Apps

  • What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)

    What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)

    In preparation for Apple’s first wearable device, mobile developers have been busy creating all kinds of applications designed especially for the Apple Watch’s small screen. The watch, which is said by early testers to be so usable that they found they were no longer pulling out their iPhone as often, allows you to interact with a variety of apps and notifications, ranging… Read More

  • What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    Former Adobe exec, now Apple’s VP of Technology, Kevin Lynch, took the stage this morning at the Apple Watch event in Cupertino to demonstrate several of the forthcoming Watch applications that will be available for the device at launch. Among those shown this morning were a number of social applications, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WeChat, for example. While Lynch… Read More

  • WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    Quite a few reports circling the web this week appear to indicate a tightening of WhatsApp’s policy toward the usage of third-party WhatsApp client applications. That is, word has it that those using an unofficial app will be banned from WhatsApp for life. However, that’s not exactly the case, WhatsApp explains. In fact, there’s been no larger policy shift since we last… Read More

  • Mustbin’s New App Blends Secure Private Messaging With Cloud Storage

    Mustbin’s New App Blends Secure Private Messaging With Cloud Storage

    Mustbin, the mobile application that began as a secure organizer for personal documents and other information captured by your smartphone’s camera, is today making a larger move to compete in the private mobile messaging space with the launch of Mustbin 2.0. The new app is now offering a solid handful of features that differentiate it from many competitors, including the ability… Read More

  • Twitter Vets Launch OneShot, An App For Highlighting And Tweeting Screenshots Of Text

    Twitter Vets Launch OneShot, An App For Highlighting And Tweeting Screenshots Of Text

    A pair of Twitter vets today launched a handy mobile application called OneShot that makes it easier to share screenshots of text to Twitter, along with your comment and a link to the page in question. The new app also optionally allows you to crop the image, highlight a selection of text, and even add a brightly colored background to make your screenshot stand out better when displayed in… Read More

  • YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    When launching a new consumer application, especially those in the social space, many developers today rely on an invite mechanism that has the app’s initial user base reaching out and recommending the app to their friends. But today, these invite systems are often fairly basic – they connect to a phone’s address book and then force the user to sift through their hundreds… Read More

  • Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google announced this morning the launch of a pilot program which will allow mobile application developers the ability to advertise their apps directly within the Google Play store. These ads, which will initially be made available to advertisers already running search ads on Google.com, will also only be shown against Google Play search results. That is, they won’t just randomly appear… Read More

  • Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, the company making it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure from the ground up, is today making its service available to the public, following its beta period that began with its TechCrunch Disrupt win back in 2013. In addition to today’s launch, Layer is also introducing a new product called Atlas… Read More

  • Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message… Read More

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