Now you can play ‘Dumb ways to die’


dumb ways to die gamedumb ways to die gameFollowing on from the success of its ‘Dumb ways to die‘ campaign for Melbourne Metro, McCann Australia has produced an iPhone and iPad game built along the same idea.

The game, developed in collaboration with local developer Barrel Of Donkeys, has been the No. 1 free app in Australia for a week, and is charting in 79 other countries.

The concept of turning the viral advert into a game was to continue to encourage younger people to be careful around trains, and avoid dying in a dumb way, as you try to save the characters from the video from their fate.

The game is free from itunes.

New York + London photo series


New York + LondonNew York + LondonNew York + LondonAward-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman has released an incredible series of photographs called New York + London.

The series was created as a way to connect the time she spent in New York with her new home London. The series was released on Instagram using a set of photos she took of New York on her iPhone during her last month in the city, she then took the same number upon arrival in London. She then used software on her phone to carefully overlap the images, created a merged image of the two cities.

The full collection can be seen on Yatzer here. Zalcman also has a Kickstarter to get the photographs published as a book here.

Immersive app for exhibition


Exhibition AppExhibition PieceThe British Museum has released an app to coincide with its latest exhibition; Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The app gives users the chance to browse the 250 exhibits on display at the museum as well exploring maps of the area where these ancient cities sat in the Bay of Naples.

Built by mobile app developer Apadmi, it also contains exclusive video content including interviews with the curator.

It was created to help those who may not be able to attend the exhibition in person due to its popularity, to explore the sights, sounds and artifacts.

The exhibition curator Paul Roberts said: “We are delighted to invite tablet and smart phone users all over the world to explore the content of our Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition. Good clear explanations and beautiful, detailed images of the remarkable objects offer an exciting opportunity to investigate the stories of these cities in the pail of your hand.”

The app is available now for iPad, iPhone and will be on android devices from May 2nd, whilst the exhibition is running until the 28th September 2013.

Find out more here.

Touchscreen gestures brought to life


Multi touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesAn artist has decided to immortalise gestures used with touchscreen products. In her project ‘Multi-touch gestures‘, Gabriele Meldaikyte built 5 different sculptures that used the main gestures associated with touchscreen devices.

The gestures, which seem to be becoming second nature to most, including some babies trying to swipe a magazine to read it, are also seen as a signature of the Apple iPhone.

Gabriele believes that these will be completely different in 10 years time so wanted to immortalise them by translating this interface language of communication into 3D objects which mimic every multi-touch gesture.

Touchscreen gestures brought to life


Multi touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesMulti touch gestures
An artist has decided to immortalise gestures used with touchscreen products. In her project ‘Multi-touch gestures‘, Gabriele Meldaikyte built 5 different sculptures that used the main gestures associated with touchscreen devices.

The gestures, which seem to be becoming second nature to most, including some babies trying to swipe a magazine to read it, are also seen as a signature of the Apple iPhone.

Gabriele believes that these will be completely different in 10 years time, and so wanted to immortalise them by translating this interface language of communication into 3D objects which mimic every multi-touch gesture.

A great gadget for Christmas


Pinball magic gadgetIf you’re looking for the perfect gadget for someone with an iPhone then have a look at The Pinball Magic accessory.

Apparently it is a very realistic experience with a machine cabinet that holds the phone and folding legs for easy transport.

You can get hold of it for around £25 fro various retailers – find it here.

Charge your gadget by tree


ElectreeIf you’re stuck for a way to charge your iPhone then this new product, the Electree, might be just the ticket.  

This great gadget is shaped after a bonsai tree, but instead of leaves it has solar panels on its branches. It stores up the energy it collects allowing you to charge your gadgets wirelessly.  

But it comes at a price – around about £175 if you can get your hands on one.

Samsung attacks Apple in mobile phone battle


Samsung attacks AppleSamsung attacks Apple in new ad for the Galaxy S III.

Whilst iPhone fans queue for the new iPhone 5 Galaxy users demonstrate why the new big thing is already here.

