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  • Come join the virtual 2013 version of the highly popular “ 60 Apps in 60 Minutes ” presentations at the annual SLA Conferences. Of the hundreds of thousands of apps out there, which ones are the “must-have” apps? Join this fun and fast-paced session to uncover some new and unknown business and research apps, as well as some apps that will surprise you and make you laugh out loud.
  • My story of the motorcyclists
  • How has my experience with apps changed? Power, etc. Apps have the ability to combine unique aspects of mobile: potentially combining location, direction, speed, image, information – being applied in banking, healthcare, other ways The power of combining information and the network is starting to emerge and grow very powerful in apps – as will (hopefully) be shown by the examples. The benefits to narrowing features on enterprise apps: http://readwrite.com/2013/09/12/enterprise-apps-sometimes-less-is-more#awesm=~ohkVPbAIefau6R “ In and out” nature of apps – pop in, do something, be done. This will look at apps, as well as some broader aspects of the mobile world. My goal, in addition to having some fun and showing you a lot of cool apps you should know about, is to also guide you through this shift in how we interact in the world and to make some sense of it.
  • As in previous incarnations, I set these up as somewhat rough categories – many of these don’t necessarily fit neatly into one category. These have also changed and evolved a bit. I am also covering a few again – partly because I hope we have some folks on the phone who have not seen the presentation before, and they are simply worth repeating.
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iOS, free; 100 economic indicators in a format specially designed for smartphones.  Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iOS, free; Read and discuss publications and statistics that are helping to shape government policy, watch videos on topics like agriculture and trade and get a better understanding of how policies that affect your life are made. More interestingly Join the debate during international meetings – watch the sessions live and add your comments and questions for our panels of experts. Bookmark, share, discuss and download. Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar Not an app, but cool. Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar
  • iPad, free - Probably the most advanced and complete portrait of London ever produced, it offers an indispensable reference to the 2000-year history of the world’s most complex city. It boasts over 6000 articles on the capital’s museums, statues, buildings, streets, trades, people, parks, rivers and more. Over 2000 rare prints and photographs. Thirty-five video documentaries and clips from the archives of the Pathé movie library.  Historic panoramas of the city from the 17th Century to the 19th Century - all viewable as high-definition zoomable images, plus 70 gyro-controlled 360º views of the capital’s grandest sites. There are wonderfully detailed spinable artefacts from the Museum of London. It has audio tours to the haunts and hideaways of robbers and royalty from London’s official Blue Badge guides, and a unique history by tube stop section to let you know what’s above ground when your under it. Linking everything is a synchronised time-line to help navigate with unprecedented ease through every aspect of London’s deep and amazing history.
  • iPad, free - Probably the most advanced and complete portrait of London ever produced, it offers an indispensable reference to the 2000-year history of the world’s most complex city. It boasts over 6000 articles on the capital’s museums, statues, buildings, streets, trades, people, parks, rivers and more. Over 2000 rare prints and photographs. Thirty-five video documentaries and clips from the archives of the Pathé movie library.  Historic panoramas of the city from the 17th Century to the 19th Century - all viewable as high-definition zoomable images, plus 70 gyro-controlled 360º views of the capital’s grandest sites. There are wonderfully detailed spinable artefacts from the Museum of London. It has audio tours to the haunts and hideaways of robbers and royalty from London’s official Blue Badge guides, and a unique history by tube stop section to let you know what’s above ground when your under it. Linking everything is a synchronised time-line to help navigate with unprecedented ease through every aspect of London’s deep and amazing history.
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar Android/mobile site, free. The Mobile Member Guide for the 113th Congress  I Mobile Budget of the U.S. Government for FY14     Plum Book  app gives users the option to search information on presidentially appointed positions within the Federal Government Presidential Documents  app, released in partnership with the  National Archives' Office of the Federal Register , is based on the  Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents . Comprised of documents released by the White House Press Secretary beginning in 2009, it includes executive orders, speeches, approved acts, White House announcements and press releases. Users may conduct searches by date, device-based geolocation, category, name, location and subject. Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iPad, Free Explore the nation's vital signs―from life expectancy to access to medical care―and make your own conclusions about America's health. See a stat you'd like to share? Save it as a snapshot. Stats of the Union is powered by the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, which consists of data from federal agencies including the Census Bureau, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency. Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar
  • iOS, Android, Kindle, free. "Simply the best cross-platform RSS reader. Its gesture-based interface allows you to effortlessly swipe through headlines and read beautifully formatted articles on any device.“ I got set up in a minute or two, very intuitive, easy to use. They have a ton of other apps too: http://www.feedly.com/apps.html
  • iOS, free: Circa – news in 300 characters, edited by real people – stories are updated by being added to, you can “follow” stories. Connects with twitter and FB – could be a great addition to a library’s twitter news feed, for example. http://www.fastcompany.com/3016745/work-smart/this-headline-about-the-news-app-circa-is-very-brief-on-purpose http://cir.ca/   Circa solves that problem by condensing the news and making it much easier to read while on-the-go. Tediously reading long articles just to stay up to date is a thing of the past with Circa’s factual and comprehensive, but to-the-point news coverage.  Don't work to get the news, let the news work for you! Our editors strive to make the news easier and faster to read, covering the day's Top Stories, US, World, Politics, and Technology News!  iOS, Free
  • iOS, free Tap one and it turns white, with a relevant Web page at the bottom of the screen ready to be swiped up for reading, and with related topics clustered around it in green. If you don’t like a certain topic bubble, you just flick it off the screen or wait for it to leave of its own accord—the bubbles gradually fade in and out of existence if you leave them. If you don’t like the page being suggested at the bottom, you swipe it down and another one appears. Tap one of the related topic bubbles and—if there are Web pages relating to both terms—the two bubbles will fuse into a white blob and new related topics will cluster around. So far I’ve managed to combine a maximum of three topics. Pages about Japanese robot fish, anyone? Not just that but Never see the same thing twice It gets better the more you use it
  • Formerly Read It Later - iOS, Android, web app, Kindle fire, free - Save from over 300 apps (including Flipboard, twitter, etc.), WHAT YOU CAN POCKET: Articles, videos, recipes or pretty much anything you find online. It’s easy to save to Pocket from your favorite apps or browser. VIEW EVERYWHERE: If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet, and computer. EASY ON THE EYES: See your articles, videos, and everything else in a beautiful, easy-to-view layout that improves the readability and watchability of any page.
