ChaCha For Android Now Supports Real-Time Q&A, Ratings & Push Notifications

Smartphone apps and online web services based on the concept of crowdsourcing data and information are slowly, but surely starting to make an impact around the globe. Whether it’s collecting weather information from various parts of the world, extracting general public response about a recent global event, or an attempt to find feasible solutions to any problematic facet of life, you're highly likely to find a reliable app/service that can provide answers to your queries. ChaCha is one such web service. It’s been quite a while since ChaCha has had its official Android and iOS clients available on the Android Market and iTunes App Store respectively. However, it’s the Android variant of the app that has recently been updated with a plethora of new and useful features, such as real-time streaming of Q&A and trending topics, supplementing answers with star-ratings, location-based Q&A, SMS alerts and push notifications for answers. Read More

Let Your Friends Choose The Songs At Your Party With Fonzi For iPhone

We have all been to parties where the music is just absolutely drab; enough to make you want to walk up to the DJ and have some groovy numbers added to the playlist. Fonzi for iOS does just that for you, and with just a tap of your finger. Just log in to the app with your Facebook account, and you can find whether a friend of yours is having a party nearby. Provided your part-hosting friend is using Fonzi too, not only can you track down the location of the party, but also choose the songs to be added to the party's playlist. Read More

Track Location Of Your Employees With GPS Punch! For iOS

You have spent a fortune on your employees to get a contract overseas, but despite their established competency locally, they have been unable to achieve the tasks assigned overseas. Could it be that they have been involved more in pleasure than business? GPS Punch! for your iOS device lets you keep tabs on each and every move of your employees when they are travelling abroad, so you can ensure they are attending their scheduled meetings on time, and achieve the milestones that have been set for them. The app allows you to create groups by inviting people to join through SMS or email, and can also come in handy when you just want to keep tabs on the movements of perhaps your kids, or even partner/spouse. Read More

Share Where You Are & What You Are Up To With Path For iOS

Sharing with friends and loved ones is what social networking is all about, and when we are multitasking, like listening to the latest background score from Michael Nyman, taking a photo, working and chatting with a friend, we might want to share all of this, and more, simultaneously. Path for iOS lets you do this on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and also lets you update your physical location. The the good thing about this app is the variety of ways in which you can add your friends to your 'path.' You can add people from your Facebook account, add those who are already using Path, or even invite people who have an iOS device via SMS or email. Signing up is pretty easy, as it requires only your email address, and you're good to go. Read More

getHired for WP7: Search For Job Opportunities Near Your Location

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could search jobs with just a tap of your finger on your Windows Phone 7? getHired is a WP7 app that can search jobs for you in 53 countries with a single tap. This mobile app detects your physical location, and searches countless jobs relevant to any word you enter in its search bar. It also saves your recent job search history depending on the number of recent searches you want the app to remember. Read More

Around You Wiki For WP7: Discover Interesting Places Near Any Location

There is an explorer in all of us. No matter how much of a geeky nerd you are, every once in a while, you feel the need to just go out there and enjoy the real world. However, most people don't know much about the world and places around them, and almost always need some assistance. So, if you want to go on a trek and are looking to find some interesting places near you, technology (in the form of your smartphone) can help you with that. If you have a Windows Phone 7 device, you can use Around You Wiki, a handy new app that will not only point out noteworthy places near your current location, but also give an introductory article about each discovered place. Read More

Everplaces For iPhone: Create A Log Of Places & Share It With Friends

Location-based social networking is a budding field of development, especially for iOS. Many of the apps present in App Store let users suggest places like restaurants, parks, shopping malls etc, to their friends. However, most of these apps are all about sharing information, and it can be rather difficult to keep your data private. What if you want to keep a record (for your own use) of places you like, or visit often? Now, there’s an app for that. Using Everplaces for iPhone, you can add places to your personal list, along with their details, and if you want, you can share some of the entries over Facebook or Twitter, too. Read More

