Apps

  • Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Ready for another GIF keyboard for iOS 8? Blippy has returned today with a new app that lets you create, save and discover new GIFs to use when messaging with your friends on your iPhone. The app serves to replace the earlier, also GIF-focused, Blippy iOS app, that was pulled from the App Store back in September. Those with long Internet memories may remember the name Blippy as being… Read More

  • Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Amazon has a reputation for having low prices, but that’s not always the case. Savings.com recently revealed via its price comparison tool that, half the time, Amazon had higher prices than its online competitors. Today, the company is furthering its price comparison efforts with the launch of an app that helps shoppers figure out where to buy for the lowest price across three… Read More

  • Apple Relabels “Free” Download Buttons On iTunes And Mac App Store To “Get” Following Pressure from EC

    Apple Relabels “Free” Download Buttons On iTunes And Mac App Store To “Get” Following Pressure from EC

    Across the iTunes and Mac App Stores today, a minor but also notable change is taking place with regard to how Apple is marketing its iOS and Mac applications. Instead of free apps being labeled as “FREE,” the download button now reads “GET.” The change likely has to do with increased pressures from the European Commission, which this summer, succeeded in forcing Google… Read More

  • Apptopia’s New Service Is A “BuiltWith” For Apps

    Apptopia’s New Service Is A “BuiltWith” For Apps

    Web developers for a long time have used a site called BuiltWith to determine what technologies power top websites, including what hosts, analytics providers, shopping cart systems, and more run behind-the-scenes of top domains. Now app store data provider Apptopia is doing something similar for mobile applications by looking at which SDKs (software development kits) are installed in nearly… Read More

  • Shyp Launches In Miami, Prepares For Los Angeles In Early 2015

    Shyp Launches In Miami, Prepares For Los Angeles In Early 2015

    Today, on-demand shipping startup Shyp is officially launching in Miami, making it the second best thing in the state of Florida after the Disney theme parks. As promised, the service has arrived in time for Art Basel, the annual art show that draws 70,000 visitors to Miami and Miami Beach each year. Read More

  • App Suey Is Buying Up Mobile Small Businesses With Goal Of Owning 1% Of Apps On iTunes

    App Suey Is Buying Up Mobile Small Businesses With Goal Of Owning 1% Of Apps On iTunes

    You know those signs on the side of the road that read “We Buy Ugly Houses?” Well, here comes the digital equivalent of that: a startup called App Suey is beginning to acquire poorly-managed, barely profitable app-based businesses with the ambitious goal of eventually owning 1% of all apps in the App Store by the end of 2016. No one has ever done this before, says the… Read More

  • iOS App Launches Nearly Double That Of Android; Apps Used For Twice As Long

    iOS App Launches Nearly Double That Of Android; Apps Used For Twice As Long

    If there’s one thing that remains consistent about the differences between iOS and Android users, it’s that the former seem to install, engage with and pay for more mobile applications. Today, a new study from Adobe Digital Index reinforces a few of these points using new data collected from over 700 million apps sessions, noting that iOS now represents 65% of app launches to… Read More

  • SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

    SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

    Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one answer. The freemium service lets you build projects right in your browser. It… Read More

  • Spaces Debuts A Community Where UX Designers Can Share App Prototypes

    Spaces Debuts A Community Where UX Designers Can Share App Prototypes

    A new site called Spaces is now launching as a place where mobile app designers can showcase interactive prototypes of their work, or browse one of many common user experiences from other popular apps – like the navigation in Facebook Paper, or how Dropbox’s Carousel app appears to first-time users, for example. The service is akin to a “Dribbble for UX.” Or, in… 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

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