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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we've learned about this past week.

Carib Guerra
  • 2 june 2012

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:

British Town Covers Landmarks With Wikipedia QR Codes

On May 19th, the town of Monmouth located in Wales debuted “Monmouthpedia” — a virtual town that displayed a wide array of information and data via QR codes.

iPhone Embedded Guitar Teaches Users How To Play

The gTar, created by Incident, is a digital guitar that claims to be “the first guitar that anybody can play.” Dock your iPhone in the body, load the free gTar app, select a song from the library, and the interactive LEDs along the fretboard will show you how to play it.

Apps Locate And Reserve Time Slots At EV Charging Stations

Fuji Electric Corporation is collaborating with Coulomb Technologies to integrate Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network and smartphone apps into its DC Quick Charging Stations, which provide a full charge to electric vehicles in around 60 mins.

Tiffany’s Augmented Reality App Lets Fans Try On NY Giants Super Bowl Rings

In celebration of their championship victory at Super Bowl XLVI, The New York Giants have teamed up with Tiffany and Co. to create an augmented reality app where fans of the football team can create and share images of themselves wearing exclusive Giants jewelry.

Guinness QR Code Pint Glass Can Only Be Scanned When Full

Guinness wanted to get more people talking about the brand, so they gave local bars some new pint glasses. At first glance, the glasses looked like a regular pints- but bartenders and patrons learned that when they were filled with a Guinness, the glasses were actually printed with a QR code.

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