Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Facebook Moments Uses Facial Recognition To Send Friends Your Photos They’re In

    Frustrated with friends who take photos of you, say they’ll pass them on, but never do? Facebook’s newest companion app Moments could retrieve your memories trapped on other people’s phones through facial recognition. Moments scans your Camera Roll for the all the photos featuring a friend’s face, and bundles them up for one-tap private sharing with that friend. They… Read More

  • Larger iPad Hinted At By iOS 9 Scalable Software Keyboard

    Larger iPad Hinted At By iOS 9 Scalable Software Keyboard

    Apple spent a lot of time at its Worldwide Developers Conference last week getting devs used to the idea that the best way to design app experiences is with size fluidity in mind. Ostensibly, they were discussing best practices for support the iPad’s new split-screen multitasking interface in iOS 9, but you couldn’t help but think about the rumors swirling of a 12-inch iPad Pro at… Read More

  • Fallout 4 Offers Players A Real-Life Pip-Boy, And Fallout Shelter Hits iOS

    Fallout 4 Offers Players A Real-Life Pip-Boy, And Fallout Shelter Hits iOS

    Your phone is about to get a lot more Fallout; Bethesda Softworks held its own E3 press event last night, wherein they revealed a lot about upcoming title Fallout 4, and launched a new Fallout dedicated mobile game called Fallout Shelter. True fans of the series will probably be most excited by in-game support in Fallout 4 for a real-world Pip-Boy, powered by your very own smartphone. A version… Read More

  • Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners? Crunch Network

    Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners?

    Over the past three years, the Emergence Capital team has closely monitored the growing ecosystem of mobile enterprise applications. We have been fortunate to learn from our investments in a few of the early leaders across this landscape, including Box (collaboration), Doximity (digital health), ServiceMax (field service) and Cotap (enterprise mobile messaging). Read More

  • An Interview With Shaquille O’Neal: Businessman, Investor And Video Game Star

    Shaquille O’Neal — former champion NBA center and businessman — was on a plane one day when someone was playing a slots game next to him. He liked the game so much he downloaded it, played it for four hours on a flight, and now has games made by them where he’s the star. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Deep Linking Crunch Network

    A Brief History Of Deep Linking

    Deep linking has become one of the hottest topics in mobile over the past year as dozens of startups have launched around using, improving and discovering deep links. All of the big platform companies also have projects to own “the deep linking standard” or the search index for mobile. So, what are deep links and where did they come from? Read More

  • iOS 9 Aims To Replace Current App-To-App Linking Methods With A Privacy-Friendly One

    iOS 9 Aims To Replace Current App-To-App Linking Methods With A Privacy-Friendly One

    Apple is hoping to lure developers away from the temptations of the URL scheme, which Twitter infamously made use of last year to track what apps are installed on your iOS device, To do that, they’ve introduced a new alternative in Universal Links, which can direct users right to the relevant content within your app, using just a standard web link preceded by either http:// or… Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    In 2013, Twitter launched a beta testing program for Android which allows users to try out new builds of the Twitter application as well as test experimental features ahead of a public release. That program has now made its way to iOS users, Twitter confirms to TechCrunch after we received reports from several users who were being asked to join via a message displayed in their Twitter app. Read More

  • “Free” Shows Which Friends Are Available To Hang Out

    “Free” Shows Which Friends Are Available To Hang Out

    Sick of lonely nights at home browsing feeds? Free tells you which friends are…free…and let’s you ask if anyone wants to meet up without making you look desperate. Launching today on iOS, Free lets you announce plans or that you’re flexible, and group chat to organize your congregation. It’s like a green dot online status indicator for your real-life availability. Free… Read More

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