iOS apps

  • Apple’s iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads

    Apple’s iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads

    With the introduction of iOS 11, Apple redesigned the App Store with a heavier focus on editorial content, including articles, interviews, how-to’s, lists and other round-ups with app recommendations. Now, it’s adding another feature, as well, called “This Weekend Only.” The new section lists deals that can be found inside apps, as opposed to discounts on downloads of… Read More

  • Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo… Read More

  • Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    A new iOS app, Album+, is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. It can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize the people, places and objects it finds in your images. Album+ organizes and ranks photos using on-device, offline machine learning — there’s no need to connect with the cloud. Read More

  • Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Want to exercise more, but lack motivation? An app called Lazy Jar, aimed at Fitbit owners, may be able to help. The app actually penalizes you a monetary amount if you fail to meet the fitness goals you’ve set for yourself, in terms of metrics like steps per week, miles walked, or calories burned, for example. The idea that some people may need a little bit of an extra push to start… Read More

  • Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app

    Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app

    Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app for iOS devices, AR View offers the ability to view thousands of products for the home or office – including furniture, electronics, toys, games, home décor and more – in augmented… Read More

  • Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta

    Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta

    Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different codebase that will allow it to roll out updates more quickly, and includes a number of changes focused on improving the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance and… Read More

  • Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need

    Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need

    Former Apple intern Christian Selig says he wasn’t happy with the selection of iOS apps for browsing Reddit, so he decided to build his own. The developer this week launched his own Reddit client called Apollo, which offers a beautifully designed browsing experience for either iPhone or iPad, as well as customizable gestures, a media viewer and more. Read More

  • SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

    SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

    SoundShare, an app that lets you text your friends entire songs, was already one of the more clever iOS applications available. Recently, the app rolled out an update that introduces a redesign and whole new experience called “Party Mode” that lets friends play songs through your device — like at get-togethers, where everyone wants to hear their favorite music. Read More

  • Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

    Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

    New research from Apptopia, out today, takes a look at the impact getting featured as the App or Game of the Day on the new iOS App Store has on app downloads. This data is still fairly early, as the revamped App Store only arrived publicly with iOS 11’s release in September. Not surprisingly, the report finds that snagging one of these featured spots can lead to a big boost in app… Read More

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