Apps

  • Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

    Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

    If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

  • Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More

  • Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alumni and former Disrupt winner Layer, a company which is offering developers tools to build their own communications platform where they control the experience and the data, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that it’s expanding beyond mobile to now include support for web applications, as well. In addition, the company also announced the launch of… Read More

  • Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps

    Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps

    This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Yik Yak founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll spoke as to why they believe their anonymous social app has soared while others in the space have instead folded. A sort of hyperlocal anonymous Twitter, Yik Yak initially grew in popularity with a younger demographic, especially those in high schools and colleges. But being an anonymous app has its… Read More

  • An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

    An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

    With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch owners actually be interested in actively reading news, shopping or playing… Read More

  • Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

    Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

    Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its business to new markets. Currently only live in New York and Los Angeles, the startup says it plans to utilize the funds to reach 12 more cities by… Read More

  • Two New Apple Watch Apps, Knock And oneID, Let You Unlock Your Mac From Your Wrist (And More)

    Two New Apple Watch Apps, Knock And oneID, Let You Unlock Your Mac From Your Wrist (And More)

    As mobile developers rush to release applications compatible with Apple’s new wearable device, the Apple Watch, many are still wondering what sorts of app experiences make sense for the small wrist-borne screen versus that of the smartphone. To some extent, where the Apple Watch really shines is with “invisible” apps – paying for items with Apple Pay, or using the Watch… Read More

  • Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

    Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

    Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase. The feature was introduced back in March 2011 alongside the launch of the Appstore itself, where it then utilized a browser-based emulated instance of Android running in the cloud. This let consumers control an application… Read More

  • Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Following its acquisition of live streaming app Periscope, Twitter has been actively fighting to make sure its service beats that of independent competitor Meerkat, which had a slightly earlier start. In recent weeks, Twitter has made changes to cut off Meerkat’s access to Twitter’s social graph, and even began pushing celebrities and publishers to stop using Meerkat. Those… Read More

  • Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr this morning has begun to roll out a sizable update to its iOS application with the release of Tumblr 4.0. The new application, which also now appears under a revamped app icon, includes a number of features previously available only on desktop, like the ability to create secondary blogs on the fly or submit to submission blogs, for example. Meanwhile, other additions are… Read More

  • Google Play’s New Program “Designed For Families” Will Highlight Pre-Approved, Kid-Safe Apps

    Google Play’s New Program “Designed For Families” Will Highlight Pre-Approved, Kid-Safe Apps

    Google today announced a new developer program called “Designed For Families” which will allow app publishers to opt into an additional review in order have their apps labeled as being “family-friendly.” The new designation will eventually make its way to Google Play, though the company is not yet revealing the specifics around how this group of apps will be made… Read More

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