Location bookmarking app Pin Drop has officially launched on iOS and Android in the US, allowing users to drop virtual pins on an interactive map to create a world view of locations they’d like to share with friends or simply remember for future browsing. Along with this US release, the app has been updated with new features, including a “complete privacy overhaul,” which gives users control over whether pins and tags are private or publicly shared.
Sports app Beyond the Box has been updated to version 2.4, giving users new features in time for the start of the Fall sports season. The Twitter and Instagram-powered app gives users access to news about their favorite sports teams from 7,000 media sources, which includes content from sports stars’ personal Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Austin-based mobile developer Bearch has received $2.1 million in funding for Unseen, its anonymous photo-sharing app for college students on iOS and Android devices. As students are told to keep their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts “clean,” in case a potential employer were to view those profiles, the app aims to provide students with a safe haven for expressing themselves in a more authentic way.
Magpi, formerly DataDyne, has announced the launch of Magpi 2.0, its platform for creating form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. While the data-collection company is widely used by global health and international development companies, this release sees the company turning its focus to commercial markets. Using Magpi 2.0, companies can not only save time via digital, rather than pen-and-paper data collection, but will also reduce their environmental impact by using less paper.
SongPop developer FreshPlanet has released its newest game on iOS: BoxPop. The company’s newest ‘pop’ game is a puzzle title that asks players to pop boxes in L-shaped paths. Inspired by the movement of a knight on a chessboard, each level challenges players to remove every individual square from a shape on the board, one L-shaped jump at a time.
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