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The Top 5 Apps We Love This Week
Apps Fueled loves this week: Hotspotio, Cover, HipsterCEO, Washio, Artsy.
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’s what’s on our radar.
Artsy was created with the desire to give everyone access to the world's art. 5 years later, they've built the most comprehensive online art database in partnership with 600 of the world's best galleries, museums, and private collections. Recently, the NYC startup released the Artsy iPhone app making it even easier to access Rembrandt, Cézanne, Rothko, and Saville. The app is beautiful with a great UI.
One of the many gifts our piss-soaked metropolis has bestowed upon us is cheap, efficient laundry services. What we don't have is an app that takes care of the execution and delivery for us. So, imagine our surprise when we found ourselves actually jealous of L.A. for their laundry service technology, Washio! The website- with an iPhone and Andriod app on the way - allows you to schedule a pick up location and, within 30 minutes, someone picks up your laundry and returns it fresh and folded.
Watch out, Rameet! This app is a startup stimulation game that allows users to take charge of their own startup. Put your entrepreneurial skills to the test by picking your office space, negotiating salaries and handling investment offers, all with the comfort of knowing that you and your livelihood aren't actually on the line. The game launches this month.
You know that feeling you get stepping out of an Uber? That feeling of of freedom, having already paid via credit card on the app and not needing to touch your wallet and count out cash? You can now get that feeling at restaurants with Cover. Dine and pay for the check automatically at partner restaurants. Parm, anyone?
Hotspotio allows you to share your Wifi hotspot with friends in return for a favor, like a hug or a shout-out on Twitter. Since you decide who has access, you don't have to worry about strangers accessing your network. We wonder if baking a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting could be a favor...
Did we miss any cool apps this week? Let us know in the comments!