MashApp is a video-based social media platform that lets users interact with friends by exchanging video punchlines. Users record an opening video, which followers respond to via their own video clip, resulting in a collaborative mashup to be shared and viewed, and added to by other users within the app.
SHAREit Lite is an app that makes peer-to-peer file sharing simple. Users can sign up using only a unique username, without entering an email address or phone number. They can then use the app to chat with their friends and transfer music, photos or any types of files without any limits on file size or number of files.
Invitation only closet-sharing platform Tulerie allows users to rent and lend high-end designer pieces to one another through the app. Users looking to use the platform are interviewed on Facetime before being accepted into the network. Once accepted, they get a free membership. Users can list clothes and an algorithm generates how much the item should be rented for. Tulerie provide shipping labels and envelopes for users, but the company also offers a service where it will take of the entire rental process from taking pictures of the items to shipping and cleaning.
ParkStash is a peer-to-peer platform that connects drivers to local residents and businesses with spare parking spots. Drivers set their location and time preference in the app to see a list of available spaces and their price. After booking the spot, they get the host’s contact info and address, along with directions. Drivers can find hassle-free parking spots and even reserve them in advance, while hosts can earn passive income from their unused parking.
The automaker partnered with car-sharing marketplace provider Turo to allow drivers to rent cars from top hosts who have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion as Porsche owners. The program allows prospective Porsche owners to experience the car of their dreams through an extended test drive.
Credo360 is a peer-to-peer network that uses blockchain to allow members to complete transactions without having to share their personal information. User’s credibility is established through peer ratings generated from social interactions, such as renting or hiring, and is shown as a Credo score, which is stored on a blockchain, providing a secure way to vouch for other’s reliability.
Neighbor is a self-storage peer-to-peer platform that lets users rent storage from people with extra space. Users browse through the app or website to find an affordable, suitable space from people who have posted their empty storage spaces, and payments are handled through the platform. Neighbor incorporated a “store with a friend” function that will show users a list of friends, or mutual friends, who are hosting on the platform in order to build trust between users through their social connections.
Recharge, the pay by-the-minute hotel stay app, has extended its service to include private residences. Homeowners can list their property on the platform to make their spaces available for sharing by the hour. In return, listers can earn money by renting their home to the company’s trusted network of travelers and residents while they are out of the house.
Wardrobe is a digital platform that allows users in New York City to monetize the items in their own closets, renting out their clothing to peers. Users upload a photo of themselves wearing the item and set their desired price and rental period. After a Wardrobe stylist has approved the submission, other users can chat with the owner to discuss personal details like fit. Once a rental is booked, the item is exchanged through a ‘Wardrobe Hub,’ a network of 30 dry cleaner locations in New York, who handle fulfillment and returns, ensuring that the item is cleaned after each rental.
TOK APP is a blockchain-based multi-purpose peer-to-peer chat application built on Ethereum’s decentralized network. It allows users to chat securely and features a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to enable them to buy, sell and send tokens.
Beauty brand Neutrogena uses 3D printing to create personalized sheet masks. Using the Neutrogena Skin 360 app and their smartphone camera, users take a series of selfies to create a precise map of their face, dividing it into six distinct zones. The app then analyzes their individual skin concerns, such as dryness and discolorations, and makes recommendations for a combination of ingredients to target these concerns. Using a proprietary 3D-printing process, the ingredients are printed on a custom-fit mask on the exact zones of the face where they will deliver the most benefit.
Sportswear brand Puma designed an AR app-based experience for the brand's new line of basketball shoes and the opening of its first North American flagship store in New York City. By using the brand's smartphone app to scan QR codes tagged on the display of the seven new sneakers, shoppers unlock playful content as well as the virtual brand mascot that they can take pictures with.
Warehouse club retailer Sam’s Club is incubating new retail technologies centered around its Sam's Club Now app that let members unlock a more personalized and responsive shopping experience. Machine learning and purchase data automatically generate shopping lists with suggested items, and beacon technology helps guide members through the store. Members can use the app to scan items to pay without waiting in line, as well as place orders for one-hour pick up. The features are currently being tested in its Dallas, Texas, test store before being rolled out nationwide.
Sportswear brand Nike has partnered with footwear retailer Foot Locker to integrate the NikePlus app into Foot Locker’s in-store experience at the retailer’s digitally focused ‘Power Store’ location in New York City. Foot Locker shoppers can use the NikePlus app to reserve Nike products to try on in store, checkout in store, and access exclusive deals and contests. Although Nike has made its app an integral feature of its own stores, the partnership with Foot Locker is the first time the brand has made the app experience available to another retailer.