Enjoy!

A new taller iPhone 5


iPhone 5 Parody AdWith the much heralded launch of the iPhone 5 there had a to be a few parody ads around.

Panoramic views, full body ‘face time’ and apps to die for – we think that this could really catch on.

Enjoy!

Turn your iPhone into a car, boat or ice cream van


If you have ever fancied turning your iPhone into a car then this is the App for you.

With the Makego app you can turn your iPhone into a racing car, ice cream van, or river boat, simply download the Makego app and select your vehicle. Then add Lego for cars or maybe a pencil case for a boat.

The app allows you to interact with the drivers via some very cute animations and sound. If you are looking for a second childhood or are just bored then get downloading.

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An iPhone With Professional Lenses


We have heard this a thousand times. What is the use of having a 5 megapixel sensor on your camera, if the lenses are those of an old disposable camera?

Photojojo could have possibly overdone it with their latest iPhone SLR Mount. But the support is compatible with any Nikon or Canon EOS lenses, turning your smartphone into a professional camera. After all, it is true that smartphones have photographic ambitions, with all the photo retouching and special effects applications.

You might be stared at while you are using this mount, but it is a very cool concept.

Read more on Cool Hunting.

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‘Showrooms’ app launched for New York


If you are heading off to New York then Designer Pages has the app for you. They have launched an app called Showrooms that helps you to quickly locate architecture and interior design products and materials across the city. Find that showroom you’re looking for and map it, create itineraries for your visits, curate lists of showrooms to share with friends, and even check in using Foursquare. They plan on expanding to other cities in the future. They have even added a scavenger hunt at Architectural Digest Home Show in New York next week. Can’t wait for the London version.

Download the app Showrooms here

 

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Salary Checker app reviewed as ‘Brilliant’ in Stylist Magazine


The Salary Checker iPhone app, recently developed by The Think Tank for Robert Walters Associates, has been featured in Stylist Magazine today and has been reviewed by a lawyer who comments that it is ‘Brilliant’.

See the full piece below.

RWA Salary Checker Article.pdf (219 kb)

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Robert Walters Associates App hits top 10 downloads in first week


The Think Tank has recently developed a multinational Salary Survey App for global recruitment consultants, Robert Walters Associates which has reached the top spot in the Top 10 iPhone Free Business Apps chart for Singapore – the first region to launch.  

A complex app, the Robert Walter Associates Salary Survey provides an interactive salary checker for a wide range of professional roles, including accountancy and finance, banking, human resources, IT, legal and compliance, sales and marketing, secretarial, engineering and supply chain & procurement, across many countries and regions.  

After several months of development the app has been a great success across the globe, with many great reviews and has reached 16th in the overall Business App Chart.  

The Robert Walters Associates Salary Checker app is now being marketed to professionals worldwide. To check out whether you are being paid the right salary download the app here.

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Apple of my Eye: The many apps of an iphone


It won’t be the first time we at The Think Tank have found ourselves rather giddy about the many new i-phone apps that currently available for download. It goes without saying that phones are set to be the new computers by 2015; to this fact, we have all resigned. What is so exciting however is the speed and diverse nature to which these applications are being created.

Take for example the creation of the Nike Training Club app (a get fit customizable training regime), the Nash Ramblas app (a guide to the London festival of architecture) or even the Rob Walters Salary Checker (a guide to find out how much you are really worth), it’s anybody’s guess as to what the next app creation will be. So, let’s get guessing!

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Make your iPhone into an interactive table


Do you get frustrated with the size of your touch screen on the iPhone. Well now you can plug it into the “Table Connect”, a table that turns its screen into a massive 58-inch multitouch surface to let you search and browse the data. Your iPhone’s screen is projected onto its surface, allowing complete control over your iPhone.

Click here to see more.

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MOMA displays works on iPhone App


MOMA, New York,  has released a free iPhone application feature 32,000 works of art plus audio tours of the museum and event calendars. Combining art and content the app brings some of the worlds most famous works of art to your iPhone.

Download at iTunes

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