  • iOS, free - view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos. A critical part of the flipped classroom – many lectures available online, students doing assignments in class. TED talks available on streaming video as well. We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.  Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for the upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia. Included in our iPhone and iPad apps: - Watch all of our 4,200+ videos - Track your progress: Log in with your Khan Academy user account to get credit for watching videos, and see your achievements Also included in our iPad app: - Downloadable videos: take individual videos or entire playlists to watch offline at your own pace
  • Web MD  ( iOS  and  Android ) Web Md's mobile app recently received a full make over and now comes with a handy glossary of often misunderstood medical terms. With the app you can look up any ailment that's bothering you (just take a deep breath and realize that a headache doesn't mean you have a brain tumor), and find the best local clinic to get checked out. They also provide a variety of other apps – Web MD Pregnancy, Baby, Allergy, Pain Coach, Magazine Medscape is amazingly dense in information: Drug Reference Look up the most current prescribing and safety information for 8,000 brand, generic, and OTC drugs, herbals, and supplements. Adult and pediatric dosing is easily accessible, as well as pregnancy guidelines. Drug Interaction Checker Check mild interactions to serious contraindications for up to 30 drugs, herbals and supplements at a time. Medical Calculators Access 129 medical calculators covering formulas, scales, and classifications directly through the calculator feature. Plus, 600+ drugs in our drug reference have integrated dosing calculators. Formulary Information Choose from our complete list of 1,800+ insurance plans across all 50 states. Customize your Medscape account with the health plans you accept, so that the information you need is saved and ready every time you use the app. Easily compare tier status for drugs in the same class to consider an alternate drug for your patient. Disease & Condition Reference Review the latest information, including clinical presentation, workup, and treatment information, for 4,400+ diseases and conditions. 30,000+ clinical images are integrated for diagnostic and decision-making support. Procedure Reference View detailed instructions for 1,000+ clinical procedures, enhanced with videos to provide visual demonstration. MEDLINE
  • iOS only. Free. Healthcare version of Nuance’s Dragon Search application. Allows clinicians to simply speak their request in order to conduct fast and easy searches on key medical websites: Medline, Drugs.mobi, Medscape. Symptoms and diagnoses Medical literature references Medications Medical references at the point of care Multiple websites simultaneously
  • iOS, Android – Free Enables you to share your screen mobilly, chat, phone. WebEx and GTM also have apps
  • iOS, Android – Free Enables you to share your screen mobilly, chat, phone.
  • iOS, Free – crowdsourced diagnosis. While this may seem silly/unprofessional, this concept is getting increased traction for remote diagnosis, especially with the prevelance of mobile devices and smartphones. ‘ Figure 1 ’  is a new ‘Instagram-like’ photo app that allows medical professionals to share and identify images of diseases and injuries for medical purposes.  Created by  Movable Science, co-founder Joshua Landy described the app as “safe way to share medical images with the medical community, while protecting patients’ privacy”.  Before an image  can be uploaded, the poster will be given a consent form, which they would have to sign before the pictures goes up.  Users will also  be able to comment and search for pictures uploaded by other users, as well as learn about different ailments.  Since its  launch two weeks ago, a hundred over pictures—ranging from “rashes and spots” to “amputated, gangrenous foot a diabetes patient”—have been uploaded.  With the app , it allows doctors and even members of the public to seek help and identify certain conditions and diseases that they are unsure of.  The app  is currently free for download from the  iTunes Store . 
