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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 donating your used apps to charity to one that lets you play a video game using your surroundings.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby, PSFK Labs
  • 2 december 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:

Players Incorporate Their Surroundings Into A Video Game [Video]

Litago is a Norwegian milk brand that is well-known for letting customers decide on new flavors. Recently, the company teamed up with Los & CO and B-Reel to create an interactive mobile game called ‘Snap ‘n Play.’ The app allows you to construct a level by taking a photo of your surrounding with your smartphone camera.

Google Maps Pairs With Augmented Reality For Informative Navigation

Crossfader’s AR-MAPS is an iOS app which visualises maps in real-life so it’s easier to find your way without losing directions.

‘Donate’ Used Apps To Charity With The Touch Of A Finger

A group of advertising students have created a fake promo ad for Apple for a new app called “Donation Box.” Apple users are encouraged to donate to charity using this simple app that donates the price of an app to the Salvation Army.

Hold Your Phone Up To The Sky To Get An Instant Playlist

Air France has released a new iPhone app that lets users discover hundreds of tracks by lifting their device up in the air. ‘Music in the Sky‘ adds exclusive pieces of music to your playlist that are hidden in the clouds.

 App Organizes & Suggests Facebook Likes [Video]

Recomendo is an app that unclutters Facebook pages and sorts them into categories and interests. The app that is installed within Facebook organises your existing likes into different groups, such as music, movies, books, travel, and restaurant.

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