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This Week in Mobile: WWDC, An Amazon Phone & UberCOOL

WWDC, Swift, Amazon Phone and more: we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry!

Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love.

Every Friday, we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.



A couple members of the Fueled team flew to San Francisco for WWDC this week, while the rest of us enviously stayed at home in New York or London. The fancy reveals included a new operating system due for the fall, a Healthkit and many more exciting features for your all your Apple devices. Check out this roundup here.



Speaking of WWDC,  we're particularly intrigued and excited by Swift, a new tool for developers that will make it easier to make apps. This is Apple's first programing language in 17 years so it's very exciting stuff. Want to learn more? Here's our list of resources and tools for understanding Swift here.

Amazon Phone?

Amazon announced that it will be holding an event on June 18th that will most likely unveil the long rumored Amazon smartphone. The video above, released this week, teases the device without showing off any hardware.  We'll have to wait and see. via Business Insider

Tinder Goes Snapchat


Tinder took a page out of Snapchat's book with a new feature called Moments. The dating app now allows you to send self-destructing photos to other users. Although it sounds like an opportunity to send photos of private parts, the company is spinning it more as an opportunity to learn more about a potential match. via Engadget


air conditioning

We were tickled this week to learn that everyone's favorite app Uber teamed up with the design company Quirky to deliver air conditioners to New Yorkers in need. By simply typing UberCOOL into the app and forking over $300, users received an air conditioner right to their door. We like these stunts. via Inc.

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