Small Auckland-based publisher and design studio Threaded Media has been showcasing New Zealand’s and the world’s best designers and creatives since 2004 via its “collaborative design publication” Threaded. And now, after a two-year investigation/evolution into expanding the digital division, it’s launched a new iPad app that brings some of its aesthetically-pleasing content to life.
The mobile apps that virtually put you aboard America’s Cup boats hint at the immersive experience sports events could become, says Ian Taylor, head of Animation Research, which collaborated to make them.
If you regularly plan events as part of your job, you probably need some kind of portable system for keeping track of everything. That’s where Super Planner comes in–it’s designed to help you keep track of attendees, catering, pricing, and everything else.
Most productivity apps attempt to organise one part of your life–work, your personal life, your finances. Bento for iPad is a database that doesn’t make that distinction, but rather encourages you to do a little bit of everything.
Air New Zealand has announced an update to its mPass mobile application that now allows users to book flights using their smartphones or tablet devices, getting people one step closer to never needing to sit on their computers again.
Fizzy orange vitamin manufacturer Berocca is taking a rather unique approach to mobile advertising by targeting an underutilised feature of the iPhone (at least by advertisers) – the Calendar App.
Tourism New Zealand’s newest app aims at putting a travel guide in the pocket of every visitor to New Zealand (at least those with iPhones and iPads, for now).
I launched my first app on the Apple App Store towards the beginning of May. It’s a Newsstand magazine app called Aucklandia, which shows some of my street photography work and little stories about each photo. I’m taking the opportunity to share with you what I’ve learned in my first month as a bona fide app developer.
The mobile age is most definitely upon us. And, after hitting the $1 million turnover mark recently, doubling its growth rate in the past year and upping the number of employees from four to 15, Sush Mobile is welcoming it. Co-founder Sheenu Chawla dials in.
When it comes to inspiring fear, public speaking is up there with spiders, heights and getting stuck in the lift with John Banks. But a Kiwi app development company called Sush Mobile hopes it can reduce the number of sweaty palms, dull thuds in the chest and embarrassing stutters with a new iPhone app called Speak Like a Pro. And it’s already proving popular, with the app reaching No. 1 in the iTunes entertainment app charts and, within 48 hours of its launch, No. 9 in the iTunes business app charts.
When it comes to making successful branded apps, there are generally two rules: either make it useful or give it some novelty value. And, if possible, combine elements of both. And Heineken and &some have done just that with a new smartphone app that shows locals and visitors where to find official RWC bars, as well as their mates, their rivals, a taxi home and, if they’re lucky, even some tickets to the final.