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You Can Now Leave Full Reviews From Yelp’s Mobile App

Yelp should be getting a big boost to its number of reviews now that the company just announced it has added the ability to leave reviews from mobile devices. Starting today, iPhone users will be able to write and publish reviews from the Yelp app. The functionality will be available on Android soon. “Starting today, Yelpers won’t have to wait …

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Google Launches New Zagat (Desktop, Android, iOS)

Google announced the launch of a new Zagat experience across the website and Android and iOS apps. Included is free access to its “trusted” Zagat ratings and reviews without registration (for the first time). Here’s a look: The new experience includes news and video content from Zagat editors, as well as curated lists, search and map-based browsing. “These days, the …

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NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced that its stakeholder partners for an app transparency process will soon begin testing a voluntary code of conduct for mobile app privacy. The code implores app developers to, “where practicable,” provide app users with short form notices about what data an app collects and who it will be shared …

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IMDb Upgrades App, Now Allows Movie Ticket Purchases

For those who you are tired of apps like Fandango and Flixster and are looking another mobile application that allows you to buy tickets, IMDb has something you’ll be interested in. No longer is the IMDb mobile app only useful for solving Trivial Pursuit questions, thanks to an update that introduces a movie ticket-buying feature, one that is surprising in …

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These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of a color-changing QR code that parents can scan with their phones, and access health information via Pixie Scientific’s app. Pixie …

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Imgur CEO Talks New Mobile App, Relationship With Reddit

On Monday, image sharing service Imgur finally released its first mobile app, launching on Android first. It turns out it’s not that they just wanted to start with Android, however. They’ve run into some issues with Apple, but the iOS app should arrive in the coming weeks. This is all coming significantly later than we expected. Last year, we were …

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Yahoo Acquires Milewise, GoPollGo For Mobile Team

Yahoo announced that the teams from both Milewise and GoPollGo have joined Yahoo. In an email, a spokesperson said, “Today Milewise and GoPollGo joined the Yahoo! mobile team. GoPollGo created a cool social polling app. The team has joined our mobile org in Sunnyvale. Milewise created a great app to make travel planning easier and personalized. They have joined our …

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Don’t Like Facebook Single Sign-On For iOS? Use Google+ Sign-In For iOS Instead

In iOS 6, Facebook became more closely integrated with the mobile OS. Part of that integration made it easier to implement Facebook Single Sign-On in iOS apps. Of course, some developers may not like Facebook, or maybe they prefer Google+. For those developers, Google has just the thing. Join +Silvano Luciani and +Xiangtian Dai from the Google+ iOS team as …

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Twitter Kills TweetDeck Mobile Apps, Will Continue Working On Web App

Since being purchased by Twitter in 2011, TweetDeck has gone through a number of changes. The last of which came in December of last year. Now the service is moving ahead with a new Web app, but the mobile apps won’t be along for the ride. The TweetDeck team announced that it would be discontinuing its support for the TweetDeck …

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You Won’t Be Seeing Netflix On BlackBerry 10 Any Time Soon

Netflix is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, but not BlackBerry 10. That’s not going to change anytime soon. All Things D reports that Netflix is not building an app for BlackBerry 10. The service wouldn’t say why it’s forgoing the platform for now, but a spokesperson did say that there are “no current plans” for an app. So, …

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Google Launches New Mobile App Download Ad Format

Google has a new mobile app download ad format aimed at making it easier for people to download advertisers’ apps. It works with iTunes or the Google Play Store. The format is only available for those who have upgraded to enhanced campaign settings. “With enhanced campaigns, click-to-download ads will no longer trigger the app icon, so once you upgrade to …

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Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This week’s video tackles not only notification design, but the design process behind Google Now: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and …

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