Stay.com is an online trip-planning service that allows users to discover new places and create customised travel guides. The application is useful for exploring, planning and navigating in a new city.
The app has several collaborative features that utilise social networking extensively.
The company, based out of Oslo, Norway, was founded in 2009 by internet entrepreneur Joachim Paasche and was honoured as one of Time Magazine’s 50 best websites for 2010 and featured in its 50 Best websites list. Read More>>
Kyck is a social network that connects football fans across the world by enabling them to share content and the latest news. Fans can also share their views on live games in real-time. As mentioned on Technology Cafe blog:
Whether you call it fútbol, soccer, or football, with KYCK, you’ll discover an experience around the sport like none other. KYCK delivers you the most relevant content, connects you with like-minded fans, and brings you all the action of every match, making the beautiful game even more enjoyable. Read More>>
GetTaxi is an app that allows people to order taxis from their smartphones or via the web, at the push of a button.
It was founded by Israeli serial entrepreneur Shahar Smirin. He launched the app in Israel, followed by the UK, Russia and other European countries. It is available on all major mobile platforms such as the iPhone, Android, Symbian and Blackberry.
Ordering taxis can be pretty time consuming. Calling someone and taking down details of the cab and the driver can be laborious. Often, taxis arrive late or don’t show up at all. This is where GetTaxi comes in. Read More>>
Pair is an app that allows couples to stay in touch through a single stream of communication. It is available for download on www.trypair.com where it is described as:
An app for just the two of you. Texting, sharing videos, photos, sketching together, thumbkiss and more.
Launched on the iOS platform, it is now available on Android as well. Users can send those with an iPhone or Android Phone a request to pair up. Creating multiple pairs isn’t allowed, though it’s easy to unpair and re-pair.
‘Huffington Post’ alumnus Rob Fishman and Jeff Revesz launched Yoke, a matchmaking app for Facebook, in the last week of March 2012.
An online dating application designed to pull information from user profiles to help them meet their friends’ single friends on the basis of common interests, Yoke managed 7,000 users in its very first week.
The app is already being talked of as a success. Mashable writer Lauren Indvik said:
The app’s feature set is rather limited, but compared to the other Facebook dating apps I’ve seen, Yoke shows the most promise. Read More>>
Path started off as a social-networking-enabled photo-sharing and messaging service for mobile devices, much like Instagram, in November 2010.
Later, Path changed its purpose from sharing only images, to videos, places, thoughts, etc, to become a ‘smart journal’ through which people could share their experiences with their closest friends and family, on the go.
Users can have up to 150 friends because David Morin, co-founder and CEO, wanted to create a community with more personal and high-quality interactions.
Our long-term grand vision here is to build a network that is very high quality and that people feel comfortable contributing to at any time. Read More>>