We all know that what is listed on the package of some foods may not necessarily be what we consume. There have been many cases where people unwillingly consume ingredients they are allergic to or that cause some serious illness.
Luckily, a group of people woke up to this ‘dirty food’ phenomenon and are currently developing a gadget that will scan your food and tell you exactly what is in it.
TellSpec is a small, handheld spectometer that reveals the ingredients of whatever you point it at. And, because everything nowadays has an accompanying app, the gadget will then relay the information it obtained from your food to the accompanying smartphone app. (more…)
South African singer, Danny K, has just launched his latest album called ‘Good Look’ and with it, an exciting app that was developed with the help of Wonderland collective and Samsung.
On 21 November, Danny K held an exclusive listening session of ‘Good Look’ at Taboo nightclub in Sandton. Not only was his new music put on display, but the app was also unveiled.
Director of Mobile Communications Samsung Electronics South Africa, Craige Fleischer first took to the stage to embrace the partnership between Samsung, Danny K and music.
Business Development Director of Wonderland Works, Graeme Lipschitz, also had the chance to showcase their latest work by introducing the app to the guests, by taking them through the unique design, layout and features. (more…)
How would you like to have a mini figurine of yourself? If you own a Kinect and download this app, you can.
Shapify.me is new app that allows you to create, and physically hold, a 3D-model of yourself. Think of it as a 3D selfie.
The new technology, which was developed by the Artec Group, follows a global trend at the moment of simplifying 3D printing. What this company did is quite clever; combine simplified 3D technology with the “it” thing of the moment – taking selfies. (more…)
We all know the feeling: driving around for sometimes hours on end just to find a parking spot in a busy city. Not even a parking spot close to your destination, but ANY parking will do. What if there was something that could help you find a spot in a bustling city? Well, finally, there is!
Your days of spending wasteful hours (and petrol) scouting for a parking spot could possibly be over with the new Parker app.
The app is developed through Streetline – a company that offers both hardware and software solutions for, what they call, ‘smart’ parking.
Streetline helps drivers locate a parking spot within a city. So, instead of driving around looking at all corners of the earth to find a safe and secure parking, you can simply pick up your smartphone and check on your map where parking spots are available. (more…)
FNB’s popular banking app is now also be available in other African countries. The app, which has amassed over 600 000 active users in South Africa, is now available for download in FNB’s African subsidiary countries.
These include Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland and Lesotho.
The FNB banking app was the first of it’s kind in Africa when it launched back in 2011. Since then, the app, as well as the mobi-site, has grown to offer users a broader banking experience on their mobile device.
Both the app and mobi-site gives users the opportunity to do their banking anywhere, anytime and know its still safe and secure.
The FNB app is available to download on iOS, Android and Blackberry. The mobi-site works on all internet enabled phones, including smartphones as well as feature phones.
The app has shown a significant uptake in other African countries where FNB is operating. More than 4200 customers are actively using the app and over 8800 users have taken up banking on the mobi-site.
Why is it so exciting that FNB has launched their app and mobi-site to a greater African audience? Well, because Africa is the world’s fastest growing market in the world. Providing digital banking to these budding markets will not only secure success for FNB, but will also empower their clients. (more…)
Cape Town has been at the top of many lists when it comes to top tourist destinations. With Table Mountain, nature trails and beautiful beaches, thousands of tourists flock to the Mother City every year.
Now, tourists will be able to enjoy more of the Cape Peninsula as Cape Point Route and travel technology innovator, Tourism Radio, have teamed up to create a mobile travel guide app, geared specifically to visitors of the Cape Peninsula.
The Cape Point travel guide app features comprehensive and up-to-date information about more than 80 points of interest around the Cape Peninsula. Restaurants, accommodation and an array of different activities for both young and old are featured on the app.
The app also features many cultural and historic attractions within Cape Town and the greater Peninsula. (more…)
If you were looking for safer (and more fun) way of unlocking your Mac, then the newly launched app, Knock, will be just for you.
Instead of using the traditional password-locking and unlocking method, Knock allows you to unlock your Mac by simply knocking on your paired iPhone.
If knocking isn’t really your thing, you can also wave your iPhone in the air and your Mac will unlock itself to be at your service.
The app works by connecting you iPhone to your Mac via a Bluetooth LE connection. This will enable your phone to automatically detect when it is close to your paired computer.
The app is being marketed as “super secure” and will use “low power” because of the Bluetooth LE connection it uses. (more…)
Yesterday, we reported on the launch of Media24‘s brand new content aggregation app, MyEdit. MyEdit gives it’s users news and stories from some of South Africa’s top newspapers and magazines and tailors it to their specific interests.
MyEdit is also free to download – both Apple and Android smartphone or tablet users can download the app form either the Apple App store or Google Play.
Once the app is downloaded, readers then choose their favourite interests from 20 categories which include sport, news, fashion, entertainment and many more. (more…)