  • in private iOS beta. you can get access by signing in with your LinkedIn account credentials. The premise is simple: connect your social accounts and Refresh will create a dossier of things you should chit chat about. Like how I should mention to Whitson that I saw his post about playing way too many video games lately two and a half weeks ago (actual suggestion). If nothing else, this app highlights just how much of your personal life is readily available to third-party APIs. It’s kind of creepy:  http://lifehacker.com/refresh-provides-creepy-dossiers-on-people-to-avoid-awk-747081121 The idea behind the app is solid if you're trying to build your networking skills. Keeping notes about contacts and what's relevant to them is a time-honored tradition in the business world. However, be advised: blindly following the advice of an app that tells you to "ask her about baseball" because your friend clicked a Like button once on Facebook may hurt your networking skills just as much as it could help.
  • “ Boyfriend tracker” app – was Android but removed from Google Play recently. Functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner's location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone. There is even a command that allows a user to force the target phone to silently call their own, like a pocket dial, so they can listen in on what the person is saying. Similar apps are marketed for smartphone users in other countries, including Europe and the U.S. To install Boyfriend Tracker, suspicious partners have to get their hands on their loved one's smartphones and upload the app. A free version leaves the app's icon visible on the target's phone, while a version that costs $2 a month masks the icon.
  • Online mobile site. Using location-based networking site Foursquare, the app plots friend locations onto an “avoidance map” (powered by Google Maps) so that users can ensure that no one has any uncomfortable run-ins. The app even overlays green “safe distance” zones on the map to help users keep their distance in case someone changes location but forgets to check in. Interesting – I didn’t really experience anything with it.   Garner isn’t the only one thinking about using social networks to avoid people. At New York’s University of Rochester, a number of researchers, among them Adam Sadilek, created an app called Fount.in , which they claim can be used to forecast the future health of users with an astonishing 91% accuracy. In some ways, Fount.in is reminiscent of  Google Flu Trends , except that instead of analyzing troves of long-term data to predict seasonal patterns, Sadilek and his colleagues work in real time, by analyzing users’ Twitter messages.
  • iOS, 99 cents claims to detect and message nearby ghosts and spirits by tracking "certain environmental elements" around your iPhone and "examining values within the device that a spirit should theoretically be able to manipulate.“ – then spits out words.
  • iOS, Android, BB, Windows, Free. Discover the most popular local bars and beers wherever you go Share your beer reviews and photos with your friends Personalized beer suggestions help find your new favorite brew
  • What’s striking in the productivity category is the simplification of tasks, and the integration of gesture (typically swipe) to make interacting with them easy.
  • Office Mobile for iPhone' —as the app is called—will be available at Apple's app store for free. However, an Office 365 subscription is required for use. Has gotten pretty poor reviews so far. All documents  will sync with Microsoft's SkyDrive online storage service. Microsoft promises that users "will be able to pick up a Word document exactly where they left off on another computer", as long as it is tied to the same account.   The user's documents  will also be formatted to fit the iPhone screen and will, quite crucially, preserve the charts, animations, commits and other important document contents that other mobile world processing apps do not handle so well.   Despite these  assurances, the features on Office Mobile will not be directly on par with the same software on a computer, as it was designed for "lightweight editing".   Currently,  there is no iPad or Android version available.  
  • Android, free only mobile Office with full-features FREE. Support for running on Android 2.1 and above system. User-friendly & nice UI interface! Users from over 200 countries and regions around the world are using it. The Average Rating of Kingsoft Office is up to 4.6 stars! Whether in a small cell phone screen or on a large screen on the Tablet, Kingsoft Office has a superior performance! 【 THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR MOBILE OFFICE 】 ★ Rich editing features! All is FREE! ★ Small Size, Stable Operation, and Special interface! ★ Support 23 kinds of files, including DOC/DOCX/TXT/XLS/XLSX/PPT/PPTX/PDF ★ Built-in file manager that can automatically organize your office document ★ Tight integration with the mail application ★ Support cloud storages such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net and other services with WebDAV protocol ★ A variety of gestures operations, which make your work more interesting
  • iPad, free Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share.  “Haiku Deck offers just the features that you'll actually use, and the design structure makes it difficult to create an ugly presentation. It's the Instagram for pitch decks.” -- Mashable
  • iPad, free Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share.  “Haiku Deck offers just the features that you'll actually use, and the design structure makes it difficult to create an ugly presentation. It's the Instagram for pitch decks.” -- Mashable
  • Android, recently on iOS, free https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anydo&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5hbnlkbyJd Millions use Any.do every day to remember all the tasks they want to-do and make sure they get them done. Key benefits: Seamless cloud sync, Speech recognition, Alerts, Any.do Moment, Snooze tasks, Google Task Sync, Notes, Sub tasks, Amazing Widgets, Repeating / Recurring Tasks, Missed call, Auto complete, In app actions, Gesture support & much more! ☞ Get the most out of Any.do: ■ Beautiful & Functional - Any.do is beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly. ■ Always there when you need it - Any.do syncs seamlessly with the cloud so you can stay on top of just about anything across all your devices. ■ Any.do puts the power in your hands - Drag & drop to plan your agenda, swipe off a task to mark it as complete & shake your android to clear your completed tasks. It just feels right. ■ Speak your mind - Instead of typing just tap the microphone icon and say what you want to do. Any.do will automatically convert your words into text in almost any language. ■ Type less, DO more - Mobile typing can be a hassle; Any.do’s auto-suggest predicts what you want to do as you type it. ■ Any.do works for you - Simply add a time based reminder for the things you want to do and Any.do will remind you just at the right time. You can even try some repeat options. ■ Better together - Share lists with your friends, family, and colleagues to accomplish even more. Here are some ideas: A shared grocery list with your spouse, plan an event with your friends or just make sure you’re on top of an office project. ■ Any. DO is available in different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Russian, Arabic & Hebrew.
