PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

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:

Up! Inspired Mobile App Lets Users Make A House Soar By Blowing Into Their Phones

Inspired by The National Geographic Channel’s real-life creation of the flying balloon house from the movie Up!, design student Jihyun Lee decided to create a mobile, interactive version of the entertaining house.

Smart Jug Can Detect Spoilt Milk & Notify User Via Text

Milkmaid is a unique home appliance that was a concept winner for the GE and Quirky contest. Referred to as the ‘smart milk jug,’ Milkmaid is embedded with high-tech features such as sensors, GSM radio module, antenna, SIM card and rechargeable battery. The jug can notify the user via SMS when the content is low, or has gone bad.

Napster Founders And Facebook Launch Their Take On Chat Roulette

Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning introduced their newest brainchild yesterday — a video chat service called Airtime. This live chat website, similar to ChatRoulette, allows users to chat with friends or random strangers.

Creative Agency Graffitis Museum Masterpieces Using Augmented Reality [Video]

Amsterdam-based agency, Brilliant after Breakfast, “hijacked” the Rijksmuseum with its virtual exhibition titled ‘Paint Job.’ The agency created an augmented reality app where users can point to artworks with their smartphones to reveal comical graffitied messages on the painting.

Macy’s Algorithm Helps Shoppers Find The Brand That Will Fit Them Best

In preparation for the release of our upcoming Future of Retail report, PSFK reached out and spoke to the President of Macys.com, which is currently testing True Fit technology, a fit personalization software used for remote sizing and recommendations. True Fit’s patented software service (SaaS) matches men and women to clothing and shoes that fit their unique body and style preferences with no measurements required.

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