Makr is an app by Happy Studios that does what you’d think it does: it helps you make stuff. What makes it so interesting and blog-worthy, is that Makr helps you ” design and print custom business cards, labels, tags, invites, and so much more.” On your iPad. And we’re not just talking about typical pre-fabricated clipart - Makr looks good. And if you’re worried about making up cards and whatnot for the holiday season, well the price is definitely right.
Knock is an app that keeps your Mac locked up until you literally knock on your iPhone.
You don’t even need to open the app. Seriously. Just knock on your phone twice (yep, even in your pocket) and using Bluetooth Low Energy, the app communicates with your Mac and voila! How successful this app is in securing your Mac remains to be seen. But I guess I can’t “knock it until I try it.” Right? Anyone
Singer/producer Pharrell Williams has created a music video for his song “Happy” that runs for 24 hours. Found on 24hoursofhappy.com, the interactive site starts a video at the local time of viewers, and can be fast-forwarded and rewound to different times of the day.
I know what I’m buying for the kids and kids at heart in my life.
ToyMail is a toy and app that lets you send messages and stay connected without adding more screentime.
1. You’ll need one of ToyMail’s digital Mailmen (or you can just use the app, but that’s not as fun).
2. Download the ToyMail app to your phone and connect your adorable Mailman to WiFi.
3. Record a message and send it.
4. The Mailman will “snort, wheeze, or whinny” to let kids know they have a new ToyMail message, and then they can respond right from their toys.
ToyMail is being funded through KickStarter.
Maybe you have enough photo/video sharing apps in your life. That’s fine. But after you take a look at Ultravisual’s sleek format and stunning visuals, you may change your mind.
So “curate and share collections of photos and videos,” and do it all while looking amazing.
Currently available for iOS.
User Experience (UX) for mobile devices is a whole different game. They’re not computers that sit on desks or laps. People use mobile devices “when they’re standing, walking, riding a bus, or doing just about anything.”
Sound familiar? How do you use your mobile device?
Portobello is an Italian supermarket that prices everything in points, not Euros. Unemployment reached a 20-year high, and the City of Modena was looking for a way to provide food and work for residents in need.
The Portobello supermarket provides a place for the unemployed to work directly for goods and foods they need. Employed residents can also help out by volunteering or donating money or groceries.
The results were even worse when it came to salary. Among students who found jobs, former unpaid interns were actually offered less money than those with no internship experience.
For everyone who wishes to enhance their skills at recognizing typefaces in a playful manner. A typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as a text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game. Buy it here.
I don’t have the time to open up positions to people without degrees and then wade through all the muck.
Waze is the perfect app for anyone who wants to find their way around town, or really likes Pac-Man.
Waze is a turn-by-turn GPS app for iPhone or Android built around navigation and sharing information with other drivers. Waze’s community-based mapping system allows users to report on traffic conditions like accidents, hazards and police presence.
I’d definitely not require a design or computer science degree, but I have a strong preference for candidates with at least a 4-year degree in something.
Pizza Compass: “No frills, just pizza.”
Some might say that Pizza Compass is the most important app ever made. I might not totally agree with that statement, but it’s definitely up there. The most important thing is that it helps you get the pizza to your mouth, as quickly as possible.”