Posts Tagged Recommendations
In honor of this week’s inevitable new iPhone announcement, five of the top recommended apps are best described as ‘App Classics.’ Take a look:
Ah, the oldies but goodies! Hard to believe there was a time, not so long ago, when Facebook and Twitter weren’t baked into iOS. Still, refreshes to these social networks’ apps have made them must-haves for every iPhone and iPad user. And while a sequel and numerous copycats have followed in its footsteps, sometimes nothing beats the original Temple Run for pure, unadulterated endless-running goodness.
Google did a great thing and recently brought a major update to its YouTube app, breathing new life into one of its line of classic apps. And as for Shazam, does anyone else remember when this technology seemed like magic? Strange how quickly an app becomes old hat. For those wanting to know who’s performing a song, however, it’s still a must-own.
So all you young whippersnapper apps, take heed! You could learn a thing or two from these classics. Thanks to Powerslyde, the app that leverages your friends’ app recommendations, for this week’s list. What apps do you recommend? Drop us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week!
Ready to slyde? Our friends at Powerslyde, the app recommendation app (say THAT ten times fast), are back with another list for this past week. Here are some highlights:
This week’s list is dominated by sports (three apps this week if you include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 app). Football season is right around the corner, so it should come as no surprise that NFL.com Fantasy Football 2013 and NFL Pro 2014: The Ultimate Football Simulation top our list this week. Who knows what other football-inspired goodies will show up on our list in the coming months.
But for those who prefer their competition to be more virtual than gridiron, there’s Clash of Clans and The Simpsons: Tapped Out to keep them occupied. So no matter what type of competitive battle you want, there’s an app for that.
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
When your friend recommends a great app, song, movie, or book, how do you keep track of it? I usually take a photo of books in stores to remind myself I want them, but that doesn’t work with everything. Developer Overcommitted just might have the answer with their new app, Recall.
Recall is the best way to never forget a great recommendation again.
Quickly add music, movies, tv shows, apps and books to your list. Recall provides you with all the info you need, allowing you to get in and out of the app within seconds.
For yet to be released items Recall will set a notification to remind you on the day of release (or a day you choose). If you’re looking for something fresh Recall also features a list of new releases and top charts across all media types.
FoodMafia might be a threatening sounding name but it’s one that food fans should remember. Based on the website of the same name, FoodMafia is a new app that has dining recommendations made up of chefs, food lovers, food bloggers, food critics, and industry professionals.
Users can check out all the best restaurants nearby them, with ratings and reviews from some of the most experienced foodies out there. Wherever you happen to be, FoodMafia hopes to track down ideal food hotspots, which can then be filtered by price, cuisine and rating. Uniquely, rating is divided into two categories comprising of regular members and FoodMafia approved members, ensuring that such reviews can be trusted.
FoodMafia promises to be a cut above the rest when it comes to recommending great places for a tasty meal.
The app is currently free, with the price rising to $1.99 next month, so this is the ideal time to check it out.
Andrew Harper, the popular travel expert and reviewer, now has his own iOS companion app for travelers specifically taking a trip to Paris. Andrew Harper’s Paris: A Personal Guide to the Best of the City, includes his opinions of hotels, dining, shopping, and touring.
The app includes over 350 favorites of Harper. There are 14 different of Harper’s favorite hotels in the app ranging from “grand palace addresses to intimate Left Bank alternatives.” Each hotel has information about the rooms, dining, and features within the hotels. There are 83 different restaurants with menu recommendations and contact information. And it includes over 100 shopping locations with maps, contact info, opening hours, and recommendations.
Andrew Harper’s Paris is a free app. Any of you readers planning on taking a trip to Paris in the near future should give this one a look.
Andrew Harper has been traveling and reviewing hotels and travel experiences for over 30 years. He’s a respectable reviewer that pays all of his own traveling expenses and travels anonymously so that he gets the same experience any other traveler will receive.
Check out a video for the app, highlights, and a FAQ about the app at the Andrew Harper website, here.
Recommendation apps and networks generally either try to give users recommendations based on some kind of automated system or give recommendations in a small niche market like books (Goodreads) or restaurants and nightlife (Yelp). LoveThis is a social network where friends can give recommendations to each other on almost anything imaginable (movies, TV, books, restaurants, and more).
LoveThis, a name that vaguely reminds me of a portion size at Coldstone Creamery (I keep accidentally typing Love It), helps users get recommendations from people that really matter to them. Users can save recommendations to their collections for later viewing and discuss those recommendations either in-app or via Facebook. LoveThis is displayed on a clean and easy-to-use interface.
The app even works for people that haven’t downloaded or registered in the iOS app. This is way LoveThis stands out from other recommendation apps and networks. The app allows users to send and receive recommendations in other ways including Facebook and email. This is a great way for new users to become exposed to LoveThis and to expand recommendations beyond the app itself.
LoveThis is free to download. Grab the app and start recommending anything and everything to friends.
Exclusively brought to consumers by the U.S Air Force comes the release of the Last.fm Festival app. It’s an app that sets out to make it easy for Last.fm users to find out which of more than 4500 upcoming festivals are most compatible to their musical interests, as determined by previous music choices.
Using a mixture of Last.fm’s ‘scrobbling’ and its recommendation technology, personalized and informed suggestions are offered ensuring that users will always know which festivals cater best to their interest. The more they scrobble and interact with the service, the more accurate the results.
The app offers up a personalized compatibility score for each show rather than just a list, as well as offering up a recommended lineup and bio information on each band at the show. Users can also search by location, date, genre or festival name as well as by compatibility.
For now, the service is exclusive to users within the U.S., but similar apps are promised in the upcoming months for other countries.
Last.fm Festivals is available now and it’s a free download.