What’s on your food?

There is this app “What’s on my food’’ which will give you inside information about pesticide residues that can be on your food, even after washing it.
How much of this is really on the food you are eating and what are the dangers of these pesticides?
The Pesticide Action Network’s Iphone app gives you the answers to these questions.
It shows a list of foods where pesticides are on and what chemicals are the most dangerous ones. The app let’s you compare organic to conventional foods in a new visual way. Their results come from multiple authoritative sources. You never knew these toxins where on your food untill you discover it with ‘What’s on my food’.

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With this app you can make informed choices at the grocery store which is very nice and helpful.

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It has future growth potential because more and more people don’t just eat whatever they think is nice without knowing what is inside (or in this situation on) the stuff. We want all information nowadays about what is healthy, how foods are made or how company’s work with the products. I think this form of transparency is a really good one. You can consume more ‘safe’ foods and become more healthy because of the knowledge you have. Your quality of life will be affected positively, especially the part of physical wellbeing.
http://www.whatsonmyfood.org
http://organicgardensnetwork.blogspot.nl

Where you at?

Superb is an app. With this app you can save and share cool places where you are. It shows your friends where you’re at and which places you like most.
Superb is developed for people who visit cities they’ve never been before. The app wil tell them where it’s cool and which places are most visited by certain people. You can also leave a comment why you like that place so much on twitter and people without twitter can follow you on this app.

SuperbWe are living in this sharing-economy where everybody shares information with eachother.
Everyting has become transparent. Sometimes, a little to much. I don’t want to know everything about someone, but you can find whatever you want. It is clear that we love to share our experiences with the rest of the world.
For example if you want to go on a holiday, all you’ve got to do is check the internet and you will find hundreds of opinions about places, hotels and restaurants. Well, that is cool in my opinion! I think there will be more and more ways to share information like this in the future, especially because of the technological developments.
source: http://www.dosuperb.com

How to pick the best sofa

When you need a new sofa, you’re going to look for it in catalogues or on the internet. When you have found one, as excited as you are,you really want to see how it looks in your house. Previously, that wasn’t possible. But this year it is possible for the first time. You can place certain furniture in your room to see how it looks with the Ikea Catalogue app.
Just like the usual Ikea catalogue, the digital one is full of interior inspiration and ideas.
There are 300 pages which show a selection of the ikea products. With this app you can also download other IKEA publications and you’ll have access to much more content.
You can watch video’s and 360° interiors and you also learn the story behind a product. That’s all very cool. But i think the coolest thing is that you can see which product fits the best in your house.
It also has future growht potential. Nowadays people often look on the internet if they want to buy something. They compare different products with eachother and then make their decisions.
Ikea makes that decision easier by doing this.
Costumers rather buy furniture on the internet when they have an impression of how it looks in their houses.
Ikea catalogue, available for Apple and Android (free)
Source: Viva, oktober 2013

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All your contacts in one place

If you’re really active on the social web, your contacts can be found in many different places.
On facebook for example, or Gmail. Searching for those details can take very much time if you don’t remember where you got your contact from.
With the AllSync app you can save all your contact details from services like facebook, twitter, Gmail, Yahoo and Linkedin on your iphone.
AllSync links social relations directly on your iphone contacts. Wich can prevent having double contacts on your phone.
An app like this like this is usefull for almost everybody.
For people like me who use social media a lot. But also businesspeople could be very interested in this app because they can also save their business contacts without searching for them in e-mails, on cards or in papers. They can just easy save them on their iphone.
With the growing number of social media, we get more and more contacts which makes it nice to use this app.
Source: AD magazine, 05/10/2013

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Don’t stop moving!

We all want to know how much we move don’t we?
But do you also want to know how active your friends are? Well, i do!
And that’s the idea behind the app ‘Bouncers’. This app is developed by researchers of the Technical university Eindhoven, in collaboration with ‘De ondernemende huisarts’ (DOH) and is launched on Monday the 16th of september 2013.
Because of the social side of the app, users are more aware of how much they move and motivate eachother to work on a more active lifestyle.
The app is for everyone with an android-phone available for free.
The principle of the app is simple: on the background of your phone screen you see moving cirkels, which show your physical activity and the activity of your friends.  The more someone moves, the faster his ring bounces across the screen. So you can compare your own lifestyle to those of your friends.

Acording to Caroline Hummels, professor at the technical university Eindhoven, and one of the researchers behind the app, it’s the link with the friends which makes users aware of their personal body movement. The app also increases the social bond within the circle of friends. Just like if you join a sportsclub. An other nice detail: the researchers have also managed to keep the energy consumption of their app very low, to save as much as possible of the battery of your phone.

This app is fun, can help with weight loss and has a social character which is an example of how the social web is getting more and more important in people’s everyday life.

Source: Gezondheidskrant.nl (@Gezondheidskrnt) 16/09/2013Image

Know what you’re eating!

This new app called ‘Nutrition quiz’ from Runtastic is an app which is about short food-tests. This tests are not only designed to check your knowledge about food and nutrition but specially to improve it!
Very interesting and educational, and you’’ll get to know a lot more about nutrition and health.
I am very interested in healty food, so to me this is a very funny way to learn about it.
It has future growth potential because people are more and more busy with making their lifestyle a healty one.
The influence of the social web is also growing, with this app you train good behavior by using a game, this development is called gamification.
This app is like a combination of these 2 factors which are becoming more important to people these days. It is proved that 19% of the people who own a smartphone use at least one app about health nowadays instead of 5% 2 years ago.

Source: Algemeen Dagblad, weekendbijlage 21/09/2013

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Friendly app

The new Moves-app shows you how active you really are.  He counts your steps and saves your activity’s. Moves gets his data from the built-in sensors of the smartphone. This app is already installed on more than 2,5 million iphones.
So it’s already popular. Only iphone-users could use it before, but this app is now ready to make the switch to android. The nice thing about this app is that it is positive about your sportive actions but isn’t going to whine if you decide to stay on the couch for a day.
So it’s very motivational for people to get up and move more, which is very important nowadays. Because there are so many people who suffer from being overweight.
I think this app could help them in a friendly way.

Source: AD magazine, 28/09/2013

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