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Apps: Social Networking

Revel Builds Upon Tinder to Gamify Dating

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With the proliferation of mobile apps, there seems to be two growing trends—mobile dating and photo or video sharing.

In fact, a recent report by Pew Research Center shows that 7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone. Two-thirds (66%) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and nearly a quarter (23%) of online daters say they have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.



Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial mobile app was developed exclusively with dog lovers in mind by the same team that developed www.petcial.com – an innovative social network for pet lovers and pets.

What’s so special about Petcial? Well, the most popular social network prohibits users to create profile for their furry friends. Here’s where Petcial comes into play: it allows users to create a profile for their pets, share photos/videos, mark and celebrate the most important events of their life, find potential playmates in seconds. Create an eye-catching profile for you and your pet(s) and show the world how much you love each other.


Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

The new festive app from BoxTree Media Ltd is available only throughout December. Everyone posts pictures and text messages to their Facebook friends, but Appy Xmas lets you post a festive song to both your Facebook and Twitter friends. With Songs for Christmas and, of course, Auld Lang Syne for New Year, it's a really unique way to send a special wish through your favourite social media sites. Available for download in December, get your copy of Appy Xmas from the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appy-xmas/id744291082

Danny Rhodes, Creative Director for BoxTree Media, has been a singer by trade, for the last few years and has sung internationally. He said "We wanted to use my singing background to make the app really unique".


Top 3 App Deals of the Week

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As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App ReportAppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.

Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!



Watch Your Neck App Helps You Avoid Text Neck

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With over 2.19 trillion text messages sent annually, there’s a little known condition that is plaguing smartphone users known as "text neck." The injury involves stiffness in your neck and shoulders and typically is caused by excessive smartphone usage.

A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that 53 percent of mobile phone users suffer numbness or neck aches. Another study led by Erik Peper of San Francisco State University showed that 84 percent of subjects reported some hand and neck pain during texting. Moreover subjects also displayed other signs of tension, like holding their breath and increased heart rates.



Interview With the Developers of Slync, the New App That Tracks Shopping Trends

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Are you curious about what your trendy neighbors are buying and where they're buying it? I recently interviewed Peter Babiy and Surge Stefoglo, two of the founders of a new app called Slync. The app allows you to discover what others around you are purchasing. Users post a picture, the price, and the location of the item purchased. Whether it's your daily coffee, a new pair of sneakers, or a new iPad, Slync helps you find it near you. 

In this interview we discuss:



iPhone Life Bloggers' Choice Awards: Best Apps of 2013

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We know you've come to rely on the bloggers at iPhoneLife.com for helpful reviews of all the best offerings in the App Store. With over 1 million apps for your iPhone and over 475,000 apps for your iPad, deciding which apps to download can be overwhelming. That's why we asked all of our bloggers to vote for their favorite apps released or updated in 2013. Here are their top three in seven categories!



PSOFT MOBILE Releases egobird for iPhone (Free). Offers 33% Off Premium Version.

PSOFT MOBILE Releases egobird for iPhone (Free). Offers 33% Off Premium Version.

Sendai, Japan – PSOFT MOBILE announces the release of “egobird” (free), an innovative Twitter search client for the iPhone making searches fun, easy and efficient. To celebrate the release, the upgrade to the Premium version is available at 33% off its usual price for a limited time.

App Outline
egobird is an innovative Twitter search client making searches fun, easy and efficient. Users simply follow the instructions flow to easily create even complex search queries. Queries can also be registered to be able to look at the results as soon as the app starts.


Top 11 Apps Optimized for A7 and M7

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The iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and new iPad Mini are now all packing the famous A7 microprocessor. This magnificent beast of engineering brilliance not only outperforms its predecessors in speed and battery life, it is also the first mobile 64-bit “system-on-a-chip” designed for mobile computing. What this means for fellow Candy Crush addicts (we have a Google Hangout every Sunday night) is the main CPU, graphics, and motion processor all sit together in a small cubical in the principal’s office and work together. Instead of delving deep into technical specifications of version numbers, register counts, cluster configurations and the like, let us assume the A7 is “the complete package,” doing everything a savvy person needs for updating Twitter or Facebook at a red light about the genius in front of you painting their toenails on their dashboard instead of updating Twitter or Facebook.



Try the Proposition App, if You Dare

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I like apps that are open ended enough to adapt to the user's personality. Proposition is one such app. If you are a professional, by the book, no nonsense kind of person then Proposition could reflect that. If you are a prankster, happy go-lucky adventurous risk-taking type, then you will find Proposition will match that. It's almost a psychological test of your personality. Basically, Proposition is like Truth or Dare, with emphasis on the Dare part, and leveraging social networking and mobile technology.



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