  • iOS, free Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what's important now. Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages. Add all your GMail accounts for speedy access on-the-go. Mailbox will be an app  that will help you get more organized by allowing you to deal with what you need to worry about and what you don't need to worry about, at a glance.  The secret lies  in the app's full utilization of the swiping action to sort incoming and existing mail. A short swipe in the right direction will put things in an archive and a longer right-swipe will send things to the bin. A short swipe leftwards will put things into the right folders and a longer left swipe will 'snooze' that particular email. 
  • Available across pretty much all platforms, first year free, 99cents a year after NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available. * MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts. * GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts. Add or Remove group participants, change group subject and set a group icon. * PERSONAL: Set a profile photo which will be shown to all your contacts * NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs. WhatsApp users can record voice snippets and send them to each other in a kind of audio telegram that may be more meaningful than the plain text messages and simple video sharing the app has served up until now. Simultaneously the app's makers have revealed that it  now has  300 million users worldwide--equating to about one in every 20-ish people on the planet. The new push-to-talk feature will roll out to all mobile app users quickly, and is said to have been a big goal for company cofounder Jan Koum for a long time. It's free to users, and the idea is that in circumstances where it's tricky to type, or where language constraints mean speech is swifter than typing, users can instead send a voicemail to their friends.
  • Android, free, integrates Box, Dropbox, FB, Google Drive, also servers ASTRO has the most robust SEARCH technology in the mobile world, giving you the ability to do anything from broad searches across all locations mentioned above for types of content (pics, music, videos, etc.) to very specific searches based on file name, size, location, etc. And, with ASTRO's unique "CLOUD HOPPING (TM)", you can move files from one cloud to another in a single copy or move/paste - without having to download them first before sending to your destination cloud! Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive, android file browser, file and/or app backup, image and text viewers, networking, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager, task manager, attachments... Quick Start Guide, FAQ's and Documentation:  http://support.metago.net . ASTRO supports 11 languages including: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian & Portuguese.
  • If you're tired of emailing yourself images or videos from one device so you can access it all the rest, get Deskconnect for a seamless way to share files across all platforms.
  • Android, Kindle Free I month trial, 3.99 afterward replaces your device’s on-screen keyboard to help you type in an easier, faster and less frustrating way. 60 LANGUAGES. The app is packed full of features to help you type, from the award-winning prediction engine that learns how you write to predict your next word, to SwiftKey Flow, which lets you write whole phrases without lifting a finger.
  • Windows, iOS, Android – free Password manager and secure wallet – the autofill thing is worth the price of admission alone. Autologins everywhere. Super strong passwords. Security score monitoring. Automatically import your passwords from Chrome or any other browser into your secure password vault. Save any missing passwords as you browse. Make a new password right within your browser. Get automatic alerts when websites get breached. And with our auto-login, you will never have to type any password on any of your devices again. It’s that simple. Get security alerts sent straight to your device when any of your accounts may be compromised. Update your old password & stop hackers in their tracks. Automatically generated passwords in one click
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire – this thing is phenomenal.
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iOS, 2.99 iVoodoo supports up to five dolls at one time. Choose either male or female, name your doll and give it a face by either choosing a photo from your photo library or taking a fresh snap with the camera. Features include: - Seven different pins - Positive, Negative, Wealth, Power, Success, Love and Spirituality. - A meditative aid for those wishing to imbue their pin with power - Plus a pin color hint system to familiarize you with what each pin does.
  • Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar Top of the Apps: CI Division Webinar iOS, Android, free track your spending, budget, categorize transactions, track checking/savings/credit card accounts, get email alerts for up-coming bills/fees/low balances, and much more. Mint also allows you to monitor your accounts from your desktop at Mint.com. For users who are concerned about security, the Mint.com mobile application is a read-only app, so nothing can be written to your online bank account information. On top of that, all of your information is transferred with bank-level security (which is monitored by both TRUSTe and VeriSign).
