PEAR collaborates with Samsung on new training app

PEAR collaborates with Samsung on new training app

Mar 3, 2016

Innovative fitness company PEAR Sports has just unveiled a new application specifically made with Samsung device owners in mind.

Now Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch and the company’s latest Galaxy smartphones, such as the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5, will offer PEAR Sports’ top-of-the-line interactive coaching at the touch of a screen and the turn of a bezel. . Samsung’s smartphone users will now have the ability to experience PEAR Sports’ exclusive and dynamic coaching content. Samsung users will receive a 3 month complimentary subscription with access to exclusive workouts curated by PEAR’s elite coaches.

PEAR Sports SVP of Design Simon Sollberger talks up teamwork. “Our goal is always to create a unique fitness option for users through world-class training,” he says. “Teaming up with a leading electronics company like Samsung is going to elevate that idea exponentially by exposing PEAR to millions of Americans hungry for better workout routines.”

Samsung Media Solutions Center America EVP John Pleasants concurs. “At Samsung, we want to work with developers to create unique and compelling apps that are exclusive for our Samsung Galaxy owners. Adding the integrated fitness platform from PEAR Sports is an exciting offering for our customers looking to maximize their time spent exercising.”

We certainly loved the time we spent with PEAR gear; the hardware/software amalgam is superb.

The app is available on both the Galaxy Apps and Gear Apps stores. As noted, users also get three months of unlimited access to PEAR custom workouts.


Presentation Whiteboard App Comes to Google Play

Presentation Whiteboard App Comes to Google Play

Jan 9, 2016

We love productive software that incorporates our mobile devices, and on paper, it does seem that Presentation Whiteboard, from Akashi Hamada fits the bill.

It is a new app on Google Play, and makes it easy for users to create and present images.

Excerpts from its press release:

The graphics app turns your smartphone or tablet into a virtual whiteboard where you can write in freehand, draw diagrams, use a camera to take photos, and search for images on Google.

Present and explain with a whiteboard
The app marketplace is full of graphics image editors that are full of complicated functions to produce beautiful designs on the one hand, and highly simplified drawing apps aimed at kids on the other. Presentation Whiteboard is expressly designed to make the creation of visual explanations easier.

The whiteboard screen can be intuitively manipulated and includes many tools that appear as easily recognizable icons. The interface is clean, with only icons for the basic functions appearing at the whiteboard tray while the rest of the functions are kept in a drawer.

With this app, communicating thoughts and ideas by creating image-rich presentations from scratch is simple and fast. Icon tools are accessed in one tap. The board can then be saved as an image file and sent by email.

The app comes in two flavors: a trial version as well as a full-fledged premium app (which costs $0.99).

The intro video is below:

[via Presentation Whiteboard Press Release]

Cartoon Network Unveils Re-Designed Video App on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Cartoon Network Unveils Re-Designed Video App on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Jul 10, 2015

Cartoon Network has just released a refreshed Cartoon Network app for the young and young at heart. The new app brings new design, customization, and, according to the press release, “unique programming opportunities” like:

  • “See It First:” select full episodes that will be accessible on the app prior to their linear premieres;
  • Short-form content based on hit Cartoon Network original series including Adventure Time and Steven Universe that will be available exclusively on the app at launch and will continue to be added on a regular basis;
  • The app will also be home for original IP from Cartoon Network Studios’ renowned Shorts Program, bringing new and exclusive content from the best young artists.
  • Cartoon Network President and GM Christina Miller talks about strategy with regards to the rethought application. “Giving kids the best experience possible on all screens available is core to our strategy,” she says. “The new Cartoon Network app effortlessly blends choice, control and all their favorite shows in a fun and dynamic way to watch.”

    As noted, the new app is available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.


Foap Launches Android App, Unveils Motorola-Sponsored User Contest

Foap Launches Android App, Unveils Motorola-Sponsored User Contest

Mar 12, 2015

Foap is an interesting initiative that allows photographers of any and every ability potentially monetize their snaps with entities looking for authentic image captures. Now, Foap is launching a brand new app for Android users, sponsored by Motorola.

