Checky is setting out its stall to answer one, simple question: How many times each day do you check your phone?
It really is that simple – it may lead to life-changing habits that encourage you to keep your phone in your pocket more often. But more likely, it will just let you compete with pals to see who’s the biggest mobile phone addict.
EA launched FIFA 15 Ultimate Team (UT) last month, introducing more than 10,000 players from 500 teams. It lets you build your dream team and see how they fare against their rivals. It differs from the main FIFA games insofar as you ‘unlock’ players for your team.
Tiiny shows you a grid of 212×212-pixel photos and looping videos from people you follow, which are automatically deleted after 24 hours. As we noted at the time of launch, the basic concept is based on the Explore/Hashtag views you’ll see on Instagram.
While Tiiny does follow a broader trend for photo and video-sharing, it is beautifully designed nonetheless.
Tictail is a simple DIY solution for online stores. It’s not a retailer itself – it’s more of a “Tumblr of e-commerce,” delivering an easy-to-use platform for building virtual stores. However, with the launch of its first dedicated mobile app, Tictail is taking a different approach, focusing on the consumer market itself.
Tictail for iOS aggregates its customers’ products under a single digital roof. It lets you search for – and buy – from a myriad of boutiques and brands. Kind of like Etsy, or perhaps even Fab, but for everything.
Tempo understands the context around your event and not only pulls in addresses and directions, but contact information for people you’re meeting, related documents and more. It also supports natural language input.
Tempo was spun from the vaults of SRI International, the same non-profit research institute that gave rise to Siri.
Homejoy is a service for booking cleaners, though it’s only open for those in the US, UK and Canada for now. It finally launched a native iPhone app too, though the UK has been omitted from the launch for now.
Users input their cleaning requirements and select a preferred date to receive a cost estimate based on how long it should take. To help make estimates a bit more accurate, it also allows for the addition of specific tasks, like cleaning the oven, doing laundry or cleansing the refrigerator.
Last month, Reddit introduced an app that makes it easy to peruse its treasure trove of crowdsourced interviews with famous people.
Users can switch between trending, recent and all-time popular AMAs — each one is summarized and laid out to let you skim-read the questions, answers and conversations that may be buried deep within the platform.