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Our Top 5 Apps We Love This Week
Mobile designers favorite innovative new apps that make our lives easier, entertain us, or keep our eyes and hands busy in awkward situations 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 innovative 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.
Those with apartments the size of shoe boxes understand that owning a bike is nearly impossible. Sure, there's CitiBikes but how many times have you tried to rent one only to find it broken? Or when you try to return the bike, the spots are filled up? Spinlister is a new app that finds renters for bikes anywhere in the world. Anyone can rent their bike out, too. All users have to do is search for a bike in their desired location, pick it out and reserve it. And it's just as simple for those looking to make some extra cash and rent their bike out. The whole process is as simple as, well, riding a bike!
I'm assuming most of us have seen the life span pictured as Jelly beans. If there are those of you out there who haven't, watch the video. You'll start to really appreciate life in a way that you never have. Your entire outlook will change and you will experience a surge of motivation, the biggest urge to do something spectacular. Bucket Lister is the perfect app to help you make your dreams happen. The app helps you set your goals and then reminds you how long you have to live. It's a nice little slap in the face to get off the couch and make things happen.
This has certainly been the summer of unpredictable weather. Raining and in the 70s one day, sunny and in the upper 90s the next- how is one expected to plan ahead? Foresee is an app that helps you plan your days, telling you what time of day is the most optimal for a specific activity. Do you want to enjoy the High Line on Saturday in NYC? Simply pick a day, indicate that you are interested in walking around the city, and the app will tell you the best time of day according to the weather. Gone are the days of getting caught in the rain or unexpectedly sweating profusely when you were told it'd be "a bit chilly"...or so we hope...
It's easy to feel alone living in NYC. Sure, there are millions of people always around, but it's tough actually meeting people in the area. Commune is a great grassroots initiative to create a sense of community within NYC by way of a bulletin board. Do you live in Cobble Hill and want to form a fun basketball league with your neighbors? Users can easily post that activity on the bulletin board making it easy for other people within the community to view. Users can also post events like a community dinner to discuss an issue going on within the neighborhood. Being able to walk down the street and say hi to your neighbors? Well, that was coolest part about Sesame Street and now it's actually a possibility.
FORTY DAYS OF DATING
Here's the deal: two good friends decide to date each other for forty days. They must see each other every day and then answer questionnaires that are posted on the blog for each day. Also required are at least three dates each week, a couples therapy session once each week and they aren't allowed to date or hook up with anyone else during the project. The most interesting aspect of this project is to see how both perspectives change throughout. They're on day thirty-one and me being a hopeless romantic, I am pulling for them. Aside from the project itself, the website is truly amazing. But what else would you expect from designers in NYC?
Now you know what's on our home screen this week. Let us know what's on yours!