Streetline app aims to end the hunt for a parking space
Imagine having your cellphone tell you where to find a parking space in a crowded city. Actually, it’s already available — and it’s free. Streetline isn’t everywhere, but the service is growing.
Smartphone app for on-demand ice cream trucks in trial run today
Need the ice cream man to come to you? Right now? The app known as Uber can help you.
Here’s an app that would be awkward to use in public…
New app lets Swedes test sex with friends, fantasy figures
As part of a new safe-sex initiative, the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control launched an app called Test Nooky. Once users make their choice of fantasy character, they’re asked if they want to use a condom, and then to record their own moaning and groaning, which is then mixed with the sexually elated voice of their character of choice.
Online freedom? There’ll be an app for that
A smartphone app or wireless network could let people living in countries where the government censors the Internet use the Web freely.
Seedbombing: There’s an app for that
L.A.-based seedbomb purveyor Greenaid expands its vending machine program, opens a webstore and launches an iPhone app for guerilla gardeners on-the-go.
Gardening apps for spring
Although some green thumbs may balk at the idea of — gasp! — taking a smartphone into the garden, the gardening app market is growing like mad. The New York Times selects some fresh picks for spring.
Teen creates iPhone apps for good
Teen uses surgery recovery time to learn how to create iPhone apps, then donates profits back to sick kids.
Mood-reading smartphone puts a therapist in your pocket
Is there an app for that? By determining your patterns of activity, smartphones may be able to gauge your mood and provide suggestions for how to improve it.
New iPhone app allows users to follow roaming great white sharks
The Marine Conservation Science Institute launched an app this week that lets users track 12 of the predators as they roam around the Pacific Ocean. Called “Expedition White Shark,” the app allows users to watch sharks on their smartphone screens that were tagged by the institute in recent years.