Ever have one of those friends who always seems to know where to find the cool stuff? You know, the guy who has that awesome desk made out of reclaimed wood, or the girl who constantly has vintage apparel but finds it in the weirdest places? How sweet would it be to have their connections and be able to get all that stuff without doing a lot of the hard work?
That’s pretty much the concept behind Svpply, a website dedicated to collecting all the good stuff and the shops that sell it, without you having to hunt it down yourself. Now they have an iPhone app, and it’s pretty innovative in its own right. Let’s dig in and find out more after the jump. (more…)
It seems like I’m writing a post about a new social network every other day. One day it’s Path, the next it’s Pinterest, and of course, we all have to hop onboard the ride because then we’ll be known as the cool kids who joined that network before it was cool. Managing these things can be a real pain in the butt.
So now we have Streamified, which isn’t a social network but a social network aggregator. Think of it like Flipboard, but instead of making individual magazines out of your feeds, it combines them all into one giant feed to rule them all. Want more? Of course you do. (more…)
Looking at mobile trends we’ve all heard about check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla. These apps rose in popularity because they offered great features and were enticing to new users with badges and profiles. A new brand app Localmind follows in a similar pattern in building a global Q&A type social network.
With Localmind you can connect with people in your area and help to answer the question “What’s going on?” Residents have the ability to send out questions and others living in the same area can pick them up and offer solutions in real-time. It’s a new way of thinking about information sharing with an emphasis on local current events — not to mention the app looks beautiful and showcases a brilliant example of iPhone UI design. (more…)
Ever since I cut the cord on cable about a year ago, I have increased my watching and searching for videos on the net. Both Hulu Plus and Netflix have been a staple on my iOS devices for watching mainstream shows. But I have been noticing the trend in media which, like a lot of other things, have started to become more social and interactive.
To be perfectly honest, I never really got into the social aspect of watching videos and the apps that came out for them. But, for some reason, when I saw this app named Denso, it started to all make sense to me a bit more and I actually started to get more interested in the videos that are being shared on my social accounts and around the net. Was it the app or was it the fact that I just now “got it?” I’m not sure, but feel free to read more and you can be the judge. (more…)
If there is one thing that I dislike, it’s shopping — I absolutely hate going to a mall to get something. I hate having to deal with crowds, no parking and all the other things that come with it. But, I do love to shop online; in fact, I will do about 95% of my Christmas shopping and gift shopping online if I can. It is so much easier to do and I will gladly pay for shipping to avoid the mall.
That’s why I got excited when I came across Karma, an application that you can use to send gifts to someone else. They make it very easy to pick out a gift and send it to someone, and best of all, you can do it all straight from your iPhone. (more…)
With the advent of social media and the amount of people that we are coming in contact with on a daily or weekly basis, the basic address book is no longer cutting it. The days of knowing only someone’s phone number and email are no longer acceptable because there is so much more information on that person.
Up until now, Apple never has done anything spectacular with their Address Book on either the Mac or iOS, so you know that this space was ripe for the picking. I believe that Smartr Contacts may have come at a good time. Let’s find out after the jump. (more…)
If you’re anything like me, you’re very big on simplicity. When I’m using a product, I want it to be simple, polished and easy to use (one of main reasons why I came back to the iPhone after a brief stint with Android). However, I find the market for movie apps to be anything but.
The two major movie apps, Fandango and Flixster, are packed full of features which may be useful to some, but don’t make it easy to simply find a movie I want to see in a nearby theater. You can also find movie times via the IMDb and the iTunes Movie Trailers app, but that’s not really their main function.
Ever since Foursquare saw a massive growth in popularity, it’s become clear that mobile social networking is on the rise. Facebook also recently purchased another big-time check-in service, Gowalla, back in December 2011. But users are look for more than geographic check-ins.
ImGame is a revolutionary idea which attracts gamers of all crowds! The app behaves as a check-in social network where you can share what game(s) you’re playing. Check-ins are performed in real time and you can even accept push notifications for when your friends are online too. Find out more after the jump.
Foursquare is great to see where everyone is right now, but the app is next to useless when you want to actually meet up with your friends. By the time you get to your friends’ supposed location, it’s a crapshoot on whether they will still be there (unless of course you call/text/email them, but who does that?) This is where Forecast comes in. By connecting with Foursquare, Forecast users can essentially share their predetermined destinations and arrival times with their friends. This is perfect if you know the general time and location of where you are going later in the evening and want to send an informal invite out to your friends to join you.
Interested? Learn more after the jump.
As we know, more and more people are using their iPhones to take pictures to capture those special moments in their lives. Instagram set the bar pretty high for photo taking apps by giving you a great set of features and an easy way to make your pictures look great. Along the way, there have been many others that have tried to steal their thunder, and not many have succeeded.
EyeEm entered the scene in early August and got some very favorable write ups from some well known tech blogs. It comes with a variety of features, and although it’s very similar to Instagram, they do have some things that make them different. But, like always, the big question will be, does it do enough to convert the masses over to use it?