Feelpress

August 24th, 2012

Feelpress is a unique app that encourages you to keep a journal of your emotions.

The app was created by Japanese start-up imonomi, which believes that people tend to ‘feel and forget’ and hope to change this with the Feelpress app.

The ‘life logging’ app gives users the option to express how they are feeling or to share an impression on something, such as a photo, both by choosing from a list of options.

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Pebble

April 13th, 2012

This watch was built for the 21st century and brings new meaning to the words ‘customisable’ and ‘internet-connected’.

Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting users with a silent vibration when they receive emails, calls and messages.

What’s more, the creators of Pebble are building some really cool apps, including one which allows cyclists to use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on their smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data.

The face of Pebble can also change instantly thanks to its electronic-paper (e-paper) display, so users can change their watch face according to their moods.

The project, launched on Kickstarter, reached its fundraising goal within hours of posting. The watches are estimated to begin delivery in September and will be available in black, white or red, with a fourth colour to be chosen by the project’s supporters.

Watch the video here.

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Instant Pizza at the Click of a Fridge Magnet

March 29th, 2012

For those who are too famished to leave the house or pick up the phone, you can now order pizza by simply tapping on a fridge magnet.

The ‘VIP Fridge Magnet’ was developed for Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai and resembles a box-like magnet with a button inside. The magnet is connected to the ordering system of the pizzeria via the Bluetooth connection of a user’s smartphone.

To set up the system, users simply need to go to the website once to sync their phone and pick their favourite pizza. Thereafter, instant pizza delivery will occur at the click of a button.

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/GF7KfV

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Drawsome Intern

March 21st, 2012

Dutch advertising shop Muse is using mobile gaming phenomenon – Draw Something – to recruit interns.

The game in which you are asked to draw a picture of a random word, is being used by the ad agency as an imaginative aptitude test and a way of seeing how a potential intern responds to what is essentially a simplified version of a brief.

Hopeful interns simply have to download the app and create a game using the username “Drawsome Intern”. They are then asked to choose a level and draw their own creative interpretations of one of the given words.

A clever tactic that uses the appeal of a popular app.

Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/w2PoAJ

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Post from Japan

March 15th, 2012

This clever app idea lets tourists promote Japan, while solving the problem of expensive roaming costs.

The idea came from students at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm. They have created the app in the hopes of replacing the images online of a country in ruins, with new images of a rapidly-rejuvenating Japan.

The idea is simple. The app allows tourists to upload photos, connected to the government network, and to gain minutes of online access for every ‘like’ they get on their Japanese photo posts.

Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/wyAHds

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Marvel ReEvolution

March 14th, 2012

Marvel Comics is blowing up the printed page with its upcoming line of Infinite Comics, the publisher’s first stab at creating a digital comic for tablets.

The world-famous comic publisher of iconic characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk and Wolverine, unveiled its initiative at this year’s SXSW.

The digital-native comic is one half of an initiative the publisher calls ‘Marvel ReEvolution’, which gives buyers of physical comics free downloadable extras. The other half of the equation is Marvel AR: The publisher will embed some of its physical comics with AR codes that allow readers to unlock extras using a new Marvel AR app on their tablets or smartphones.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/AfktMT

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Oxfam Shelflife

February 28th, 2012

UK Charity Oxfam is launching a smartphone app that lets customers find out the stories behind second-hand goods.

The Shelflife phone app links stories and pictures provided by donors to tags attached to the goods.

Shoppers in Oxfam can scan an item’s QR code to find out about its past – it might be the dress someone wore to a particular occasion, or a wedding gift.

The app uses a technology called Totem (Tales of Things and Electronic Memory). Each Totem object also has its own Twitter account – sending out automatic tweets when a new story is added or when it’s tagged.

Now there’s a way to add value to nostalgia in the digital age.

Check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/oxfam-shelflife/id488692664?mt=8

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Smoke Signals – Mobile

November 18th, 2010

Welcome to the Tribal DDB Mobile Edition, courtesy of our friends at MobileBehavior, a Tribal DDB Company which reports on the hottest stories in the mobile marketing space. Check out the MobileBehavior blog at www.mobilebehavior.com/blog for more.

Click here for the PDF version of this monthly mobile trends report.

In this issue:
Social Books Imagines a Future of Communal Reading
Swedish Dairy Tells Stories through Product Tracking Codes

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Smoke Signals – Mobile

October 21st, 2010

Welcome to the Tribal DDB Mobile Edition, courtesy of our friends at MobileBehavior, a Tribal DDB Company which  reports on the hottest stories in the mobile marketing space. Check out the MobileBehavior blog at www.mobilebehavior.com/blog for more.

Click here for the PDF version of this monthly mobile trends report.

In this issue:
Discovery Channel Takes New York by Storm with Outdoor Installation
LEGO Mindstorms NXT Controllable Using Android Phones

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