PSFK’s Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK’s Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from social media caller ID to one that lets you become a celebrity on Twitter.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby
  • 11 november 2012

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

Become Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber on Twitter With This App

ShadowMe is a new iOS 6 app that lets Twitter users view tweets through the lens of their favorite celebrities, musicians, athletes, politicians, and friends on the social network.

App Turns Smartphone Into Long Distance Remote-Control For Sex Toys

Vibease is a new app and accompanying vibrator for long distance lovers that lets people control their partner’s vibrator from afar.

App Provides A Minute By Minute Weather Forecast

The SkyMotion app updates the weather forecast every 5 minutes, providing accurate precipitation forecasts in a sleek and simplified interface.

App Shows Caller’s Social Media Information When They Ring

CallApp utilizes social media profiles to display publicly available info about the person calling you.

No More Waiting In Lines, Order A Drink Straight From A Smartphone

A startup in San Francisco has created the Coaster app that will make it more convenient for mobile users to order a drink at a bar.


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After The Initial Success Of AR Gaming, What Does The Future Hold?

With Pokemon GO earning up to $10m a day, R&D departments are busy searching for the next phase

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The Next Great Art Movement Will Come At The Swipe Of A Finger

An improved app, optimized digital display and monthly art discovery service round out Electric Objects' renewed commitment to democratizing the art world


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A TV Streaming Service Is Designed Just For Kids

Toca TV is a new platform offering thousands of original and curated children's videos for a monthly subscription fee

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Bus Stop Transformed Into A Fitness Station For Commuters

Sports drink company Lucozade live-streamed an athletic trainer working out at a stop in Manchester to encourage travelers to get moving

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Shiseido And Microsoft Have Created A Makeup Filter For Women Who Telecommute

The Japanese cosmetic company built an augmented reality app that works alongside Skype for Business

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Samsung Is Using AR To Help Beachgoers Stay Safe

Pocket Patrol utilizes a phone's camera to promote beach safety and educate people about hidden hazards

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Exchange Your Old Razors For New Ones At This Bartershop

The subscription-based shaving company lets customers trade their unwanted razors for Harry's brand steel at a temporary New York pop-up

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A Brewer Has Created The Most Expensive Chips To Snack On

St. Eriks Brewery created crisps made from rare mushrooms to go with its artisan beer, donating all proceeds to charity

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Melbourne Hotel Lets Guests Stay In Their Own Chrome Airstream Trailers

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A sustainability initiative encourages people to fix, rather than replace, broken objects

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Home furnishing online retailer Wayfair is partnering with Lifetime to create a shoppable life improvement television program

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