A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.
Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:
Life of George
Toymaker Lego combines the virtual and real with an app that has users build pictured items out of their famous bricks. Players then take a picture of their finished product, and are scored on accuracy and speed.
IBM’s Electric Vehicle Charging App
IBM Research teamed up with a Swiss utility company to develop a mobile app that provides live information on electric vehicles, like battery level, range, and current energy costs.
Google released a video of its mobile payment app for Android in action. Google’s street team would pay for random people’s items at checkout using Google Wallet, a secure RFID payment system.
Science enthusiasts can explore the workings and experiments of the Large Hadron Collider, a physics research facility in Switzerland. Users can zoom or rotate it in any direction, and can interact to find out how the different parts of the detector work and learn how to identify different types of collision.
The Next Move
The newest version of Urban Daddy’s iPhone app offers recommendations and selections of nearby bars and restaurants based on where the user is, who they are with, what they want to do and what kind of evening they are looking for.