Melbourne, Australia-based TAPPD looks to redesign the way iOS users find new apps with its social app discovery platform of the same name. The TAPPD app allows users to find the apps that are currently most popular in their social circles, providing a more personalized list of suggestions than those found on generic app store charts.
Iddiction has announced the launch of its Xplode app discovery platform on iOS, aimed at helping developers connect and cross-promote apps to drive free installs. The platform adds a widget to mobile apps and games, providing a catalog view of connected mobile apps, and allowing users to learn more about those apps without heading to the store.
Mobile advertising company MobPartner has launched its MobWidget tool, aimed at introducing “smarter” app discovery to publishers. The HTML-based ad unit allows publishers to offer contextually relevant app suggestions to users, accelerating mobile revenue, and can be activated with a few lines of code, without the need for an SDK.
App discovery and advertising network AppTap has announced a partnership with Liquid Wireless, Publishers Clearing House’s (PCH) mobile advertising network, to drive consumers to download new apps, based on targeted app recommendations. The partnership with see the two companies integrating AppTap’s recommendations engine with first-party audience data to recommend other games to consumers who already play PCH’s mobile games everyday.
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.
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