Yapp <3s TEDx. We’ve worked with a bunch of TEDx organizers, from college campuses to far away neighborhoods, helping them build awesome interactive experiences for their tech-friendly guests. This weekend, while TED Women was presented in San Francisco, we saw a few different TEDx apps from all across the US, all using our custom TEDx theme.
With a combination live stream of TED Women from San Francisco and an impressive lineup of locals talking to the strengths of women, this Atlanta TEDx conference's app was a helpful guide to attendees.
Our friends at TEDxBrooklyn hosted an exciting event on Friday with a mix of educators, accelerators and creatives sharing their wisdoms. Their app coupled with their printed program to create a fully interactive and supplemental experience.
We dreamed of hanging out at TEDxMalibu this weekend, while snow fell and wind blew near our HQ in NYC. Their Yapp had tons of information on speakers and the schedule for the day, including a ton of awesome and inspirational talks.
Now that we’ve debriefed you on the M7 motion chip, we thought it would be fruitful to highlight some of the best apps utilizing this tech. Naturally — as the M7 is a motion and speed tracker — almost all of these apps help you track your fitness goals. Grab one or five and stay in shape this winter.
Weather Run is weather tracker + fitness tracker in one. The M7 tracks daily and monthly steps along with your running distance and speed. What's cool about this app is that, while it tracks all of this information, it's also cross-tracking the weather so you can see exactly how you perform in different conditions.
A gamified fitness tracker, Nike+ let's you earn NikeFuel for different activities. The app uses the M7 to convert movement into fuel, then shows you how you stack up against your friends.
Moves has a super easy interface with bouncy colors and tons of intuitive information. It uses M7 to track your movement when the app is idle and your phone is on you, plus shows a calorie-burn count and a map of your route. Rather than competing against yourself, Moves alerts you when you've earned a high score of steps to motivate you to best your own two feet.
Argus is an all-in-one fitness, diet, and sleep tracker, designed to track all the data to keep you at your healthiest. Like the other M7 apps, it tracks your steps and knows whether you ran a mile or walked four. But it also lets you create a food diary by snapping pictures of your food (which, let's be real, we all do anyway) and monitor your sleep cycles. Plus it has a fun and unique honeycomb design that we could look at all day.
Chronos doesn't only track your fitness. the app keeps track of time at the gym, time at the office, time spent with friends and time spent sleeping. You can set goals or yourself, check a timeline of your day, and keep up with who you've hung out with. A cool tracker, especially if you have terrible memory.
M7 Motion Co-processor, noun;
Also known as the Apple M7, the motion co-processor is a chip that lives inside your iPhone and never sleeps. It utilizes a bunch of different tools like a gyroscope and accelerometer (which translate to measure your steps and speed, respectively), and stores that data for apps that can use it.
The addition of the M7 is huge for fitness apps. Moves, which tracks your steps, can accurately measure every step you take when your phone is on your person, and know when you’re running, biking, or using speedier transportation.
Sure, apps like this have existed before the M7. What makes it an innovative step forward is it’s ability to feed data to apps even when the device is asleep or the app isn’t open. This means longer battery life and less energy wasted by the more than a billion smartphones in the world.
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Founder & President, FindSpark
Emily founded FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns) in 2010, and the organization has grown to become the largest Meetup group for interns and recent grads in the country. We <3 working with FindSpark, not only to hunt for our incredible interns, but also for their various conferences, mixers and meetups throughout the year.
Following FindSpark relaunch and 3rd birthday party, we asked Emily what’s on her phone.
While many of us were eating t(of)urkey leftovers, these Yappers created apps for raising funds and raising awareness.
Web-based Cognative Writing Instruction's official launch is coming in May, but founder Mah Boon Yi has prepared and shared their informative app to build up a following in advance.
CVLab Indiegogo Campaign
Accelerator's at Conscious Venture Lab have launched a campaign on Indiegogo to help renovate their Lab space, provide the best tech for the entrepreneurs they back, and create open training for the community. Their Yapp links users to the campaign and provides a space for backers to add their feedback.
Small Business Saturday — a celebration of local small businesses following the wild mega-shopping day that is Black Friday in the U.S. — is a great day to show your support for the small businesses in your area. And, if you’re a business owner, it gives you a chance to reach a big shopping audience and put your name out there. Whether you’re a shopper or an owner, we’ve got some apps to help you master the day.
Don't waste money printing business cards that will get lost in the shuffle. Bump lets you share documents, photos and contacts with the literal bump of your two phones together.
For the shopper and the owner, Foursquare is an awesome tool for Small Business Saturday. If you're out on the town, you can search for local spots nearby, and probably get extra points toward a badge for checking in. If you're running shop, make sure you're registered on the site and put up a special or two for those who check-in.
Square & Square Cash
Square is known for its easy and business-changing register packages, which let you scan cards to phones and iPads. Recently, they released a new app that our entire team has fallen heads over heels for. With Square Cash, you can tap into the app, type how much you owe, and email it. Easy as that. It's a great tool for business owners to test out, and even better for parents to bestow allowances for weekend shopping.
Specializing in food, Locavore uses GPS to point you to the nearest farmers' market, farm or other locally-sourced spot. Spend the day getting holiday gifts checked off the list, then grab some fresh veggies, cheeses or other delicacies.
LookLocal, part of The 3/50 Project, features tons of different small businesses, including stores, restaurants, and service providers. You can search, map, and share places you love or want to try out, and they're adding new businesses regularly.
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Give your iPhone or Android a festive sweater (or, maybe more like a dickey?) while you dig in to your Thanksgiving feast. Download these designs, then trace, cut and slip them into the back of a clear phone case. Voila!
We’re excited to debut a new way to personalize your app in our online editor.
The new cover editor gives a live preview of your Yapp splash screen. You can still add photos and dates, but we’ve also introduced subtitles. If your Yapp doesn’t need a date, you can fill in the subtitle field instead with a short, fun description.
Check it out, now live at yapp.us!
We’ve always worked hard to making sharing easy. Our download links make getting an app on your phone a snap, and our dashboard sharing options are perfect for a quick tweet, post or email.
Now, we’re taking sharing mobile. Once you’ve got a Yapp in your YappBox, you can easily share with using your phone’s sharing settings with a long hold. Tap the Yapp you’d like to share and hold down for a moment. Then, you’ll see a popup with Share or Delete options.