Ramps: an illustrated guide to obscure food

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Sitting in a restaurant reading obscure names for seemingly common vegetables can be quite annoying. That’s why you might want to bring along an illustrated guide, but before the invention of mobile apps, this meant a picture book, a strange attendant at a dinner table. Now, there are plenty of other options – mainly, Wikipedia, but even that source of encyclopedic knowledge can be overwhelming and not nearly as fun as an app like Ramps. (more…)

Kii launches KiiReferral, helps developers promote apps through social media

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Mobile backend provider Kii has announced the beta release of its newest technology, KiiReferral. The SDK allows developers to increase downloads by making their apps more viral among social media users on Twitter, Facebook and more. By implementing the KiiReferral platform, developers give users the option of sharing their favorite apps with their friends on social media, and can reward the users for doing so.

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Draw on your friend’s lock screen using LokLok

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Yo is not the only app that will let you receive messages on your lockscreen – LokLok will do the same, albeit in a more creative way: using doodles. It’s great for communicating small, intimate gestures, or, just a simple way to send a picture with a question mark. For example, if you don’t know which wine bottle to pick for dinner, just send a picture with a question: (more…)

Android phones cannot remove all your personal data with factory reset

avastWiping your phones for resale may seem like a simple task, but for Android phones, it’s likely to be a lot more painstaking than your typical factory reset.

The security team at Avast used their data-recovery tools on 20 phones found on eBay. What they find was rather shocking. (more…)

Normal: a photo app for ordering $199 customizable earbuds

normalMost earphones are uncomfortable because they’re not 3D printed custom earbuds. That’s right, these earbuds are 3D printed for your special ear hole. All you have to do is snap a photo of your ear and fork over $199. You also get a laser etched carrying case.  (more…)

Knowledge Poker: Bet on your trivia skills on iOS

Knowledge Poker offers a new mobile trivia experience on iOS, as users are given a category and the ability to place a virtual bet on their knowledge of each question. When presented with a category, users are shown the overall genre and a sub genre, like Arts – Music, or Science – Biology.

Not entirely unlike a game of Jeopardy, players are required to bet some of their points before ever seeing the question, based solely on the category. This number must be equal to or greater than 10 percent of their total points.

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1-Hour Photo: an app that makes you wait to “develop” your mobile photo

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Instant gratification has changed the dynamics of photography. Instead of waiting for hours, days, or months to view a photo, users can see the immediate results from their camera on their camera. (more…)

Kickstarter project seeks funding for new app documentary

app documentaryApps are not a new phenomena – they’re just a shortened term of the word application, which has been widely used as a name for software made for computers. With the advent of smartphones, apps are more recognizable, desirable, downloadable, and now, even ready for a film documentary.

A new Kickstarter project aims to do just that – put apps at the center of the camera with humans as storytellers. Apps: The Human Story is a movie about apps, or, just “what it means to be human in a world of technology.” (more…)

Developers building chat app that will only let users communicate with emojis

emojiInspired by the popular Yo app, British developers Matt Gray and Tom Scott have decided to build a niche app for emoji lovers. Users can only communicate in emojis, but users must also have usernames made of emojis. That’s quite a lot of emojis.

It sounds like a hoax. (more…)

Yo, Hodor: an app that sends Game of Thrones lovers nothing but ‘Hodor’

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The Hodor app is here and it does what Yo does best, simply send Hodor at your whim. Just load up the free app from iTunes and select your contacts in order to send contextual messages to anyone, anytime. (more…)

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