Restaurant discovery platform Taste Savant has announced the launch of its mobile application on iOS, which aims to help users discover the best restaurants through its recommendation platform. The Taste Savant app features location-based searching, reviews and more, and offers support for restaurant reservations and order deliveries.
Restaurant reservations platform Table8 has officially launched on iOS and Android devices, giving users a hassle-free way to score tables at popular restaurants, without the need to reserve their spot days or weeks in advance. Now available in the San Francisco area, Table8 supports both restaurants and consumers with its fee-based service.
Taipei, Taiwan based Esobi has released its news-reading app newsXpresso on Android devices, which looks to offer a “news snacking” experience to users. newsXpresso offers localized content for 20 global regions, from the US and Canada to Spain, Sweden and Russia. The platform is designed with a magazine-inspired interface, and provides news stories across a variety of categories.
Stylekick has announced the launch of its updated fashion platform on iPhone. Since launching last fall, the Stylekick app has been updated with thousands of new looks, a redesigned user interface, app performance improvements, and support for sharing items on social networks. In this new version, iPhone users can like and share their favorite clothing items and accessories, as well as receive recommendations based on their tastes.
YP (formerly Yellow Pages) has unveiled a new update to its mybook feature on iOS and Android. Using mybook, consumers can organize their favorite local businesses into appropriate categories, with this update introducing the ability to create custom collections of businesses relating to special projects or trips.
Mobile email, productivity and organization company Gusto has announced it has secured $1.3 million in financing, in a round led by Elevate Ventures, for the expansion of its Gusto email client app on iPhone. The Gusto app automatically sorts emails, attachments and photos, giving users a better way to browse the emails they’re most interested in, rather than leaving everything in a single, sometimes giant list.
My.com’s email app myMail is experiencing great success on iOS, according to new data provided by app analytics company Distimo. The email client was released in November 2013, and allows users to access and manage multiple email accounts in a single app. Since launch, myMail has become the most downloaded third-party email client on iOS worldwide. As of March 2014, the app is No. 3 among all iOS email apps, behind Gmail and Yahoo.
Drync, the mobile social network for wine drinkers, has secured $2.1 million in additional funding to expand its app offering and executive team. This funding is on top of the $900,000 the company secured in August 2013, and sees Drync bringing Brian Carr in as COO of the company. Carr comes from Springpad, an Evernote competitor.
Mobile loyalty rewards program SessionM has announced its partnership with Scanbuy to bring SessionM’s “mPOINTS” rewards currency to the popular iOS and Android scanning app ScanLife. On its own, the ScanLife app allows users to scan QR codes and UPC numbers on products in the real world to learn more information online, but via this partnership, ScanLife users will actually be rewarded for doing so.
When it’s hard to find the right words to convey a current emotion or status, mobile users can now turn to an iOS and Android app to help them out. The Bugle app simplifies status updates by offering three simplified steps for crafting updates around a single attitude, noun and adjective. Whether positive or negative, the resulting status updates are designed to allow users to “say more with less.”
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