Tracking Street Food With An App


I believe that it takes some personal interest on a subject to develop a smartphone application for that. I guess that’s what happened to Eric Lo, a young media designer from San Francisco, who likes to eat street tacos and was frustrated by not being able to track one easily, due to their pop-up nature. Lo developed FoodCarts, a prototype iOS application that allows its user to find a food cart in and around San Francisco in real-time.

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Dutch Soup Brand Launches The Ice Skating Alternative To Nike+

Unox Schaatsapp

“Where to skate?” is currently a frequently asked question in the Netherlands. It’s winter and lots of people can’t wait to use their skates again, looking for lakes and canals that are frozen and nice routes to skate. Ice skating is one of the biggest sports in Holland, especially when there’s ‘natural ice’. It’s freezing cold at the moment, which means ice skating madness. And good times for the marketing of winter-related products.

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Sitegeist: A Social Dashboard For The Neighborhood

Sitegeist app

The Sunlight Foundation released a smartphone (iOS/Android) app that enables users to retrieve information and data about the surrounding neighborhood. The Sitegeist app, as it is called, gets its information from various open sources such as Yelp reviews, Foursquare check-ins, US Census Bureau data and weather information. All this information is being visualized into attractive graphs. With these graphs, users can find out things like average age, climate or median income in a certain area.

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Claim Your Spot In The City With OWNR


OWNR is a new (mobile) website and soon-to-be-launched app that adds a new dimension to urban sports. It helps you to discover, share and own your favorite urban hotspots. Find spots, see tricks others already did and battle for the best trick. That’s what OWNR is all about.

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Location-Based App Landlord Turns The City Into A Monopoly Game


Landlord is a real-world property game that enables you to buy Foursquare venues you visit and then earn rent as people check in at those properties on Foursquare. Like Monopoly, every player starts with a budget ($50,000). Unlike Monopoly, you’re only allowed to buy venues that are nearby, so no dices here but GPS. Every time a Foursquare user checks in at a venue you own, you earn rent.

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iPhone App Wanderous Adds A New Twist To Psychogeography


Launched two weeks ago, Wanderous is a new navigation application for the iPhone that creates routes optimized for adventure. Routes in Wanderous start and end where the user specifies, but here’s an important twist that sets the service apart from other psychogeography-focused applications: during the journey the routes intentionally wander to one or more interesting, unique, or notable spots chosen by the user. These spots can include parks, landmarks, historical sites, busy city corridors, scenic vistas, and public attractions.

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