If you’ve ever wanted to go back in time without that weird, nausea-inducing, time-travel aftertaste – there’s a new app that makes traveling back in time as easy as using your smartphone. Finally, there’s a kickstarter app that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Pivot is an app that lets you see what a spot looked like in the past. Just point your phone or tablet in that direction, and the building, street or field in front of you transforms into history.
Once you download the app, you’ll get notifications whenever you’re around “pivot” points. Simply raise your phone to see what that place looked like at a certain point in time in history — probably in sepia tone. It’s not #TBT or a new Instagram filter — it’s actual history happening right in front of you, whether you’re traveling or right in your hometown.
To get all the images, Pivot sources online archives, and they’re hoping people will add photos of their own to the app as well. Pivot’s Kickstarter raised over $33,000 last month, and they’re planning to bring the app to Android and iOS in the fall starting with historic views of Cambridge, Massachussets and Palestine, then spreading to other cities. Talk about time travel that’s worth the trip!
Are you looking forward to checking out the app once it’s live or getting a first-hand look by becoming a beta tester?
For more information visit PivotTheWorld.com
Are you looking for more ways to streamline clutter and spring clean your home and office? You’ve held off long enough, and now it’s time to go digital! In light of spring cleaning season, Magzter GOLD lets you easily de-clutter your space by providing your favorite magazines on your mobile device, whether at home or on the go!
Meet Magzter, the Netflix-style magazine subscription app. The app’s “all-you-can-read” service, Magzter GOLD, now has more than 2,500 titles (including 500 new titles that launched just this month), making it the world’s largest available digital magazine subscription.
Newly added titles include:
· Lifestyle magazines: Nylon/Nylon Guys, MAXIM, Health + Fitness, Art + Design and Southern Bride
· Magazines for business and news: Entrepreneur, New York, Fast Company, Inc. and Bloomberg and Businessweek.
· Travel and outdoor magazines: Travel + Leisure, Business Traveler, PASSPORT, Tennis and Ocean Navigator.
· Food and home magazines: Saveur, Cookbook Digest and Beautiful Kitchens
· Magazines for tech lovers: PC Magazine, Macworld, PC Gamer, Popular Science and PC World
· Magazines for children: Discovery Girls, Kids Explore, bonbon and Children’s Digest
How would you like your own Magzter GOLD subscription! We want to help you kick off spring cleaning right! Enter below to win a free year-long subscription (regularly $9.99/mo.) to Magzter GOLD!
Without music, a party can be rather boring. Unfortunately, a lot of times the noise level of music can be a nuisance and kill a party faster than it started. Lysn in is the pinnacle of silent disco services across the globe, providing state-of-the-art technology in the palm of the hand. It’s the world’s first iPhone app that enables users to connect any external audio source to their smartphone and broadcast the audio to friends and fans.
Silent disco parties are a new trend in the music and party industries allowing users to share a playlist via Spotify, iTunes or other popular music services. Partygoers simply connect using their mobile device via WiFi, or with Lysn in’s Cellular Sync option that connects via cellular service providers with 3G/4G/LTE coverage. Music is heard through headphones, keeping noise to a minimum.
Easily connect DJ gear or musical instruments to a smartphone through the Lightning /30 pin port or headphone jack and instantly stream music over a low-latency wireless network to all who “Lysn in.” Unlike other silent disco apps, Lysn in has no maximum number of users, allowing parties to be as big as possible.
The app was created by Stanfy, a premier mobile app development firm. Smooth synchronization between listeners was the number one priority for Stanfy engineers. The project involved creating an intuitive user interface as well as the backend network engineering portion. Stanfy built the app from the wireframes and was involved in every stage of development until final launch in the iTunes store.
Lysn in and silent disco parties are perfect for:
- Dorm rooms
- Shared living spaces
- New DJs
- Music aficionados
“Silent disco parties are changing the way we gather together,” says George Gayl, founder of Silent Storm Systems, the company behind Lysn in. “With users wearing headphones, they communicate with one another through the music. Anyone can join the party at any time, making the fun never ending. The app can even be used for sports, gym activities, even just relaxing at home”.
“Music is still one of the key threads that bind us as humans, and our goal was to create an app that was intuitive and fun to use,” says Pavel Bashmakov, co-founder at Stanfy. “We took all the elements that make a disco party fun and distilled it into simple, easy functions in an app that makes a great time just a tap away.” Learn more about Lysn in visit http://lysn.in/.
