Apps

  • Facebook Will Monetize Games With Ads, Not Messenger

    Facebook Will Monetize Games With Ads, Not Messenger

    How is Facebook going to monetize Messenger? Not by featuring games in the app like Korea’s KakaoTalk, at least for now. Instead, Facebook could concentrate on solving new problems with Messenger. When I pressed Facebook’s EMEA Director of Platform Partnerships Julien Codorniou about whether Messenger would become a platform that hosts non-chat experiences, he said that Facebook… Read More

  • Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop

    Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop

    A recently launched app called Current turns Facebook into a native application for the Mac desktop. The app offers an alternative to regularly (or perhaps obsessively?) checking the Facebook site in an open browser tab, with support for Facebook Messenger, photos, videos, customizable notifications, and more. Current is effectively a replacement for using Facebook via the browser, creator… Read More

  • PhotoShrinker Lets You Quickly Free Up Space On Your Smartphone

    PhotoShrinker Lets You Quickly Free Up Space On Your Smartphone

    For those struggling with smartphones that seem to be constantly running out of storage space, a new application called PhotoShrinker can help. The app lets you free up space on your iPhone or Android smartphone by compressing photos up to 1/10th of their original size, potentially freeing up gigs of space, and making room for new photos or videos, apps, games, movies, music and more. The… Read More

  • Peach Is A Flash Sales App With An Auction-Based Twist

    Peach Is A Flash Sales App With An Auction-Based Twist

    There are already a gabazillion flash sale sites and apps available, but the Berkeley, California-based founders of Peach App believe that there is still room for innovation in the world of online impulse buying. Instead of just offering discounted goods, Peach lets customers name a price for its merchandise, most of which is women’s clothing and accessories from luxury brands. The catch… Read More

  • Kanvas Debuts An iOS Keyboard That Lets You Send Decorated Photos, Stickers And GIFs…Or Even Just Text

    Kanvas Debuts An iOS Keyboard That Lets You Send Decorated Photos, Stickers And GIFs…Or Even Just Text

    Kanvas, a photo-editing app that lets users add text, stickers, drawings and music to images as well as stitch together photos, GIFs and videos, is now bringing its set of creative tools to a new application for iOS users: Kanvas Keyboard. As you may guess by its name, the new app is an iOS 8-compatible keyboard app that lets you quickly add text to your photos or colored backgrounds, draw… Read More

  • iOS App Install Tracking Comes To Google Analytics

    iOS App Install Tracking Comes To Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is getting a powerful new feature, the company announced today: the ability to track iOS app installs. The new reporting function, which allows customers to better measure marketing campaigns related to acquiring mobile app users, now works with those who advertise via Google AdWords as well as third-party mobile ad networks including akri, AdMob, AppLovin, Millennial… Read More

  • PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    A computer vision company called Orbeus has just launched a photo gallery replacement app for iOS users, PhotoTime, which uses image and facial recognition technologies to allow users to search for photos based on who’s in them, what the photo is of, or where it was taken. This goes far beyond the capabilities of Apple’s native Photos app, which organizes photos by location and… Read More

  • Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    A company called Wildcard is today launching a browser for the mobile age, designed specifically with the support of the newer “card” format in mind. Cards are a new design trend which emerged within mobile applications as a way to better showcase content, including rich media like photos and video, on devices’ small screens. Wildcard is also announcing it has raised… Read More

  • Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Sunrise has been one of my favorite mobile apps for years now. But the brand new 3.0 update for iOS, combined with iOS 8, makes it one of the best examples of a good iOS 8 widget for the Today view. In one swipe, I can now view my upcoming events and all-day events. As a reminder, Sunrise works with iCloud calendars, Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange. There are also a few other… Read More

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