"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.
According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well.
"Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.
If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over Norway; however, the northern lights appear much more frequently across the Arctic Circle in the northern parts of Norway.
"Norway is in the centre of the Northern Lights zone, so the probability of seeing the lights are very likely on any cloud-free night between October and March. Though the Northern Lights are visible in other countries, Northern Norway's easy accessibility and optimal conditions make it one of the best places on Earth to see them," Tuftin claims.
"Accessibility and climate conditions make Northern Norway a great destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. There is no other place in the world where chances are higher," adds Per-Arne Tuftin.
During the last decade it has become easier to predict the weather and upcoming Northern Lights conditions. VisitNorway wants to make this knowledge available to anyone interested in experiencing the Northern Lights for themselves and launches a brand new free mobile app, called NorwayLights
"We are happy to see that an increasing number of tourists are coming to Norway to chase the mysterious Northern Lights for themselves. We hope that our new free app, NorwayLights,
will make it even easier to spot the northern lights this winter," says Tuftin.Download the free app here:http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/New-app-from-visitnorway/
A new mobile app, Instamour
, has completely disrupted the online dating space with its revolutionary video platform that allows users to finally see and hear their potential matches before meeting in-person. The app boasts several key features that help members communicate easier as well as a beautifully designed interface. With three modes of communication, and zero harassment tolerated, Instamour is the next evolution in mobile dating.
Unlike other dating apps, the sign up process takes less than 60 seconds using email, and just one button click with Facebook. Users can create unique and fun videos for their profiles, and enjoy watching other member videos to begin selecting Mr. or Mrs. Right. After expressing interest, users can communicate via video chat, instant chat, and email, creating a safe environment to ease first date jitters. Instamour offers more privacy than most apps, and has a zero tolerance for harassment or spam.
The app is free to use, and will have a paid upgrade in the next version within the next few weeks that will give members the option to add video filters, profile picture borders, custom ringtones, and more. It is currently available on the Apple App store
, and coming soon on the Google Play marketplace.
People everywhere are turning into coffee zombies because they cannot find coffee shops in their area.
There is still hope however, Find Me Coffee
has released the ‘Coffee Zombie' edition of the Find Me Coffee app, just in time for Halloween.
The Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' version of the app provides all the tools needed to avoid becoming a coffee zombie.
The app provides maps and information on every local coffee shop. Find Me Coffee detects a user's location and serves up suggestions for nearby cafes, along with user-generated reviews, ratings, store hours and amenities (like WIFI, nearby parking, late hours, etc.). Users can also save their favorite locations, share maps with friends and even add new coffee shops.
A local survivor Danny, had this to say about the app "Without this app I would be a complete zombie. Thankfully, I was able download the app in time and with just a tap of the screen I had my survival path to the coffee cure mapped out."
Coffee shop owners, how can fellow citizens find coffee shops with the cure?
Easily: Make sure a listing exists with Find Me Coffee
. The directory is comprehensive and free.
With the Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' edition app the closest coffee shop and a great cup of java are just a click away. Coffee of course, is the only known cure for ‘coffee zombieism’.
This app was created by a renegade group of coders and marketers who have so far survived the coffee zombie outbreak. The group known only as 'Triple Data' is a company that creates data and directory driven websites and accompanying user-friendly apps that build buzz for local and small businesses. They have worked tirelessly to get this app out to the public, giving the human race a fighting chance to find coffee.
Currently the Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' edition is available at:Google Play for Android
, iPhone 'Coffee Zombie' version coming soon.
The original version of the app for Android and iPhone is available here (just as effective against 'Coffee Zombieism'):Android
and Apple App Store
Chicago-based development company, Zappitize launched BodyShuffle
, a new entertainment and photo app for the iPhone. Available in the iTunes App Store
, BodyShuffle lets you to take photos of your favorite living things, swap out heads, torsos and legs to create hilarious mash-ups of your friends, family, pets and anyone. The possibilities are endless and ridiculous.
BodyShuffle is the photo-tainment app that answers age-old questions such as: “What would I look like with giraffe legs?” “Do you think my boyfriend could rock a prom dress?” Or, “Wouldn’t it be hilarious if grandma’s head were on our baby brother’s body?”
Perfect for any age group, BodyShuffle puts laughter and amusement at your fingertips. Great for shuffling it up at birthday parties, Halloween parties, wedding receptions, family reunions, bachelorette parties, car trips or just a night out with friends. BodyShuffle is great fun whenever the urge to shuffle strikes.
How it Works
It’s easy to use; just snap, swipe, size and share! BodyShuffle makes framing the perfect shot easy with a body outline-guide and once you add a friend to your BodyShuffle library you can use their photo again and again.
SNAP photos of your friends, family and pets.
SWAP in and out different torsos, heads and legs with just a swipe of your finger.
