Apps

  • Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

    Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

    Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? A company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has quietly grown to over 2 million downloads since its launch earlier this year. And today, the company is announcing having raised $100 million in Series A funding from South African media company and tech investor Naspers… Read More

  • Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera,”… Read More

  • Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

    Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

    Microsoft announced this morning it’s rolling out a new version of Skype (ver. 6.0) for users on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Across all platforms, the popular communications app has gotten a redesign, though in Android’s case, it references Google’s “Material Design” aesthetic while the iOS version’s redesign is more focused on improvements to the… Read More

  • Next’s Clever New iOS Keyboard Has Almost Everything You Want

    Next’s Clever New iOS Keyboard Has Almost Everything You Want

    Ever since Apple introduced support for custom keyboards in iOS 8, third-party developers rushed in to fill the void with keyboards that offered an array of features like predictive emoji, easy access to GIFs, swipe-based input, and more. Today, another new contender is throwing its hat into the now-crowded ring: Next, a skinnable custom keyboard that offers predictive typing, fast… Read More

  • Cheap Airfare Finder Hopper Hits Android, Now Books Tickets With Just A Few Taps

    Cheap Airfare Finder Hopper Hits Android, Now Books Tickets With Just A Few Taps

    Hopper, a travel application launched earlier this year with the goal of helping you pay less for airfare by telling you the best time to buy tickets, is out today with a new version that will actually help you book tickets yourself without leaving the app. Because it was initially sending traffic to third-party websites outside its own service, the company says it was unable to track whether… Read More

  • Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS’ Notification Center

    Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS’ Notification Center

    Workflow, the clever if somewhat geeky app aimed at iOS power users that helps you automate frequent tasks you perform on your iPhone or tablet, like ordering an Uber to your next event, making a GIF from your photos, creating reminders that alert you when you arrive at a particular destination, playing a favorite album, and much more, is out this morning with a notable update. The app now… Read More

  • Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphones in order to highlight trends and connections between various behaviors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chronos had closed on a… Read More

  • Lugg, An App For On-Demand, Short-Distance Moves, Raises $3.8 Million

    Lugg, An App For On-Demand, Short-Distance Moves, Raises $3.8 Million

    While Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-sharing services can help you get from one place to the next, they aren’t practical for hauling your large purchases – like those from an IKEA shopping spree, or a sofa you found on Craigslist, for example. That’s where a service called Lugg comes in. If Lyft is like your friend with a car, then Lugg is like your friend with a truck. The… Read More

  • Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

    Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

    Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many files as you’d like, with no file size limits, while also not counting against your data… Read More

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