Relationship-building app Refresh has been redesigned on iOS, giving users more tools for creating better relationships based on common interests and important moments in the lives of the people they meet. The app aggregates a user’s internet footprint, with data or “insights” from a variety of sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare and AngelList, among others.
This update includes insights from new sources, including SlideShare, Quora, Yelp, Flickr and more. When all of this data combines, Refresh gives users a look at the lives of their business or personal contacts, giving them talking points for future meetings with those individuals. This may include names of family members, photos of recent vacations, information about hobbies and more.
Fans of Disney’s Kitchen Scramble on Facebook can now take their food truck with them wherever they go, thanks to the game’s launch on iOS and Android devices. The cross-platform experience allows existing Facebook players to login and access their progress to start again right where they left off, but even new players are encouraged to get into the fun of creating dishes for hungry customers.
Back in March, SEGA Networks announced the development of Crazy Taxi: City Rush for iOS. Now, the big release day has arrived and players can jump behind the wheel of their very own taxi, speeding through city streets causing mayhem, all in the name of dropping off patrons as fast as possible.
Crazy Taxi: City Rush comes from SEGA’s Hardlight Studios, alongside Kenji Kanno, the creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade game. While the control scheme has been streamlined for mobile devices, the game also retains the chaos of the original experience. Players complete missions by picking up patrons and dropping them off across town before time runs out, but completing those tasks will test players’ reflexes along the way.
One of the great things about having an Android device is the possibility to customize. Bored with an app, the way your homescreen looks, or what is displayed on your lockscreen? No problem, you can replace anything in seconds. This also goes for the core applications, you can even substitute your calendar, dialer, email client, and contact list easily. This list contains some of my favorites — all of them are free, with some offering in-app purchases.
Mobile shoppers have a new outlet for finding deals and savings at their favorite stores: Goodshop, an iOS app that aggregates the latest coupons and deals from more than 5,000 online stores. While shopping for great deals is one thing, Goodshop goes one step further, donating a portion of many purchases to a charity of the user’s choice, at no extra cost.
Mobile game discovery and monetization platform Chartboost has announced its partnership with mobile games company Chukong Technologies to expand its reach into Asia, providing Chinese developers with the tools necessary to find new players and monetize their games to achieve increased revenue and higher user retention.
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