Turning your photos into real money. Simple as that. Just foap it! Upload your smartphone photos from apps like Instagram, Eyeem, Flickr and more.

*Sell your photos through Foap Market
*Sell photos through Foap Missions to brands like Mastercard, Hyatt, Volvo Group, Absolut Vodka
*Create your own web portfolio easily accessible for buyers
*Explore beautiful photos from all around the world
*Get feedback on your photos from other Foapers
*Photo upload right from your phone
*No upload limits
*PayPal integration for cashouts
*Amazing community of truly passionate photographers
*The best way to make money out of your passion
Foap is free. Each photo costs $10 and the photographer gets $5. A photo can be sold an unlimited amount of times! Foap Mission rewards start from $100.

Almost cooler is the fact that Motorola is launching a contest to celebrate the new app:

To celebrate the new app, Motorola is running a Foap Mission titled “For the Love of Android” seeking creative photos of users’ “Android moments,” whether it’s photos taken with Android devices or even pictures of the Android robot! The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, second and third place will each be awarded a Moto X smartphone and fourth and fifth place winners will each receive a Moto 360 watch.

Folks can sign up for the contest via the app.

[Source: Foap Announcement]

PureSolo Announces New App Sing With the King: Elvis

PureSolo Announces New App Sing With the King: Elvis

Mar 6, 2015

PureSolo — along with the estate of Elvis Presley — has just launched a new, fun singing application called Sing With the King: Elvis.

The Estate of Elvis Presley and PureSolo, an award-winning app creator, today announces the release of Sing With The King, the first official Elvis Presley singing app. Fans of the rock ‘n’ roll legend can now sing along to The King’s greatest hits and share their performances in-app and across social media platforms.

“Elvis is one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. He was always on the leading edge of technology; he recorded albums live in his home and even owned one of the first mobile phones,” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO of Authentic Brands Group. “We are thrilled to release Sing With The King, giving today’s Elvis fans the chance to connect with him and his music through an interactive digital platform.”

For the very first time, fans can recreate Elvis’ most memorable performances by pairing authentic instrumental tracks with their own voices. “Elvis Presley has never been more relevant; he is continually featured in the media and inspires today’s most popular entertainers. With Sing With The King, fans are able to emulate the rock ‘n’ roll legend like never before,” said David Kaplan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PureSolo.

Features include:

· Ability to create audio and video recordings of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits

· On-screen lyrics, allowing users to sing along

· Social media functionality, enabling users to share performances with friends and followers in-app and online

· Access to exclusive promotions

The app is available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.


LinkedIn Brings its Focused Networking Tool Connected to Android

LinkedIn Brings its Focused Networking Tool Connected to Android

Feb 24, 2015

In an effort to be even more relevant, LinkedIn recently released a new standalone application aimed at strengthening professional relationships on the Play Store.

The new app, called Connected, looks to enable users to hone in and be updated on personal and professional status changes. Formerly an iOS exclusive, the app is definitely a welcome addition on Android OS.

The new LinkedIn Connected app is a fast, easy, and smarter way to strengthen your professional relationships. Why is that important? Because most opportunities come from the people you already know, and fostering genuine relationships can help you be more successful. Connected gives you relevant updates about the people you know, so you can reach out when it matters most.
So invest in your connections today for opportunities tomorrow.
• Know when to reach out. Get notified about jobs changes, birthdays, work anniversaries, & more.
• Focus on the people who matter with relevant, timely updates.
• Make a great impression and start better conversations with pre-meeting intelligence.
• Build stronger relationships in just a few minutes a day.

LinkedIn Connected is free on the Play Store.

Need Some Advice? Give Granny Mobile a Try…

Need Some Advice? Give Granny Mobile a Try…

Feb 14, 2015

No one gives better advice than Grandma, and Makeitapp realizes this; that’s why it released the ultimate granny helper called Granny Mobile.

