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Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW

Ask has debuted a new mobile app at SXSW, which a company spokesperson tells WebProNews “combines the instant gratification of a poll with the answer depth and social context of a Q&A service.” “The app will help users in Austin …

Smart Online Launches Apps For Dummies Smart Online Launches Apps For Dummies

Haven’t you heard, building your own apps is the latest technology craze? Last week we reported that Amazon Simple Workflow will be helping consumers create, manage, and maintenance their own apps. Today, Smart Online is introducing their service to help …

Facebook Drives Traffic To Mobile Apps Facebook Drives Traffic To Mobile Apps

Facebook mobile has been a huge success for the company and it has even brought the riches to mobile app developers who are on Facebook. James Pearce took to the Facebook developers blog to give some tips on how developers …

Twitter Updates Mobile Apps for Android, iPhone Twitter Updates Mobile Apps for Android, iPhone

For those of you who use the official Twitter mobile app on either your iPhone or your Android smartphone, it’s update time. Both platforms are seeing and “new and improved” Twitter app, although, the changes are a bit cosmetic; at …

Porn Apps For Android Quite Popular, Infographic Shows Porn Apps For Android Quite Popular, Infographic Shows
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MiKandi, which provides an app store for adults, has put together an infographic looking at “a year in the life of adult apps” for mobile devices. There’s nothing graphic, but if you’re offended by adult words, be warned that there …

FTC Totally Concerned About Privacy On Mobile Apps For Kids FTC Totally Concerned About Privacy On Mobile Apps For Kids
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In all likelihood, mobile app developers probably don’t discriminate when it comes to sponging information from kids and adults alike. To most of them, private info is a bunch of little white pellets and they are insatiable Pac-Mans. However, the …

Madden 12 For Android, iPhone On Sale For 99 Cents Ahead Of Super Bowl Madden 12 For Android, iPhone On Sale For 99 Cents Ahead Of Super Bowl

Update: The game is on sale for 99 cents on both Android and iOS. EA Sports has decided to reduce the price of Madden 12 for Android ahead of the Super Bowl. It’s usually $4.99, but if you go the …

Yahoo Mobile Apps Wave Goodbye Yahoo Mobile Apps Wave Goodbye
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Yahoo announced that it will no longer be supporting a number of its mobile apps. These include: Yahoo Meme (iPad/iPhone), Yahoo Mim (iPad), Yahoo Answers (Android), Yahoo AppSpot (Android/iPhone), Yahoo Deals (iPhone), Yahoo Finance (Blackberry), Yahoo Movies (Android), Yahoo News …

The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab
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The Daily, the News Corp. publication originally launched as an experimental news app for the iPad, is now moving beyond the iPad and into Android territory. The publication announced that it will come pre-loaded on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab …

All Jacked Up Aims To Rival Shake Weight With 99 Cent iPhone App All Jacked Up Aims To Rival Shake Weight With 99 Cent iPhone App

App developer ArchSquare has released an app called All Jacked Up, aimed at replacing the shake weight in your exercise routine. You know you use it: Just because it’s funny, here’s the entire press release: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s …

Facebook Shuts Down Snaptu Facebook Shuts Down Snaptu
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In January, mobile app developer Snaptu created a Facebook app for feature phones. A couple months later, Facebook acquired the company. Now, Snaptu itself is closing down, though its team will continue to work on Facebook’s mobile experience. In an …

Is Amazon Good or Bad For Small Businesses? Is Amazon Good or Bad For Small Businesses?
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Amazon has pissed off a lot of small businesses. I’m not even going to get into all of the Internet tax stuff, but earlier this month, the company launched an app. The app is called Price Check, and it allows …

Urbanspoon Update Includes New “Dineline” Feature Urbanspoon Update Includes New “Dineline” Feature

Urbanspoon, the popular mobile app for restaurant discovery is getting a new “personal dining timeline” feature called Dineline. “As you know, Urbanspoon has always been a great way for you to find your next favorite restaurant,” a spokesperson for Ubranspoon …

Google Goggles Gets An Upgrade on Android Google Goggles Gets An Upgrade on Android
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Google announced some improvements to Google Goggles for Android with a new update it’s made available for all Android devices – version 1.7. The new features include: continuous mode, improved text recognition, and contributed results. “Continuous mode is a quick …

Galaxy Nexus Won’t Get Google Wallet, At Least Right Away Galaxy Nexus Won’t Get Google Wallet, At Least Right Away
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Update: 9to5Google is sharing a new statement from Verizon: Recent reports that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet on our devices are false. Verizon does not block applications. Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce services. Google Wallet does not …

Free Text Messaging App From Yahoo: Hub Free Text Messaging App From Yahoo: Hub
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Were you just thinking to yourself: “I wish there were an easier way to have conversations from my phone?” If so, Yahoo claims to have the solution with its mobile app Hub, which comes with the tagline: “conversations made easy”. …

Path 2 Launches to High Praise, Complaints About Bugs on Android Path 2 Launches to High Praise, Complaints About Bugs on Android
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Mobile sharing app Path has launched a new version, which it has dubbed the “smart journal”. It has a bunch of new features designed to make sharing )of thoughts, music, people you’re with, photos and videos) easier. Here’s the promo …

SoundCloud Gets iPad App SoundCloud Gets iPad App

SoundCloud launched an iPad app today, not doubt making a lot of iPad users very happy. With the app, users can create, record and promote their music and sounds on the fly. “While maximizing native iPad capabilities like multi-touch and …

Google Wallet Launches (Officially) Google Wallet Launches (Officially)
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Update: Google has now gone ahead and officially announced the launch of Google Wallet, complete with another video. Google VP of Payments Osama Bedier writes: We’ve been testing it extensively, and today we’re releasing the first version of the app …

Yahoo Livestand to Launch This Fall Yahoo Livestand to Launch This Fall

Last week, one of the hot topics was that Google is working on a Flipboard competitor, which is reportedly called Propeller. AOL launched one in Editions last month. Well, you may recall that Yahoo announced one earlier this year called …

Gowalla to Become More About Content, Less About Check-Ins Gowalla to Become More About Content, Less About Check-Ins

Gowalla announced that it is going in a new direction today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Gowalla, which began as a check-in app, now views check-ins as “transactional”. The company says it wanted to do something faster, more connected and …