Imagine watching the world through your phone in real time, and seeing a path marked for you along the floor of a shopping mall. It is leading you to the bookstore, past the magazines, past the thrillers, mysteries and travel guides and directly to that coffee table book about World War I aircraft your father has been talking about buying for six months.
For many disabilities, empathic developers have provided new utilities that improve certain functions for the iPhone or Android. While it largely depends on your disability, application diversity gives users the versatility to use these different utilities at their own merit and accommodation. These are some of the best applications, providing different functions, but facilitating quality of life issues by offering insight, information, or accessibility.
Buddytruk is the latest peer-to-peer vehicle service to hit the streets of LA. Like Lyft and Uber, the service is utilized through the use of a smartphone app to request a driver to aid you in your quests. Unlike the two ride-sharing services, Buddytruk isn’t a ride-sharing service. While Lift and Uber allow people to request a pickup and ride from screen tested drivers to transport them and their friends safely to and from their destinations, Buddytruck fills a void that the ride-sharing services are sorely lacking, hauling of items.
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more and more families are going through untold troubles trying to find, hire and manage in-home care for their seniors. To battle the problem HomeHero, a new startup backed by Science Inc., has unveiled a new smartphone app designed to help people find, hire and manage in-home care for seniors.
Nowadays when you need a ride somewhere you instinctively reach for your phone and open an app to call upon your latest driver. However due to much controversy and competition, the same hasn’t played true while at large events (*cough* SXSW). Today that changes as two major brands Callaway and Uber, partner to offer on-demand rides at one of the largest events in sports.
Hours after the panelists debated the future of content distribution at the Silicon Beach @ USC conference, across campus at the Annenberg Innovation Lab a remarkable product demo was taking place by Coincident.TV . A technology that will surely revolutionize how viewers interact with content and television in the very near future. Coincident has created a platform that will allow storytellers and producers to create robust second screen stories on the fly that incorporate video, images and other web content. The implications of what types of new interactive experiences can be made utilizing this technology are phenomenal.
The AT&T Developer Program and Apigee produced the Mobile App Hackathon in Los Angeles, California. Spearheaded by Alex Donn, the event was designed for both technical and non-technical attendees to build apps over the course of a weekend at Io/La, an incubator/co-work space in the heart of Hollywood. This was a free event boasting prizes for winners of various categories such as cash, gift cards, free month stay at Io/La and many more! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were also provided, as well as snacks and other swag –like t-shirts, posters, markers, water bottles, energy drinks, bags, notebooks, etc.
Is a mobile health app a medical device? Should an app that shows you how many steps you’ve taken be regulated exactly the same way as a blood glucose monitor? According to the FDA the answer is yes, and if pending legislation passes in the U.S. House of Representatives it could sound a death knell for innovation in the healthcare sector.