The latest find: http://moojive.com/ This does a great job of extending the Facebook events your mobile.
Moojive is a mobile app that extends your Facebook event experience. The app makes it easy to plan events on the go, stay on top of your friends en route location when heading out and provides a place for quick interaction between event members.
My beta app of the week is Banjo. While on my unwired from work vactation, I heard that it was a new layer you could put on top of your social networks. Here is what Tech crunch had to say:
"Banjo, for those unaware, is a new social discovery service which reveals the social network present at any given location at a particular time. To be clear, it’s not another social network, it’s a layer on top of social networks. With Banjo, you don’t have to create a profile, add friends or collect followers, or perform any of the other typical social networking behaviours.
Now, you can enter in any address supported by Google Maps in order to discover that location’s hidden social network, whether the location you seek is a city, a street address or even the name of a local business.
There are certainly some use cases for this feature that will appeal to mainstream users – perhaps you’re curious what people think of tonight’s concert, for example, or what people at a conference are posting pictures of or are tweeting about."
Imagine that on your walk home, every outdoor ad that you passed had a QR code that when scanned, would put the item into your shopping cart. As I stated in my post about the future of retail: The future of QR codes isn't about entering people into your sweepstakes. It's about making their lives easier.
This installation by Tesco, a market in South Korea actually puts a virtual store in unexpected places (like subway stations), and lets people shop with their phones.
Was This Effective? The move increased online sales by 133%, and made their chain the #1 online seller in Korea.
This is one of the best finds I have run across this month at the App Store. Imagine finding a list of curated hotels that had open discounted inventory; Imagine no more - I just found a room at the ACE for 150$ through a great app called HotelTonight. At noon, daily, they update a fabulous list of unsold inventory at top rated hot spots in major metros to anyone who has the HotelTonight app.
If you have not downloaded the HotelTonight app - you should. It is one of the most useful apps I have found this month!
Have you ever been shopping online or on your mobile and wondered what that shoe would look like on your foot? If your a kicks freak like - me wonder no more. Converse has released an iPhone app that allows you to try on any shoe by pointing a phone at your feet. This gives new meaning to the sample sale.