If you live in New York or other major cities in the world without a car, then you know that car service or swift taxi service is where it’s at! Gett is the transportation app of the future – combining state-of-the-art technology with 24/7 superior customer service (overlooked by other taxi apps). In New York City, you can even find the Gett black car service. The Gett app (formally known as the Get Taxi app) is one tap between you and your ride, they even remember your favorite places so it only gets faster. Once you place your order – no phone calls necessary – you will be assigned a professional driver in a seconds!
There are many apps that can help you call, text and even track your taxi service and many of them even will give you a coupon code. But we’ve wrangled several coupon codes that will land you up to $100 in free taxi or car service with the Gett App below.
STEP 2: Next register (no credit card necessary to register)
STEP 3: Start collecting credits for free rides with these codes below:
“goe2013″ – $30 towards first Gett ride only
These codes have scored users up to $100 in free Gett taxi and car service and are limited so download the app and score your freebies today! (I just scored $100 in free rides that I plan on using later today!) For more info on the app visit Gettaxi.com.
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Have you ever wandered how you can take your cherished photos and make them into unique works of art? Emojify is the first and only app in the App Store which transforms photo pixels into emoticons, creating unique pictures. Transforming & recreating new images entirely with Emoji icons may sound too intense in theory but after taking a look at some of these “Emojif-ied” before and after photos, it makes you take a second look at these pop art inspired pics.
You can customise your images by varying the number of the icons used to render your pictures or by changing the contrast of the algorithm used. Share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, Weibo or Email. Emojify also exports up to 16 megapixels so that you can print them as posters and hang around your walls at home.
Not all photos come out amazing using Emojify, images like close-up portraits that have high contrast between light and shadows work particularly well, while photos of landscapes or ill-defined subjects tend to turn into an unrecognizable flurry of emoji.
Have a photo you’d like to Emojify? Buy the app for $.99 at the iTunes app store.
With an endless selection of apps at your fingertips, there is a functional app for every type of person in your life. From the fashionista to the on-the-go bro, apps fit all different personalities.
1. Navigation: Waze
Does traffic make you lose your cool? Do you absolutely loathe running late just because of unpredictable traffic? Keep calm and Waze on!
What It Is: The world’s fastest growing community based traffic and navigation app, dedicated to contributing to the ‘common good’ out there on the road; acquired by Google this past summer
Why It’s Unique: Reports are user-generated, allowing you to alert and join other drivers in your area in sharing real time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their commute
2. Banking: GoBank
If you’re a gal about town who loves banking on the go, this alternative bank app may be right up your alley…
What It Is: Award-winning new mobile bank [FDIC-insured] that enables accountholders to do all banking functions via their smartphone [send money instantly, pay bills, build a budget, withdraw cash from over 42,000 ATMs nationwide, etc.]
Why It Is Unique: No overdraft fees, pay-what-you-want monthly fee (users select fee within app from $0-9 which can be changed at any point in time), Fortune-Teller feature which compares incoming/outgoing expenditures to politely tell you whether you can afford a purchase.
3. Organize Your To-Do’s: Clear
How many times have you lost your old-fashioned paper list? Stay on top of all your to-do’s virtually with “Clear!” For the list-maker – Clear is the “clear” choice when getting things done!
What It Is: Clear is a productivity app that allows you to organize all your to-do’s into one comprehensive list.
Why It Is Unique: Clear takes advantage of the latest iOS features to make productivity even more fun and satisfying. It’s controlled almost entirely by gestures: Pairing down those to-dos is as easy as a swipe.
4. Crowdsourced Real-time Weather: Minutely
Rainboots in unexpected 80 degree weather? Not a good look for Miss Trendy. Take a fun approach to a serious weather problem with Minutely.
What It Is: Social-weather forecasting that allows users to change forecasts based on real-time weather conditions.
Why It Is Unique: We’ve all watched the weather before and dressed for rain when it ends up being a bright and sunny day. Minutely’s take on social weather ensures that you have up-to the minute information from users who are out and about in your area.
5. Family Photos: Groopic
Ever notice your photos are always missing the photographer? With groopic, even the photographer is in the photo!
What It Is: Groopic solves the impossible problem by seamlessly including the photographer friend in every group photo.
Why It Is Unique: With groopic, your pictures have every friend, every time – no more asking for help from the random stranger passing by!
Have you ever had a life-altering, spectacular dream and within minutes of waking up could no longer remember the moments that made up your vision? Well now, there’s an app for that (and it doesn’t require you to wear some silly electromagnetic head gear.) SHADOW, a New-York based startup building the world’s largest dream database, and is now offering it’s iOS app to help users record and remember their dreams. SHADOW is an innovative alarm clock that helps users remember and record their dreams by placing them in a cloud-based, global dream repository. SHADOW visualizes your sleep and dream patterns to identify common themes and, by using dream content of other users, turns these symbols and experiences into insights.
