UK Apps

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

Whiplr - The Hot New App Designed for All Levels of Kink

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jordi Sinclair

I always feel as though every dating app is exactly the same. You look at someone's photo and where they live, you "swipe", "like" or "heart" them and hope they reciprocate. So when I stumbled across Whiplr, it at least sounded a little bit different than the "norm".

Amazon Delivers Within the Hour and Starbucks Drops Off at Your Desk: The Future of Delivery Services

Georgie Barrat | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments and the mobile-app space. Adding delivery options to their roster is an exciting advancement and highlights the changes that are currently taking place in delivery services as a whole.

These Are The Most Expensive Apps In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech

With millions of apps on both iOS and Android it's easy to forget that hidden away -- in what we can only imagine as a metaphorical Scrooge McDuck vau...

SXSW 2015: Five Winners and a Loser

Howard Kingston | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech
Howard Kingston

As SXSW 2015 draws to a close, and hoards of ad, media and tech people from around the world form lines at the airport check-in desks, it was another star studded year with lots of brands making noise, but only a select few getting the right attention.

We Need More Than Products If We Want Systemic Social Change

Michael Zakaras | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Michael Zakaras

The fact that three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck is more a result of a generation of stagnating wages accompanied by rising costs of everything from education to healthcare to home ownership.

How Mobile Games Became Evil (and Crap)

Thorsten Rauser | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thorsten Rauser

When Apple recently announced that apps generated approximately $14billion in revenue in 2014 ($10billion of which was paid out to developers), they did not mention that the biggest single chunk of that money came from exploiting players with obvious gambling problems.

This Is What An Apple Watch App Can Do

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch release date and price at its 'Spring Forward' event in California. As well as giving away pricing and release ...

Where Tinder Plus is Leading, Others Will Follow

Jason Mander | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Tinder Plus users can quite literally 'Rewind' time by undoing premature swipes. And they can look for matches in places they haven't even arrived in yet by deploying the new 'Passport' feature.

Student Only Realised She Was Attracted To Women After Friend Changed Tinder Preferences As A Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Syra Johal and Grace Goddard always considered themselves to be straight, until they started using dating app Tinder. It was only when one of Syra'...

A Guy Made His Entire CV On Snapchat - To Apply For A Job At Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A resourceful job-hunter has applied for a position at Snapchat with a video CV filmed entirely on the app. Elski Felson, who goes by the nickname ...

The Cycling Apps You Should Be Using Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The many benefits that cycling offers to a person's health have long been touted: regular cycling has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascu...

Do You Want To Be In An Iconic Movie Scene?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you're a huge film buff then we've finally found the perfect app for you. The Scenepast app lets you travel back in time to visit iconic movie s...

London's Black Cabs. A Resilient, Iconic Industry In A Time Of Upheaval

Ivan Massow | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Taxi drivers probably need to accept the future of Uber being here to stay, as they did with minicabs. Let's not forget that as recently as 2009 there have been protests by black-cab drivers over minicabs when their business was licenced and formalised to make them safer.

Ridiculously Cute Grandpa Goes On His Grandson's Tinder Dates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

YouTube pranksters Ethan Cole and Josh Shultz decided to put 89-year-old Joe's ancient lady-wooing skills to the test - by sending him on some Tinder ...

What Happens When You Use A Make-Up App On A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sleep deprivation and unbridled joy are a couple of things that come with being a new parent, but so does boredom. Inspiration struck one mother s...

Want Real Pay Equality? Then it's Time We Stopped Over-tipping Women

Sean O'Meara | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Do you double the tax? Split the tip between server and the captain? How much do you deduct if the server is female? All legitimate concerns for the considerate diner.

There's An App That Will Tell You The Odds Of Your Plane Crashing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you're scared of flying, you might want to look away. A new app has emerged that uses data to calculate how likely it is that your plane will cr...

Guy Asks Ex-Girlfriends To Write Reviews For His Tinder Profile And Gets An Unexpected Response

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Seattle resident Jake Chapman got a surprise when he asked his former girlfriends to write reviews of him for his online dating profile. A few of h...

What Swiping Right Can Teach Us About Mobile Creativity

Cameron Hulett | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Cameron Hulett

Despite negative media coverage and accusations that the app places too much emphasis on users' appearances and proximity to one another, Tinder shows no signs of slowing down. The app's success is not based on algorithms and might shed light on a new approach to mobile advertising.

Banks are Following Customers Away from the 9 to 5

Tony Virdi | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

As all banks continue to navigate through today's digital era and innovate to keep up with customer demands, robust security remains vital in order to meet the industry's strict compliance guidelines and retain the confidence of their customers.

An 'app-y' 2015

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

It wasn't until I was discussing my new walking app followed by my new meditation app with a friend that I realised how 'app-y' my life had become. I'...

Britain First's App Has Been Withdrawn And This Is What You're Missing Out On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Bad news patriots, the Britain First app is no more! Apple's decision to withdraw the app due to "spurious political grounds" is evidently an attac...

If The Election Was Conducted On Tinder 'Dave' Would Be On To A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Most Brits will be thinking long and hard about which party to vote for in May's general election, but what the whole thing was played out on Tinder? ...