Tag Archives: Mobile

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

CoreAppScreens If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

A New Project From Lulu Says That I’m 89 Percent Dude

how dude If you get tired of asking Microsoft how old you look, here’s a variant from startup Lulu — a site that answers the question, “How Dude Do I Look?” Lulu launched the project last week. CEO Alexandra Chong said it was hacked together pretty quickly as an “homage” to Microsoft’s How Old project. Chong talked to TechCrunch TV about the project at Disrupt… Read More

Skip Googling With Facebook’s New “Add A Link” Mobile Status Search Engine

Facebook News Mobile link sharing is a clumsy rigmarole of app switching and copy & pasting. So to get more people posting links, Facebook is testing an in-app keyword search engine that lets you find websites and articles to add to your status updates. Alongside buttons to add photos or locations, some iOS users are seeing a new “Add A Link” option. Just punch in a query, and Facebook will… Read More

SimCity Creator Will Wright’s New App Wants To Create A Graphic Novel Of Your LIfe

thred techcrunch The creator of SimCity, Will Wright, has come out with a new app called THRED — and it isn’t a game. Instead, Wright describes it as a natively built way to browse “the World Wide Web” in a more pure sense. The THRED app is essentially a collection of pieces of content that range anywhere from games, photos, locations and such strung together in a thread in a cover… Read More

Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

flat-ui-login-iphone-2 Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More

On Piracy, Periscope CEO Says “There’s Way More Media Attention Than Problem”

kayvon-beykpour8 “Nobody wants to watch Game Of Thrones on Periscope” says the Twitter-acquired startup’s co-founder and CEO Kayvon Beykpour. Despite widespread reports of Periscopers using the mobile livestreaming app to pirate HBO’s epic fantasy series and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Beykpour says it’s not a good experience, and piracy is not that prevalent.… Read More

Snapchat Tries To Jumpstart Discover By Letting You Send Clips To Friends

Snapchat Discover Message Snapchat’s Discover feature feels like the awkward guy in a nice suit at a casual party. Discover’s professionally made content from CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, and others is too polished to be naturally bolted onto the app. But Snapchat’s not giving up on Discover despite reports that viewership is down 30 percent to 50 percent since its launch in January. Today… Read More

Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger

hacker way on here One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia’s Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook is now using Here maps for its mobile web version, and it is also running a test for Here to power location in native apps like Instagram and Messenger. Read More

How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

Snapchat Snapcodes QR codes have been a laughing-stock for years now. The gangly square bar codes were slapped on posters and magazine pages, and heralded as an easy way to open URLs or bonus content. Instead they became a frustrating symbol of over-engineering. You often needed a special QR code reader app which might fail to recognize the little robot tattoos on the first try. By the time you found your QR app… Read More