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Our Top 5 Apps We Love This Week
Every week at Fueled, we share an internal anthology of the week's greatest new apps. As mobile developers, we're lucky to hear about and download…
Every week at Fueled, we share an internal anthology of the week's greatest new apps. As mobile developers, we're lucky to hear about and download cool new apps every day that make our lives easier, entertain us, or keep our eyes and hands busy in awkward situations.
Here are some things we're keeping our eyes on this week.
When we first think of Nike, we automatically think of sports and running shoes. With their new app, we will soon associate the company with sustainability. MAKING is a tool that incorporates the 22 most used materials in apparel and home goods and scores them according to how damaging they are to the environment. Scoring them in the four areas of Chemistry, Energy/Greenhouse Gas Intensity, Water/Land Intensity and Physical Waste, users can see just how sustainable their products are. This is certainly a new facade for the company, but one that is just as useful as their running shoes.
We've all heard about the 3D printing revolution, but few of us have witnessed it first-hand. This app is bringing us the new and innovative technology thanks to partnerships with Sculpteo, MakerBot and Hot Pop Factory, the leading companies in 3D printing. Through eBay, users can choose designs and order customizable iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines. Bobble heads that kind of resemble you might be a thing of the past -- if I can submit a picture and in return get a figurine that looks just like me, we just might be in business.
IFTTT has extended its web services to a helpful mobile app, making our lives that much connected. If you're not familiar with what IFTTT does, the tool creates "recipes" based on users' actions through various channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Let's say you want to save all of your Instagram photos to your Dropbox: IFTTT creates the recipe to automatically upload the pictures to Dropbox every time you post on Instagram. Users can even create a recipe that emails them every time a new movie is released on Netflix. IFTTT is that one friend that always helps you out and always has their ear to the ground.
This app is the cream of the crop when it comes to personal assistants. Tempo has recreated your mobile calendar by implementing contact info, driving directions, parking tips and even documents needed for meetings all with the tap of the screen. Seriously. Running late to a meeting with five coworkers? It's simple: You just tap "I'm running late" and the app then lets you choose the time duration and whether you want to notify all contacts in the meeting or just a specific one. An email is then sent to the group with a message saying you're running late by X minutes. And even with including all of these useful components, the app is visually clean and simple.
We are taking videos and pictures more than ever, capturing moments everywhere we go. With limited storage space on our laptops and phones, we are in need of cloud storage to save these moments to. Loom is a cloud storage designed specifically for storing photos and videos to so they're easy to find in the future. No need to sift through important documents and presentations. Loom has created an easy space to access on all devices so we can finally experience these captured memories again.
Now you know what's on our home screen this week. Let us know what's on yours!