iPhone Apps

Reddit Launches Ask Me Anything App for the iPhone

AMA interviews on Reddit have become a popular way for artists, scientists, politicians and even normal people to interact with the Reddit community, promote upcoming projects and address social issues. Some may even argue that the Ask Me Anything threads are the only thing worth reading on the social news website. Maybe this is why Reddit has decided to launch an app solely dedicated to AMA interviews.

Ask Me Anything

The new app from Reddit gives users an easy way to sort and access all the latest and past popular AMA threads posted to reddit.com. Users can search various categories like Entertainment or Science/Tech, or use the Hot tab to find the latest trending topics. The app also marks active threads and it allows users to up vote the best questions and content from their mobile devices.

Indiegogo App Now Available for the iPhone and iPad

It seems like everybody and their brother are crowdfunding something these days and now even celebrities are getting in on the action. For example, Zach Braff's Kickstarter funded movie Wish I Was Here just hit theaters, and Rob Zombie is offering his fans the chance to support his new film 31 through fanbacked.com. Love it or hate, crowdfunding isn't going away anytime soon, and to make matters worse, Indiegogo users now have a way to beg for money 24-hours a day.


Indiegogo is a crowdfunding service that allows users to keep donations even if they don't reach their goal. The company today released its first app for iOS devices. The app allows users to moderate comments, upload updates including pictures, and promote their campaigns on social media directly from their iPhone or iPad. Users can also receive alerts every time they receive a contribution and send messages to their Indiegogo contacts and Facebook friends.

Yelp Adds Video Support to Mobile App

Yelp updated its iOS app to version 8.1.0. The update allows users to upload short videos of businesses to their Yelp reviews. This will help users share aspects like "ambiance, lighting and noise level" with other users, according to Yelp. The new video feature is not intended for posting video reviews, instead users are encouraged to only post 3-12 second long clips from their point-of-view.

Yelp Version 8.1.0

To upload a video, just open your Yelp app then click the star icon at the bottom of your display and then select the purple "Photo or Video" option. This will open a search page for local businesses if you have location services enabled. From here select or search for the business you want to review and then select the video camera icon to start recording your video.

New Chat App Aims to Connect Lonely Applebee's Fans

Applebee’s lovers can now share their love of 2 for $20 meal deals by downloading the free WhatsApplebee's app from the Apple App Store. WhatsApplebee's is an "anonymous real-time chat service" that connects fans of the fast food chain, but only while they are actually inside an Applebee's restaurant. This feature allows users to know they're only being connected to true Applebee's aficionados, and not internet trolls looking to spoil a good time.


The app was created by developer Michael Lazer-Walker, not Applebee's itself. Walker designed the app as a joke telling Engadget, "I've seen so many apps that seem like they're a parody of Silicon Valley culture but are in fact real, actual products. I wanted to create something just on the other side of that line - something that's clearly a terrible idea, but not SO outlandish compared to the current state of things that you might, for a second, believe it's real."

iOS App of the Week: Morning Weather App

The popular iPad weather app, Morning, is now available for the iPhone. Morning by Tamper was selected by Apple as one of the best apps of 2013. It is a minimalist app designed to "make your routine easier" by allowing you to customize various "panels" for Weather, News, Stocks and so on.

Morning — Weather, To-Do, News, and more

Users can easily keep track of six categories at one time and select which category is featured front and center. Each category also features its own edit button and different customization options. For example, you can set the Weather panel to show you the high and low, humidity, wind speed and so on in a different country. The Time/Date category features a 24 hour clock, and the Reminders panel is capable of syncing to your device's Reminders app. The other panels include a Commute option for traffic updates, a daily Calendar, and a Countdown timer so you will never miss another appointment.


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