Apps

  • This App Snaps A Pic Of Your Friends If They Try To Swipe Through Your Phone’s Photos Uninvited

    This App Snaps A Pic Of Your Friends If They Try To Swipe Through Your Phone’s Photos Uninvited

    We’ve pretty much all been there: you hand your phone to a friend to show them a picture. They look at the photo, they chuckle… and then they casually swipe to the next photo in your camera roll like it ain’t no thing. NO. BAD FRIEND! BAD! Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Soul, Ashley Madison, And Uber’s IPO

    Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sarah Lane. Megan Rose Dickey and myself rounded out the quorum. On the docket today is Amazon’s controversial corporate culture, the massive Ashley Madison hacks, and news that Uber will… Read More

  • Don’t Reverse Mobile-Platform Improvements That Benefit App Developers And Consumers Crunch Network

    Don’t Reverse Mobile-Platform Improvements That Benefit App Developers And Consumers

    The global app industry has grown dramatically in recent years. Creative developers, enabled by harmonized platforms that incorporate inexpensive feature-rich devices and extraordinary software tools, have powered this growth. But for developers and millions of consumers, the opportunity could significantly diminish if governments reverse technological progress that has been so critical to… Read More

  • Reserve Acquires Set For Service, A Startup Offering Guest Management Tools For Restaurants

    Reserve Acquires Set For Service, A Startup Offering Guest Management Tools For Restaurants

    Reserve, a “dining concierge” startup that helps users with restaurant reservations and payments, has acquired bootstrapped New York City company Set for Service. Set for Service offers a web and iPhone app (pictured below) that serves as a CRM system for restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, Brooklyn Fare and dell’anima, allowing them to track details and feedback from… Read More

  • The Second Coming Of Deep Linking Crunch Network

    The Second Coming Of Deep Linking

    For developers and users, mobile deep linking has been a fantastically anticlimactic technology. Deep linking has existed since iOS 2.0, a time when fewer than 1 in 10 of us had a smartphone and Facebook had around 80 million users. Over the last seven years, many companies have riffed on the theme of deep linking. Read More

  • Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    In its quest to add a little fun through your (literal) journey through life, Swarm is launching version 3.0 of the app, bringing in a special new game that lets you compete with your friend network. In short, the Swarm leaderboard rewards users with coins for checking in at various places. Some check-ins might be worth only one coin, whereas others can be worth 10 or more, based on factors… Read More

  • Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos wants to be home to all of your photos (and videos). Whether you have a thumb drive, CD, DVD or undeveloped film laying around, the team wants you to consider uploading them to the service. Why? Because that’s when they can make the “magic” happen. Right now, Google Photos will wade through all of your treasured visuals and turn them into animations and stories… Read More

  • Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy, the search engine for all things gif, has today released a new app called Giphy Cam that lets users create their own gifs to send or share on social media. “Giphy has always wanted to solve the problem of finding gifs online and making it easy to share them anywhere, which is clear from our work with messenger apps and communications platforms,” said Julie Logan, Queen… Read More

  • Search App Vurb Adds Messaging To Become The U.S. WeChat

    Vurb Adds Chat To Its Planning App

    WeChat dominates China with its messaging hub that lets you shop, call a taxi, and pay bills — all from one app. Now, mobile search startup Vurb wants to bring the monolithic app style to the United States with the help of Tencent, WeChat’s developer which has secretly been an investor in Vurb’s $10 million of funding. Step 1 happens today with the launch of a chat feature… Read More

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