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…

This app will decide where users go on holiday
Searching for a holiday can often involve endless checking of multiple websites to find the best deals, as well as a mass of research to discover the best places to go. Even then it’s not guaranteed that travelers will end up catching the lowest prices or picking a location that truly matches their interests. Aiming to make holiday booking a less painful experience, Hitlist is a social app that offers up destination ideas based on users’ interests, as well the optimal time to go according to flight fares. READ MORE…

This app will decide where users go on holiday

Searching for a holiday can often involve endless checking of multiple websites to find the best deals, as well as a mass of research to discover the best places to go. Even then it’s not guaranteed that travelers will end up catching the lowest prices or picking a location that truly matches their interests. Aiming to make holiday booking a less painful experience, Hitlist is a social app that offers up destination ideas based on users’ interests, as well the optimal time to go according to flight fares. READ MORE…

Community boxes let city residents share anything
While startups such as Boxbee aim to turn customers self storage assets into a shareable library of goods among friends, a new project in Switzerland is taking a similar concept into the public sphere. Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — are a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave books, toys or other items they’d like to give to the community. READ MORE…

Community boxes let city residents share anything

While startups such as Boxbee aim to turn customers self storage assets into a shareable library of goods among friends, a new project in Switzerland is taking a similar concept into the public sphere. Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — are a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave books, toys or other items they’d like to give to the community. READ MORE…

App lets anyone experience 12 seconds of someone else’s life
Photo and video sharing has become a phenomenon following the success of apps such as Instagram and more recently Snapchat, the platform that lets users send 10-second messages that disappear after they’ve been viewed, and which recently declined a buy-out offer from Facebook worth USD 3 billion. Now a new app from Greece could join them — PeekInToo offers a real-time, virtual glimpse into an anonymous person’s life for just 12 seconds. READ MORE…

App lets anyone experience 12 seconds of someone else’s life

Photo and video sharing has become a phenomenon following the success of apps such as Instagram and more recently Snapchat, the platform that lets users send 10-second messages that disappear after they’ve been viewed, and which recently declined a buy-out offer from Facebook worth USD 3 billion. Now a new app from Greece could join them — PeekInToo offers a real-time, virtual glimpse into an anonymous person’s life for just 12 seconds. READ MORE…

Social music box judges party crowd and vibe, then selects the perfect tracks
Japan’s emotion-detecting Mico headphones can already select the best music to suit individual users’ moods, but that task becomes trickier at social events, where crowds with varying music tastes can be difficult to please. Chüne is a smart speaker that curates playlists taking into account those differences, as well as the vibe of the occasion. READ MORE…

Social music box judges party crowd and vibe, then selects the perfect tracks

Japan’s emotion-detecting Mico headphones can already select the best music to suit individual users’ moods, but that task becomes trickier at social events, where crowds with varying music tastes can be difficult to please. Chüne is a smart speaker that curates playlists taking into account those differences, as well as the vibe of the occasion. 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 startup enables customers to eat their Instagrams
Instagram has turned the average smartphone owner into a photographer, and the app has spawned a number of businesses that help its users to make more of the snaps they take. We’ve already written aboutStitchagram — which places Instagrams on hand-made cushions — and now UK-based Boomf enables anyone to put their favorite photos onto marshmallow candy. READ MORE…

Candy startup enables customers to eat their Instagrams

Instagram has turned the average smartphone owner into a photographer, and the app has spawned a number of businesses that help its users to make more of the snaps they take. We’ve already written aboutStitchagram — which places Instagrams on hand-made cushions — and now UK-based Boomf enables anyone to put their favorite photos onto marshmallow candy. READ MORE…

Car accessories enable drivers to broadcast their mood
Although car owners often show a part of their personality through their choice of vehicle, along with customizations such as bumper stickers and sticky car art, they can’t change those things to reflect their mood at any one time. Enter MotorMood, an automotive accessory that enables drivers to let the car behind know exactly how they’re feeling. READ MORE…

Car accessories enable drivers to broadcast their mood

Although car owners often show a part of their personality through their choice of vehicle, along with customizations such as bumper stickers and sticky car art, they can’t change those things to reflect their mood at any one time. Enter MotorMood, an automotive accessory that enables drivers to let the car behind know exactly how they’re feeling. READ MORE…