All posts tagged: apps

Evan Spiegel & Bobby Murphy | Snapchat Co-founders

Originally named “Picaboo,” Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy founded Snapchat 2011. At that time Facebook was launching Poke, a “lookalike product.” Zuckerberg met with Spiegel and Murphy to inform them of the app that was days away from launching. They accepted the challenge and prevailed with Snapchat.

Then v. Now: 5 Old “Websites” 90s Kids Will Remember

Bebo/Xanga Both were popular sites for young adults, girls especially, in the early/mid 2000s. They were the perfect places to keep a “private” or public online journal, currently known as blogging.

Making Friends in the Real World

California is the perfect place for my career to prosper. I moved out here one month after graduation and landed a pretty sweet job. It’s been such a wonderful experience. The weather is lovely. I live in an area that reminds me of my home state. My work environment is pretty ideal.

For The Peeple, Hated By The Peeple

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Last week, the Internet was up in arms (but when is it not) about a new app called Peeple, which lets you rate and review other people. It’s been called “Yelp for Humans”, which is how it’s being marketed around the web, hence the outrage among social media users who haven’t done any further research. https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/649566110153510912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw I’m definitely not defending this app, but I wanted to figure out why the founders of it wanted to make it in the first place. These two best friends, one in Canada, one in the U.S., were dedicated to “changing the way people can learn about each other online.” Their solution was Peeple, an app that “allows you to rate and comment about the people you interact with in your daily lives on the following three categories: personal, professional, and dating.” Ok, seems easy enough. But, why sign up to do it? What is the goal to be accomplished here? According to these ladies, their mission is to “find the good in you”, and “enhance your…

What Photo-Manip Apps Do You Prefer?

Originally posted on The Blog of Christine B.:
Since I am a pretty novice internet-person, I have a question for all you more savvy types: What photo manipulation apps do you prefer? The only one I ever use is Instagram, and while that’s nice for posting on, well, Instagram, I’d like something a bit different for editing photos here. And yes, I could and have searched them up myself (I’m not being lazy, I swear! Procrastinating a bit, but not lazy!), but I’m asking for opinions here.  Features I’m looking for are ease of use (since I’m a noob), price (since I’m broke), and quality (since I’m fly like that). Mobile apps and browser apps are both totally fine. So throw some suggestions my way, pretty please? Pretty pretty please? Pretty please with puppies on top? And the puppies are only for decoration, not for eating, just to clear that up, but if you want they can be holding bags of jelly beans or chocolate chips or whatever you’re into these days. I won’t judge.

My Top 5 Vegan iPhone APPS

Hi Everyone! My second post for Top 5 Monday!!!! I wanted to share the Vegan apps that I use most frequently, these Apps make my life easier when I am traveling or when I just don’t know what the hell I am doing… so here we go! HappyCow ($2.99) Every time someone says, lets go eat I whip this APP out…  It is a great vegan and vegan friendly restaurant guide, developed by happycow.net. It has an interactive map that uses your location and tells you where the local vegan places around you are! it even tells you if they are open or closed!!!  I love this App especially when I go to a new City! its awesome! 2. VeganXpress ($1.99) This is A great App for those times when you are desperate to find something to eat and all you have around you are Big Chain restaurants or fast food places…. or your friends really wanted to go to a restaurant and you have no choice… this App lets you know what Vegan options that restaurants offer…if…

Grocery Rebate Apps

Due to my strong desire to master budgeting, I spent last weekend downloading grocery coupon apps (RetailMeNot, Saving Star, etc.) and rebate apps. I found one rebate app that I love and one that’s a great sidekick. 1. The sidekick Every Wednesday, a new list of rebates is released. The rebate (typically anywhere from $0.25-1) applies to a product. It isn’t store specific. The reason it’s the sidekick? Most of the rebates tend to be brand specific (i.e. Pledge Floorcare Product). Living on a budget means I may not be able to buy the brand item. A $1.50 rebate on a $10 brand item isn’t better than a $5 generic item. On my first receipt (Fourth of July weekend…we bought a lot of stuff) I was able to make $1.75. 2. The superhero Though I’m not rolling in the rebate dough, the app offers a bit more than Checkout 51. The rebates are specific to certain stores, but many of them are found at multiple stores. Some rebates are brand specific, but many aren’t. Many …

DuoLingo

Starting this month, I am challenging myself to become fluent in Spanish by December. One app that I’ve found to be very helpful is DuoLingo. Before you begin, you take a test to give the app an idea for where you are at. You can also set a goal to practice for a certain amount of time daily, weekly, and so forth. The app will send a notification through your phone and email with a reminder to meet your goal. The learning activities include listening and translating, listening and typing what you hear, reading and translating, word identification, and more! It’s been great so far. Plus it’s free. If there were a section that allowed me to practice conversation skills, it would be perfect. Pizza, Netflix, and Happiness. Mei. If you have any suggestions on apps or sites worth checking out please share them by commenting below or sending them to gumblogging@gmail.com.