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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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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.
Project Noah is a software platform designed to help people reconnect with the natural world. Launched in early 2010, the project began as an experiment to mobilize citizen scientists and build a digital butterfly net for the 21st century. Now backed by National Geographic, Project Noah is mobilizing a new generation of nature explorers and helping people from around the world to appreciate their local wildlife. The community is harnessing the power and popularity of new mobile technologies to collect important ecological data and preserve global biodiversity. The ultimate goal is to build a go-to platform for documenting all the world’s organisms. In so doing, Project Noah hopes to develop an effective way to measure Mother Nature’s pulse. By providing tools to help mobile citizens share their encounters with nature, Project Noah builds a powerful force for crowdsourcing ecological data collection and strengthening wildlife awareness and preservation.
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AlzNav’s target audience are senior citizens and persons in the initial/pre-stages of dementia. The application aims to improve their autonomy by increasing their sense of safety when going outdoors and to ease caregivers’ concerns by alerting them should the user get lost or need help. AlzNav distinguishes itself from other solutions by providing a simplified user interface designed specifically for target users’ needs and limitations. The app allows caregivers to specify the safety area within which the user can move. If the user wanders past the predetermined area, AlzNav sends a text message with the user’s current location, or responds to location requests from the caregiver. To empower users to help themselves when in need, AlzNav can switch to foreground mode, get the user’s attention and ask if everything is OK while offering assistance. If users feel able, AlzNav can navigate them back home, call a cab, or help them place calls to family or friends. AlzNav’s navigational system combines audio and textual instructions with an on-screen arrow that always points in the direction to go – independently of the device’s orientation, a significant improvement over other navigational systems.
“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.
Blanco y Negro is an app for visually impaired persons, optimizing the use of other senses to access the main functions of a cell phone. The app makes use of two key tools, a speech synthesizer and a set of functions called Gesture, to provide feedback about actions taken on the mobile so that users can easily follow. Based on these tools, visually impaired persons can access mobile phone functions in a way adapted to their abilities and needs: phone calling, text messaging, information management and colour recognition. Blanco y Negro is available in English and Spanish. Blanco y Negro is a unique app ensuring the inclusion of visually impaired persons in the use of smartphones.
MagicReader provides a magical experience of reading and viewing e-books using the iPad. There is no need to touch the hardware to turn pages, facial movements are enough. MagicReader uses the mobile device’s camera to detect the movement of the person reading the book. With this new technology, a disabled or injured person can read a book without having to depend on help from someone else. MagicReader can also be used in diverse daily situations, such as reading while eating with both hands, reading a recipe while cooking or perusing documents while typing on a keyboard. There are countless more ways to use MagicReader.
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News360 is a set of mobile apps for smartphone and tablet platforms. The apps send a tailored stream of news content focused on users’ specific interests. The apps gather and analyse news articles from more than 20,000 online sources, presenting the most important ones in a grid. On the flagship iPad version, each rectangle in the grid is the face of a cube - the user can rotate the cube to see different aspects of the story or activate different actions. Flipping the cube up displays a preview, flipping it down allows story-sharing, turning to the opposite face activates selected coverage. News360 combines diverse sources to provide coverage from diverging perspectives, all with one tap. News360 gets smarter the more it’s used – the app analyses the user’s behaviour and adjusts the feed to provide more sophisticated sources from authors not otherwise available. The system is based on a self-learning ontology with a state-of-the-art linguistic analysis engine that tracks more than a million topics, organizations, people and products. News360 apps have been downloaded by over 1.5 million people and positively reviewed by the news industry.
QTom, the first product to offer customizable music television, allows viewers to personally select music with a quick turn of the dial, adapting the music program to their personal preferences and tastes. Depending on their favourite music or momentary mood, viewers choose from different music channels – oldies or contemporary, big hits or underground, fast songs or slow ones. The experienced editorial staff ensures a suitable mixture of offerings along with the newest clips. Viewers can even create their own playlists and share them with friends and loved ones.
Life with Cancer is an app for cancer patients, caregivers, relatives and friends in Denmark. This app offers on-the-spot help, whenever patients and relatives need more information about a specific cancer, its symptoms and treatment, how to care for cancer patients, what to ask the doctor, where to get help or treatment. It contains a logbook/diary where patients can keep a log of their illness or share/ update information with others. Images, audio and video can be added to the logbook. Special features include a Checklist function to create to-do lists, questions for the doctor and share them with others. The Events function shows what is on at the nearest cancer counseling center and saves details to a calendar. The Addresses function offers locations and opening hours at cancer counseling centers throughout Denmark, as well as phone counseling and access to the online community. Users can access videos on cancer screenings and treatment, create password protected user profiles or enter data. Presentations are customized based on the information provided in the user profile. The app does not remove the anxiety associated with cancer, but it helps to relieve it, making life with cancer more humane.