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Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Sixth graders from the  NY Bronx Academy of Promise have taken top honors in a national app design contest. The students created an app called Quest Math to help encourage students to improve their math skills using mythology. They were part of the winners of The Verizon Innovative App Challenge [Full Story…]

NYC Startup #PublicStuff Encourages Citizen Activism

NYC Startup #PublicStuff Encourages Citizen Activism

Thanks to a NYC-based startup called PublicStuff, NYers will have an easier time reporting miscellaneous problems around the city, such as graffiti, potholes, and weird smells. The three-year old company provides a digital communication system for both residents and local governments who want to [Full Story…]

#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

With plans for an e-hail app for yellow cabs put on hold, GetTaxi is focusing on a new app that will help arrange rides with black car cabs. The product, G-Car will allow users to arrange for a livery car through an application on their smart phone where they will be shown the driver's name and [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Updates For Android App Include Local Advice

#Foursquare Updates For Android App Include Local Advice

The updated Android app for Foursquare features recommendations for popular restaurants, shops and tourist destinations. The recommendations will pop up when the app is opened and will be available in a searchable format for both locals and tourists. Cnet says that this is part of the shift from [Full Story…]

#NYDailyNews and #MyCityWay Partner for New App

#NYDailyNews and #MyCityWay Partner for New App

The N.Y. Daily News has now released a City Guide application to help users customize their stories and listings. The Daily news has partnered with MyCityWay, an 2009 app that helps users navigate their city including mass transit reports, news,weather, and event listings. In addition to Daily News [Full Story…]

Moving Startups are Growing in #SiliconAlley

Moving Startups are Growing in #SiliconAlley

  The Union Square-based online moving startup Moveline, which is now expanding outside of NYC, is part of the growing online moving business over the last few years. Moveline has raised $1.5 million in seed capital and see potential in developing technology that aids consumers in [Full Story…]

NYT Launches Flipboard Version of The Times

NYT Launches Flipboard Version of The Times

The New York Times has launched a version of the newspaper for the Android and Kindle Fire Flipboard application to add to their iPad and iPhone versions. This app delivers stories with special formatting designed specifically for Flipboard. The launch is part of the NYT Everywhere initiative to [Full Story…]

Barclays Releases New Mobile App

Barclays Releases New Mobile App

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn has just released a new mobile app for iPhone and Android in hopes of keeping sports fans in the arena. The app, run by Cisco, is the first to be offered by an arena, according to the New York Times. Although some of the features are available anytime, there are [Full Story…]

Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare has now added a button to their site that allows members to share venue links with other non-members through the generation of a URL that doesn't require logging in. It's a step towards the company becoming an open ratings and local search platform, the cost of which would cost the loss [Full Story…]

#HuffPo Releases New Improved App for iPad

#HuffPo Releases New Improved App for iPad

The Huffington Post has launched a new iPad app in the iTunes App Store. Mobile Insider writer Steve Smith says that the new version is completely re-engineered for touch screens. The new interface makes it easier for users to bookmark, personalize, share, and comment on articles. The new app [Full Story…]

NYC Building Department Uses App to Inform

NYC Building Department Uses App to Inform

The NY City Buildings Department has a new app called NYC Buildings, which sends alerts to users about inclement weather and how it applies to them. Tony Sclafani, from the department, says that the app is part of a push towards the digital age and is intended for both those in the construction [Full Story…]

Vimeo Announces New GIF Video App

Vimeo Announces New GIF Video App

Vimeo announced the acquisition of Echograph, an app for making videos appear as if they are animated GIFs. The app plays videos on a loop, similar to Vine from Twitter, and was Editor's Choice in the App Store for over 130 different countries. With the acquisition, Echograph will be a free [Full Story…]

Kickstarter Announces First iPhone App

Kickstarter Announces First iPhone App

Fans of crowdfunding website Kickstarter will now be able to donate money or ask for donations via an official iPhone app. It's the first time that Kickstarter has made a move towards a mobile presence and they said that with the app they focused on finding new projects, keeping up to date with [Full Story…]

MTA Launches Interactive Subway Map

MTA Launches Interactive Subway Map

NY City Subway riders will now be able to navigate better with the just released interactive version of the MTA online subway map. With the new map, riders can zoom into sections of the map and easily access route information for each line whereas before the map could only be enlarged by opening a [Full Story…]

NYCLU Releases iPhone #StopAndFrisk App

NYCLU Releases iPhone #StopAndFrisk App

The NY Civil Liberties Union has released an iPhone version of their Android Stop and Frisk Watch application. The mobile application was designed with the goal of helping citizens document NYPD abuse from the controversial “stop and frisk” program. On the app, users are able to upload video, audio, [Full Story…]