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Wakie – a social alarm clock

lw —  December 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

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.

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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.

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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.

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About the app

Make a decision
Set goals
See all the possibilities
Overcome obstacles
Find the help you need
Rediscover purpose
Make a plan
Crystallize your ideas
Get motivated
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

Sitegeist

lw —  December 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

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.

    Age Distribution
    Political Contributions
    Average Rent
    Popular Local Spots
    Recommended Restaurants
    How People Commute
    Record Temperatures
    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.