The Google Pixel Arena NBA app essentially a virtual space that follows live in-game action to immerse you in the 2022 Playoffs. Fans will be able to access this experience during halftime or between games directly from the official NBA app. Once inside, simply choose a game to enter and enjoy a 3D virtual arena that utilizes your smartphone’s gyroscope for navigation. Create a custom avatar and then outfit it with accessories as well as gear from all of your favorite teams. Read more for additional information.
Yes, there’s an iOS app that can actually blow out candles, and it’s not just a gimmick. Called Blower, this piece of software makes use of your iPhone / iPad / iPod speaker hardware to modulate the air around the grille. Simply put, when the speaker cone inside of an iPhone moves out, it pushes a little bit of air out. Read more for a video and additional information.
Have you ever wondered how your cat is feeling, or what kind of mood they are in? The developers at Sylvester.AI did as well, and that’s why their team created an app that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to determine their mood. This software is also capable of examining a cat using their image and transmit potential conditions, like respiratory infections and skin issues. Read more for a video and additional information.
YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) has a gargantuan following on the video sharing platform, or somewhere along the lines of 38-million, so it’s no surprise that he decided to create an app-based challenge unlike any other. Called “Finger on the App,” this piece of software was developed in partnership with internet startup MSCHF, and the winner would have been the player who could keep their finger in constant contact with the app the longest. Read more for two videos and additional information.
April is set to have a Super Pink Moon on the night of Tuesday, April 7, but for those who want to explore Earth and other exoplanets in space, there’s an app for that. It’s called NASA Eyes, and this free software lets you venture through the galaxy and explore beyond our solar system like never before. You’ll be able to view asteroids, comets, planets and their moons and the spacecrafts exploring them. Read more for a video and additional information.
People working from home or students taking online classes are probably familiar with communication apps like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but there’s one that you may not have heard of. Called Houseparty, it’s essentially a video-chatting app that lets hold virtual parties with up to 8 people. For those who don’t know, the makers of Fortnite, Epic Games, acquired this platform back in June 2019 for an undisclosed amount, so they definitely have the infrastructure to handle the influx of new users. Read more for a video and additional information.
Coronavirus cases are surging in South Korea and app developers are looking to help stop its spread. Developers are now using public government data to enable users to see how close they are to where a confirmed Covid-19 patient has been. Once downloaded, the app shows the date a patient was confirmed with the disease, their demographic data, and most importantly, their location history. Read more for a video and additional information.
Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann launched Byte, a new Android / iOS app that lets its users share six-second looping videos. Even though it was just released, its biggest competitor comes from China’s Bytedance, the maker of the popular social app TikTok, which lets you string together 6-15 second clips into a 60-second (maximum) video. Read more for a first look at the Byte beta and additional information.
SEGA announced today that it will be rolling out Sega Catcher Online, a service that lets people to play real UFO Catcher machines online via their iPhones and Android devices. Simply put, this service enables users to control real crane game machines, such as UFO Catcher online, and can be played whenever and wherever, 24 hours a day. Prizes won in-game will be delivered to a specified address for free. Read more for a video showing how it works and additional information.
Developer Elvin Hu revealed a similar app, but Rewound managed to make it onto the App Store first. Simply put, it’s a music player for your Apple Music library that enables users to easily browse and play their music, complete with customizable on screen buttons and gestures. In other words, it’s perfect for one-handed use. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.