This is my dumping ground for quotes and other stuff relating to the wonderful world of digital & communications.
Magic Tate Ball, a free app for Nokia and iOS that selects art works based on your location and surroundings.
The app uses the movement sensors in your mobile device so that you can shake it like the iconic Magic 8 Ball and takes in information like the time, date and weather in order to provide an image of a work of art
A new mobile application from Kimberly-Clark’s Pull-Ups Training Pants leverages mobile games featuring Disney characters and augmented reality to help moms and children stay motivated throughout the potty training process
Happtique is launching a voluntary program in the fall through which developers can submit their apps to be reviewed for certification. The idea is that the certification would serve as a kind of seal of approval.
The certified apps would then be offered through a service called mRx that would allow health practioners to prescribe the programs to their patients.
MRx is itself an app that can be loaded on a doctor’s smartphone or tablet. Once a suitable health aid is located, the doctor can select the “prescribe” command to send the app to a patient by e-mail.
Shazam has hit its latest big milestone – 250m users of its mobile app – while expanding its social TV features in the US to allow all shows to be tagged
Creating a game with TinyTap – which is free on Apple’s App Store – is a simple matter of adding photos, recording questions and tracing answers. Parents and kids can do it together, and then the game is ready to play
Today, most owners of mobile devices read news and features on publishers’ websites, which have often been coded to detect and adapt themselves to smaller screens; or, if they do use apps, the apps are glorified RSS readers such as Amazon Kindle, Google Reader, Flipboard, and the apps of newspapers like the Guardian, which grab editorial from the publishers’ sites. A recent Nielsen study reported that while 33 percent of tablet and smart-phone users had downloaded news apps in the previous 30 days, just 19 percent of users had paid for any of them. The paid, expensively developed publishers’ app, with its extravagantly produced digital replica, is dead… We sold 353 subscriptions through the iPad… We wasted $124,000 on outsourced software development.
Shazam services more than 200 million people over seven major mobile platforms in more than 200 countries, and 1.5 million new users gravitate towards the app every week, helping to keep the app in the top 10 most downloaded apps of all time in iTunes. This year has also been a banner year for Shazam’s integrations into major live events — the company offered exclusive content and a second-screen experience for viewers of both the Super Bowl and the Grammys. The company has also found permanent installations on primetime network television series, including the incredibly popular reality show American Idol.
As of this morning, the year-old Viddy had 16 million users, adding 500,000 new ones a day
iPad drawing and painting app Paper … downloaded over 1.5 million times in its first two weeks.