Posts Categorized: Apps

The Daily Poke: Dash it

Dash it 2When you run out of shampoo, washing powder or coffee, the chances are you won’t always have your shopping list handy. It might get wet, for one thing. But we now live in the digital age, and Amazon is continuing to reinvent the way we shop.

Crossing the divide between cyberspace and domestic space is their new ‘Dash Button’. Labelled with the relevant brand’s logo, you stick it up next to your shower, washing machine or Nespresso shrine to press the instant you’ve used the last of your favourite product. Read more on The Daily Poke: Dash it…

The Daily Poke: Watch your pizza intake

Watch your pizza intakeThe secret to getting a great pizza used to be all in the wrist of your dough tosser. If you catch our meaning. But delivery experts Domino’s have brought it back to wrists of the consumer.

For the first time, you can order your favourite pizza-pie through your Pebble or Android Wear smartwatch. (The former being a customisable version that reads info off your smartphone.) Simply set up your Pizza Profile on the app, or revert to a saved recent or ‘Easy’ order and badda-bing-badda-boom, your favourite slices will be winging their way to you, thanks to your clever wristwear. Read more on The Daily Poke: Watch your pizza intake…

The Daily Poke: Sticky piccies

Sticky picciesThis newly released camera seems to defy the laws of physics. You can stick it on the ceiling. To gritty brick walls. Or sweaty club walls, for that matter. Podo’s little gizmo stays put and beams your image back to your smartphone. So you can compose the shot without all the wobbling of a selfie stick. (Snappy spot, thanks Julie.)

Your pic then pops up in the app on your screen, thanks to the power of Bluetooth, and you’re ready to upload it to the social media sharing site of your choice. The wireless, hands-free fun you could capture with its video and timelapse settings would is enough to send Newton’s head spinning. Read more on The Daily Poke: Sticky piccies…

Things are looking up for Periscope

WEB_PeriscopeSXSW saw the launch of a new live video streaming app – Meerkat – which quickly became the talk of the media world. With 120,000 registered users within the first three weeks of existence and a growth rate of 30% per day, Meerkat looked as if it was going places, and still might be thanks to a recent $12m investment.

But Twitter pulled the rug from under Meerkat’s feet with the acquisition of Periscope – its own live video streaming app. Given how quickly consumers embraced Meerkat, Periscope is sure to be a massive success and could be an important weapon in the marketer’s arsenal.

But how can marketers and brands use Periscope? Read more on Things are looking up for Periscope…

The telephone concert

WhatsApp logoHere’s an idea: the world’s first ever live concert, broadcast solely over via telephone. Ring a number at a specified time to tune in, kick back, and let the tinny sounds wash over your right ear.

What do you think? Seems like the kind of “entrepreneurial creativity” (ahem) that someone like Will.I.Am would probably get a kick out of, and with its quirky repurposing of a media platform I imagine it would have great saliency. But those things don’t make a good idea. Read more on The telephone concert…

How can brands turn ‘likes’ into love?

Finding Love - The Wall picWith over 1.5 million apps vying for your heart in Apple’s App Store alone, there are likely a handful of digital experiences you’ve fallen for. We freely toss around love for Twitter, Game of Thrones, Google Maps or whatever else is trending. We can’t help it, we love to love.

When it comes to our hearts however, we aren’t as uninhibited. The likes, pluses, stars and hearts continue piling up, but is the love of a brand’s million followers, or the adoration of hundreds of thousands of passionate cat video fans, the same as the love we feel for each other? Read more on How can brands turn ‘likes’ into love?…

Meerkat – empowering 250 million-plus potential broadcasters

WEB_Meerkat“What’s on the telly?” used to be the question, then it became, “What’s on YouTube?” and then it became “What’s on Netflix?” Could the next question be, “What’s on Meerkat?”

The key question we should be asking here is “How did Meerkat flourish so quickly, where products like Justin.TV (now defunct) and UStream have struggled?” The answer is convenience. Read more on Meerkat – empowering 250 million-plus potential broadcasters…

The Daily Poke: The shoebox that never sleeps

The shoebox that never sleeps 1“Anything Adidas can do, we can do bigger, better and brighter.”

If this is what the Nike team thought, they certainly delivered. Yes it’s another giant shoebox, but this one is a user-responsive LED-lightshow that dominated a corner of NYC over the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Thinking outside the box, the walls of this interactive installation light up like the brand’s new SNKRS app, through which you can customise and buy your kicks with a few clicks on your smartphone. Wonder if it also gave off whiffs of that oh-so-addictive new trainer aroma? Read more on The Daily Poke: The shoebox that never sleeps…

The Daily Poke: Emotikea

emoticons‘I haven’t been hoovered in weeks!’ ‘These dishes won’t do themselves!’ ‘What’s this red stuff on my new rug?!’

Ahh, the passive-aggressive ‘clean-me’ note, bane of many a flat share and family home. But it’s time to heave a huge sigh of relief, as those Swedish spreaders of homely love, IKEA, have come up with a solution to soften the blow of sending a house-related order.

No longer satisfied with filling the globe with their ubiquitous and oddly-named domestic designs, IKEA are moving in on our digital lives too. With a similarly expansive collection of 100 emoticons for smartphones everywhere. Read more on The Daily Poke: Emotikea…

The Daily Poke: Chat in the checkout LINE

Chat in the checkout LINEEvery month, 181 million people chatter away on their much-loved LINE app. Only they’re not just babbling about how dehydrated there are, whether they need another cappuccino or have a craving for yakisoba, they are getting their groceries delivered at the same time. As long as it’s just bottled water, coffee and instant noodles they need, currently at least. (THX Tim.) Read more on The Daily Poke: Chat in the checkout LINE…