For fans of takeout coffee, the Starbucks mobile app may be heaven-sent. The app lets users pay for their coffee with the use of their mobile phones. Needless to say, it does provide convenience for the busy coffee drinker -- whenever they get a Caffe Misto, they can just launch the app on the iPhones and pay for their drinks easily.
Reddit, the social-networking-cum-viral-news website, has released an app specifically for its Ask Me Anything (AMA) feature. Running on iOS for now, this AMA app is a follow-up to another similarly-intended project that was launched back in January 2011, but failed to take off because of unresolved design issues, which resulted in lots of consumer complaints. Reddit has clearly learned from the 2011 experience, and are now taking the lessons to heart in creating an AMA app that should do the job this time.
Nokia announced last Friday that the Finnish mobile manufacturing company has teamed up with Samsung in order to bring its Here app to Android-run Galaxy smartphones and to Samsung's Tizen-based smartwatches.
For those not in the know, Here is a mapping app that Nokia developed and kept, even when software giant Microsoft purchased the Finland-based phone maker's mobile device segment. The Here app was only available for devices that run on Windows 8 or Windows Phone.
Windows Phone has a lot of catching up to do with iOS and Android, at least in terms of popularity and market share. iOS and Android may be considered two of the more established smartphone operating systems existing today, but Microsoft has been making efforts to join the conversation. The latest of which is their recent cleaning up of their app store, which when done, should help put Microsoft in a nice position to compete with the best in the apps race.
Managing the apps on your smartphone should be pretty straightforward. But when you have so many apps that you are no longer sure which one does what, it may be close to becoming an inconvenience for you.
Fortunately for app hoarders, a certain developer named Steve Taylor has created an app which lets users search through their apps easier and faster. Aptly called In-App Search, this app works like a Google search engine built solely for the purpose of searching information contained in all the apps installed in your mobile device.
When Instagram was first launched several years ago, it was an app that ran only on iOS. Gradually, it began to expand to operating systems, namely Android and Windows Phone. Now, it is revisiting its iOS roots by launching a new app called Hyperlapse, which (for now) only works on iOS-run devices.
As reported by The Information earlier, Verizon was purportedly planning to create a new coalition of wireless service carriers and phone manufacturers in order to launch an app store that would challenge Google's Play Store, according to to unnamed sources. But just recently, Debi Lewis, a spokesperson for the carrier, made it clear that Verizon has no plans to do just that.
It's definitely something any parent can relate to: your teenage son or daughter ignoring your calls or text messages. Fortunately for frustrated parents everywhere, a certain mom decided that enough was enough.
Sharon Standifir hails from New York City, and just like any other disgruntled parent, she had had her fair share of being-ignored-by-your-teenager stories. So one day, she made a decision to create an app so that she won't have to be subjected to any mobile silent treatment again by any of her kids.
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