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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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An app that lets you schedule pics to be sent in the future to another that rates how likely you are to be fired, based on job-related tweets.

Betsy Mead
  • 1 april 2013

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 these past seven days:

Tweeting

Twitter App Rates The Potential For Employees To Get Fired 

If you’ve ever wondered whether your tweets about work could get you in trouble you can wonder no more with this new website that helps you check your potential for getting fired based on your 140-character musings. L3S, a research center in Germany created FireMe!, a website that provides users with a way to check their firing potential via their online tool.

tinygames

Play iPhone Games In The Real World With Friends

There’s a new iPhone app that can help you turn your boring cellphone party into a fun and interactive game session with friends. Tiny Games is a new iPhone app created by UK-based design studio Hide & Seek and it helps you come up with real world games that you can play with your friends in different places and situations.

Calculate Mobile Advertising ROI With Google Calculator

 Google Develops Calculator To Help Advertisers Tabulate Mobile ROI 

Google has introduced an online calculator to help marketers figure out ‘The Full Value of Mobile,’ as well as case studies and tips. The microsite shows five different categories related to mobile, and videos that show how a brand can monetize them. Visitors can calculate stats like visits related to purchases either manually or by entering Google data to have it done for them. The calculator provides simple equations and benchmarks to help estimate the value that mobile drives for businesses through calls, apps, in-store, mobile site, and cross-device.

ThrowBackphoto

Photos Sent To Surprise Users’ Future Selves

Available for free now on iOS, ThrowBack lets you take pictures in the present and then choose a time in the future to send them to yourself or a group of friends. ThrowBack makes it simple: After registering with your email, you take a photo or choose one from your photo album, select a date or a general range of time up to five years and ThrowBack sends you your selected photo to yourself in the future.

weatherappforecast

Weather Platform Only Displays The Most Crucial Info

When you can’t look outside and assess the weather properly, a new website can pick out only what you need to know and present it in an easy to see format. Forecast is a site, and an app, that just predicts the weather, without extra information that you might find on websites or other avenues for checking the outdoors.

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Technology Yesterday

Umbrella Tells You Whether It's Needed Before You Go Out

Opus One was designed by former Samsung engineers and offers a weather forecast via the flashing LED on top

Sustainability Yesterday

Biocomposite Skateboard Provides An Eco-Friendly Ride

The Uitto is an eco-friendly skate deck crafted from Norwegian wood fibers

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Work Yesterday

Hyatt Honors Travelers With A 3D-Printed Statue Contest

The hospitality wanted to celebrate the people who go everywhere for work and make sure their tasks were not forgotten

Syndicated Yesterday

High-Tech Replica Brings Prehistoric Art Within Reach

A £48m recreation of the Lascaux Caves in France will let visitors experience the unique place for the first time in decades

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Entertainment Yesterday

Tripod Lets You Make Snapchat Videos Hands-Free

The Camkix kit lets you record wirelessly from any angle

IoT Yesterday

GE Develops An Alexa-Enabled Table Lamp

The first in a line of interconnected home products will integrate Amazon's voice-activated system for smarter home living

Advertising Yesterday

Spotify Mines User Data To Create A Global Ad Campaign

The series of billboards relays the feelings that people express through listening to music

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Commerce Expert: Why Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Can’t Be Replaced

Erin Armendinger, SVP of bio, explains the physical need of customers to experience certain products before buying

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Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Food Yesterday

What Material Research In Beirut Bodes For Our Waste Crisis

Might building furniture and lights out of rose petals and coffee grounds point to more sustainable modes of living, as seen in Beirut Design Week?

Social Media Yesterday

This Collar Wants To Be The Bridge Between Human-Dog Communication

Inupathy claims to be world's first dog emotion visualizer

Retail Yesterday

Basquiat-Inspired Fashion Line Supports Emerging Talent

The late artist's estate has collaborated with New York label alice+olivia on a new range of designs

Retail Yesterday

Why Personalization Is The Key To Customer Satisfaction

Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux shares how the company is using machine-learning models to streamline the fitting process

Gaming & Play Yesterday

Fidgeting Tools Designed To Help Creative Minds Focus

The DIDGETS Collection helps those who have anxiety or are restlessly moving to focus while they are working

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Children Yesterday

Helpful Robot Teaches People Of All Ages How To Code

The Root has coding expertise designed to benefit a wide range of people

Home Yesterday

Sharing Service Connects Directors With Film Locations

Finding affordable places to film can be difficult, so GETset was designed to help creators easily find good locations

Technology Yesterday

Adobe Is Teaching Machines To Copy Your Artistic Style

A new research project called Stylit uses a camera to mimic a drawing and reproduce the strokes digitally

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