Apps

  • App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

    App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

    The Apple App Store shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that people seem to limit the number of apps they use regularly to just a small handful. But developers keep building, so the apps keep coming. According to new analysis out this morning from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, the App Store is expected to more than double its size over the next four years, reaching 5… Read More

  • Apple recommends products based on your purchase history in its Apple Store app

    Apple recommends products based on your purchase history in its Apple Store app

    Apple has big plans to overhaul its App Store in the months ahead to better tailor the experience to its end users. But ahead of that, the company has introduced a more personalized version of its Apple Store app – yes, the one you use to buy things. According to the company, the app will now recommend new products based on its understanding of the devices you already own. For example… Read More

  • Disney launches its own messaging app, Disney Mix, aimed at kids and families

    Disney launches its own messaging app, Disney Mix, aimed at kids and families

    Disney today is wading into the mobile messaging market with a new chat application called Disney Mix, aimed at kids, tweens and families. While the app will compete to some extent with popular messaging clients like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and others, the goal with Disney Mix is to provide a safer alternative that’s built with the needs of kids in mind. That means the… Read More

  • Google launches a kids’ map app that lets them explore 3D imagery of the Himalayas

    Google launches a kids’ map app that lets them explore 3D imagery of the Himalayas

    Google today released a new application designed to get kids to explore the world using maps and 3D imagery. The new app, which the company describes as “an experiment,” takes advantage of Google Maps’ 3D imagery of the Himalayas but combines it with a bit of gameplay to make the idea of zooming around the 3D scene more fun and engaging. Called “Verne: The… Read More

  • New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

    New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

    Along with today’s rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also debuting a new version of its Skype Windows application, which the company says has been redesigned from the ground up. In addition to the new app’s look, Skype is also now integrated with Windows 10, which means it can work more seamlessly with the operating system. For example, you’ll be able… Read More

  • Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster

    Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster

    Apptimize, a company that helps businesses optimize, test and rapidly iterate their mobile apps, has just raised $12.4 million in a new round of Series B funding. Investor interest was strong due to the client list Apptimize has lined up, which includes notable names like Hotel Tonight, Trulia, Vevo, Hotels.com and The Wall Street Journal. In total, there are around 100 big-name businesses… Read More

  • Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking services have now tied themselves to the Pokémon craze in an… Read More

  • Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc and MDLIVE, as well as Doctor on Demand, Talkspace, Joyable, Curology and myriad… Read More

  • Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    If you’re looking for a new way to discover great indie music without having to spend hours digging through SoundCloud or Spotify playlists, a new app called Wonder can help. The app is the mobile extension of Wonder.fm, a music site created by We Are Hunted’s co-founder Stephen Phillips, who sold his earlier startup to Twitter where it later – and briefly – served… Read More

  • A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app, launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV… Read More

  • Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate

    Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate

    At first glance, Roomi looks like just another rental listing app. But there’s a twist — all of these homes already have tenants. An alternative to Craigslist, Roomi thinks it can find you a better roommate. Are you a gym rat? Do you like to throw parties? The app syncs with Facebook to give you a glimpse of prospective cohabitants. Launched last year, Roomi has over 375,000… Read More

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