The weekend is upon us and it certainly looks like a very sunny one, just in time for Whistler’s upcoming Pemberton music festival. This week’s app roundups include: an app to help you manage your tweetstorms, an app designed to let you play around with a synth on your iPhone, and an app to help you manage your short term rentals; an app designed to help you quantify every facet of your phone.
What is it? This is an app designed specifically for those that feel fenced in by Twitter’s 140 character limit. It’s only going to do that one thing well, it wants to offer more editing capabilities than are traditionally offered. Due to the nature of Twitter, its editor features are not going to give you the power to edit tweets you’ve already sent, but it does give you a safe space for brainstorming, before you post. It also aims to preserve the response chain, without getting muted or blocked.
Best review quote: Storm it is simple app that allows you to add or collect your ideas / thoughts and share them as a Tweetstorm on Twitter. The term “Tweetstorm” (not Tweet Storm) was coined and made famous by entrepreneur, investor – Marc Andreessen. It’s a series of tweets from one person that starts with a number and a slash. – Android and Me
Get it now: for your Android.
OS: iOS, Android
What is it? Airbnb is the one most people have heard of when we’re talking short term rentals. It’s designed to make the process of renting your homes for the short term easier, you can get to know your guests a bit before you make the decision to rent and the same thing goes for them. Its ubiquity is what sets it apart from some of the others out there, it’s already available in 34,000 cities which means it’s going to have more availability than some other apps. Similar to how a messaging app is only as good as the friends you have that use it, home sharing apps are only as good as the communities that use them.
Best review quote: Communicate with the host directly through the app, as well as view pictures and get information about the offered amenities, the area the space is located in, price, and much more. – Android Central
What is it? This is an app that’s designed to be a musical instrument in the range of a jawharp or glockenspiel and it offers a minimalist design and the ability to interact with other synth apps. The integration is the key in this sphere, you don’t want to be limited to creating music in a single app if you want to be able to share it online, you need the support of other existing apps. At the same time it’s aimed at those who don’t go in with a lot musical knowledge to begin with.
Best review quote: What can I do with it?
◦ Express the sounds you feel
◦ Play polyphonic music very expressively
◦ Crazy drumming and shaking
◦ Dream and relax
◦ Create soundscapes and melodies without musical knowledge
◦ Visually explore music and music theory
◦ Use orphinio’s innovative interface to play other synth apps via MIDI – BGR
Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.
OS: Android, iOS
What is it? This is designed to be a measurement of how much time you spend on your smartphone and online. It’s going to get deep into the nitty-gritty of which apps, you use and for how long. It’s a lifeblogging app, but it’s a life blogging app with deeper integration, than some of the others. It includes geofencing for work and home and other Google Fit integrations. As a productivity app, this one is all about the numbers and the dashboard model, to put a quantifiable spin on what you’re actually doing. It is compatible with Android Wear as well. It’s also not trying to lock you into productivity in a single app. On the other hand it is going to be impacting your battery life by running in the background.
Best review quote:But for the most part, you would have to download a handful of apps in order to log this data. Newly launched Instant 2.0, now available on Android, instead is offering a single destination for tracking nearly everything you want to record, including phone usage, app usage, fitness activity and traveling. – TechCrunch