Can’t make it to Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop? No worries! The Official 2014 Times Square Ball App, available free in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, allows you to experience the event live on your smart phone or tablet! The app, created by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, provides Livestream of the entire event, including the raising of the ball at 6 PM EST, musical performances, and an hourly countdown.
Recently, a glow-in-the-dark walking path has emerged in Cambridge, England as a test to see how it could possibly take the place of street lights at night.
The new technology,called Starpath, is made of a new type of resurfacing material that absorbs sunlight during the day and emits a soft blue glow at night. The glowing paths not only look like something from Alice in Wonderland, but they're also a great technology to help the enviornment. By illuminating paths in certain areas they can get rid of expensive street lighting.The path is also durable, waterproof,anti-slip and can adjust to the natural lighting outside. If it is pitch black dark then the path will glow stronger than at dusk.
If you're like us at Joonbug, then you're probably stuck to one, if not all, of your gadgets throughout the day; from your laptop at work, to your smart phone in your hand on the run, to your iPad or tablet when you get home. And every New Year we make promises to ourselves that we'll get healthier or save more money. Well why not use your combined obsession to gadgets and your yearning for a better you this year to your benefit?
Haunting Melissa is a new horror story app created by independent film producer Neal Edelstein, creator of The Ring. The app is designed to not only scare you senseless, but to also to give horror enthusiasts everywhere a different kind of scare they have never seen before. It is more than an episodic horror story and also can't be described as a film within an app. Haunting Melissa is an entirely different type of horror story. The app delivers the story of Melissa piece-by-piece and chapter-by-chapter so that the viewer can digest it just like a book.
JetPac, creator of the highest-rated travel app in the App Store’s history, is now presenting JetPac City Guides! This new app allows iPhone users to see real pictures and honest evaluations of their travel destinations by other app users! Through the help of Instagram, JetPac is able to search and analyze over 100 million photos from more than 5,000 cities, compounding and utilizing users’ experiences to build their own travel guides and generate direct and effective reviews of destinations.
In every age, and on any frontier, an explorer needs his navigational tools. In so much, the technology of exploration has evolved quite radically over the centuries. We went from the cross-staff, to the back staff, from the compass, to the GPS, and so on and so forth. As human beings we have a natural instinct to explore; we want to find new places where there’s cool stuff, and plenty of action. Now, thanks to the digital age, the wireless age, and the digitally witless age, we no longer have to explore alone. There’s an app that connects every pub bar fly, pub crawler, and high end alcoholic and lets them instantly share their discoveries. Its a little marvel of technology called Untappd.
Just in time for the holidays, Hotspot, a brand new and innovative social media application, is now available for download through the App Store! Hotspot offers a more genuine way of connecting with others. Unlike most social media apps, Hotspot isn’t about finding new friends; it’s about connecting with your current ones. Creators Jeff Ames and Jasjit Singh realized that the discovery of new people was not the issue in social communication, but rather the actual convening of these people as “friends” in reality. Hotspot allows users to locate and contact one another for any social event, whether it be for bar hopping or impromptu meet-ups. Unlike texting, this messaging service enables the user to send out one mass message regarding an event—what, where, and when, along with turn-by-turn directions and also who is going to be there or on the way. Even better, the app is not a closed service. This means that even your those without Hotspot will receive a text message providing a link to open all of the event information in their browsers.