Apps

LG Has Its Eyes On You

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LG has done it again. It got our full attention. You should be aware by now that is not an easy thing introducing something brand new and revolutionary in the world of smartphones. Whatever you may even think about it, there is a high probability someone is already using it for his smartphone.

LG’s Aka is something different. Our hats off to LG’s restless work. They gave us a fascinating story with the curved displays. Now, they have interactive emoticons on the back of our smartphones. So, what is the catch with this one? Your smartphone becomes alive and a responding funny looking creature.

This should not be much of a trouble. We are already treating them as pets. We sleep with them under our pillow. With this intriguing feature they can tell us how they feel. These funny eyes will roll each time we take our smartphone. In addition, they will change color when we get a message or oir phone rings.

You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that the future wars on the smartphone battlefield would be fought over the tiniest details, don’t you? It is not an easy thing to address spoiled smartphone customers, who strongly believe that they have seen and tried it all. Let the games begin.

A Half Facebook Friend

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We should be grateful to Facebook for making it possible to save old and create new friendships. We should hate Facebook for telling us what to do with our friends. Let us face it. Facebook is shaping our social life, this way or another, directly or indirectly. Sometimes in a good, but very often in a bad way.

So, we are friends, but I do not want to know what is happening in your life every single day. Yes, you bother me a little bit, but I cannot remove you from my friends’ list. What should I do? Facebook has a solution for us that can suit us perfectly fine for these and similar situations. What is it all about?

Well, you can cut your Facebook friends in half. You do not have to exclude a single person from your account. However, you can seriously limit the number of notifications you are receiving on a daily basis. So, Facebook is slowly turning into a phone book or quite an inactive contact list. Is this really necessary?

The saddest thing in this story is that Facebook does not change or do anything entirely on its own. Someone has said to Facebook, look it would be nice to have this or to do that, for a change. Or maybe Facebook has figured out what is going on with the most recent trends. Either way, true friends lose.

The YTMK

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Music is the key. It has always been. Ask YouTube. There is a new service in our cyber town, and it is called the YouTube Music Key. This key is supposed to unlock the music door for “only” $9,99 a month, or $7,99 in beta version. So, what are you supposed to get in return for this money?

Well, first of all, you can listen music or watch your favorite video ads free, which is definitely a great thing. On the other side, you can enjoy music with or without the Internet. Even when your screen is licked the music will play in the background. Let us not forget to include the Google Play Music.

More than 30 million songs are supposed to make this choice of being easy for you. Will the YouTube Music Key work for real? That is not the right question to ask. How much is enough for Google to earn, and for us to pay, in order to make both sides happy? Now, you see what is the trouble with this one.

Who knows, maybe this musical trouble will give birth to some brand new music service. This way it sounds almost like a blackmail. Either you will pay, or it is the ads highway. Let us wait and see, what the users themselves have to sayy about this one. That is the only thing that truly matters. Right?

The PhotoMath Phenomenon

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For all of us, who were less privileged to be born in the ancient analog time this is a dream comes true, literally. Nowadays, all you have to do is to point your smartphone over the math trouble, and the next thing you know the solution is on your screen. Apparently, someone has found a way to do it.

The PhotoMath app comes from Croatia. It has already been downloaded more than 2,5 million times. Without any exaggeration we can say that this has been only a warming up for the next stage. The PhotoMath developers are already working on more complex math formulas, which means more users.

The brave new world of apps is open to crazy and unorthodox ideas and concepts. We have a unique opportunity to witness the very birth of some things we used to dream about when we were kids. The PhotoMath will revolutionize the math situation in our schools, that is for sure. What about professors?

It comes without saying that they are not going to be thrilled with this one. Yet, if you are to come up with an app on your own, you will have to deal with some math 101. In the meantime, enjoy your youth. Thanks to the PhotoMath you will have more time for your favorite games. What is next? PhotoSchool?

The PhotoMath Phenomenon

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For all of us, who were less privileged to be born in the ancient analog time this is a dream comes true, literally. Nowadays, all you have to do is to point your smartphone over the math trouble, and the next thing you know the solution is on your screen. Apparently, someone has found a way to do it.

The PhotoMath app comes from Croatia. It has already been downloaded more than 2,5 million times. Without any exaggeration we can say that this has been only a warming up for the next stage. The PhotoMath developers are already working on more complex math formulas, which means more users.

The brave new world of apps is open to crazy and unorthodox ideas and concepts. We have a unique opportunity to witness the very birth of some things we used to dream about when we were kids. The PhotoMath will revolutionize the math situation in our schools, that is for sure. What about professors?

It comes without saying that they are not going to be thrilled with this one. Yet, if you are to come up with an app on your own, you will have to deal with some math 101. In the meantime, enjoy your youth. Thanks to the PhotoMath you will have more time for your favorite games. What is next? PhotoSchool?

