UK Apps

Giving Voice to Tokyo's Street Furniture

Ben Barker | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

From Saturday using text messaging on their mobile phones Tokyoites will be able to talk to the famous outdoor vending machines, street mirrors and any other city object with a serial code. As the objects wake up, they will learn from Tokyo's inhabitants and share back the stories they hear.

You'll Barely Recognise Apple's Redesigned Music App For iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

iOS 8.4 will launch with an entirely redesigned Music app for iPhone and iPad. The beta version of the OS is available to download now and developers ...

Here's What Tinder Would Look Like If It Was Released In The 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Remember back in the early days of computers when you had to key in every piece of code yourself and connecting to the internet made *that* noise for ...

Mobile Game Pulled For 'Mocking Anorexia'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has pulled an app titled "Rescue The Anorexia Girl" from its online store after a backlash from mental health campaigners. The game, markete...

Everyday Is History in the Making and We Are All Historians: In My Footsteps App

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Similar to my grandparents, these residents have stories that, when shared, have the potential to teach others not only about themselves, but also about their communities. A power that they are realising through a new mobile phone app called 'In My Footsteps.'

Does Your Child Have Problems Sleeping? New App Could Help

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

Doctors at Evelina Children's Hospital in London have developed a free and easy to use iPhone app that can help parents track their children's sleepin...

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 24.04.2015 | UK Tech

The Apple Watch is out right now. That's right, if you've pre-ordered it then hold fast because the chances it's winging its way to you now. What t...

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 21.04.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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...