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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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Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

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Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

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Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

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An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

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LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

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Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

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The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

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Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

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Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

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Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

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