Uber rival Karhoo gives full-service account to VCCP

Uber rival Karhoo gives full-service account to VCCP

Taxi app Karhoo works like a price-comparison website and, unlike Hailo and Gett, allows any taxi company (except Uber) to sign up to its platform. Users can sort through the list of taxis available in their area, based on price, journey time or type of vehicle. Karhoo, unlike Uber, also allows users to pre-book cars. […]

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google is readying a major push into the home connected devices market with its own iteration of the Amazon Echo. The Alphabet company is reportedly working on an Internet of Things device that will work off of its search and voice assistant technology. Codenamed ‘Chirp’, the portable speaker is said to resemble its OnHub wireless […]

Government launches hackathon to help solve child obesity

Government launches hackathon to help solve child obesity

Public Health England (PHE) has launched its first hackathon in Manchester, inviting developers to come up with apps and other digital services to encourage healthy living in children. The initiative follows the success of PHE’s Change4Life campaign in January, centring on an app which measures how much sugar is contained in day-to-day products. Four months […]

Google Analytics can now track individual user behaviour on apps

Google Analytics can now track individual user behaviour on apps

Google has added a new user-centric analysis capability within its analytics software, letting web page owners analyse the actions that an anonymous individual has taken on their site or app. These insights can help improve the user experience when people interact with your business online. The main User Explorer page shows a list of client […]

Spotify Launching 12 Original Video Series

Spotify Launching 12 Original Video Series

Spotify is expanding its video offering with the launch of 12 original series in the UK, US, Germany and Sweden. The streaming app isn’t straying too far from its roots, though, at least initially. The first wave of series will all revolve all around music in some way, including music history documentary “Landmark”, hip-hop concert […]

Cult Beauty Brand Lush Goes Mobile

Cult Beauty Brand Lush Goes Mobile

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics announced the launch of its mobile app for iOS and Android users. “Working in tandem with Oven Bits, the software design and development team behind Vogue’s mobile app, the Lush app aims to bridge the gap between the retail and digital experience for consumers,” So what does the app offer users? […]

Snapchat spooks its users with mobile-first horror film

Snapchat spooks its users with mobile-first horror film

Snapchat users were treated to a movie with a difference last week, when made-for-mobile film ‘Sickhouse’ was broadcast in real-time snippets to the social media app. The horror film, called Sickhouse, was told via video shorts released gradually over the photo messaging app in real time. The film was created by production firm Indigenous Media […]

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