Rest of the Day: Android Can Now Recommend Apps Based on Your Location
Android just got a new feature that allows you to find new apps based on your location. For example, when you are at a pharmacy, your phone may prompt you to download their app to get a coupon. I love apps and locations!
- Google calls this feature “Nearby”. Therefore, if you are at the airport waiting for your flight, you may receive a notification asking you to download the United Airlines app, or if you are on CVS, they may recommend that you use their app to print photos directly from your phone. Getting location-based notifications can annoy me, but of course you don’t have to agree. [Android Blog]
- Facebook now allows you to reply to a video post. Instead of typing, using emojis, or posting an image, you can now record how you scream into the void when you reply to what you see on Facebook. Or whisper sweet little things about what is floating on your boat. [Facebook]
- Avast dives into software unrelated to its regular antivirus and security suite. They’ve provided a new iOS app called Photo Space to help you manage storage on your phone by transferring full resolution images to your cloud host of choice. [TechCrunch]
- Remember the Game Boy camera ? I do. It was a low-res monochrome digital camera for your Game Boy that shot in four shades of gray, and I loved it. BitCam for iOS reminds me of this. [TechCrunch]