Would you use a party app like Lysn in at your next apartment or dorm room party? Share your thoughts below!
Have you ever shared your favorite shopping find online, and the next thing you know, it’s become your friends newest purchase? If you love shopping and sharing your favorite brands on social media, why not get paid for it! With the new mobile app, COSIGN you can share and tag your stylish picks, when someone buys it from your share – you’ll get paid!
The COSIGN app brings discovery and commerce together – turning photos into interactive, shoppable pictures. The first social media tool that allows members to share and profit from their recommendations. Now, the where did you get that? question is answered seamlessly. As your photos spread across the web, the ‘what is that and where can I buy it’ information travels with them.
So what makes COSIGN different from the hundreds of commerce apps of today? Many apps like Lyst and Reward Style limit sharing to notable influencers, bloggers, etc and add cumbersome links, emails or additional shopping steps in order for you to complete your purchase – but Cosign empowers users and makes it easy to shop directly from their photos on social networks. Cosign doesn’t exclude either, anyone can share their favorite stylish picks! From girl next door to celebrities anyone can earn revenue from purchases influenced by their social media.
Want to discover how you can cosign the next great advancement in mobile e-commerce? Check out Cosign on Kickstarter before the official launch next month and get your preview on the game-changing app today.
COSIGN is the first mobile app of its kind that allows users to “tag” items within content they upload to social networking sites. If their followers purchase the items, they receive a monetary reward. COSIGN transforms images and videos into interactive and viral storefronts by tagging additional information such as location and cost of products and brands. For more information, visit support their Kickstarter Campaign here.
Travel enthusiasts and international jet-setters abroad rejoice! There’s a new tool available that will make your international travel a whole lot easier and will make you feel like the ultimate traveling VIP! Best of all, IT’S FREE! With the Mobile Passport App approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors can submit customs and immigration details via phone or tablet upon landing and skip the usual passport control lines.
Airports Council International-North America worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to design and implement a secure, fast, and traveler-friendly process for Mobile Passport Control. The Mobile Passport App was sponsored by ACI-NA and developed by Airside Mobile, Inc., a proven innovator in applying mobile technology to airport processes.
If you’ve ever stood in those border control lines, then you know that they can sometimes last for hours and really kill the excitement of international travel. Once your information is verified, you’ll be sent a bar-coded receipt which will allow you to speed through a special (VIP-like) checkpoint. The service has launched at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in August, with plans to roll it out in other airports throughout the country later this year.
The app is available for download now in Apple’s iTunes App Store and in Google’s Play App Store. Learn more about the Mobile Passport App here: www.mobilepassport.us
Hey parents! Back to school apps aren’t just for the kids. The Ignore No More! app is designed to block children from using their phones for anything except calling their parents. Never get another ignored phone call from your kids again!
Parents who are fed up with their kids ignoring phone call after phone call now have a new ally. The Ignore No More! app is designed to block children from using their phones for anything except calling their parents or an emergency responder. Developed by Mountaineer Technology Ventures, a Texas-based technology firm, Ignore No More! claims to force kids to return Mom or Dad’s calls by letting the parent activate a lock on their phone. The function also prevents the child from texting or accessing the Internet until the parent deactivates the lock.
Only one master device is needed to control an entire household of phones but more can be added if desired. Once the parent sets up the app, he or she can register as many kid accounts as deemed necessary. The parent is then able to manipulate the child’s device remotely, listing certain phone numbers on the emergency contact list, such as a mother’s cell phone or 911.
Should the child attempt to disable the block on his or her phone, a notification is sent to the parents’ phones.
The app is available for download on Google Play and is only compatible with Samsung, Nexus, HTC and LG phones. The company hasn’t said whether the app will come to iOS in the future.
Do you have the next great app idea? If learning how to code is still on your never-ending to do list, and you’ve been toying around with an idea for the next big mobile app for sometime, then we may have found exactly what you need to jumpstart your dreams.
What’s this dream-solution you ask? Well, it’s called MAGE, or Mobile Application Generation Environment.
MAGE can help you create a mobile application no matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced code pro. That’s right — no programming skills necessary. Kind of like the Squarespace of apps, creating your very own can be as simple as choosing from a pre-designed template, then dragging and dropping the content you want included.