Talking Friends. Making Money.

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If you do not know what to do in your life, think about mobile app development. And who knows, one fine day it may be worth. For some of the busy little developer bees it turned out well beyond the most optimistic expectations. What about the Talking Tom and other Talking Friends? Can you make a wild guess?

For the development group called the Outfit 7 the life has changed in the most unimaginable way. Some of their apps from the Talking Friends series have recorded more than a billion downloads. To be a little bit more precise one billion and two hundred million downloads. That is a money making machine.

The estimated value of the Outfit 7 is somewhere at one billion euros. These Slovenians are the billionaires, literally. How could that be, when the apps themselves can be downloaded for free? Welcome to the brave new world of mobile advertising. You are supposed to find the million users army.

On the other hand, you will get paid for the ads to appear in your app. As simple as that. This is how the world of the mobile advertising works. And, it works just fine. The profits are skyrocketing as we speak. The great thing about this story is that there is still plenty of room for everyone with great app ideas.

What’s Up WhatsApp?

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No more excuses, cyber boys and girls. From now on, you will get a notification that your message has actually been read on WhatsApp. Which is a good or bad thing? This is not a simple thing as it may seem to you at the first glance. The trouble with the social networks is that they reveal so much about our nature.

Some of the things are not so nice. In so many cases, we hide behind the social networks. Why do you need a notification, such as this one in the first place? Your friend on WhatsApp can let you know that he has read your message as soon as he sees it. What is with this spying game? What do you want to achieve?

To prove that your friend is not telling the truth? To be in control? The social networks themselves are supposed to be a place for socializing and making friends, and not a spying platform to generate future enemies. Right? What is next? We will ask for our apps to tell us who loves us for real.

For what is worth, some social network fanatics will certainly appreciate this new feature. Hey WhatsApp what is new? Nothing. I am letting you know, who reads your messages. Thanks WhatsApp, appreciated. And, that is the brave new world of social networks, which resemble spider webs with each passing day.

Android + Chrome = ?

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This is much easier to say, than to do in the real life. On the other side, what would be a result of this intriguing merging? Android is doing more than just fine. Somewhere between 80 and 90% of all mobile devices in the world run smoothly thanks to the Android platform. What is happening with the Chrome OS?

Will, it could have done it better. It is not an easy thing to walk in the shade of the more successful cousin. Yet, the Chrome itself has to find a place of its own in the cyber universe. Then, how are we supposed to comment the very serious rumors about the almost imminent merging of these two Google children?

Maybe, Google is offering an Android helping hand to the Chrome. Maybe, they are working on some revolutionary concept, we cannot even dare to imagine. Maybe, there are so many questions and speculations that we cannot possibly see the forest for the OS trees. It is about time to change our perspectives and way of thinking.

Although, Google has 50 billion reasons to focus its research in the advertising direction, we sure hope that their intentions are more open minded and philanthropic in their nature. This Chromodroid is supposed to change the world, and not to create the additional earning opportunities. Right?

A European Apple Made Of Gold

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You have heard and read so many things about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that you wish to eat only apples from now on. Our attention was driven to the so-called collateral, but extremely lucrative and important effects associated with the new iPhone models. Are you eager to hear what we have to say?

Here it goes. The apps are the heart and soul of the IOS system. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that. On the other hand, you should be aware of the following facts directly related to the year 2008, when the Apple Store appeared for the very first time. Here is what has happened in this 6 years.

In 6 years, give it or take, we had almost $6 billion slipping through the fingers of the European IOS programers’ fingers. In addition, in 6 years we had the unprecedented increase of number of the European IOS developers for more than 600,000. Are you impressed already, or you want to hear more?

We are pretty much aware that there are more Android apps, especially the ones you can get free. Nevertheless, the IOS apps make more money, and that is a fact. Google will be able to catch up with the Apple in terms of apps related profit somewhere in 2018 or 2019. And, that is also a fact.

You Smile – You Pay

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Here is a nice example of what apps and technology are supposed to be all about. In Barcelona, a couple of actors comedians were thrilled with an idea of introducing the extra taxes for the theaters by the Spanish government. They have decided to fight this trouble with an intriguing and fun app.
So, how it works? Well, on the back of a seat in front of you there is a tablet with a special app. You enjoy a show and each time you smile the app recognize it while charging you 30 Euro cents for each smile. You do not have to worry and you can smile carelessly all the way up to the limit of 24 Euros.

As you might have expected, this app had a warm welcome among the theater fans. There is this sense of fairness, which is impossible to resist. You smile only if you like it. And, you pay only if and how many times you smile. That means you give your money to theaters, which make you to be happy.

Fair enough? Can you imagine all possible implications of this original concept? Maybe, we should have one of these with us all the time. We are supposed to live in the world that makes us happy. Do not be surprised if we install this app on our blog. Unless you smile, you will not be able to read the next post. Fair?