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PSFK Picks: Top 6 Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top 6 Apps Of The Week
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Augmented reality passport app entertains children during flights, and a virtual touch app that stimulates physical connection.

PSFK Labs
  • 15 september 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.

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Augmented Reality Passport Keeps Traveling Children Entertained

Blippar  is a multi-faceted app makes it easy to keep kids occupied and teach them new languages.

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Virtual Room Lets Friends Caress Each Other From Afar

Touchroom app  simulates a physical connection between people through phone vibrations and touching their iPhone screens.

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Transport App Shoots Traffic Complains To Government Officials

I’m stuck app is a new way to identify infrastructure problems and drive national change by making sure your complaints go straight to an elected official.

 

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Fitness App Encourages Non-Athletes To Move For Half An Hour

Human is an iPhone app that focuses on encouraging users to move for half an hour everyday but doesn’t interpret the data.

On-Demand Delivery Service Turns Manhattan Stores Into Warehouses

On-Demand Retail Delivery Service Turns Manhattan Stores Into Warehouses

WunWun is launching a free pick-up and delivery from stores and users can get other items sent to them for an additional cost.

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Social Shopping Site Adds Personal Stories

Wanelo enables individual users and stores to share the context, or story, behind a collection of products.

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