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Data Dress, Facebook job listing, WWDC, Chime and more: mobile buzz of the week

The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. Here’s a quick summary of what’s buzzing:

Data Dress: Wear your story

Source: Ivyrevel
Ivyrevel, a digital fashion house backed by H&M, has developed a new fashion app in partnership with Google. Called Coded Couture, the app helps users create a personalized dress that’s made by tracking the user’s lifestyle for a week. The app developers are calling their first design as Data Dress. Coded Couture tracks all your activities and interprets them into a pattern on the dress, thus making it completely unique.

Underneath the one-of-a-kind app lies the Google’s Awareness API, which lets developers’ program reactions on contexts. The API is already being used by other apps like Trulia to suggest open house listings when the weather is pleasant and SuperPlayer Music to suggest playlists to match your mood.

The app is in “closed alpha stage”, being tested by “selected global style influencers” for now. And by the end of this year it is most likely to be available to the public as well.

Facebook brings job listings

 Source: Socialmediatoday.com

Last week Facebook rolled out a new feature that allows employers to post jobs directly to their Page for free. If a user wants to apply, the application is pre-populated with their Facebook data, which can be altered if needed and then sent to the employer via Messenger. Even though a lot of companies were using their Page for posting jobs, it could be discovered only when a user visited the page. But, now with this new feature the posts can be seen in the news feed or boosted for some amount to target specific applicants. The new feature is available only in the U.S. and Canada at present. Facebook seems to adopt a two-pronged strategy: spawning off specialist apps for specific tasks as well as consolidating Facebook as a go-to destination for everything from news to jobs.

WWDC 2017 shifts to San Jose

McEnery Convention Centre

Source: Flickr.com

Apple recently announced the date and venue for its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year WWDC would start on June 5 and run until June 9 at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose. From past 12 years i.e. 2003, the conference has been taking place in San Francisco but interestingly, this year the conference returns to San Jose. The change is venue is said to be beneficial to Apple as the town is much closer to their Cupertino headquarters than San Francisco.

Amazon Chime: Skype competitor?

Source: Amazon Web Services
Amazon launched Chime, a new video conferencing and communications service a few days ago. The service is focused on business users and is available on all platforms including Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices. Chime also includes virtual meetings that allow a user to host or join a remote meeting using the service. Amazon’s new service would not only be competing against Skype and Google Hangouts but also against companies like GoToMeeting and Cisco.

Neha Gargi
Marketing Communication Associate. A caffeine and technology addict, Neha loves to read and write - on a variety of subjects ranging from lifestyle, technology to films.
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