Archive | Applications

The lifeblood of innovation, in this section we profile applications and related services that come to our attention. If you’re a developer and you’d like your application featured — or, if you’ve just discovered a piece of electronic genius in the form of a must-have-application, email our editor, Ewan with details.

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My Top 7 apps: Chris Williams from B60 apps

Another Top 7 apps piece sees a new list from Chris Williams of http://www.b60apps.co.uk/. Here is his list; – – – – – Sky News: Despite there being a whole host of news apps out there, Sky News is my favourite. General, business and sports news is easily accessible and they’re the three main sources […]

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Apps to Watch: Uber for smartwatches

Uber is probably the most well known of the various ride-sharing services around the world, with millions of users in dozens of countries. Despite the company’s ongoing problems with incumbent taxi firms in places like Paris and Connecticut — and various legal battles regarding whether drivers should be classed as employees or contractors — it’s obviously a very popular service […]

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My Top 7 apps: Rune Sovndahl of Fantastic Services

I’m back with another Top 7 apps post. This week we have Rune Sovndahl who is the CEO at Fantastic Services. Fantastic Services is the UK’s one-stop shop, providing a wide range of top quality services for home and office maintenance including cleaning, gardening, handyman, pest control, builders, pet care, removals and waste clearance across […]

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Paying bills should be as easy as taking a photo

Just getting in touch with some mobile payment news from IT services company Virtusa.  They’ve recently launched an app that enables customers to pay a bill simply by taking a photo – love it! Recent research from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) found that bank branch use is falling by 6% as customers embrace digital advances. […]

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Gett App

Case study: how Gett manages its SMS based communications via Nexmo’s Cloud API

Without doubt one of the advantages of having always-on, Internet-enabled smartphones is the ability to find relevant, timely and accurate information within seconds. With the rise of smartphones and the app economy, transport services such as Uber and Gett have become hugely popular all around the world. And since Gett (formerly known as GetTaxi) has now overtaken Uber as […]

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Apps to Watch: Hooks – Alerts for Everything

The Apple Watch might not be for everyone, and it’s still a somewhat unproven gadget in terms of mass appeal and usefulness, but it’s certainly true that it has encouraged more app developers to dip their toe in the water and create apps for it. While it’s still early days, and the Apple Watch has its fair share of […]

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Apps that changed the world: Instagram

This instalment of our apps that changed the world series looks at the phenomenon that is Instagram (“Instagram” is a portmanteau of “instant camera” and “telegram”). How has it changed the world? There is arguably nothing quite like it in terms of photo sharing, and the way it has turned more than a hundred million people into avid photographers and sharers. The Instagram community has […]

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Navmii App

Need a free sat nav app? Try Navmii

Just about everyone with a smartphone will appreciate just how essential they can be when it comes to finding directions and getting around. Not that long ago, sat nav software was mainly limited to hardware solutions from the likes of TomTom and Garmin, but today there a plethora of apps that do the job just as well, […]

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Google I/O – five things we care about: virtual reality

At the recent Google I/O conference, as expected the search giant showed off the next version of Android, Android M, which is expected to arrive sometime in the autumn. But amongst other things, the company also focused on virtual reality (VR) viewers (Google Cardboard) and a new 360 degree camera rig for filmmakers in collaboration with action […]

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