Category Archives for Phones

CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

March 22, 2017
 A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to delivery. In addition, CALA’s new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. The result… Read More

Super Mario Run hits Android, rolls out version two on iOS

March 22, 2017
 Super Mario Run hit Android a day early. Originally expected today, March 23, per Nintendo’s earlier announcement, the game arrived on the Google Play Store yesterday instead, along with an update on iOS. The iOS exclusive ran for three months, and brought the app over 78 million downloads, the gaming company said during its earnings in January. Of those players, more than five… Read More

Drivemode raises $6.5M from Panasonic and others for smartphone car tech

March 22, 2017
 If you’re an Android device owner and also a driver, you may be familiar with Drivemode: It’s one of the most popular apps for use in cars on Google Play, with over one million downloads and active users spread across 180 countries. The app is designed to reduce distractions for drivers via an eyes-free interface designed to access smartphone functions entirely via voice. Read More

Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions

March 21, 2017
 Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook users are now able to surface recommendations of nearby places – like “dinner nearby” or “bars nearby,” for example  – by entering a query in… Read More

Viro wants to make mobile VR development a snap, and raises $2.5M to do it

March 21, 2017
 VR is all over the place, but sometimes it’s not where you most expect it. Plenty of apps out there might could do with a wee bit of VR to help show off an apartment or a bit of 3D content, but those experiences can be pretty labor-intensive. Viro is a new company that hopes to empower mobile developers to add VR to their apps simply and using familiar tools and code bases. Read More

Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not

March 21, 2017
 Google’s standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today it’s adding support for audio-only calls – a feature aimed at increasing the app’s adoption in emerging markets, where a strong, high-bandwidth network connection isn’t always available. The option is first rolling out to users in Brazil, with an expansion to… Read More

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