The New Yorker launched an iPhone app today that enhances the magazine’s Goings On About Town (GOAT) listings with digital doodads like maps, GPS, links to buy tickets and contact venues, the option to filter by date, filter by location filters, and clip-and-save favorites, editor Ben Greenman announced today.
It also includes original text and audio from marquis New Yorker names like Alex Ross, Susan Orlean, Roz Chast, Peter Schjeldahl, Paul Goldberger, Calvin Trillin and Patricia Marx. The announcement suggests the New Yorker has found a way to offer a digital point of entry to the magazine without diluting the brand or sacrificing their subscription revenue.
Finding and drinking beer has never been much of a chore, but The Observer certainly welcomes and applauds any and all efforts to make the process easier. With that in mind, we point to What’s on Tap?, a mobile app that allows users to locate nearby craft beers, find beer-related events and more. Read More
It’s long been established that, despite constituting a majority of the population, female humans are much more difficult to locate than their male counterparts. Even in today’s social media-addled urban environments, a person can go minutes or even hours without encountering a woman. Rarer still are masses of women congregated in one specific location, let Read More
Bre Pettis predicted that the internet would go down in 2011, and since his predication recently came true in Eygpt, Pettis thinks it’s time to start planning for a similar event stateside.
“How would you contact the ones you love if the cell/internet networks went down? How would you get the news out to the Read More
Print to Pixels
The relationship between Apple and major magazine publishers ended the year on a sour note. Sales of magazine apps on the iPad, initially promising, had fallen off at a dismal rate.
This morning the Wall Street Journal highlighted Google’s efforts to build a digital newstand which would carry high end magazine apps Read More
Apple’s obsessive control over the apps that can be sold through its online store has come back to bite them.
Apple, Pandora and Dictionary.com were sued in federal court Monday for allegedly helping advertisers create secret profiles of iPhone users without their consent.
According to Wired’s Ryan Singel, “The tracking is possible because Read More
local mobile social
NYC-based StickyBits has been rolling out major promotions over the past two weeks, and fans of the the barcode-scanning app are reaping the rewards. Ben and Jerry’s is offering a free t-shirt when you scan a pint; Altoids was giving away $10 iTunes gift cards.
StickyBits is an app for Android and iPhone Read More
Looking for a classy place to spend a boys’ night out this weekend?
Playboy hopes you’ll turn to their new geo-local app, Scout, for suggestions.
As Kara Swisher notes, this is an attempt by the ailing media company to break into the digital world.
Like Foursquare, Scout uses GPS to make recommendations to Read More
Facebook made a major mobile announcement today — and no it’s not a new phone.
The key is single sign-on, which lets mobile users log in once with their Facebook username and password. After that, users can enter any mobile app by simply clicking a “login with Facebook” button.
This gives third-party developers the ability Read More
A week after running a front-page story about how Facebook was leaking users’ private data to advertisers, The Wall Street Journal has published basically the exact same story about MySpace, but neglected to give it the same fanfare in print or on the web.
Both pieces focused on the fact that these social Read More