Wakie is a fun, friendly community of people who wake each other up in the morning. Set a time and a stranger will call you. It’s anonymous and is another in a number apps that are attempting to connect strangers in unique ways. A few months ago Miranda July released her Somebody app that enables users to send messages through strangers in the real-world. Hybrid apps an emerging trend or niche? But then again Wakie could catch on and dare I say become a dating app.
Plink is a mutiplayer music experience that enables you to play music with others visiting the site or using the new mobile app version. Created by the folks at DinahMoe, Plink is one of a number of adaptive music projects from the shop. DinahMoe is known for their innovative sound work for brands. Such as a recent collaboration with Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, google and the Tate entitled the Exquisite Forest.
Plink in action
I stumbled upon this talk by SYPartners founder Keith Yamashita on 99% U. SYPartners is doing some innovative work in the collaborative creative space. Below Yamashita pulls back the curtain on the methods, process and tools that his team is using to help individuals and companies unlock their full creative potential.
Feeling a bit of creative block or just stuck? Checkout SYPartners’ free ipad app Unstuck.
About the app
Make a decision
See all the possibilities
Find the help you need
Make a plan
Crystallize your ideas
Deal with change
Unstuck is a spin-off from SYPartners, a company that helps leaders and their teams during times of transformation. We’ve worked with great people at Starbucks, IBM, Facebook, Target, Ann Inc., GE, and lots of other iconic companies to help them transform their business, brand, and culture and be the best they can be.
Hat tip 99% U
The Sunlight Foundation has released an interesting open data discovery app called Sitegeist. Working from a host of open data sets, the app helps to provide another view of a neighborhood, town or city.
Here’s a few of the data points the app provides.
Popular Local Spots
How People Commute
Housing Units Over Time
Lapka is a personal environment monitor that connects to a mobile phone enabling the user to collect, measure and analyze Radiation, Organic, EMF and Humidty. The fact sheet defines it as a highly sensitive monitor that responds to an invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.
Slavery Footprint is a site and mobile app that looks at purchases you make to determine amount of forced labor that’s gone into everything you own.
It’s not easy to be a socially responsible consumer. Even if you buy mostly local products and diligently keep track of corporate environmental footprints, you may still be leaving a trail of slaves in your wake. After all, who do you think is digging up the minerals in your smartphone or picking the cotton for your T-shirts? Slavery Footprint, a new website and mobile app that launched today (the 149th anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation) can tell you approximately how many slaves have pitched in to make the goods you enjoy on a daily basis.
Tiny Wings FTW!
Interesting new app awaiting approval from apple that provides music viz and connects sounds to patterns.