Nishtha KanalAug 31, 2013 14:09:33 IST
It’s been a busy few days in the app world with new launches, app updates and some fun new features. Take a look at some of these that you’ll find useful in your day-to-day smartphone usage.
Foursquare for Android and Windows 8 app
The social check-in application is now offering a “passive” tip feature for the next time you’re out in town. The next time you’re in an establishment, Foursquare will start to give you a couple of tips about the best things you can do there. If you’re in a restaurant, expect your app to give you tips about the best dish to eat there and more.
All you need to do is switch Foursquare on and let it keep running in the background to be able to get recommendations for other users and merchants. It might be a bit hard on your battery life, but the recommendations will make up for them. The feature is rolling out slowly, and all phones will get this feature only by the end of the year.
Foursquare has also unveiled its Windows 8 and Windows RT application this week. The app will help you more with recommendations about places to go to rather than concentrate on the check-in feature. Check it out on the Windows Store.
Tips for you!
Flickr for iOS
Say hello to customisable filters and improved editing tools on the Flickr for your iOS devices. The application now sports a completely new look, replete with a wide variety of live filters that you can view even before you click a picture. You can also now make use of some pro editing tools within the free version of the app. Go ahead and sharpen your picture, add vignettes and adjust colour levels of your images. Download Flickr for iOS from the App Store.
Digg for Android
The RSS reader isn’t dead! Say hello to Digg for Android that comes with Digg Reader integration. You can browse stories, save them or even send them to Pocket or Readability. The service is slowly turning into one of the favourites in line to take over the throne left empty by Google Reader. It, however, seemed to be lacking an Android application, but that issue is now gone. Digg has promised to provide regular updates to the application. Download Digg Reader for Android here.
Digg Reader out for Android
Twitter for Android
The app on Android got the blue-line treatment this week. The feature bunches up conversational tweets and threads them with a blue line that indicates it is a cluster. That’s not all the Android app got. The application is now a lot smaller in size, a move that will affect phones with smaller storage capacity like Samsung Galaxy Y, HTC Explorer and Micromax Bolt. You can also now report spam and objectionable tweets directly from the app, bringing it in line with Twitter for iOS. Download Twitter for Android from the Google Play Store.
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