  • iOS, Android – free Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations. With Google Translate you can: • Translate text between 64 languages • Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages) • Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages) • Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read • Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline • Access your translation history even when you’re offline • Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
  • iOS, 99 cents – OK, we don’t really need all those translation apps. Called ‘ Pivo ’ , it is an app that will teach users how to order beer in 59 different languages.  Created by  Justin Amey and Ollie Hepworth, the app was inspired by their frustration when they were abroad and couldn’t order a beer in Czech.  “We landed  in Prague and headed straight to the nearest bar,” wrote the developers. “After catching the attention of the barmaid, we realized neither of us knew how to order a beer in Czech! We googled it, nothing, we asked Jeeves and even he didn’t know! So we thought there must be an app for that but there wasn’t…Pivo was born.”  There are  59 different languages programmed into the app, which includes the “correct spelling” and “phonetic pronunciations” of the words.  The best part  of it is that users don’t need a WiFi connection to access the video tutorials.  ‘Pivo’  is currently available from the  iTunes Store  at US$0.99.  http://designtaxi.com/news/359943/App-Teaches-Users-How-To-Order-Beer-In-59-Different-Languages/
  • iPhone, 1.99 ‘ Cycloramic ’  is a new camera app from Egos Ventures that is capable of ‘spinning’ your iPhone to allow it to take 360-degree photos and videos.  It works  by triggering your phone’s vibrations at the right frequency and intensity—allowing it to spin around in a perfect circle.  To take panoramic videos  and photos, simply place your phone upright on a flat surface and activate the app on your phone—the app will start recording as it spins.  ‘Cycloramic’  can be downloaded from the  iTunes Store  at US$1.99.  The app  currently works only for the iPhone 5. 
  • iPhone, 99cent Take a picture with your iPhone/iPad/iPod or load a photo from your library, place the masks over two faces, and iSwap Faces® does the rest! Swap faces in your friend's Facebook and Twitter photos! Post the results on Facebook or Twitter! You will laugh for hours!
  • Android/iOS, free A bit hit and miss right now. More interesting for the concept than anything. he first and only app where you can Hang w/ your favorite people in live real-time video – captured on their phone and played on yours – from anywhere at anytime for any reason. Hang w/ features cutting-edge technology that empowers you to stream and broadcast live high-quality video to hundreds– thousands– even  millions  of other phones – using only your standard wireless service.
  • Android, iOS, free   turns your photos into beautiful paper-like digital cards. You can browse through different photo filters, shapes and write or draw directly on top of photos with Wacom’s powerful inking tools. Share your creation on a variety of social media – or for a more personal touch, directly to a friend 
  • Not an app – uses your Twitter account to authorize, then your time hashtags become active. If plugged-in life has taught us anything, it's that no tweet goes  unnoticed . That is, unless you program your tweets to self-destruct. Pierre Legrain , a former  Twitter  employee, has created  Spirit , an app that lets you do just that. Think of it as a  Snapchat  for tweets. Once you authorize Spirit to access your Twitter account, you can use  hashtags  to specify how long you want a tweet to stay live before self-destructing (a tweet using the #3m hashtag, for example, would disappear in three minutes). One demographic that might not be too happy about an app that lets users set their tweets to disappear forever: Twitter's advertisers. After all, it's hard to clearly measure the impact of, say, a Promoted Tweet if the retweets it garners no longer exist.
  • Foursquare update: automatic detection, suggestions   http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/with-new-app-foursquare-strives-to-be-magic-in-your-pocket/?smid=fb-share&_r=1     serve up its recommendations automatically, no check-in required. On Thursday, the New York company plans to announce the first public test of a new version of its service that will automatically detect what restaurant or neighborhood a user is in and make suggestions accordingly. The new app, which has no official name, will be given to about 2,000 Android users in the next few weeks and rolled out broadly later this year. “ What we’re launching here is this smarter version of Foursquare that can sense where you are and give you the best recommendations,” said Dennis Crowley, Foursquare’s co-founder and chief executive, in an interview. He said it would be as if you got all of the advice from all of your friends, shrunk down into a single voice that whispers the most relevant information, unbidden, as you walk by. As an example, he said that when he visited  Mo’z Cafe  in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, the new app “told me the thing people talk about here are the breakfast burritos and this particular type of iced coffee.” No need to open the app, search for the cafe and check in to tell the service where he was.
  • his application tracks your fitness goals (e.g. "visit the gym 3 times a week") and sends a shameful message to your social media contacts if you slack off. Gym visits are recorded via Foursquare check-ins, while Facebook and Twitter integration maximize the full reach of your potential "embarrassing, degrading, and insulting" shame. I was too afraid to sign in.
  • iOS/Android, Free From the creators of Sex Offender Search! Like a private FourSquare. Our research shows that 6 to 8 text messages a day are dedicated to this question. Why not just open the Life360 map and answer it for yourself? Check in for quick updates You made it to the soccer game, the poker tournament, or Aunt Millie’s house. Avoid the "did you arrive okay?" phone call. Check in instead. (Have an emergency? There’s a button for that, too.) It's the 21st century: automate Life360 Places lets you save your favorite locations, so that friends and family will get automatic alerts when you come and go. Sure, it’s a lazy way to check in, but it’s effective!