Founder hunter lee soik explains: “Some of humanity’s best scientific discoveries begin in dreams, yet most of us forget 95% of our dreams within minutes of waking up. Thanks to our Kickstarter backers we can now build an app to capture all that lost dream data, and we are absolutely astounded by the positive response we’ve had so far. A massive thank you to every one who has backed, supported and given us your feedback, we could not have done it without you”.
At its heart SHADOW is an alarm clock, but with a stunning design and advanced features. Simply tell SHADOW when you go to bed and the time you wish to wake up, and come morning it will use a series of escalating alarms. The gradual increase in volume not only makes the waking up process easier, but helps you better remember your dreams by taking you through your hypnopompic state (the transition from asleep to awake) much slower than a standard alarm clock.
Once you’re awake, SHADOW immediately prompts you to record your dreams, you can speak or text your dream into the app and if you do audio it’ll transcribe to text and pull out the key words. From there SHADOW will push the dream to a secured server where it can anonymously organize the global data to identify major themes and trends. For the times when remembering dreams is tricky, you can opt to answer a series of 5-10 questions designed to jog your memory. The whole process takes less than five minutes, and once the data is recorded you decide how far and wide to share it.
Now available at $8, SHADOW helps users record and remember their dreams. Early Backers will receive the application beginning around December, and you can still back the project from as little as $2 on their Kickstarter page until the campaign ends on 11:11am on November 2. SHADOW is the brainchild of soik, an entrepreneur specializing in organizational leadership and experience design. Before founding SHADOW, soik was a creative consultant for Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne tour, and consultant for brands including Stella McCartney, Vitra, the CFDA Awards and Art Basel. For more visit www.discovershadow.
To celebrate the fifth birthday of its App Store, Apple is offering free downloads of five games and five apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch until next week.
In five short years Apple have grown to dominate the app market, growing from a mere 500 available apps at launch to over 900,000.
The App Store surpassed 100 million app downloads by the September of 2009, and has continued to grow ever since. The launch of the first iPad in 2010 created an entirely new platform, allowing a greater degree of movement and dexterity for gameplay. Users could play and interact with their apps on a larger screen for the first time, with games topping both the free and paid for app charts.More than 800 apps are downloaded every second, equating to over two billion apps downloaded every month. Check out some of the free downloads you can snag for a limited time only below.
Which apps have you downloaded and absolutely hate?
What are some of your favorite apps downloaded to date?
Can you believe Father’s Day is right around the corner? Have you decided how you’re going to celebrate the men in your life?
Sometimes the best Father’s Day present is the gift of ease and convenience, and Verizon is definitely a one-stop shop. Thanks to the nation’s largest 4G network, Verizon can help you find the quickest, easiest Apps to give Dad this Father’s Day. Whether he loves his Android or iOS device, there’s an App out there for you to show how much you appreciate your Father this year.
Here are Verizon Wireless top App picks to show Dad this Father’s Day:
iHandy Carpenter ($1.99)- The iHandy Carpenter is the perfect App for the handyman of your house. Available on both Android and iOs devices, it provides five professional tools in one App. Users can turn to this App for a plumb bob, surface level, bubble level, steel protractor, steel ruler and inclinometer. The app is not only practical, but beautiful, with clear and crisp graphics.
ESPN ScoreCenter (Free)- Dad will never miss the score from his favorite games with this free App. With scores from the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and more, he will never have to ask how his favorite team is doing. In addition to scores, Dad can get breaking sports news and fresh-cut video clips streaming to his phone.
Weber’s On the Grill ($4.99)- If Dad’s a grill-master, then the Weber’s On the Grill App for Android and iOS smartphones will certainly be the gift that keeps on giving. With over 300 recipes, videos and recipe sharing, this App is great for grillers old and new. To make cooking even easier, users can create a grocery list to make shopping for their favorite meals organized and simple.
Mint (Free)- If your Father’s like most today, he probably keeps track of every penny spent. Mint is a great financial planning App that is not only 100% affordable, but helps him keep the family’s spending in check. The safe, user-friendly App helps create budgets, manage bills and keep track of spending, all from an Android or iOS device.
How to Tie a Tie (Free)- Dad works hard everyday, so there’s no reason why he can’t look good! This free App gives easy instructions on how to tie 20 of the most popular tie knots. Available on most Smartphone devices, this App ensures that your Father looks neat and stylish, no matter the occasion.
Although these Apps are great to share with your Father this Father’s Day, the list doesn’t stop here. Be sure to check out the Android Marketplace and the App Store for more fun and easy apps your Dad is sure to love.
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Vine users REJOICE!!! The app that was once exclusive to iOS users only is now available for Android devices! If you’re still in the dark ages and don’t know the hype about Vine, check out our earlier recap here.
