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The new era of Video editing applications

http://pandodaily.com/2013/11/08/welcome-to-the-new-era-of-the-video-making-mobile-app/

Video editing on smart phones has been around for a while, but the effectiveness and usability have always been poor.  Until recently, video was too difficult and time consuming to be considered a better option that pictures or text.  But due to the recent trend, of short 6 second videos, created by Vine, society has accepted and thrived on video.  Smart phones now have better video recorders and the network required to send and receive video is more viable.  Even with this, applications are beginning to add new features and customizable options to editing video from the source.  Mobile applications centered around videos face a challenge of taking something that is stereotyped as difficult and professional, and making it user friendly and simple.  A great example of this is Instagram, where nearly anyone can now take photos and add a filter, making them look impressive or skillfully done.  On a different note, now that Vine has broken the awkward video barrier in society, many new applications focused on sharing and editing video are bound to arise, and with that changes in how users utilize their smart phones and communicate, are bound to change as well.

 

 

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Crowdsourcing App created to fill DNA Database

Crowdsourcing behind SAP mobile app for DNA project

A company called SAP is currently creating and has released an early version of a mobile application that uses DNA to “barcode” living things.  These DNA barcodes will be stored in a database, that will utilize crowdsourcing in order to have an international reach.  Before this idea was soley in the scientific community, but now can be used and downloaded by a much wider audience.  The users will send in a picture with GPS location, of specimens they have taken, that will then be used by the researchers.  The users are titled “citizen scientists” and will help with the work needed to barcode living specimens around the world.  As a reward, they citizen scientists will receive details on the specimens they have sent in.  The goal is to have all the worlds living specimens identified and stored in this database.  This is an example of how mobile technology can advance other areas of technology and science.

 

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SumAll app gives users the ability to analyze 30+ Data Sources

http://marketingland.com/new-mobile-app-from-sumall-lets-users-see-30-data-analytics-sources-on-a-single-screen-62054

The new SumAll mobile application shows all the marketing data available all onto one screen.  This application is available on both iOS and Android, and has been an analytic solutions provider on the web.  The application is able to show over 30 social actions on one screen, and uses a chart to display the information.  Some of these social sources are Amazon, Ebay, and Paypal, all of which you are able to track money spent, page visits, and followers.  The application has seen a huge amount of growth in the month or so it has been available, and tracks over $4 Billion in commerce data.

This application is growing very quickly, and covers a multitude of interests.  I think the reason for such fast growth is the convenience it gives professionals who need to keep track of several social sources.  Being able to view different sources of data and compare them simultaneously is invaluable to a professional, as it saves time and helps them make decisions.