PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from QR code dating to figuring out how 'walkable' your neighborhood is.

Karen Summerson
  • 23 september 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To highlight popular picks, we’ve compiled a few of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week.

Site Calculates the ‘Walkability’ Of Urban Neighborhoods

A website called Walkonomics  rates your surroundings by street to better inform pedestrians everywhere of the best and worst areas for walking. The online source covers approximately 600,000 streets in the US and UK and retrieves its information from government-sourced open data and user feedback.

QR Code Beer Bottles Help Singles Meet At The Bar

A bar in Singapore wanted to make it easier for shy locals to meet each other at the bar, so they introduced ‘Bottle Message,’ adding QR code tags to beer bottles that let you enter a message when you scan them.

New App Helps Mobile Workers Find Their Ideal Work Space

An app called Work+ uses satellite technology and a list of your workplace preferences to explore your local area for spots to try. A user can either search for a specific place name or fill out a survey to begin the process.

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An algorithm from Swiss researcher Pedro Pinto is able to uncover the source of rumors, an epidemic or a crime across both simple and highly complex computer networks. It analyzes a small collection of data points within a network and works back from there to determine the origin.

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