Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Apps Are on the Rise

With just about anything you can think about doing there is probably a mobile app for it. Apps are made everyday and their ubiquitous nature is forever growing. There are 5 apps I read about that you should watch out for, Snapseed, Google's photo-editing app, which is revamped with new features, Mixkit, which allows you to make your own mixtapes, Photojojo Disposable, which takes you back to disposable camera days, Something Good to Read, which gives you reading lists based on what your followers post on Twitter and a gaming app called Yahtzee with Buddies. The great thing is that they are all free to download! 

I am particularly excited about Photojojo Disposable and Somethig Good to Read. Photojojo is an app that is forward moving, but at the same time stuck in the past. I picture a lot of older people using this app because it acts just like the disposable cameras that we used a long ago. When you download the app it gives you 27 shots to take and when those shots have been taken the app will send you physical copies of them. Of course you'd have to pay for the copies ($12.99 for 27 shots), but I'd absolutely use it. For people like me who like to have physical pictures instead of stored iPhone and computer pictures this would make my life a whole lot easier. I like to scrapbook too, so this would help a while lot. I also take so many pictures on my phone that I am afraid to delete because I don't want to lose those memories. This eventually causes my storage to be full and me having to transfer my pictures on to my computer. With this app I wouldn't have that problem and it would help me be more cautious about the useless selfies I take on my phone, and would encourage me to take more meaningful pictures. The only thing with this app is just like a disposable camera I can't see the pictures until I get the physical copies, which could be an issue because I wouldn't want to waste my money on a picture that turned out to be a blurry mess. 

Something Good to Read is brilliant to me because whoever we follow on Twitter interests us in some way. We read their posts, retweet, favorite and reply, but usually nothing further than that. I think it would be really interesting to figure out what articles this app would think I would find interesting based on my Twitter feed. It could say a lot about me and my friends. 

When I see apps like this all I can think of is why didn't I think of that. With technology we are always looking for ways to make our lives easier and apps like these show that with the power of technology anyone can create something that makes life a little easier. 

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