Apps

  • Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target? Crunch Network

    Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?

    Apps have become a driver of the economy. According to the Statista website, leading app stores offer around four million apps. App users are able to engage in commerce, access content and connect with for-profit and not-for-profit entities of every kind and description. If space was the final frontier for Captain Kirk and the Enterprise, digital-app experiences are the heavily explored… Read More

  • Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies

    Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies

    For those who struggle with their weight, one of the more challenging things to deal with beyond, of course, the lifestyle changes that have to accompany any attempts at weight reduction, is our inability to see our own progress. Because weight loss is often very slow and incremental, many get frustrated with a perceived lack of results and then give up. A new application called Progress wants… Read More

  • WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    There are a number of ways to find a last-minute travel deal, whether that’s from a big-name ticket booking engine like Kayak, or a service that specializes in finding last-minute discounts like HotelTonight or newly launched Overnight. Today, an early player in this space, Last Minute Travel, is bringing that same ability to snag a cheap ticket to another area in the travel space… Read More

  • Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election

    Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election

    Swipe-based dating is hard work. With hundreds of potential suitors to swipe through, most of us just take a few seconds to glance at a picture and bio before we decide if we’re going to swipe left or right. So, to help users quickly make an informed decision about which way to swipe, Bumble is taking a page from Snapchat’s book and launching filters for users’ profile… Read More

  • Nintendo’s first smartphone app, a social game called Miitomo, launches in Japan

    Nintendo’s first smartphone app, a social game called Miitomo, launches in Japan

    As promised last fall, Nintendo has launched its first mobile smartphone application – but it’s not a new Mario game, and the app is for now only available in Japan for the time being. Today, the company unveiled “Miitomo,” a social app that lets users create cartoon-like avatars of themselves – like the “Miis” that Nintendo introduced with the launch… Read More

  • Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

    Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

    Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate, and having the information in separate silos can make it hard to get a handle on how to properly manage our time, or how our tasks connect. A new application for web and mobile called Plan is launching today to offer a different approach… Read More

  • Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other important trip: Waze Planned Drives. The option allows you to tell the app when you need to reach your destination, and it will then alert you as to when you should leave, while taking into… Read More

  • Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards

    Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards

    As a creative, you’re most likely to get hired for a job off the back of your portfolio of past clients and work. Aimed squarely at this market, Moo — the company better known for their business cards — launched Monogram, a free app helping make portfolios more portable. Using the app, you can create a series of themed portfolios showing off what you do. Read More

  • Popular ‘blue light’ reducing app F.lux arrives on Android

    Popular ‘blue light’ reducing app F.lux arrives on Android

    F.lux, the popular color-adjusting application for computers and mobile devices that reduces blue light emissions for better nighttime usage, has now arrived on Android. Unfortunately, the application (for now) requires users to have a rooted phone in order to take advantage of its functionality. The release is notable, however, as it comes at a time when the major platform makers are building… Read More

  • UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS, the newer, standalone app for Uber’s restaurant food-delivery business, is today launching in its first U.S. markets: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The U.S. expansion was announced earlier this year when the app made its initial debut in Toronto. Uber says many more markets are planned to go live on the new app in the near future, too… Read More

  • Apple’s Phil Schiller promises to address the issue of spammy apps being featured in the App Store

    Apple’s Phil Schiller promises to address the issue of spammy apps being featured in the App Store

    This weekend, Apple’s App Store head Phil Schiller responded to complaints that spam apps and rip-offs were appearing in the App Store’s “New” and “What’s Hot” sections for certain categories. Unfortunately, this has been a longtime issue for Apple’s third-party application marketplace, and the subject of much developer frustration over the years. Read More

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