Cycle Assistant For WP7: Compass & On-Map Route Tracing For Bikers

Try looking for navigation apps for Windows Phone 7 in the Marketplace, and you will find a bunch of those there. One caveat, however, is that almost all of them are focused on assisting WP7 users while driving a car, but as we all know, automobiles are not the only mode of transportation used commonly; in fact, far from it. What if you are a cyclist and like to take your two wheels up the hills, or to the mall? Now, there is an app which will help you in that, too. Using Cycle Assistant, you can not only see where you are going with the help of the app’s compass and map, but also keep track of your previous rides and the routes you took. Read More

Image Map For Windows Phone 7: Rename Photos, View & Edit EXIF Data

One thing I have always found annoying about Windows Phone 7 is that once you have taken a photo with the camera, or even imported/ downloaded it to the phone, there is no way to rename the image. So if the photo was named “asadsdsf” when you downloaded it, that’s how it'll stay, when you, say, share it via email or upload it to Facebook. The platform's Mango update should have rectified said issue but sadly, it did no such thing. However, the problem has finally been resolved, but not via an official update. Image Map is a free app that allows you to rename any image stored on your device, view photos on a map according to the location where they were snapped, and edit their EXIF data. Read More

Moving Floats: Point Your Android Device Towards A Place To Identify, Explore & Discuss It

Based on the concept of crowd sourcing images and ideas on various topics from the people in your vicinity, displaying all the useful shopping deals from nearby, keeping you apprised of upcoming local events and letting you know all the famous places around you, Moving Floats is a new location-based Android app that can certainly help you know your place and the locals better. Although there are quite a few apps already present on the Android Market that employ the aforementioned concept, Moving Floats brings something unique to the table. It includes an "explore mode" wherein users can point their devices towards a place to identify it and view ongoing discussions and uploaded images relating to it. Read More

Navigation Made Easy On Windows Phone Mango With Compass VO

Recently, there has been a boom in the Marketplace for apps related to navigation and maps. Nokia Maps was hacked to work on any unlocked WP7 device, and a few days before that, Navigon finally made its way to Windows Phone 7. But most navigation apps for the metro OS can gain more in terms of productivity if they have a compass incorporated with them. WP7 has suffered a few issues regarding the internal compass of devices, but with Mango, the compass seems to have been fixed and is working just fine. So it was about time we got an app like Compass VO, which not only lets you use a compass anywhere, but can also be superimposed on images of maps. Read More

Nokia Maps, Drive & Music Apps Available For All Unlocked WP7 Devices

Nokia launched its first ever series of Windows Phone 7 devices just a few days ago. There are many other manufacturers currently making Mango phones and many of those phones have got better specs compared to Nokia's new Lumia series (like the HTC Titan), so what makes the Lumia series so special? The sole reason is that Nokia has been granted the rights to make alterations to Microsoft’s mobile platform and customize it any way they want. Even though Nokia didn’t make any significant additions to their Mango firmware, there are a few native apps which are extremely useful but are slated to be Lumia exclusive, but not if the XDA community can help it. An avid WP7 user over at the XDA forums has released XAP files for Nokia Maps, Nokia Music and Nokia Drive, which any WP7 user can install as long as their device is developer unlocked. Read More

MyRoute Safe Drive For iPhone Alerts You When You’re Driving Too Fast

Navigation and maps apps for iOS are usually pretty expensive, especially if they support offline use. So it’s a pleasant surprise to see a free navigation app for the iPhone, which lets you drive through any city or area while giving you complete information about your current speed and location. Not only that, using MyRoute Safe Drive, you can even get alerted each time you get close to exceeding the speed limit for a particular road or highway. Read More

Oink For iPhone: Rate & Share Places, Food Items, TV Shows Or Anything

Oink is an app which displays the popularity of just about anything based on how much the general public and your friends like it. By anything, we really mean anything. The app doesn’t focus on just one specific thing like food items or places; there are a bunch of other apps for that. With Oink, you can basically rate the whole world around you and then let everyone know what you think of a particular item or place. Read More

