Facebook’s controversial facial-recognition app Moments launches in Europe

Facebook’s controversial facial-recognition app Moments launches in Europe

Facebook has launched its photo-sharing app in the EU and Canada after adapting its controversial facial-recognition software to work around each region’s privacy laws. The program – Moments – was released in some countries in 2015, but withheld elsewhere because of local data privacy rules. The company has created a different version of the software […]

Barclays Launching Mobile Payments Service to Compete with Android Pay

Barclays Launching Mobile Payments Service to Compete with Android Pay

Barclays is rolling out its own contactless payment service for Android phones this summer, enabling customers to pay at over 400,000 locations in the UK and placing the bank in direct competition with the upcoming launch of Android Pay. The service, simply called ‘Contactless Mobile’, will build upon the functionality launched to Barclaycard customers earlier […]

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. […]

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? […]