An extension of the usual IP-based chatting service, stickers have grown in popularity among mobile users, especially with the rise of cross-platform apps like LINE and Viber and even Facebook Messenger. Google’s own Hangouts service was actually late in the game, only introducing stickers in late February this year in its iOS release.
Even with stickers support on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Hangouts for Android, and even on desktop, are still lacking in this department. Users could only send the usual emoticons and smileys, but not the bigger, more interesting, stickers. An app, Stickers for Hangouts, addresses this deficiency by providing a means for [...]
On popular crowd-funding platforms today are a couple of interesting smartphone add-on accessories. On Kickstarter, we have Pressy, which plugs into the phone’s 3.5mm audio jack and acts as an extra button. On Indiegogo, there’s Dimple, which is an adhesive strip that contains four buttons that work in conjunction with NFC.
The key functionality in these accessories is the easy access to functions through button-press shortcuts. For instance, a series or combination of button presses could turn on your torch or launch the SMS app, and so forth.
These accessories are taking [...]
“Cycling is the new golf,” according to CNN Money. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to The Economist, a growing number of city cycling clubs and corporate-sponsored charity bike rides are bringing together like-minded professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Whether you’re cycling for fun, as a challenge, to go around the city, or to mingle with fellow cyclists, you might be using apps like Google Maps to track your route. But even if Maps offers distance and time estimates, the map representation [...]