Archive | October, 2013

Tinder: Hot or Not

10 Oct

Tinder is a new kind of app. It’s a way of connecting with other people on a whole different level. You can use it as a serious business, or just for fun.

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After installing the app, you have to log in with your Facebook account. From this, the app gathers some personal information about you, so it can connect you to the Tinder network. Now it’s your turn. On the screen you see some photos with information of people who could be your possible match. If you like the person you see, you can ‘like’ him or her. If the other person ‘likes’ you too, you could start a chat session, which could lead to a possible date. If you don’t like the person you see, you could just ‘skip’ the person. So, this might be an opportunity to find your perfect match!

 Why is it cool?

I think this app is a cool way to get in touch with people. If you’re a little shy and scared to approach people or just talk to them, this could be a great way to take a first step. You can easily choose people you are attractive to, so there won’t be any creepy guys talking to you. And if you find a possible match, it might be ending in a relationship.

Why has it future growth potential?

This app has future growth potential, because people with lower social skills have the opportunity to get in touch with other people to. For some people it’s a serious chance, but others see it as a way to check out who’s hot or not. You see, there is a positive side on the app for many sorts of people!

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http://androidworld.nl/apps/tinder-hot-or-not-20-met-een-vleugje-seks/

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PHONEBLOKS

10 Oct

A smartphone these days only lasts a few years, if you’re lucky, before it breaks or isn’t longer in use. If only a part of the phone is broken, yet we throw away the whole phone, because in most cases, it’s impossible to repair that part of the phone that’s broken. Now, this problem can be solved.

What is it?

Phonebloks is a new kind of phone. It’s made of several bloks, which you can dismantle. When one part of your phone breaks, you can easily replace the broken part with another.

You can buy new bloks in the store, where you could also sell your old blogs and read reviews from other users.

It is your choice how to compose your phone. You can buy a pre-assembled phone, or assemble it with bloks from brands you want to support. It’s all up to you.

Why is it cool?

Phonebloks is a really cool device, because it is a really smart solution for many broken phones. Now you don’t have to throw away your phone anymore if only one part doesn’t work. You can easily replace the broken part, so your phone lasts way longer. Also, it’s cheaper than buying a new phone every once in a while. I think that especially young people, will think it’s a cool device, because they save lots of money with it!

Why has it future growth potential?

Lately, people would rather save their money than spend it. Phonebloks is a way to support this idea. By replacing the broken parts of your phone, you are saving money because you don’t have to buy a whole new phone. I think I’m not the only one who thinks this is a great idea, so in the future, this device might be a great success.

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http://www.phonebloks.com

Shadow app

1 Oct

Apparently 95% of dreams are forgotten just after waking up. That means one-third of our lives is lost within the subconscious. That’s why the app SHADOW is created. The creators want to do more than just reclaim the time. They want to use it to build a web of global dreams behaviors and themes, the moment after you woke up.

What is it?

SHADOW is created to be a kind of dream ecosystem. The app starts as an alarm clock, with a series of escalating alarm sounds that have the ability to seamlessly blend into your sleep cycles. They ensure the transition between a deep sleep and waking up. After you woke up, you can immediately record your dreams via a text field or a voice recorder. There are even some options to help you remember your dreams.

Why is it cool?

SHADOW is a really cool app, because it’s the first app that gives you the opportunity  to remember your dreams. To help you to remember your dreams, the app asks you some questions to clarify the images of your dreams. I think it’s really cool that there’s a way to save your dreams and finally can re-read the things you usually forget.

Why does it have future growth potential?

There has  been a lot of research going on dreams. Why do people dream, what do they dream and why do they forget their dreams? This app is a nice tool for people who are curious about their dreams and want to know what kind of dreams they have, but the results of the SHADOW app could also be used for research, so doctors and scientists can get collective answers on many questions.

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http://www.coolhunting.com/tech/SHADOW-community-of-dreamers.php

Zensorium Tinke

1 Oct

Have you ever wondered how healthy you are at any giving moment? Now there’s a way to find out, without going to the hospital for a checkup. With a tiny device called Tinke, you can do it all by yourself.

What is it?
Tinke is a miniature wellness and stress monitor. It’s a small, really light device which you can plug into your iPhone. After doing this, you can press your thumb on the screen. Now your iPhone will show your current condition, your heart rate, your blood and oxygen levels and your heart rhythm.

Why is it cool?
I think Tinke is a very cool app, because people can see their current conditions within a few seconds. The app shows the results with some matching pictures, so the user can easily understand how the results are displayed. When they think something’s wrong with their health, they can use Tinke to find out whether it’s a serious problem and then might go see a doctor.

Why does it have future growth potential?
Because people can check their current condition at any time of the day, they can keep an eye on their own health. As a result, they won’t go to see a doctor as soon as they think something might be wrong with them. So doctors have more time to help people with serious problems, instead of listening to people who come to their offices with some vague symptoms.

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http://www.coolhunting.com/tech/zensorium-tinke-wellness-device.php

Food Tripping

1 Oct

A classic road trip may seem the perfect excuse for you to grab a big mag or a take away from the Burger King. Although it’s tasty, fast and easy, lots of people regret their unhealthy snack the minute they throw way the wrapping.

To avoid this, the team of the sustainability-oriented multimedia platform SHFT, developed the Food Tripping app.

What is it?

The Food Tripping app helps you to locate the nearest healthy food options near you, within the US. The iOS and Android friendly app uses GPS to locate the nearest SHFT-approved dining options, to make sure you have a nice, healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Why is it cool?

Food Tripping is an attractive and inspiring app, because more and more people prefer a healthy dinner over a fast, unhealthy snack. By using this app, you have the opportunity to choose a healthy dinner instead of a fast take-away meal.

Why does it have future growth potential?

This healthy app could also be a source of inspiring, because, while using it, people are more likely to have a good think before they go to something like the Mac drive.

It’s also a way to find dining options near to you where you might have never been. This gives you the opportunity to try something healthy, different and new.

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http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/food-tripping.php