  • Works on Android compatible phones and tablets (GPS aware tablets are required for location services). iOS/Android/kindle, seem to be around 7.99 Updated continuously, secret places. Intriguing because it’s continually updated. Look for apps like this. Fast and easy to use Detailed, interactive, GPS-aware map that works without the need for an internet connection – just tap to see the nearby guidebook entries Always know where you are with the “Locate Me” button that places a blue dot on the map that tracks your current location as you move around the island Guidebook locations have “Map It” buttons that place a red dot on the map. When the blue “Locate Me” dot is on top of the red “Map It” dot, you have reached your destination All map and guidebook content is stored on your device, including hundreds of color photographs Use the app to help you plan your trip, saving your favorite places in “Favorites” so you can quickly access them when you are on the go The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, hotels and activities show you which companies really are the best…and which to avoid–no advertisements Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted black sand beaches, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, the most dramatic part of the erupting volcano, freshwater lava pools (some volcanically heated) and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else Detailed descriptions of beaches, including ocean safety Reviews and descriptions of exciting adventures and activities Fascinating sections on Hawai’i’s history, culture, language and legends Easy navigation with a “Smart” Table of contents and thousands of hypertext links Quickly find what you need with “Search” and an Index Links to company websites and tap to dial phone numbers Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (the “Locate Me” feature requires a GPS and tap to dial phone numbers require an iPhone)
  • Allows location-based volunteerism and donation.
  • Android, iOS, free - Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you. Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places. The hyperlocal history experts of Arcadia and Historvius will unveil local lore in places you never expected. Trend-setting publications like TimeOut, Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater will point out the best places to eat and drink. Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will guide you to the latest unique stores and products. Atlas Obscura, Dezeen and Spotted by Locals help you uncover hidden gems no matter where you are. Songkick and Flavorpill guide you to local music.
  • Android, iOS, free Gets rave reviews Waze is the world's fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute. By simply driving around with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices. Waze also makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road.
  • COST:  Free AVAILABLE:  Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/pf/1103/gallery.money_apps_spending.mone ymag/index.html?iid=HLM Shows the location of known speed traps, red-light cameras, and hazards along your route, speaking warnings as you approach. On MONEY test drives from New York to Maine, the info -- supplied by fellow drivers -- proved to be pretty darn accurate. 
  • Works on : iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone Cost: Free Glympse sends a link with your ongoing location to anyone via Email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Best of all, the recipient doesn't need any special software to be able to see your location. They get a link that shows your real-time position, and optionally your speed, a message, a destination, and your ETA. And, Glympse makes it hassle free by only sharing your location for the time period you choose, and then it automatically stops.
  • Add Meebo
  • iOS, Free, from NASA – allows you to see various craft in your environment. Does require that you print out a “marker” image to orient the image.
  • See book and library-related things around you.
  • iOS, android, Free  Ikea has developed a killer app for AR. After using any smartphone or tablet to scan select pages out of its 2014 catalog, you can place the catalog anywhere in your home to make it appear as if it’s an actual piece of furniture. Watch the video above to see what we mean. Technically, this is no more amazing than any other AR app to date. But every part of the actual use-case scenario makes sense. Consider the experience: You’re already reading this catalog. You come across something you like. Then, assuming your phone is nearby, the hardest thing you have to do is drop the book somewhere in your home--a satisfying tactile process that beats pinching and zooming on a glass screen. There are no stickers to tear out or cards to print. Every component of the experience is already integrated.
  • iOS, Android, free The app  has various “cinewalks”, allowing the user to discover each and every film location of a specific movie just by following these geotargeted spots on the map.  Users  can also submit their own take of a film shot in Paris, just for fun.  Available in  English, French and German
  • How does the phone know? Because an application has read your e-mail, scanned your calendar, tracked your location, parsed traffic patterns and figured out you need an extra half-hour to drive to the meeting.
  • iOS, Android, free tells you when it is time to leave for a dinner reservation. That is because it noticed an OpenTable e-mail in your Gmail in-box, knows your location from your phone’s GPS and checked Google Maps for traffic conditions. A couple days before you travel, it will show you weather in your destination, and when you arrive, currency exchange information and the time back home. Ask aloud that Google Now remind you to pick up milk next time you step in a grocery store, and an alert will appear when you are at Safeway. First time I used it it was kind of creepy. And that was without web search history turned on.
  • First time I used it it was kind of creepy. And that was without web search history turned on.
  • iOS or mobile site version – trying to do same thing as Google Now, a bit creepier because it draws in FB and Twitter posts from your contacts. Requires use of iOS calendar.
  • I wasn’t quite ready for this. Tempo AI and Donna are two other apps in this realm. MindMeld is an iPad app (Android coming soon) that “As your conversation changes, MindMeld continuously finds and displays relevant pictures, videos, articles and documents so that any information you may need is at your fingertips” - but also requires access to a lot of Facebook information.
  • iPhone , free http://www.fastcompany.com/3015413/an-app-to-help-parents-conceive?partner=newsletter Glow. Founded along with PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, Glow is an iPhone app designed to "crunch the data [that] better informs women of their fertility window." By tracking data from its users and community, and offering personalized recommendations and statistics, the founders of Glow believe they've built a smarter process for assisting women and couples attempting to conceive children. But perhaps more compelling than the company's app is its Glow First service, a novel, pay-it-forward-type alternative to traditional health care. Levchin says the manual data entry isn't ideal, and promises that it will become more streamlined and perhaps automated in the future, as wearable devices that measure body temperature and other metrics become less expensive and more mainstream. (He also stresses the stringent privacy measures put in place, contending his background in the financial services space made the program more secure than protecting your credit card information.)
