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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, from an iPhone controlled flying camera to an interactive jam with your friends.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby, PSFK Labs
  • 18 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:

Compose A Song With Friends On Google Chrome With New ‘Jam’ Tool

Google has released a new Chrome Experiment that lets users compose songs with up to three friends in different locations. ‘JAM with Chrome‘ is an interactive web app that enables you to play music together in real-time.

Never Get Lost In Macy’s With Its New Indoor GPS App

Just in time for the holiday season, Macy’s has updated its iPhone app to include indoor GPS technology for its flagship Herald Square store in New York City.

iPad App Lets Anyone Become An Animator

Creatorverse, by Linden Lab is an app that allows anyone to create and interact with their own animations.

iPhone-Controlled Tine Flying Gas Balloon Holds An Aerial Camera

The Zipper is a concept for a new type of camera; it looks like a tiny zeppelin and moves about a room, capturing footage, powered by hydrogen. The user can also control tiny electric motors through an iPhone app.

App Rewards Users With Money For Scanning QR Codes

Although we’re seeing more and more QR codes being implemented in all sorts of ads, the adoption rate by consumers is still fairly low. A Toronto-based startup is looking to change this by offering cash incentives for users to scan the codes.

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