This app uses spectral analysis to analyze objects and their makeup
Normally, if the creators of an app claimed that it could look inside things and tell you their constituent parts, I would tell you to go peddle your snake oil elsewhere. But this app is from veteran R&D group Fraunhofer — so it may very well be the real thing. The app is called HawkSpex […]
WhatsApp tests real-time location sharing in its app
Facebook may be distancing itself from location-sharing between friends in its own app, but Facebook-owned WhatsApp appears to moving in this direction. A new feature spotted in the beta version of the popular mobile messaging software shows that WhatsApp has developed a real-time location-tracking ..
Dropbox’s note-taking app Paper launches globally in 21 languages
Dropbox said today that it is rolling out Paper — its note-taking app that it’s emphasizing is a tool that’s built for managing workflow as well — globally. In addition to the regular launch of Paper, the company said that users will also be able to automatically generate presentations and run them ..
First look: DatePlay, a new dating app from The Apprentice finalist Vana Koutsomitis
DatePlay, a new dating app co-founded by The Apprentice finalist Vana Koutsomitis, is gearing up for a public Beta launch, which TechCrunch understands could be as soon as tomorrow. The concept, which Koutsomitis first pitched on the U.K. television show back in 2015, promises to ‘gamify’ the online ..
Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong
Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in what appears to be a test ahead of a public debut. This is the fourth app for the rapidly growing Shanghai-based ..
What happens when you dump the App Store?
In what amounts to one of the purest and most interesting experiments in assessing value of Mac OS’s App Store the founder of Rogue Amoeba posted a description of what happened when he pulled his app Piezo. The result? More revenue as a whole without much damage to sales. The impetus for the move came ..
PitchBook brings company financial data to its mobile app
Finding financial data, particularly for private companies, is no small task. It usually requires a solid BS detector for researching online and a network of knowledgeable sources to bounce numbers off of — not something that can easily be done over coffee or in the middle of a meeting. PitchBook, ..
President Trump thinks an app with around 10K downloads will help prove millions voted illegally
President Trump tweeted about a mobile app called VoteStand this morning, which led many people to ask, uh, what’s VoteStand? Apparently, the president believes the voter fraud app originally funded by conservative super PAC Winning Our Future, will help him prove his claims that 3 million people ..
Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends
Being a new parent can become an isolating experience, where you’re thrust into a world of playdates over happy hours – a change that can lead to dwindling time spent with friends who share a different schedule and set of priorities. A new app called Peanut, now available on iOS, wants to help. ..
Chinese photo-sharing app Kuaishou planning U.S. IPO later this year
We’re hearing from sources that Kuaishou — a hot photo-sharing application in China — is planning to go public in the U.S. later this year. Sources tell us the app has more than 40 million daily active users against 100 million monthly active users, and was most recently valued at around $3 billion. ..