Now there’s no excuse for your business or blog not to have an app. If you have a website that you want to transform into a mobile app, all you have to do is enter in your address and MAGE can pull content, like images and text from your website, and generate a starting application for you to work with. Users can even incorporate lists, tables and menus to their apps. MAGE also provides analytics, so you can keep track of your pageviews and install numbers.
Oh, and did we mention you can create gaming apps, too? Yep! Now you’re one step closer to creating our next mobile distraction.
MAGE is running a Kickstarter campaign to secure funding to amp up its template offerings. They just passed their goal of $10,000. The campaign ends on September 9th, so if this is something that your personal business or side project would majorly benefit from, send some funds their way!
Making a blockbuster concert tour isn’t easy, sky-rocketing ticket prices in a recession torn economy makes it harder than ever to purchase tickets to see your favorite acts perform. Let’s not even talk about the concert experience nowadays, unless you’re at a Beyonce’, Jay Z or Justin Timberlake, you won’t find many pyrotechnics or displays of in your face entertainment, that is until Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artists Drake and Lil Wayne squared off against each other on the opening date their co-headling Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Darien Lake Performance Arts Center in New York on Friday night.
As the lights dim to begin the show, fans are treated to a “Street Fighter”-inspired intro video which set-up the conflict between the student and teacher. Fans who used the Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour app prior to the show were able to determine which artist goes first. After numerous rounds of Drake and Lil Wayne hits such as “John” “The Moto,” “Believe Me,” and more fans have a front seat for all the action and can send “Power Up” energy using the Drake vs Lil Wayne concert app to their favorite performer.
After a heated final round, fans are instructed to use their app to vote for a winner.
I love the concept of “using” “real time” crowd participation to interact with the show flow of a concert tour. Plus the fact that the app and tour takes on the concept of one of my favorite video games “Street Fighter” by Capcom doesn’t hurt either.
Promoted by Live Nation, the tour kicked off on Aug. 8 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, N.Y. and will make stops in 31 cities across the United States with shows planned in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles. Tickets for remaining shows are on sale now through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
Could you see more and more concert tours taking on the interactive app approach? Which concert would you like to see with an app soon?
NEWS FLASH: The summer is quickly flying by and so are those amazing summer memories that you’ve captured on your smartphone. Why not do something cool with all your amazing photos and videos (I mean besides uploading them to Instagram) and create awesome videos with the press of a button?
Say hello to Magisto!
This summer, I’ve been using my new favorite video app Magisto, to do just that. Like magic, Magisto turns your smartphone photos and videos into an amazing montage of memories with music, video transitions and more.
Magisto makes things simple with two large buttons that let you either start shooting a new video or jump straight to your Gallery to sift through existing videos. If you choose to shoot a new video, Magisto jumps to its in-app recorder, which allows you to switch between front-facing and rear-facing cameras. Each time you start and stop recording, your new clip will be saved for use. You can see what clips you’ve recorded, and easily delete any that you don’t want to include in your final compilation video. Once you’re done recording, you can hit Next to begin selecting any other media you might want to include in your final edit. The video picker interface lets you look through files in your media library. All you have to do is pick the items you want to include in your final edit and let Magisto find the interesting parts to edit together. Magisto gives you 12 different themes to choose from. There are specialized themes for holidays, as well as more general themes like Street Beats and Sentimental. Each theme comes with a few different soundtrack options, or you can upload your own music for random use throughout your movie. Finally, when you’re done with all your files and settings, you can upload your video to Magisto’s servers for editing. Check out one of my first Magisto edited videos HERE or discover the latest video I created and uploaded to Instagram below…
If you sign up for a free Magisto account, you can only upload up to 16 video files, and 5 photos for your final movie, (which is limited to 60 seconds). There’s a drawback though. As a free user, you can’t download your edited movie to your phone. You can only share your masterpiece movie via a link to your video via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and e-mail. (You can tag people in your videos if you connect your Facebook account) But in order to share to Instagram, you’ll have to upgrade to a premium account which is $4.99/ month you can pay $0.99 per movie download.
So if you’re like me and keep tons of photos and videos on your smartphone and no time to sift through and edit them all, you need to check out Magisto to keep your memories forever! Download Magisto today for your Apple or Android device via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon stores.
Do you use photo or video editing apps on your phone? Which smart apps do you use for editing and keeping memories fresh for the summer? Share your thoughts below.