GrannyMobile: the best suggestions provided by the grumpiest and sharpest grandma!
Hundreds of suggestions! Quick recipes, tricks and tips to cook well, save money, manage the house, be more beautiful and live better.
GrannyMobile can handle anything, nothing can scare her.
The kids become quieter, the stock more flavorful, the hair shinier and the dust migrates to the neighbors.
A great collection of suggestions directly from the Italian tradition, presented with a bit of British humor by a grumpy grandma, amazingly drawn by the hand of Galeppe.
— Categories —
…More than 200 priceless suggestions!

Granny Mobile is available for $1.01 on the Play Store.

Glow Inc Releases Pregnancy Tracker Application on Google Play

Glow Inc Releases Pregnancy Tracker Application on Google Play

Feb 5, 2015

The new Pregnancy Tracker from Glow brings a bunch of great tools to expectant moms that use Android devices.

Glow Nurture is the world’s most advanced and comprehensive pregnancy tracker. Powered by data, designed for simplicity, this app rewrites the rules for what a pregnancy app should be. It is completely customizable so that we nurture YOUR pregnancy and your baby. And keep in mind:
• Glow Nurture is FREE.
• Glow Nurture has no in-app advertising.
• Unlike other apps, Glow Nurture does not charge you extra for our premium features.

• Customize your experience for your pregnancy and your baby.
• Alerts and insights based on the data you enter, resulting in a healthier pregnancy.
• Thousands of daily pregnancy articles about you and your baby.
• Beautiful charts powered by cutting-edge data analysis.
• Best pregnancy health tips and insights from leading health experts.

• Reminders for your appointments and your medication.
• A unique medical log, to track all your doctor’s visits throughout your pregnancy.

• Daily tasks to support a healthy mom and healthy baby.
• Daily updates on your pregnancy and your baby’s size.
• Fetal development images: see what your baby looks like each day.
• Photo sharing of that gorgeous baby bump.
• Ability to take notes, day by day
• Appointment Calendar
• Easily accessible calendar view
• International metrics: lb/in or kg/cm.

• Daily log allows you to track over 30 different items.
• Daily log changes from trimester to trimester.
• Feedback on your health data, baby, and pregnancy symptoms with insights from trusted resources.

As noted, the app is completely free; there is also an iOS version of the app, which promotes cross-platform use.

[Source: Glow Communication and Google Play App Page]

Connected Home Service SkylinkNet Introduces New Android App

Connected Home Service SkylinkNet Introduces New Android App

Jan 30, 2015

SkylinkNet is a home alert and alarm system; it has just become that much more useful to Android user with it’s newly unveiled Android application.

The new app allows users to control the whole system from their Android-based smartphones.

Per the app page:

SkylinkNet allows you to monitor your home with your smartphone. With the built-in alarm features, you can remotely arm, disarm, and monitor various activities with this app.
Create a smarthome by adding home control modules to control lights, electrical appliances and other household devices.
The Internet Hub sends you push notification when sensor is activated, allowing you to monitor your home remotely. With the surveillance camera, you can see live action of the area you want to monitor.
•Wireless Alarm System – Remote Arming / Disarming, Arm Home, Arm Away, Instant Alarm, Sensor Bypass, Remote
•Receive Push Notifications anytime a new activity takes place
•Customized alarm settings such as alarm duration, entry / exit delay duration etc.
•Home Automation with all Skylink Modules, including Wall Switch, Wall Dimmer, Plug-in dimmer, Outdoor Module etc.
•Add up to 100 sensors and controllers (lighting or appliances controllers)
•Receives low battery alert on all devices thru push notification
•Event log stores all recent 100 activities
•Add up to 10 cameras for video monitoring
•Add outdoor solar siren for additional security, which is completely wireless
•Connect to external phone dialer (Telephone Line or Cellular) as a backup solution when Internet fails
•No monthly fees and no contract
You must have the Skylink Internet Hub and other necessary hardware to achieve these features.

Make sure to be on the lookout for our upcoming review of the Skylink Alarm System Starter Kit; the app is available for free on the Play Store.


[Source: Skylink Press release and Google Play page]

CES Award-Winning App uCIC Launches on Google Play

CES Award-Winning App uCIC Launches on Google Play

Jan 22, 2015

Snapwise has just launched uCIC, a location-based photo assistance app that generated plenty of positive feedback at CES.