  • iOS, 3.99 lease use this app : For example, when you be working alone / be having dinner alone / need powers of concentration / want to feel eyes from someone / etc.. You can become friendly with “Watching girl”. “Watching girl” has various facial expression by videos over 180 kinds. If she had favorable impression to you, you may hear any unexpected words from her.
  • Android, iOS, Free Timed brushing, based on the music on your device – and also dental reminders
  • Android, iOS, free Music by mood or activity!
  • iPad, Free Planetary is an all-new, stunningly beautiful way to explore your music collection, available only on iPad. Fly through a 3D universe dynamically created by information about the recording artists you love. Visit planets that represent your favorite albums and control the playback of your music on iPad by browsing and selecting astronomical objects.
  • iPad, 4.99 Number 1 music app in 50 countries – gets VERY high ratings
  • iOS, 99 cents Do you miss the old way of listening to music? Carefully choosing which record to listen to? Enjoying every single track, in the order they where meant to be listened to? Do you miss that familiar crackling sound? The fiddling with the pickup? The very smell of vinyl? We do! And that is why we created this sleek vinyl record player for you to carry with you everywhere you go. Or to show off in your deskstand next to your stereo system. VinylLove™ is all about nostalgia. Browse through your record collection in a nice record crate system, listen to the albums one by one or if you like, use the pickup to find the right track (zoom in if you want to start in a certain place on a track). It even has the nice crackling sound to it.  And oh yeah, we haven't really solved the vinyl-scent part yet, but we hope this is doable with the iPad 3 (?)
  • iPad, 9.99 Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, wrote  Interaction of Color  in 1963, and it’s remained an art and design bible ever since. Last week, to commemorate the book’s 50th anniversary, Yale University Press released the Interaction of Color app for the iPad, a modernized, interactive presentation of Albers’s teachings. With fingers instead of paintbrushes and a touch screen instead of paper, users can move and manipulate over 125 color plates in 60 interactive studies. Concepts like color relativity and vibrating boundaries come to life in this $9.99 app, alongside the book’s full text and two hours of video footage.
  • Apple’s Find my iPhone – have used this several times myself.
  • iOS, 99 cents Hello Cow is a picture of a beautiful cow that goes "Moo!", when you touch her.  “ My granddaughter is either afraid of it or it is too simple for her because everytime I put the Cow on, she hands my iPhone back to me.”
  • iOS, 99 cents. Aw!
  • Snapcat – cat selfies – android free, though apparently you can do it on your browser as well http://designtaxi.com/news/358446/Snapcat-A-Photo-App-That-Lets-Cats-Take-Selfies-With-Their-Paws/ Called ‘ SnapCat ’ , the app features a little red dot on a blackout screen, which mimics the look of a laser pointer.  When the red dot  is pawed by a kitty, it will activate the camera and take a ‘self-portrait’ of your cat.  After the photo  is taken, you can choose to add filters or stickers to the photo, or share it directly to your favorite social networks like Facebook and Twitter.  The ‘SnapCat’ app  can be downloaded from  Google Play . 
  • Thanks to Chris Hote for this one! Android, free AppHero is still available in iTunes store, but hasn’t gotten good reviews.
  • And yes, that’s me when I DJ.
  • 60 Apps Updated: Creepy, cool, and simply amazing

    1. 1. 1 60 Apps Updated: Creepy, cool, and simply amazing Scott Brown Social Information Group Qualcomm, Inc. SLA CI Division September 17, 2013 Jim – unprofound.com
    2. 2. 2 Twitter @socialinfo #60Apps #SLACID 2
    3. 3. 3 The evolving experience of apps and mobile 3
    4. 4. 4 • As of June 2013, 56% of U.S. adults own smartphones • 74% of U.S. smartphone owners use their phone to get directions or other information based on location • 30% use location in posts, double from 2011. • 32% bank using mobile • 52% look for health information Sources: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Location.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Smartphone-Ownership-2013.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Online-banking.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Mobile-Health.aspx The evolving experience of apps and mobile 4
