Ahhhhhhhh…. Spring is in the air! It’s finally time to bring on the flirty dresses, rooftop happy hours and smartphone dating? Yup, you read that right! With mobile dating being the fastest and easiest way to find and meet new singles near you, it was only a matter of time for the latest mobile app to make dating easier than ever ever before! Now available on your Android or Apple smartphone, get ready to start swooning today!
Swoon, a new dating app that allows users to connect with cool people nearby, has bridged the gap between smartphone platforms and debuted an iOS app, making it the first app of its kind to be available to both Android and iPhone users.
In celebration of the iOS launch, its time raise a glass and celebrate the SwoonLife at the Official NYC Launch Party. On Tuesday, May 21st, Swooners will have the chance to test their swooning skills at Haru Gramercy over lite bites and cocktails. Hopefully, Swooners will meet the man or woman of their dreams!
Swooners can also enter for exclusive giveaways and prizes, like an Android phone, and many others!
Who: NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, VIP Guests, and Dating Experts!
How: Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It’s completely anonymous until there’s a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android and iOS. Join the conversation and tweet us at the event using #SwoonUpNYC.
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Haru Gramercy, 220 Park Ave South (Corner of E 18th St)
For more information, visit www.swoonapp.com.
Disclosure: Thanks SwoonApp for sponsoring this post. I was selected for this opportunity and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #SwoonApp #SwoonUpNYC
Looking for a little entertainment while you’re waiting in Drive Thru? Need to garner a few giggles from the kids while waiting for Happy Meals? If you’re ever in need a smile to break up your day, the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app will undoubtedly make you smile, giggle and sing “Fishy, Fishy!”
Following the release of the catchy “Fishy Fishy” tune heard in Fish McBites commercials nationwide, McDonald’s has taken the jingle “under water” with the launch of MouthOff McDonald’s. Developed by Us Two, MouthOff™ partnered with McDonald’s to create an infectiously fun mobile application that allows users to share fish fun with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.
With over 107,000 downloads, this free mobile app is designed for Apple and Android users, MouthOff McDonald’s allows users to choose a variety of fish mouths, such as Frankie the Fish or a puffer fish to sing along with the “Fishy Fishy” tune. Those who want to do more than just jam to the beat, can also log onto www.mcdonalds.com/fishmcbites to mix and share their own “Fishy Fishy” jingles.
Checkout McDonald’s national commercial featuring the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app and a few infectiously funny “Fishy Fishy” videos on YouTube below.
Have you tried the new McDonald’s Fish McBites yet? Are you Ba-da-da-da-daaaaa lovin it?
New York City is finally giving subway riders a high-tech option to figure out when their train is coming.
MTA has released a free app that provides real-time estimates of train arrivals so riders can better plan out when to show up at the station. The app is called Subway Time and is currently only available on the iPhone, though there are plans to release it on other platforms in the future.
Other third-party apps like NextStop and NYC Mate also provide subway arrival time estimates for New York City, but the new Subway Time app has the potential to be more accurate and useful by relying on the MTA’s signal data for train arrivals.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the MTA has spent $228 million over 11 years installing advanced signals on select train lines, which can be used to provide minute-by-minute updates on a train’s location. As a result, the app is limited to just showing train times for the red and green subway lines as well as the Grand Central-Times Square shuttle, though there are plans to add the L train in the next 6-12 months and the 7 train by 2016. Unfortunately, the app will only work when there is an Internet connection, which means it is really only useful at above ground stations and the limited handful of stations that have WiFi.
If you’re looking for the silver lining in the ever-looming MTA fare increase, why not check this app out and let us know how it works for you!
There’s nothing better than a taste of home! During my recent visit to Detroit, I just had to get my favorite breakfast dish of Texas french toast with strawberries and a side of thick-sliced applewood bacon. Now, while I know the city of Detroit and all the best places to find authentic Detroit dishes, I decided to use my YP app to locate if I could find my breakfast treat a little closer to me.
My YP app led me to the Original Pancake House where a line of patrons awaited to eat inside for breakfast. (You can always tell a good restaurant when you see a line of people ready & waiting to eat.) Luckily for me, the YP app also lists reviews of restaurants, making it easier to find what’s right for you before wasting your time and money. Check out a few of my YP reviews in case you’re looking for hot grub spots in Detroit, LA, New York or New Orleans here.
Find businesses faster with predictive text, and quick links to top categories. The auto-complete feature remembers your favorite search terms making it easier to access past or favorite (pick one) on-the-go. Get the scoop from other locals, access comprehensive business listings including ratings, reviews, business details, open hours, or click to the website.
Save money on-the-go. Search, share, and redeem thousands of local deals directly from your phone. Deal alerts notify you of saved coupons expiring within the week.
Find what’s around you in a flash! Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat or to find cheap gas on the way, the YP app connects you with local businesses, deals and events to help you get things done.
• Search over 18 million businesses by typing, speaking, or browsing popular categories including movie theaters, hotels, mechanics, dentists, and more.
• Add personalized shortcuts for instant access to nearby businesses, deals, gas prices and events.
