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:
Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam have developed an interactive Facebook app for Heineken in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. Serenade lets users invite potential partners on a date with the help of personalized songs performed by the band that featured in its commercial. The app is available in 20 languages and creates songs for Heineken fans on the social network, with lyrics based on where they want to take their date and why they think the person should go out with them.
Japan’s NET LED Technology Corporation has come up an energy efficient lighting system that can be remotely controlled. The NetLED can be switched on and off and dimmed over a Wi-Fi connection via a web browser or an iOS app. The LED lights can easily replace traditional tube lighting fixtures.
Metwit is a social weather application that enables users to give and receive real-time updates on local weather conditions. The idea behind this concept is that crowdsourced weather updates can be more trustworthy and accurate compared to traditional weather forecasts that can be unrefined and relatively inaccurate. Users can login online or through the iPhone app to view up-to-date forecasts or post one of their own.
There are few aspects of life that can’t be enlivened by a little friendly competition, and home energy metering is no exception. Enter German GreenPocket’s namesake smartphone app, which “helps consumers share their carbon footprint in a competitive and entertaining way on Facebook.”