    5. 5. 5 Apps across the spectrum Specific to CI, librarians and info pros Networks Productivity Photo/video Location AR update Lifestyle/just for fun 5
    6. 6. 6 CI, librarians & info pros 6
    7. 7. 7 7 OECD data
    8. 8. 8 8 OECD Info
    9. 9. 9 9 OECD Data Lab
    10. 10. 10 London- A city through time 10
    11. 11. 11 London- A city through time 11
    12. 12. 12 12 GPO – Presidential documents
    13. 13. 13 13 Stats of the Union
    14. 14. 14 Feedly 14
    15. 15. 15 Feedly 15
    16. 16. 16 Circa 16
    17. 17. 17 futureful 17
    18. 18. 18 Pocket 18
    19. 19. 19 Khan Academy 19
    20. 20. 20 20 Web MD, Medscape
    21. 21. 21 Dragon Medical 360 21
    22. 22. 22 Dragon Medical 360 22
    23. 23. 23 ArticleSearch 23
    24. 24. 24 Networks And it gets a bit creepy 24
    25. 25. 25 Join.me 25
    26. 26. 26 Join.me 26
    27. 27. 27 Figure 1 27
    28. 28. 28 Refresh 28
    29. 29. 29 Rastreador de Namorado 29
    30. 30. 30 Hell is other people 30
    31. 31. 31 Spirit Story Box 31
    32. 32. 32 Untapped 32
    33. 33. 33 Productivity 33
    34. 34. 34 Office Mobile for iPhone 34
    35. 35. 35 Kingsoft Office 35
    36. 36. 36 Haiku Deck 36
    37. 37. 37 Haiku Deck 37
    38. 38. 38 Any.Do 38
    39. 39. 39 Mailbox 39
    40. 40. 40 40WhatsApp
    41. 41. 41 41 ASTRO File Manager
    42. 42. 42 42 DeskConnect
    43. 43. 43 43 SwiftKey
    44. 44. 44 44 Dashlane
    45. 45. 45 45 FastCustomer
    46. 46. 46 46 iVoodoo
    47. 47. 47 47 Mint
    48. 48. 48 Google Translate 48
    49. 49. 49 Pivo 49
    50. 50. 50 Photo/video 50
    51. 51. 51 NASA on Instagram 51
    52. 52. 52 iDraw on Cats on Instagram 52
    53. 53. 53 Cycloramic 53
    54. 54. 54 iSwap Faces 54
    55. 55. 55 Hang w/ 55
    56. 56. 56 56 Bamboo Loop
    57. 57. 57 57 SnapChat
    58. 58. 58 58 Spirit
    59. 59. 59 59 Location
    60. 60. 60 FourSquare
    61. 61. 61
    62. 62. 62 Life 360 62
    63. 63. 63 Hawaii Revealed 63
    64. 64. 64 Cause.it 64
    65. 65. 65Field Trip 65
    66. 66. 66Waze 66
    67. 67. 67 67 Trapster
    68. 68. 68 Glympse 68
    69. 69. 69 AR update 69
    70. 70. 70 Spacecraft 3D 70
    71. 71. 71 LibraryThing on Layar 71
    72. 72. 72 IKEA 72
    73. 73. 73 Cinemacity 73
    74. 74. 74 Just for fun Unclassifiable Simply amazing 74
    75. 75. 75 75
    76. 76. 76 76 Google Now
    77. 77. 77 Google Now 77
    78. 78. 78 Cue 78
    79. 79. 79 Cue 79
    80. 80. 80 Glow 80
    81. 81. 81 WATCHING CUTE GIRL 81
    82. 82. 82 Brush DJ 82
    83. 83. 83 StereoMood 83
    84. 84. 84 Planetary 84
    85. 85. 85 85 Discovr Music
    86. 86. 86VinylLove 86
    87. 87. 87 Interaction of Color 87
    88. 88. 88
    89. 89. 89 89
    90. 90. 90 90 WeatherKitty!
    91. 91. 91 91 SnapCat – cat selfies
    92. 92. 92 Is there an app that – recommends other apps? 92 AppLuvr
    93. 93. 93 http://www.quixey.com Find apps by key word, function, etc. Filter by OS Results give you pricing, description 93
    94. 94. 94 What does it all MEAN??? © Eugenio Marongiu - Fotolia.com 94
    95. 95. 95 You tell me – what’s cool? © Eugenio Marongiu - Fotolia.com 95
    96. 96. 96 I don’t do it on my own Special thanks to 96 Rachel Bates Wilfahrt: @rbateswilfahrt Tim Gallati: @timgallati Christian Gray: @christianlgray Joe Murphy: @libraryfuture Geoff Stead: @geoffstead
    97. 97. 97 Thank you! Connect with me: Instagram: scbrown5 Foursquare: Scott Brown, San Diego CA Email: scott@socialinformationgroup.com Twitter: scbrown5 and socialinfo LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottrbrown http://www.socialinformationgroup.com 97
    98. 98. 98 I want I want I WANT!!! Resources LifeHacker  http://lifehacker.com/tag/apps Design Taxi  http://designtaxi.com/category/Apps TechCrunch  http://techcrunch.com/apps/ BusinessWeek  http://www.businessweek.com/technology/apps-and-software Distimo  http://distimo.com 98
    99. 99. 99 I want I want I WANT!!! Resources Team Scarlet (Augmented Reality)  http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com/ Apps for Librarians and Educators – Nicole Hennig  http://apps4librarians.com iMedicalApps  http://imedicalapps.com School Library Journal  http://www.slj.com/category/books-media/reviews/apps/ Graphite  http://www.graphite.org/ 99
    100. 100. 100 More Android apps http://www.androidtapp.com http://play.google.com/store http://www.androidcentral.com/apps iPad/iPhone http://www.imore.com/apps 100