SIZE each section as needed with pinch-zoom for a seamless swap.
SHARE your favorite swaps on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or email with the click of a button.
Tap the SHUFFLE feature or shake your device to generate endless shuffling fun in a snap.
Start Shuffling Today
BodyShuffle is free until October 15, 2012 so download it from iTunes today and get shuffling! Click here to see BodyShuffle in The App Store.
You can also interact with BodyShuffle on Facebook and Twitter.
The Transfluent API for Apps
is the world’s first professional language translation service that can be embedded directly into the application build process. This means that every time the developer makes changes to the application, all of the different language versions also get updated at the same time.
Mobile applications are a truly global market, and localizing an application typically increases sales significantly. Despite the growing need for app localization, there has not been an efficient method of translating the apps into multiple languages until now.
The Transfluent API makes it possible to develop applications directly in multiple languages (as opposed to translating once the development has been completed). This shortens the time-to-market, increases the quality of the localized versions and lowers the cost of maintaining the multiple language versions.
Transfluent’s backend is powered by a network of more than 15,000 professional translators in over 60 languages. Each translation task is assigned to two independent translators – one does the translation and another proofreads the text. The API helps the developer specify context for the translation task, including screenshots taken from the application.
“For the best results, we recommend starting the translation process early on in the development of the app. Developing the app and testing it in multiple languages throughout the process guarantees that the localized versions work and feel as native as the original. Loyal users who are native speakers of various languages can be a great resource in making sure all the terminology is spot-on!” comments Jani Penttinen, founder and CEO of Transfluent.
Transfluent keeps track of the previous translations so that only changes and additions are translated. If required, the text can be sent to translation dozens of times a day, but translation will only performed where needed.
Transfluent has quickly become a trusted partner for prominent application developers, such as DocScanner developer Haave Inc., Recoil, NonStop Games and Kapu Toys.
Tommy Incrosnatu, CEO of Kapu Toys
commented on Transfluent: "Kapu Toys is developing new kinds of mobile games for children. Transfluent has supplied us with comprehensive translation solutions which have helped us in production and marketing. Our co-operation with Transfluent has worked well; the service is quick and knowledgeable. Now, with the new API, updating new translation versions is even easier and more trouble-free."
Today Transfluent also published a white paper, detailing the typical problems and suggested solutions when localizing mobile applications. The white paper can be downloaded from Transfluent for Apps
website in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
Now anyone can develop Android apps
with the release of Andromo App Maker 2.0. Andromo is an affordable online service for designing Android apps without programming. While other app maker services charge a per-app development fee, Andromo allows subscribers to make unlimited apps and to edit, update and improve their apps as often as they wish.
With the release of Andromo 2.0, subscribers can pick and choose from a list of powerful features to create their apps. Using Andromo’s straightforward, visual interface, developers can add activities like interactive maps, websites, photo galleries, Facebook pages, Twitter streams, music, video, email, and much more. New activities are regularly added to Andromo, and subscribers have access to all feature enhancements, improvements, and updates.
App developers can make money with Andromo in several ways. For instance, users can create apps
to sell on Google Play, such as e-books, travel guides, how-to videos and much more. Apps can be made to promote any sort of business, from local cafes to chain stores. Developers can use Andromo to make apps for clients and earn money from consulting fees. Even apps distributed for free can generate ad revenue for the designer thanks to the integrated AdMob advertising support.
“We wanted to offer a no-coding option for Android app making
so that anyone with a great idea can get into app development,” says Andromo founder Colin Adams. “Andromo is also affordable, so it’s truly accessible to anyone. You can subscribe to a Andromo for a whole year and make unlimited apps, while other services can charge you much more to make just one app.”
Additionally, unlike cross-platform HTML/hosted app makers, Andromo builds native apps that are 100% “Android” in style and function. With over 300 million Android devices around the world, giving your customers and clients an authentic Android app is now a necessity.
App developers can subscribe to Andromo
for the introductory price of $25/month or $99/year. A white-label option is also available for $499/year.
We're always receiving alerts about new apps here at Geekbauchery HQ and one in particular caught our attention today. The app is the AXE Auto Romeo app for iPhone and Android devices. The concept is simple, it's the app for the douche on the go! The player that has to keep track of way too many ladies and needs a little bit of reminding from his smartphone to send out a quick flirt to all of them via txt.
Being the douchey player that I am, I immediately loaded up the app and put in some information about Mrs. Geekbauchery. I then proceeded to put in information about a girl I've had discreet encounters with before, Dori! Here are some of the highlights from the app.
As you can see, the flirtatious txt messages created by the app are quite classy and appropriate for any woman you met at a bar and had a one night stand with. I especially love the part about offering Dori a free mammogram because she's got H cup tits! Score! Thanks AXE. You guys rock!