Posts Tagged ‘new york city’
Posted by Renee Schmidt

For 2013, the city announces NYC taxi app will be approved for use.  That means no more waiving and hailing out in the cold; order your taxi using your smartphone!  You can even pay using your mobile device!

There’s an app for that. Let’s face it, there’s an app for everything. Well, almost everything. Until lately, New Yorkers have had to put aside their app-dependency when engaging in the tradition of taxi-hailing. In a world where a click solves it all, those wanting a cab had no other options than the tried and true “arm-out” to get where they needed to go.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

On July 6-22, immerse yourself in NY_Hearts: LES, a virtual love story you can experience through an app.

Audio books are ‘in’ but imagine a whole new way of storytelling –with an app. An app through which you hear the real sounds and see the real sites of the narrative –as though you’re actually there!  That’s the idea behind the Moveable Feast app.  The app allows you to create and share “multimedia narratives.”  It can be a tour when you’re far off traveling, within which you can include images, videos, and text –all connected to GPS coordinates and a “virtual trail” that others will be able to follow using their iPhone or desktop. 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New York is a big city! Finding the nearest restroom is not just a tourist thing. We’ve all encountered a “close call” with nature! How do we cope with the fear of having to hold “it” in?

Imagine pulling out your phone and having it direct you across the street to a clean, public restroom. Leave it to Charmin. They’ve developed a bathroom locator app called SitorSquat that works with GPS to locate for you the nearest and cleanest public restroom!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Source: The New York Times 

Apple (AAPL) has plans to open a new, open-plan store within Grand Central Station in NYC.

 
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