Apps

  • Groupon steps into mobile carrier – Deutsche Telekom

    Groupon is a leading coupon dealing site nationwide as well as international. In this New Year, it is seeking expansion in the booming mobile sector. And, the movement has started in Europe. To introduce mobile internet business, Groupon starts a partnership with Germany’s Deutsche Telekom. As a piece of background information, Deutsche...
  • Pirika, Japan’s Garbage Picker and Mission to Cleaning the World [startup]

    Type Pirika into the search engine and dozens of nonsensical terms come into view, as random LinkedIn profiles one doesn’t even bother to know more about.  Yet scroll down a little further and there appears a rare headline that makes any environmental geek cheer.  Last month in December Techcruch...
  • Games Industry Explodes Down Under

    The success of animated feature films such as Avatar and renewed interest in the online games industry by investors has helped fill the sails of digital game developers across New Zealand. Chairman of the New Zealand Games Developer Association, Stephen Knightly recently reported that the local industry grew by...
  • Sparrow, Coming after Google’s Gmail App

    Google released its disappointing Gmail app for iPhone and iPad. Both were buggy and in the end it had to pull its applications back. Ironically, Sparrow for Mac app will be available soon for iPhone too in a-few-month times. Those circulating rumors about iPhone version of Sparrow are validated now. Sparrow team...
  • uSnap.Us Aces Kiwi Startup Weekend

    After 54 hours of pitching, researching, coding and designing – uSnap.Us emerged as the winner of Startup Weekend Wellington. Despite the fact that it was the first Startup Weekend ever held in New Zealand’s capital, the event attracted around 100 participants; further cementing the reputation of the city as...
  • Melon Meter: iPhone app that tells watermelon ripeness

    Melon Meter is an iPhone app that tells melon ripeness by just knocking on the melon. It’s an innovative way to help everybody from consumers to farmers. Did you know that up to 60% of watermelons purchased today are either over-ripe or under-ripe? We often see sellers knocking the watermelon before...
  • NASA: International Space Apps Challenge, solutions to encounter global issues

    There are many environmental issues revolving around our mother planet, for example weather impacts on the global economy and depletion of ocean resources. As a concern, NASA is now launching a competition that welcomes scientists, developers and space fans worldwide to build new software and hardware. It is named...
  • Alfred gets clever on iPad now integrates with Facebook, to curate Group-Deals

    Perhaps you remember our last post on Alfred in July. Guess what, it gets clever. Previously made available on iPhone and Android smart phones, the mobile app has now arrived on iPad with some added features. With its latest deep integration with Facebook, Alfred learns more about you via...
  • What is Mobile Payment [Infographic]

    What is mobile payment? We’ve heard about many phone application enabling you to make online purchase, receive payment with Square, tapping mobile device at counter like what Google Wallet does and sometimes, transfer money via phone with Paypal, but do we know what category of mobile payment does all these...