Niantic, the creator of mobile game phenomenon Pokemon Go, is teaming up with major US wireless carrier Sprint in transforming the latter’s outlets into PokeStops and Gyms. For good measure, Sprint’s stores will also be fitted with in store charging stations so that Pokemon Go players can play for an extended period of time.
More than a year ago, Netflix had decided to include an in-app subscription feature in its app for iOS powered mobile devices, and that move might have contributed immensely in its growing popularity ever since. Indeed during the last month, the app had reached the Top Grossing chart for the first time, landing at number nine. Recently, Netflix’s app adds another reason to celebrate, for it has become the top grossing app for iPhone devices in all of the United States.
Finally. Video streaming giant Netflix has, at long last, decided to let people download and watch its content offline. In other words, users can now enjoy watching Orange is the New Black or other favorite TV shows and movies on their smartphones and tablet devices even without an existing web connection. The company is making this option available to all customers who have already received the latest Netflix update on their compatible smartphone or table. For those not in the know, that would mean any handset that runs on either Android 4.4.2 or newer version, or iOS 8.0 or newer.
Yahoo may no longer be able to keep up with Google’s massive empire, but its Yahoo Answers actually remains one of the most visited Q&A websites in all of the world wide web, with more than 3.1 million monthly visitors in the United States alone.
The crew behind Mozilla’s Firefox are releasing a new mobile web browser app designed to run on devices powered by Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. More significantly, it emphasizes private and secure Internet surfing as the core of its overall interface experience.
Not long from now, Facebook, its chat messaging platform Messenger, and Instagram will be integrated into one single mobile app, the Pages Manager -- the social media giant has revealed as much in its official website. Facebook was thinking of businesses in arriving at this decision, especially in allowing those in the business sector to better manage their messages, chats, and comments easily from all three platforms in just one app.
After holding its first ever special in-game Halloween event, Pokemon Go saw its revenues improve 2.3 times compared to the previous week’s numbers, according to data by analytics firm SensorTower. Moreover, the mobile game’s daily revenues were its best ever since September 10th, according to App Annie’s numbers.
Even though it is just a startup, Gfycat recently managed to raise a remarkable $10 million in funding for its user generated content platform, which basically allows users to create audio-less, looping animated images and video content. And now, the company is launching its first ever mobile app. The Gfycat mobile app is designed specifically to be used for iMessage.
The biggest social media giant in the world is making some major changes to its in-app camera, infusing it with augmented reality driven features made popular by Snapchat. The new features included animated face masks, superimposed graphic elements, and geofilters, plus filters that incorporate artistic themes inspired by Van Gogh (among many others) as well as a number of new reactive filters that react depending on how the user moves his body.
Yup, the biggest social media giant in the world really does want to conquer everything. Just this week, Facebook has decided to roll out a number of new features that will let users acquire tickets to movies, concerts, and other events, get a price quotation from a shoe repair guy, or even allow family and friends to offer suggestions as to where to get the best cannoli in town. To be clear about it, the new features will be deployed first in the United States market, but almost certainly, they will hit other parts of the world as well in the next few weeks or months.
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