ICS Mobile has launched AppXchange on iOS, its social app discovery platform which aims to help users find the best applications across a variety of categories, using suggestions from other users, tech experts and even celebrities. The app curates recommendations, and allows users to browse through topics to find apps that matter to them, based on the types of apps they already have installed on their device(s).
Shopping for school supplies used to be about picking out pencils and backpacks, but these days, it’s also about equipping your child with a cell phone as up to 40-percent of elementary school children now head off to class with mobile devices.
And those numbers continue to rise.
But how can parents, who purchase phones in case of emergency, also make sure their children are safe from cyber predators and bullies when there is no physical danger in sight?
That’s where Bipper’s MobileKids app comes into play, as it provides a service to parents to helps keep kids safe, while at the same time has nothing to do with mom and dad going all NSA and listening in to phone calls or scouring through little Jimmy’s texts.
In just a few weeks, college campuses across America will be swarmed with bright-eyed students ready to start the year. But college can be remarkably stressful, especially for the college freshman. Luckily, the five mobile apps below were developed specifically to help ease some of that stress.
Since today’s college student faces an enormous list of expenses, our first app will hopefully help eliminate at least some of that financial burden. Released this year and available at the App Store, Scholly was developed to give students — from high school seniors to graduate students — a targeted list of scholarships they qualify for, without pages and pages of repetitive forms.
According to a study from the Rush Institute of Healthy Aging, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years, bringing the number of patients to a staggering 13.8 million by the year 2050.
Tastemade combines the style of Food Network with the reviews of Yelp into one flavorfully fun app where tastemakers of all ages can shoot, edit and post minute-long videos talking about and showcasing their favorite restaurants from around the world.
The Santa Monica based company was founded by former Demand Media executives Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd, who recently secured $10 million in Series B funding spearheaded by Rain Venture Partners. The trio, who originally established Tastemade as a digital food network on YouTube, has already amassed over 28,000 videos and 12 million unique visitors in its first 12 months, and are now branching out on iOS, offering an amazingly simple app for foodies to share anything and everything from their favorite hidden-away burger joint in San Francisco to the best pizza in Chicago.
It’s already hard enough tackling Marshawn Lynch’s character in Madden, but now try Hit Sticking the virtual back while the real Beastmode talks trash in your ear, and see if your thumbs can live up to the pressure.
Thirty years ago, the mortality statistics for expecting mothers in Bangladesh were grim. In 2002 things were not much better as the risk of dying from pregnancy in Bangladesh was 1 in 21, compared to 1 in 4,000 in industrialized countries. Ten years later, in 2012, pregnant mother mortality was down 68%, but still remained a public health concern. A new mobile app called Aponjon has now created a mobile app that reaches 100,000 soon-to-be mothers, dismissing common misconceptions, informing them of warning signs and directing them to local healthcare centers when needed.
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Mobile app discovery platform Hooked has announced the launch of new technology that aims to improve app discovery through the use of predictive search and intelligent recommendations. The technology is powered by multiple “machine-learning algorithms,” as well as through analysis of the applications currently installed on a user’s device. (more…)
Conference calls can be a pain. Just consider some of the factors that must align for success: correct dates and times, proper dial-in numbers and access codes. To that end, MobileDay has created a one-touch dialing app that makes conference calls a snap. But the app offers more than just convenience. By routing toll-free and local call-in numbers to the proper parties, the companies that host the calls stand to save thousands of dollars each month, according to PandoDaily.
Toronto-based Mobiroo will begin to offer its “apps on-demand” service in the Asia Pacific. Through a partnership with Malaysia’s biggest telecommunications provider, Celcom Axiata Berhad, Mobiroo will offer an “All You Can App” subscription service providing unlimited access to a selection of top paid apps and games. The service acts very similarly to the way Netflix or Spotify streaming works. The current app library is nearing over 750 with more titles added daily. (more…)
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