Location-Based Hotel Tracking App HolidayCheck Hits The Android Market

If, like me, you too have missed out on celebrating Halloween with your mates, no need to fret. With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve got ample time to make amends and plan a vacation at your favorite resort. But how to find a hotel that offers the best services and is in the good books of general public? Well, if you have a smartphone (iOS or Android), then you needn’t conduct any hectic searches over the web as HolidayCheck can do that for you. Initially released as an iOS-only app, HolidayCheck has finally brought its location-based hotel tracking services to Android. With HolidayCheck, you can find any hotel, restaurant or resort of your liking on the go and you can, without having to pay a dime, take a peek into some of the most gorgeous and luxurious hotels around the planet via pictures and videos. The app fetches results via its rich online database, displays  user reviews/ratings for each and keeps you up to date with all the latest offers going around. In addition, the app features a QuickCheck option that lets users manage their check-ins at various hotels and post reviews with images and videos. Read More

Location Navigate: Record Cursor Positions & Navigate Between Them [Notepad++]

Notepad++ is one of the most powerful alternatives to Window Notepad, which supports a wide range of programming languages with syntax highlighting and code editing features. The main reason for its superiority over the default Notepad is the plugins available for performing advanced operations. The Plugin Manager contains a massive number of plugins that allow users to perform, both plain text editing, and programming language related functions from within the interface. Normally, to perform different levels of editing, we have to switch between different applications, but the available plugins for Notepad++ provide users with everything they need from directly within the interface. Location Navigate is a plugin for Notepad++ that automatically records cursor positions, allowing you to navigate between recorded cursor positions later on. It supports hotkey combinations to jump to next and previous cursor positions in the list. When you modify the text, it automatically updates cursor location history. It also supports jumping between both currently open and closed files. This allows users to easily re-check their previously accessed locations in the document. Read More

GeoReminder: Location-Based Reminders For Windows Phone 7

Watching the launch of iPhone’s latest model, the iPhone 4S, many users were awed by the Reminders app in iOS 5 and its ability to trigger alerts when near a certain location. Similar third-party apps have been around in app stores of all currently leading mobile platforms for quite a while, and now, Windows Phone Mango has an app for that too. GeoReminder will let you set location-based reminders, which will set the alarm off whenever you get near a certain location. Read More

IM / Social Network App WNM Live Adds Support For Voice Calls [WP7]

The Windows Phone 7 community finally got voice calls for Mango a few days back with Mobile VoIP. And now, WNM Live, which is a pretty old and popular WP7 social network app, has added the functionality to make voice calls to your WNM contacts, and that too completely for free. Of course WNM Live still has all its social networking features, and you can use it to connect to strangers and friends alike, but the voice call feature has surely converted it into a utility app rather than an app that is in the Marketplace just for fun. Read More

Cell Phone Spy PRO+: Remotely Track Phone Calls/SMS/Location [Android]

Cell Phone Spy PRO+ is a comprehensive (and free) app for Android & Windows Phone that, once installed, remotely transmits information pertaining to the location (via GPS coordinates), incoming/outgoing calls, as well as messages of your device over the internet to the official PDASpy website (link provided at the bottom of the review). The feature that distinguishes Cell Phone Spy PRO+ from other similar phone tracking apps, is its ability to display each SMS with full text along with the phone numbers to/from which it has been sent/received. Similarly, a log of call records is also maintained, viewable on the website. This accounts for a pretty handy remote tracking mechanism, as you can secretly monitor selective (or all) activities taking place on any phone on which the app has been installed. Read More

Roamz For iPhone: Find Popular Places Based On Social Media Trends

Roamz is a hybrid of meta searching and location-based social networking. This handy little iOS app taps into public discussions going on at a variety of sites (like Facebook & Foursquare) and based on those discussions, suggests which places are in the vogue these days. Not only that, you can even get it to help you find and navigate to important places near you (or anywhere else for that matter). Update: The app is now available for Android as well. Read More