• Craving a specific food? We’ll look through over 300,000 menus to figure out who’s got what you want.
• Find the “best” gas prices near you with our unique visual gas price search.
• Save with thousands of local coupons and deals from businesses near you.*
• Get important information before heading out including:
- Ratings and reviews
- Photos – plus upload photos to your favorite businesses!
- Restaurant and service menus
- Movie showtimes
- Hours of operation
- Phone numbers
- Maps and directions
If you’re looking for an app that’ll help you find life’s essentials (no matter what what city you’re in…) then the YP app is for you! Download it today!
Thank you to YP for being a sponsor. Check out the latest YP app or YP.com to find food nearby fast! YP is your local companion for making decisions on everything from where to eat to where to find cheap gas. This post is in conjunction with my relationship with the Clever Girls Collective, and all opinions expressed here are my own. #YPcrave
As a traveling girl on the go, I have been to about 10 different cities within the last 30 days. You can imagine the amount of boarding passes I’ve avoided hording by taking advantage of airline apps on my smartphone – but since I’ve downloaded TripIt Pro, I’ve taken my travel sanity to a whole new level of zen…
TripIt makes getting to your destinations easier, by organizing all your trip plans in one place. No more double-checking your calendar against your mobile airline app for reservation dates, TripIt has you completely covered. TripIt creates an itinerary in seconds – using email confirmations from virtually all travel sites, plus other activities like restaurant reservations and concert tickets. (Seriously, I RSVP’d for a twitter chat via EventBrite and moments later, I received confirmation plus it was automatically added to my calendar by TripIt.)
My travel life has transformed to a whole new world of difference. Thanks to BrothaTech, for introducing me to the TripIt app – now I’m one of millions of travelers who use the TripIt app to organize and share travel & trips. By simply forwarding confirmation emails from anywhere you book to email@example.com, TripIt automatically creates on simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar or anywhere online.
If your travel plans require a bit more organization and assistance, you can easily upgrade to TripIt Pro for only $49/year. TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds.
I recently downloaded a 3-month trial of TripIt Pro which has made me a believer and evangelist of all things TripIt. Recently, my connecting flight was delayed and the airline agent didn’t know how soon travel could resume. Within minutes, I received a text message from TripIt informing me of my updated departure time & gate information nearly 30minutes before the airline agent informed the remaining passengers on my flight. I was able to make the best use of my time while in a random city all because of this app.
Available on most smartphone app stores including Apple App Store, Android Marketplace, Amazon Appstore, Window phone Marketplace and Blackberry App World.
Of course, everyone is looking at the Instagram + Facebook merger now – thinking “Man, I could’ve created that!” (Yeah, of course you could have…) But if you’re interested in learning how Instagram went from having zero to becoming a billion dollars richer IN LESS THAN 17 MONTHS…check out the infographic below.
Do you have a unique startup idea? What is the best startup or app you’ve seen so far?
Android users, the app gods have heard your cries and soon the Instagram app will be available on a device near you!
Android users will soon be able to enjoy Instagram’s faded filters, dreamy tilt-shift effects and retro borders and finally catch the Instagram craze with the rest of us. Instagram had been developing an Android app for almost a year, but according to Mashable, Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom made the long-awaited announcement at SXSW last week that the app is actually coming to Android handsets soon! Currently in beta testing, it’s pretty safe to say that by this summer you’ll be able to share edited photos with iPhone and Droid users alike!
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The good news is that cheaters get caught. The bad news is they only get caught after they cheat. Now there’s a test to catch his cheating ways BEFORE they start!
Finally! An app to help you tell if a guy will cheat BEFORE he actually does. The Cheater Meter is an extremely simple but extremely accurate 10 question quiz that tells you if your guy or any guy, will or will not cheat.
Ish Major, MD explains, ‘Most women report their biggest fear in a relationship is being cheated on. As a Dr. I run tests for tons of medical problems every day. Now I’m giving women the power to run their own test for relationship problems just as quickly! You can meet a cheater at anytime and anyplace. You should have the ability to put him to the test at all times as well!”
By combing through years of research about relationships, marriage, divorce and cheaters Ish Major, MD has uncovered the secret formula for the ingredients of a Cheater! He’s taken it one step further and made it available in a quick and easy mobile iPhone app!
Major, a psychiatrist who specializes in women, children and families, says the majority of his patients come to him because of relationship problems in their past or present. With his new app, The Cheater Meter, Major wants to empower women to level the playing field when it comes to finding Mr. Right before they find out he’s really Mr. Wrong!
In a witty, charming and brutally truthful interview, Major can reveal:
- Why men cheat
- What are the signs someone is cheating
- The Top 10 Cheater Traits
- How to prevent it from happening
- Damage control in the aftermath
Ish Major, MD is the author of Little White Whys, A Woman’s Guide Through the Lies Men Tell and Why and has been named as One of America’s Top Psychiatrists for 2011. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television with appearances on FOX, GMA and The Today Show.
The Cheater Meter is available in the app store on iTunes and on Thecheatermeter.com.
Would you be willing to test out guys with this mobile app?
Have you ever used technology to bust a guys’ cheating ways?