accept these digital licenses as valid ID. A PIN is used to verify authenticity of… Read More

  • Love of Sports App Demo

    ‘The Love Of Sports’ Wants To Connect Mobile Sportsball Lovers

    TechCrunch recently sat down with Avery D’Alessandro to pick over his mobile app, ‘The Love of Sports.’ The application, recently launched, wants to connect sports fans on the go. Its premise is that if you are the social sort of sports-adjacent human, you most likely want to hang out with your friends at the game, or at the bar watching game. Another higher-level social… Read More

  • Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

    Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

    Shove over Tinder. Swiss startup Blinq has come up with a new twist on the dating app. The startup is incorporating beacon proximity technology into the mix so singles can do more meeting IRL and less swiping — thanks to select venues being kitted out with Blinq’s Estimote iBeacons. Read More

  • The Price of Fame App Demo

    Lindsay Lohan’s The Price Of Fame Mobile Game Hurt My Thumb

    Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame launched on both Android and iOS this week, adding LiLo to the short list of celebrities with their own, branded mobile game. It was a featured game at launch, jumping to No. 10 in games in the App Store. According to App Annie, it’s currently now at No. 400 in U.S. game app ranks. Wild first day fluctuations aside, the game is less about rising up… Read More

  • Chasm.io (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot

    Chasm.io (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot

    Remember Wahooly? We wrote about the startup a couple of years ago, describing it as “Klout meets Kickstarter” because it allowed users to gain startup equity in exchange for promoting the company on social media. Since then, Wahooly joined the AngelPad accelerator, rebranded as Chasm.io, and shifted focus to reciprocal sharing (“I’ll tweet your link if you tweet… Read More

  • Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

    Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

    Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google’s continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also arrived in a recent software change is support for offline step tracking, meaning you can still log activity with your device even when it’s not in communication with your smartphone. As… Read More

  • Inkl Wants To Be ‘Spotify For News’

    Inkl Wants To Be ‘Spotify For News’

    Australian startup Inkl is hoping to fix journalism’s strained business models with a ‘Spotify for news’ model that ditches the unwelcoming and irritating single publication paywall in favor of aggregated news content from multiple publishers which users access ad-free for a small (10c) per article fee. Or gain unlimited access to all the news they fancy by paying a monthly… Read More

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