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Sustainable Cities is a social network that focuses on citizenship. It follows the worldwide trend towards segmented social networks. MyFunCity - Sustainable Cities is an e-government software tool designed for e-citizens looking to have an impact on public management with their real needs and priorities. Multi-platform and multi-channel, MyFunCity- Sustainable Cities integrates mobiles phones, smartphones and the web. Citizens can contribute to thirteen areas of evaluation, including transportation, education, health, leisure, safety, street cleanliness, traffic, roads, green spaces, visual pollution, noise, and mood. An average of six questions per area is presented randomly each time a user checks in. Drawing on the total evaluations pertaining to a certain space, such as a street, borough or city, an exact map is drawn based on citizens’ praise and/or disapproval.
“OzBook” is an interactive book for both children and the entire family, based on L. Frank Baum’s original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Sixty interactive illustrations featuring beautiful scenes, vivacious music, and special sound effects let children feel the spirit of the adventurous journey to Emerald City, together with all the engaging characters. By lighting candles in the dark, the child finds the sneaky Wizard, helps Scarecrow to whisk angry crows away, or sees Emerald City with green glasses. Powered by a realistic physics engine allowing fast content accessibility, the award-winning OzBook features a user-friendly interface, magnificent particle simulations, accelerometer and aquatic and/or fire effects, as well as a memory game and magic pictures that come to life as users touch or tilt the iPad. OzBook can be accessed in four different languages including English, Lithuanian, German and Russian.
SocialDiabetes is a system for the self-management of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. By utilizing knowledge that diabetic patients have about their own disease and sharing it with others through this app, users can leverage the potential provided by cloudcomputing in order to enhance the quality of life. Factors like food intake and exercise are logged into the system which in turn recommends the insulin dose based on these parameters. This method lets the user gain flexibility over their diet and security in their treatment, as the system takes the treatment pattern determined by the doctor and recalculates the recommended dose after considering the parameters in context, together with changes in the patient’s vital signs. By managing statistical information and data about the patient’s actual behaviour, the Social Diabetes system can make personalized recommendations. The patient can invite their doctor to join the Social Diabetes web, to monitor the patient online. Alerts can be established and changes in treatment ordered by the doctor automatically appear on the patient’s device. The optimization of patient monitoring by healthcare professionals leads to improvements in healthcare services, while reducing time and costs.
Tripwolf - your travel guide is an app for avid travellers. Users can join the tripwolf community and share recommendations by marking their favourite places or get advice from experienced travel writers. The app includes maps, an Augmented Reality viewer, free updates and bonus content for selected destinations. A highlight: the city, country and regional guides created for the most stunning destinations in the world. Thousands of travellers use the app to share tips about restaurants, shops, hotels and nightlife, sorting attractions by popularity, distance, cuisines, price level and type. Trip planning, route calculation, a practical“You Are Here” marker displaying the direction the user is facing, a tripwolf blog and interactivity are some of the myriad features offered by this app. Guide updatesare free, while the features and maps function without internet connection, thus saving roaming fees when abroad. The app is available in German, English, Italian, French, and Spanish. tripwolf - your travel guide was the WYSTC award winner for the best youth & student travel app in 2011.
iPolice is a community policing platform designed to engage more Nigerians in making Nigeria a safer country. The mobile app iPolice provides citizens with an effective way of partnering with security agencies, by reporting crimes and providing valuable information via their mobile phones. iPolice also supports community-oriented policing efforts by keeping citizens informed of crime and security issues in the neighbourhood where they live or work, thus helping to reduce crime in the community. iPolice makes it possible to follow and analyze security and crime trends according to federal state and given location. The iPolice app helps locate the nearest police station with address and contact details, for quick and easy crime reporting. Special features of the application include: Security news and alert security tips for safe living; a Crime reporting module; an Information feedback module; the Town and suburb crime history and security report. The ‘Nearest police station’ option gives the user’s location. In keeping abreast of crime and security-related news as it unfolds, Nigerians can learn and contribute to basic crime prevention measures.
Dermandar creates a novel way to take panoramic images. The simple and elegant user interface is composed of two complementary shapes that join each other as the user rotates the device. The extremely fast outcome is the product of a unique combination of high-level mathematics and low-level optimizations. Using the mobile device’s sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass), the application automatically takes consecutive images. More than 4.5 million people have downloaded this application.
Bambuser is a simple-to-use live video service that allows users to quickly and easily capture, share and watch live video through mobile phones and computers. Bambuser also enables instant sharing with the world’s favourite social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. With users in 190 countries, Bambuser’s mission is to provide people and brands with the most enjoyable and effective interaction and sharing of special moments with others through real-time video. Users can broadcast what’s happening, chat with viewers live, or share breaking news with a global audience, thanks to Bambuser’s cooperation with an international news agency. Bambuser is available as a free service for consumers and non-profits, and as a premium service for commercial use.
Streetspotr is the Smartphone app that connects businesses to Europe’s largest mobile workforce. Streetspotr enables everyday local people with Smartphones to deliver relevant, nearly instant business intelligence, and get paid for it! With the power of a Smartphone, an individual is able to photograph, record and report on required business information and within an instant, relay this information back to the business. Quick, easy, reliable and cost efficient. With 160,000+ Streetspotrs now operating in Europe, there has never been a better time for businesses to benefit from a world that is more socially connected, increasingly urbanized, mobile and digitally enabled. And for the individual Streetspotr, their Smartphone has just become the ultimate money making machine while on the go!
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Hormone check helps consumers to avoid endocrine disrupters, EDCs, found in cosmetics and personal care products. By scanning the barcode on the product with the phone, the consumer is instantly informed as to whether the product contains EDCs. Hormone check focuses on the 17 chemicals on the EU list of EDCs which are allowed in cosmetics. Consumers are encouraged to report products back to the database. If consumers scan a product and it is not in the database, they can send information on the product using a form provided on the phone or photograph the ingredient list, documenting the EDCs in the product. Consumer may also share information on EDC products with friends on social networks. Since the launch of the campaign in Norway in November 2011, the app has been downloaded 120,000 times and more than 1.8 million product scans have been entered by Norwegian consumers.
Traditional medical education is commonly considered boring and time consuming, yet as every doctor knows, practicing medicine is interesting and challenging. The answer has to do with arriving at a diagnosis, which requires a lot of analytical skill, while being stimulating and even fun. The Prognosis: Your Diagnosis app takes this idea and converts it into a simple, but effective game in which doctors play out a diagnostic process similar to real life. The app contains over 100 cases, each representing a common clinical scenario. Users are initially shown the medical history and the examination findings. Then the challenge begins: from a list provided, the user decides which tests to perform on the patient, bearing in mind that some tests might even cause harm if performed unnecessarily. The same considerations pertain to possible treatments. The game evaluates the user’s performance and provides feedback, together with a discussion written by leading consultants, physicians or surgeons. Content, modelled on real patients, has been verified by a panel of medical specialists. Medical students, junior and even very senior doctors with years of experience around the world have praised the Prognosis: Your Diagnosis app.