Location-based photo assistance offered by uCiC users in response to queries.
uCiC allows you to post requests of photographs you need, and other users can respond to you right away! Looking for real-time information about places, events and things that matter to you? Wouldn’t you love it if the information you’re looking for came directly to you, without having to hunt for it or filter through endless clutter?
With uCiC, you can find out what’s currently happening at any particular location worldwide while cutting through the noise and gaining direct access to real-time images posted by fellow uCiC users in response to your queries. There’s nothing like receiving timely assistance from ‘locals’!
————–Here’s how uCiC works: ————–
• Select a point of interest on the map
• View all the active users within the chosen radius anonymously
• Type in your request and it gets sent to all active users there as a push notification
• Users can choose to respond to the push notification by taking a pic and sending it back
• Earn Karma points for helping others with their photo requests
• Use the Karma points to create new requests
uCiC is a human network, a local guide of sorts, which facilitates the transparent sharing of queries and snaps, without swamping you with information you don’t require. So you receive precise visual answers to your questions, get to see only what you want to, and enjoy a relevant and focused experience. uCiC can help you make quick decisions, make comparisons and receive the latest information and updates, and learn more about whatever you want to.

UCIC is available for free on the Play Store.

[Source: Press Release and Google Play page]

Adobe Light Room Mobile Now Available on Android

Adobe Light Room Mobile Now Available on Android

Jan 15, 2015

Adobe has brought its Phtotshop Lightroom companion app, Lightroom Mobile, to Android.

Per the informational communication:

Lightroom mobile offers powerful capabilities to edit, organize and share images anywhere and anytime.

Built on a powerful cloud sync architecture, Lightroom mobile provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktop, mobile devices and the Web. With Creative Cloud Photography Plan, photographers have access to professional-class photographic workflows on desktops and smartphones, allowing users to perfect images on any device.

Key Lightroom mobile capabilities include:
Sync edits, metadata and collection changes to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
Automatically import images from the smartphone gallery and sync back to the Lightroom catalog on the desktop
Edit images using familiar Lightroom tools and presets, including non-destructive processing using Smart Previews
Quickly flag and reject photos

The app itself is free, but to take advantage of it, one must have at least Lightroom 5.4, which is available as part of a full membership to Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Cloud Photography plan. There is a 30-day free trial available.

[Source: Adobe Lightroom Journal]

Simple Radio Comes to Android Courtesy of Streema

Simple Radio Comes to Android Courtesy of Streema

Jan 13, 2015

Streema has something big for radio enthusiast that use Android devices: Simple Radio is now available.

Per the press release:

Streema, Inc., one of the largest radio listening services on the web, today announced the launch of Simple Radio for Android, now available in Google Play ( Simple Radio for Android has almost 25,000 radio stations from virtually every country in the world covering a never-ending assortment of music, news, sports and talk genres. Once installed, the new Android app allows users to choose a station and begin listening immediately with the reliability that only an established player in the digital space can offer. Streema already offers an online service at that reaches a global audience of more than 5 million monthly users through its radio player.

“Since launching our iOS app in October we have reached 500K installs, a milestone achieved in a short period of time,” said Richard Monte, CEO of Streema. “The response from our users has been fantastic. We have an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which we attribute to our simple design and focus on minimizing friction within the user experience. We have purposefully chosen to stay away from extraneous features by keeping it simple and giving users exactly what they want – access to their radio stations as fast and reliably as possible.”

The new app, with its extremely clean user interface, has one-tap access to a user’s favorite stations, making day-to-day use as smooth as possible. Streema is currently exploring additional ways of simplifying the radio listening experience, by expanding the service to wearables and car dashboards.

“Trends in wearables and the ‘Internet of Things’ are expanding access and interconnectivity to information, entertainment and much more,” continued Monte. “Gartner reports that there will be nearly 26 billion devices connected by the ‘Internet of Things’ by 2020. We plan to leverage the ubiquity of these devices to provide the best streaming media experience for millions of listeners around the world.”

Simple Radio is available for free (with available in app purchases) on the Play Store