We’ve covered quite a few music solutions over the past year. Some have turned out to be favorites that we dive back to regularly such as Earport.fm. But not every interface or playlist or size of users is best for everyone. Today we wanted to share another music streaming service that is totally free, and does the same things as other services do, but with it’s own interface twist.
Soundice by a team from Poland is a music player application that is ad-free and without limits that lets you browse ready-made playlists or create your own. A necessity to keep the background music ever flowing throughout your day.
Pollfish is a startup that aims to change the way mobile surveys are conducted! Think of it as an ad service but with surveys. With Pollfish you can have global insights anywhere, anytime, real-time by targeting the elusive mobile user constantly on the go. Delivering surveys through Android and iOS SDK’s that can be installed on your existing apps, survey creators can then target demographics and user details for the information they desire. While researchers only pay per completed survey.
Pollfish builds its distribution, following the successful mobile ads model, by partnering with mobile app developers who integrate Pollfish SDK into their apps in order to gain extra revenue. Pollfish surveys are rendered through mobile apps as an overlay in an appealing native mobile UI and deliver 10-20x more revenue to mobile app developers than classic ad platforms. Users respond to surveys in order to gain access into a draw for a prize, providing the incentive to respond and enable the revenue model.
Lets take a dip through 2013 with Tumblr Year in Review.
Hackville – a clubhouse for entrepreneurs. Sounds very interesting.
The world’s first programmable t-shirt.
Madesum is a friendly way to keep track of things you’ve been working on and together with whom.
R/C aircrafts – need we say anymore!
You need a gadget for everything in your home. Now also to control your sprinklers.
Inspiration: The illustrated maps by KHUAN+KTRON.
Download all your Gmail and Google Calendar data.
What happens when you invite an incredible list of talented animators together to develop ideas on a single theme? You get an amazing list of awe inspiring and creative ideas brought to life, that’s what happens. Yule Log 2.0 is a must visit site for you today, not necessarily a startup but a showcase of how greatness can be brought together to benefit us all.
The site shares a collection of short films by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders. Curated by Daniel Savage and built by the Wondersauce team, contributors re-image the Yule Log which first became a fixture in our lives when televised by WPIX-TV in 1966.
Mixture was first introduced in September of 2012 in beta, recently they moved forward and released new features, fixes and a better online administration panel by jumping out of beta. Now with also version control, publishing, Browserstack and boilerplates (public and private) it’s not just a tool but a companion perfect for front-end development.
Getting started with Mixture is a dream with built in boilerplates to start crafting quicker and faster. Tools such as Bootstrap, Foundation and Sassaprilla come built in with the application setup when beginning a new project with a click of the button. Front-end developers won’t have to search for the latest builds and keep up to date on libraries because Mixture will do it all for you.
The beta application and API of Shippo focuses on one thing that can be a pain to deal with – courier costs. Finding the best rates for your small parcel shipments can lead you to the usual big name brands, but Shippo helps you compare companies and help you find the cheapest, fastest or best options with sources you may not generally be able to find.
Shippo doesn’t actually fulfill the shipping aspect, but acts as the middleman between you and the couriers to ensure the easiest and affordable selection process. You can however purchase the labels that need to be applied on your packaging in most cases directly on the Shippo site, with a small fee at only the time of printing but never the price comparison searching. Beyond just the useful search feature, the application also has an API, co-founder Laura Behrens told us about it:
The Pay What You Want (PWYW) model has been used for designers wanting to use great typography on Lost Type, game developers to entice new users, and even musicians with a large following. It can have great impact to drive quantity of sales but also impact the industry negatively setting price points that may not reasonable for smaller teams to compete in and still eat.
Creative agency 8k is trying out that exact model with their new and existing clients, asking them to pay what they think their service is worth. Meaning pay as much or as little as they want. The opportunity will definitely help the agency understand what price points clients expect without the usual RFP blind quotation that many deal with everyday. However, even after a client offers a bid the agency still has rules to govern the process and can reject if it isn’t appropriate.
The mini Kano kit lets you make your own computer easily.
Book recommendations from great people.
How designing a bottle went beyond studying engineering and dove into so much greater.
Circuit Scribe lets you instantly create functional electronic circuits by just drawing on paper.
The mirrored infinity room is a must see!
DIY introduced Next Level – a new television series to help kids learn how to build things.
Mapkin help you create your own custom maps for loved ones.
An installation project to create Google Analytics for physical places.
Goldee is a smart light controller.
The Recon Snow2 Goggles because using Google Glasses on the slopes is not a good idea.
Founded by three dads (David, Pedro & Asi) and an uncle (Tal), LostMyName utilizes variable data assets to custom build children’s books. The book “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name/The Little Boy Who Lost His Name” is the company’s first product based on the technology using a proprietary algorithm matching a child’s gender and name with the best combination of story assets and uses them to generate and print a customized book.
“The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name” is a beautiful, bespoke picture book whose story is completely customized based on a child’s name. Lostmy.name helps create clever, kind and curious kids. They make magical, multi-threaded, personalized experiences which are as enchanting as they are instructive. Created by the quartet because they were frustrated by the lack of high-quality tech products for children.
60% of participants in a study by LumoBack shared that they felt harsh health effects as a result of technology. We sit at our desks or while using devices causing our bodies to devolve. This problem goes past those running startups or tech companies, it affects everyone.
Rise is a device in the booming wearable sensors market that helps us deter “the new smoking” which researchers are calling for long periods of sitting. The $39 wearable technology, now seeking funding on Indiegogo, measures how often you sit, but also connects it with your smart device, which you’re surely using at all times to help get you off your seat.