Yiftee, an exciting new gift giving app/service that is dedicated to supporting small businesses, has won the Appy Award! The award was accepted by Yiftee co-founder Aldo Briano, Designer Christina Gray and Developer Veronica Borges. The Yiftee team, easily identifiable by their bright orange Yiftee t-shirts at the conference, is celebrating by giving hundreds of Yiftee gifts to other conference-goers. Yiftee gift recipients can redeem them immediately at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, Austin, a participating Yiftee merchant. As with all Yiftee gifts, everyone wins!
The Appy Awards, created by MediaPost and now in their third year, are dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design. Yiftee was chosen by a panel of industry experts who personally reviewed the finalist apps. www.appyawards.net
The new QUIDAMO app enhances the ability of fans to follow and connect with their interests. Quidamo bypasses search engines and provides users with easy access to online information sources, as well as real-time alerts, all in one simple intuitive interface. Fully loaded with over 800 musical artists; MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA and NASCAR; and hundreds of films, TV shows and actors; with QUIDAMO users can:
Coming with a huge trivia database, Trivie, The Ultimate Battle of Wits, surpassed 1 million downloads in just a few short months. A staggering 11.8 million games have been played and over 400 million questions answered. As one of the only native iOS, iPhone 5 trivia games available in the App Store, Trivie takes trivia and mobile fun to a whole new level.
Lawrence Schwartz , says of Trivie, “We set out to build a game that was inviting, addictive, and fun to play with friends and family. And, since everybody loves trivia– the mobile game playing community appears to have been waiting for a game just like Trivie. The download numbers, statistics, and reviews are just a byproduct of the fun factor and social context of our game.”
Schwartz and his team set out to build the perfect trivia app — one that combines the experience of a game show with the natural desire for learning and knowledge. Noted behavioral psychologist, Dr. Stuart J. Nathan , weighed in on why Trivie has become a very addictive ritual for many, “Understanding how we ‘process’ information and what keeps one’s interest is what Trivie, Inc. has managed to accomplish with their highly addictive, challenging, and intuitive game.” Dr. Nathan states that Trivie provides users with a visually appealing experience, and binds that to a positively rewarding cognitive experience. “Trivie has managed to tap into the psychology of the trivia player with a game that is challenging at many levels, appealing to a large base of players, combining one’s emotional desire to be social, intellectual, interactive, and relevant.”
Available for free on the App Store, Appdaq is a kind App Store Stock Exchange app that allows iPhone and iPad users to check their skills of a stock exchange trader. Created by Ted Nash, Appdaq uses an intelligent algorithm to create a stock exchange simulator, providing players with a unique and thrilling opportunity to act like real traders, without having to take on the financial risk. Featuring market updates as well as helpful investment tips, Appdaq also allows them to capitalise on good trading opportunities and maximise their profits. Players can even check out their friends’ portfolios and challenge them on Facebook to discover who’s the best trader.
With initial capital of $10,000 in their portfolio, players are able to start exploring the market of top-ranked App Store applications – such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Through playing the market and investing shrewdly, they can build their total holding and rise up the world leaderboard.
“I believe Appdaq is a great example of what can be achieved when you combine brilliant technical ability with passion,” commented Ted Nash, founder of Liquid5. “We’ve managed to work together, taking what was just an idea and turning it into a reality.”
FreePrints by PhotoAffections is a revolutionary new free iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app that allows users to order premium-quality photo prints directly from their mobile device. It’s the first app of its kind in the world! With just a few taps, FreePrints will mail FREE premium-quality prints of users’ favorite photos in just days. 4×6 prints are FREE – up to 1,000 per year.
Mapfia released its newest app to users in the UK, India, Brazil, China, Japan and Taiwan, in addition to the US and Canada where the app is already available. Made for iPhone and Android, Mapfia is an application that allows users to securely share their location with friends and contacts via free “map calls”. When you call another Mapfia user and the call is answered, you can instantly see each other’s real-time location on a map. Because Mapfia uses a direct connection to create the map data, it is a secure and private way to share location data on a one-to-one basis.
Friends Aloud app allows Android device owners to access, listen to, and post status updates and comments – all by voice – to their Facebook news feed. Developed by VoiZapp Inc, the app has been optimized to take advantage of Android’s built-in automated speech recognition capabilities. Friends Aloud is available from Google Play for a one-time charge of $1.99.
Diptic 5.5 is an app designed to quickly and easily combine multiple photos to create a new image collage. It offers over 52 frames to choose from and the user is able to tweak brightness, contrast and saturation, adjust border color, width and curvature. The new features added include 14 free filters to customize images, iPad 3 Retina Display and higher resolution export of the image collage created (3264×3264); Shake to clear functionality; Adjust hue; and Reset button.