I organize lunch on Thursdays every week, and I ask my lunch group a question so that people can say a few words after they introduce themselves. This week the food was at Taco King (yummy) and the question was about new apps for people's phones that they added, or apps that they uninstalled. It was a good way to get some insight into the new parts of the net that are explored only through apps.
Some new ones to me or recommendations that were shared included:
- Wickr, a secure messaging app with self-destructing messages like Snapchat
- Telegram, an instant messaging app like WhatsApp
- Slack, the mobile client for the IRC-like group network
- Mapillary, a crowd-sourced version of Google Street View
- GasBuddy, a crowd-sourced view of gasoline prices
This is just a fraction of all of the apps listed. It feels like the app space still has a lot of room in it for innovation, but you'll notice that for each of these my short description is harkening back to some other application that more people know about.
What's your favorite new app? Email me, or @vielmetti on Twitter, or post a comment here.