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In a press conference this morning, streaming  Spotify announced the launch of a Spotify Apps platform into their streaming music service.  According to CEO, Daniel Ek, the service will bring better recommendations, ticketing and editorial content.  Launch partners include Rolling Stone, Billboard, Last.fm and Songkick amongst others.

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Kevin Rose, formerly of Digg has been hard at work building up his new mobile app development company Milk Inc.  Their first project, Oink was launched a few weeks back at the Web 2.0 Summit.

The premise, take location-based check-ins the next level by allowing people to rate things in that particular location.  Want to find the best rated burgers in your vicinity?  This app is for you.  Visiting a tourist site, find the must-see spots.  Users can gain “Cred Points” by uploading photos, performing mini-reviews or rating spots in a “thumbs up, down or half-way” fashion.

The app is now live in the app store and available to play around with but a special invite is required to participate in the rating fun.  Stay posted for an update once I get my confirmation.

The Gamification of health is upon us.  As is the trend in Zombie culture. Combine the two and what do you get?  A fitness inspired mobile app that adds story lines to your daily workouts.

Highly acclaimed, mobile game maker, Six-To-Start has created a game called Zombies Run for  iOS and Android phones.  When users plug in their headphones and go for a run,  they  hear a narrated story of a zombie-infested world. You, the jogger takes on the role of “runner” with the job  to go out and collect supplies like ammo, medicine and batteries for your ragtag base of human survivors. The more you run, the more you acquire.

As reported by TechCrunch a new app from Massive Health is harnessing the recent consumer trend in mobile food spotting to put a new spin on personal diet diaries in their iPhone app The Eatery.

The concept is simple, snap a picture of what you eat and then rate it on a scale of “fit to fat.”  The food data is then measured and presented in an infographic interface to let you micromanage your eating behaviors.  In addition the application adds an element of crowd-sourcing by asking other users and friends to rate your food.

via Mashable

 

Social Street View startup Phototour.in has announced plans to bring its panorama app,“360” to android devices  360 allows its users to quickly take high quality panoramas, which they can then view on the apps 3D viewer. Users can share panoramas via Facebook and Twitter, as well as view, comment, and “like” photos taken by people all over the world on 360′s public realtime feed. The app also taps into the phone’s location to allow users to discover other people using 360 in close proximity, using its “Around Me” option.

via TechCrunch Mobile