AUDIOBOX UNBUTU IS SHUTTING DOWN Battle Of The “Reaction” Messengers If you build it, they will come? Half a dozen or so applications have launched in recent months, hoping to dominate what they all hope will be one of the next big trends in mobile messaging: the “reaction” messenger. That is, these apps utilize a smartphone’s camera to either photograph or record a video of a message’s recipient to see how they react to your text, or other content, like a shared photo or video. The idea is that there’s uncharted territory still left to be explored somewhere in between the static nature of the text message and real-time video chat. But how big a trend is this, really? Many of these “reaction” messaging apps are practically clones of each other, while others vary the experience only slightly. Here are the top contenders for the would-be “reaction” messaging throne, and a brief description followed by their iOS App Store rank (U.S.) and current funding in parenthesis, if disclosed: The startups would argue that’s not so, of course.
What Can IFTTT Do for You? In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, we discuss the powerful web service IFTTT ("If This Then That"). While IFTTT has been around since 2010, the company has only recently started to work with sensor devices. IFTTT allows apps to communicate with each other through "recipes". These recipes are simple conditional statements that can sync with your Facebook, Twitter, and more to create some fun automated actions like texting the weather in the mornings and saving your tagged photos to Dropbox. Our developer experts are from Mutual Mobile, a leading development and design firm that builds mobile strategies for top companies such as Audi, Google and Citigroup.
APPY Geek Gensyde Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:56 PM GMT L'iPhone 6 fait chaque jour de plus en plus parler de lui via de nouvelles rumeurs et hypothèses sur les possibilités et nouveautés du prochain smartphone d'Apple. Sans doute depuis l'annonce d'une possible sortie au mois de juin prochain et de la commande de 90 millions d'iPhone 6 qui aurait été envoyée au fabricant habituel Foxconn. Les dernières rumeurs en date prédisent un écran de 5,5 pouces, ce qui ne déplairait pas à une certaine partie des utilisateurs estiment que l'iPhone en version 4 pouces est trop petit. Il serait donc possible, pour satisfaire un plus large public, qu'Apple propose son iPhone 6 dans différentes tailles. Toujours au niveau de l'écran, une dalle edgeless offrirait à l'iPhone 6 un gain au niveau des bords permettant un écran plus grand et plus large, sans pour autant augmenter la taille globale du téléphone. Il ajoute également que la finesse de l'iPhone 6 sera sans égale, à savoir 5,5 millimètres d'épaisseur.
Protecting Human Rights Activists? There’s An App For That (Video) Well-equipped smartphones allow activists to immediately document human rights abuses in real time, but the information can be vulnerable if a device falls into the wrong hands. From instances of police brutality and rape, to uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, human rights activists have been searching for a way to document human rights abuses for years. When photo and video capabilities were added to mobile phones, activists thought they had finally secured the means to document such abuse. “New technologies – such as social media and mobile Internet – have fundamentally changed how we shed light on and respond to human rights abuses,” said Tanya O’Carroll, technology and human rights project officer for Amnesty International. “Today, almost anyone with a mobile phone can be a human rights monitor and challenge the abuse of power by capturing and sharing documentation of abuses as they happen.” least temporarily. location but a live video recording of what is happening.
Personalizing the Mobile Experience | Flurry Flurry’s mission is to optimize the mobile experience through better apps and more personal ads. Our market leadership in mobile analytics means data is at the center of everything we do. Today, Flurry Analytics is the industry standard in mobile, and provides more than 125,000 developers the business data they need to understand their audience, usage and performance. With this data from 150 billion app sessions per month, we gather the deepest understanding of mobile consumers. We turn this insight into accelerated revenue and growth solutions for publishers and developers, and more effective mobile advertising solutions for brands and marketers. Our Customers Since the launch of the smartphone, Flurry has helped grow the app economy into a $100+ billion industry.
This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company's catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a long line of borderline useless augmented reality apps, this simple experience felt like magic. Now, entrepreneur Marc Lebovitz is expanding on that same idea with his new startup, Adornably, a company centered around a new iPad app. After downloading Adornably and creating a free account, you can lay any magazine on the floor of a room and Adornably will use it to scale a virtual image of that room in your iPad. So why use a magazine to drive the interface? Indeed, testing the app in my own home, I was annoyed by a few crashes and slowdowns, but generally impressed with how casually I could plop down a copy of Bon Appetit, wait a few moments for the screen to scan over it, and then see that magazine tagged with a green circle on my screen that shifted as I moved the iPad. Try it here.
Qute for PC/Mac Qute for PC/Mac is a text editor with Markdown and TeX support. Qute offers per paragraph preview, i.e., users can switch between editing the source and viewing a rich text rendering with typeset formulas for each paragraph separately. Qute is currently evolving to include support for user-defined markup languages and transformers via OMeta, see this post. To make looking at a single text file for hours appealing, Qute offers switchable themes with subtle background images and font effects. Qute's user interface is distraction-free and offers a full-screen mode. Qute reads and writes plain text files using the Markdown markup language for rich text formatting and TeX syntax for formulas. Qute is built using web technologies. Qute is licensed under the Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3. Finally, Qute is experimental and comes without any warranty whatsoever. This release, Qute 0.4.1, is the first in a series of development releases. This process is going to take some time. 1.
A mind map of 45 creativity apps for mobile devices Feb 3rd, 2011 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Resources Here is a comprehensive mind map of creativity and brainstorming apps for the Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile devices. It includes tools for brainstorming new ideas, recording them and mind mapping apps. A set of four colored icons are included in this map to help you understand which apps are available on which platforms (I wasn’t able to find any for Windows Mobile, but that’s likely to change as this mobile platform grows in popularity). This mind map was a little challenging to create. Tags: android, ipad, iphone, mobile apps, windows mobile