Posts Categorized: Apps

Unreel.me Allows Creators To Build Their Own Video Streaming Sites and Apps

April 14, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

  Unreal entertainment is set to launch their new platform, “Unreel.me”, which provides users with the necessary tools to build their very own streaming site and app.  Monetization possibilities through Unreel.me includes advertising, paywalls, subscriptions, and merchandise sales.  The best part? Unreel.me’s first $1 million will go entirely to creators, and it is completely free!  After… Read more »

Oculus Demos a VR Selfie Stick

April 13, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Oculus is now allowing the user to go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself while you’re there, and take a photo while present.  Each Oculus VR user will have a customized avatar, that actually looks like them.  The life-like avatars are possible through the social test bed’s internal drawing tool (via Facebook).  Unfortunately,… Read more »

These Two Apps Let You Pretend You Actually Handwrote That Greeting Card

April 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology

  When was the last time you received a hand written note in the mail?  Chances are you don’t remember, but, that may change. Felt and Punkpost allow the user to send personalized cards from their phone, that look as though they were written by the sender themselves.  Felt lets the user handwrite with a stylus,… Read more »

Slidebox brings its photo management app to Android

April 11, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

A new application called Slidebox aims to help Android users clean up their photo library by swiping to delete unwanted photos, as well as use other tools to more easily organize photos into albums. It’s sort of like a “Tinder for Photos” with a few extra features, in fact. The app is now one of many utilities arriving to address a longtime… Read more »

Rapchat Makes Me The Rapper I Always Knew I Was

April 7, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Social Media, Technology, Video

  Rapchat, an app that allows the user to pick a beat, rap, and easily share, is taking over.  Once the rap is created,  others may comment, and  “like”, which has the potential to send the Rapchat artist to trend on the charts.  The raps can be shared internally on Rapchat, or on other social platforms including… Read more »

This New App Lets You Express Your Feelings With Video Memes, Not GIFs

April 6, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

  “A Video Meme App”, allows the user to select a short video clip from over 5,000 clips, and add their own caption, making for more fun, interactive conversation. They can then share their video clips to iMessage, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, GroupMe, among many more.  It is available (for free) in the app store…. Read more »

Integrate Skype into your business’s web and mobile apps with new tools from Microsoft

April 1, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Following yesterday’s news about bringing bots to the Skype platform, Microsoft today unveiled two more SDKs (software development kits) for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications. On stage at its annual Build conference, the company took the wraps off two new toolkits for developers:… Read more »

A Rant About Why Snapchat 2.0 Is No Disappearing Teen Fad

March 30, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Though Snapchat began as temporary pictures/messages (risqué or not), it has blossomed into an entirely new platform of communication with it’s new update.  The new update now includes auto-advance (the user selects one story, and the succeeding stories will play automatically), Stickers which adjust to conversation (After typing, applicable stickers to what the user just typed… Read more »

The future of Interactive Music is Here, Courtesy of Jeff Buckley

March 29, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Jeff Buckley’s new video allows the listener to change up the animation on the fly.  As exciting as that is, there is more.  About 15 seconds into Buckley’s new music video, it is possible for the viewer to create a remix as the video plays.  Additionally, the viewer can strip the song down to Buckley’s… Read more »

Netflix Party lets long distance friends watch together

March 28, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Say goodbye to the countless hours of the night binge-watching your favorite shows alone, that wonderful experience can now be shared with friends. Netflix Party, a chrome extension that lets viewers sync their Netflix viewing session across time and space, and adds a group chat sidebar for good measure has entered the market. Remember Xbox Live’s… Read more »