Vine creates stop-motion videos that can include as many scenes as you can fit in. Video stops and starts when you press on your device’s screen. Your finished product can then be shared just on Vine, or with friends on Twitter! Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook (more coming soon!)
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks
Video Sharing App Vine Comes To Android
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Being a new mom is great—but, let’s face it, it’s also tough. From juggling diapers and baby bottles, to fighting off sleep deprivation, there’s quite a lot to manage.
If only there was an app for that!
In honor of Mother’s Day, the folks at Verizon Wireless New York have handpicked 5 of the best smartphone apps – available on Android and iPhone, the most popular platforms today – that help make life easier for new moms.
· Baby Connect ($4.99): Need help tracking your brand-new bundle of joy’s growth and development? How about having medicine, vaccine and growth tracking timers, reminders and notifications? Baby Connect helps new moms track, log and share daily information about their babies. Great for doctor appointments!
· Baby Monitoring & Alarm ($3.99): Why spend a ton on a new baby monitor? The Baby Monitoring & Alarm app monitors your newborn’s sounds and will notify you by a phone call to another phone when there is a noise in the baby’s room. The app can even pull songs from iTunes to help lull your toddler back to sleep.
· Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper (FREE): From diapers to baby food, items for a newborn (or kids in general) start to add up fast. That’s what makes the Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper app so useful. It lets you plan a shopping trip based on what’s currently on sale at stores like Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid.
· White Noise ($1.99): Red-eyed moms will love the White Noise app for their babies—and for themselves! Use it to help your little one fall asleep by playing gentle sounds of the environment, or the familiar sounds of your fan or AC. There are also sound timers that fade audio out so your baby doesn’t suddenly awake.
· Instagram (FREE): We know, we know. Instagram wasn’t necessarily designed to help with your lovable toddler, but, in terms of taking pics of their cute faces and easily sharing them online with friends and family—Instagram is perfect.
So, there you have it—for Mother’s Day, the top-5 apps for new moms via Verizon Wireless New York.
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Looking to livin up your next party without hiring a personal DJ? Jukebox Hero makes for the perfect interactive “playlist” for parties, school gatherings, the office, home and more. The app enables members of a circle—friends, officemates, and family members—to take turns playing DJ, enhancing group interaction and fun via your favorite tunes.
Jukebox Hero™, an innovative new mobile app that transforms the personal music library on a user’s mobile device into an interactive jukebox has just launched today. Perfect for gatherings, private parties and group events, when friends or family use Jukebox Hero on their own devices, they also join the fun by viewing a host’s music library, browsing songs, viewing other participants, and queuing up songs. Jukebox Hero is available today—for free—via Apple’s App store where it instantly debuted as a Top 10 app in the Music category. Jukebox Hero for Android is also available now for free on the Google Play store.
How It Works
Each time the Jukebox Hero app is opened, a user is presented with the ability to either create their own jukebox or to join someone else’s jukebox as a remote. Creating a jukebox immediately populates the song list with the personal music library housed on the user’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. Joining as a remote allows a user to log into a host’s jukebox, browse the music library associated with that jukebox and immediately queue up songs to add to the virtual playlist. The app leverages the device’s GPS to provide a list of nearby jukeboxes at any given time.
Jukeboxes in the Jukebox Hero app can be set up to allow anyone to join, or they can be made privately accessible via a unique PIN. A user that wishes to join a private jukebox must have the correct PIN to be able to log in, browse and begin queuing up songs. Jukebox Hero utilizes three different queuing options and a virtual credit system that sparks social interaction and queuing activity:
- Add to Queue (Adds track to end of the queue)
- Play Next (Adds track to the front of the queue)
- Play Now (Interrupts whatever is currently playing and starts selected track immediately)
Each user is given a certain number of credits when they log onto a jukebox. The cost to Play Now or Play Next increases as the activity does with Play Now always positioned as the most expensive option. When users have used all of their credits, they can request more from the owner of the jukebox they have joined. The jukebox administrator sets the default number of credits and can easily grant users additional credits as needed.
The Jukebox Hero app has unique retro styling with modern touches that transforms the jukebox of yesterday’s drive-ins, malt shops and burger joints into the interactive social music player for today’s current generation of music lovers. Jukebox Hero has seamless integration with both Facebook and Twitter that allows users to share the party music experience with their friends…or the world.
“Virtually every consumer now carries a personal library of thousands of songs which can be accessed at the swipe of a finger,” said Woo Park, president of App Factory, an SK Planet company. “Just as the Instagram app enhanced smartphone cameras, we think that Jukebox Hero will improve the way that consumers interact with their own—and each other’s—personal music libraries. We are thrilled to launch Jukebox Hero for both iOS and Android and are extremely happy to see the app being well received out of the gate.”
Now that you’ve got the details on one of the hottest apps to hit devices in a while, tell us where you’d put this app to good use first? House party, birthday party, Bat Mitzvah?