Social fashion app crowdsources clothing ID and recommendations
Finding out information about a stylish garment found in a photo or spotted on the street can sometimes be a pain, and while visual search — as used by apps like Snap Fashion — is getting better, it’s not always accurate. ASAP54 is an app that taps both the masses and fashion experts for clothing identification and personalized recommendations. READ MORE…

Social fashion app crowdsources clothing ID and recommendations

Finding out information about a stylish garment found in a photo or spotted on the street can sometimes be a pain, and while visual search — as used by apps like Snap Fashion — is getting better, it’s not always accurate. ASAP54 is an app that taps both the masses and fashion experts for clothing identification and personalized recommendations. READ MORE…

Crowdsourced transit app shows what time the bus will really come
The problem with most transport apps is that they rely on fixed data from transport company schedules and don’t truly reflect exactly what’s going on with the city’s trains and buses at any given moment. Operating like a Waze for public transport, Israel’s Ototo app crowdsources real-time information from passengers to give users the best suggestions for their commute. READ MORE…

Crowdsourced transit app shows what time the bus will really come

The problem with most transport apps is that they rely on fixed data from transport company schedules and don’t truly reflect exactly what’s going on with the city’s trains and buses at any given moment. Operating like a Waze for public transport, Israel’s Ototo app crowdsources real-time information from passengers to give users the best suggestions for their commute. READ MORE…

Crowdsourced app translates any text, voice or image into 75 languages
For those needing help with conversations abroad, we’ve already seen the SIGMO device, which can translate speech in real time into 25 different languages. Now the new Translate.com app helps users make sense of almost any piece of language — written or spoken — using crowdsourcing translation. READ MORE…

Crowdsourced app translates any text, voice or image into 75 languages

For those needing help with conversations abroad, we’ve already seen the SIGMO device, which can translate speech in real time into 25 different languages. Now the new Translate.com app helps users make sense of almost any piece of language — written or spoken — using crowdsourcing translation. READ MORE…

Personalized travel guides created from locals’ Instagrams
We’ve already seen travel recommendations inspired by social media trends in the form of SuggestMe, but now a new app from Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport — Local’s Guide to Instagram — is using real-time updates by city residents on the photo-sharing platform to enable visitors to discover new locations through a personalized travel guide. READ MORE…

Personalized travel guides created from locals’ Instagrams

We’ve already seen travel recommendations inspired by social media trends in the form of SuggestMe, but now a new app from Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport — Local’s Guide to Instagram — is using real-time updates by city residents on the photo-sharing platform to enable visitors to discover new locations through a personalized travel guide. READ MORE…

Home science kits enable anyone to help find new antibiotic treatments
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
Most people have been prescribed antibiotics at some point in their life, and the drugs currently do a good job of helping to fight infections and even save lives. However, bacteria are evolving to become immune to these medicines, which has given rise to the hospital ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA in recent years. The ILIAD Project is recognizing the need for greater research into this area, and is employing citizens to help out by using pre-packed kits to perform their own trials at home. READ MORE…

Home science kits enable anyone to help find new antibiotic treatments

This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Most people have been prescribed antibiotics at some point in their life, and the drugs currently do a good job of helping to fight infections and even save lives. However, bacteria are evolving to become immune to these medicines, which has given rise to the hospital ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA in recent years. The ILIAD Project is recognizing the need for greater research into this area, and is employing citizens to help out by using pre-packed kits to perform their own trials at home. READ MORE…

Platform turns Instagram snaps into shops
Fashion businesses know that it’s consumers that set the trends, not designers, and we’ve previously seen a number of initiatives such as Vancl Star‘s crowdsourced modelling app that let shoppers take the limelight. Now Keep has launched a new feature called As Seen On Instagram, which makes photos shared on the social platform shoppable. READ MORE…

Platform turns Instagram snaps into shops

Fashion businesses know that it’s consumers that set the trends, not designers, and we’ve previously seen a number of initiatives such as Vancl Star‘s crowdsourced modelling app that let shoppers take the limelight. Now Keep has launched a new feature called As Seen On Instagram, which makes photos shared on the social platform shoppable. READ MORE…

Candy Crush-style game players help scientists fight tree disease
Crowdsourcing science research isn’t a new thing — we’ve already seen Cancer Research UK enable anyone to help out by identifying cells through its ClicktoCure site. Now the Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease. READ MORE…

Candy Crush-style game players help scientists fight tree disease

Crowdsourcing science research isn’t a new thing — we’ve already seen Cancer Research UK enable anyone to help out by identifying cells through its ClicktoCure site. Now the Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease. READ MORE…

Crowdsourcing the sounds of cities’ quiet spots
Finding a place in the city to collect your thoughts and enjoy some quietude is a rare thing. While startups such as Breather are set to open up private spaces for work and relaxation in several US cities, a new project called Stereopublic is hoping to map the ones already there, recruiting citizens to collect the sounds of those spaces. READ MORE…

Crowdsourcing the sounds of cities’ quiet spots

Finding a place in the city to collect your thoughts and enjoy some quietude is a rare thing. While startups such as Breather are set to open up private spaces for work and relaxation in several US cities, a new project called Stereopublic is hoping to map the ones already there, recruiting citizens to collect the sounds of those spaces. READ MORE…

On-demand design tweaks at USD 15 a pop
Companies such as TaskRabbit have already spearheaded the crowdsourced jobs movement for those that can’t — or don’t want to — perform small chores themselves. Created by freelance design community 99designs, Swiftly is a new resource for technophobes who need a quick digital design job completing in a couple of hours. READ MORE…

On-demand design tweaks at USD 15 a pop

Companies such as TaskRabbit have already spearheaded the crowdsourced jobs movement for those that can’t — or don’t want to — perform small chores themselves. Created by freelance design community 99designsSwiftly is a new resource for technophobes who need a quick digital design job completing in a couple of hours. READ MORE…