App Ed Review https://appedreview.com Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:44:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Playing Two Videos Side By Side Using Movavi Video Editor https://appedreview.com/blog/playing-two-videos-side-by-side-using-movavi-video-editor/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:13:07 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36157 Have you seen some videos that are split in the middle with two separate videos playing at the same time? Playing two videos side by side is actually a fairly interesting technique that is not only visually impressive but also useful for showing different perspectives simultaneously. Although you may feel that using a split-screen effect ...

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Have you seen some videos that are split in the middle with two separate videos playing at the same time? Playing two videos side by side is actually a fairly interesting technique that is not only visually impressive but also useful for showing different perspectives simultaneously.

Although you may feel that using a split-screen effect is beyond your editing skills, nothing could be further from the truth. If you use Movavi Video Editor you’ll see that it is actually really easy to play two videos side by side, and should have no problem at all applying the effect to any of your videos.

How to Apply a Split-Screen Effect

In order to play two videos side by side the only thing that you’ll need other than Movavi Video Editor are two video files. Assuming you already have them, you should launch the editor and select ‘Create project in full feature mode’ to get started.

The first thing that you should do is add both the videos that you want to play side by side to Movavi Video Editor. To do that, click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button then select both the videos and open them. Another way to add the videos is to drag and drop the files into the ‘Timeline’ area.

By default both the videos you added should appear in Movavi Video Editor’s ‘Timeline’ – one after the other. In order to create a split-screen effect however you will need to click and drag one of the videos upwards to an ‘Overlay Track’ that will appear right above the normal ‘Video Track’.

Next you should double click on the video in the ‘Overlay Track’ to start editing it, then open the list right above the ‘Preview’ window and select the ‘Side by side’ option. Beside the list you’ll see four icons that you can use to set where you want the video in the ‘Video Track’ to play – and as you’ll notice Movavi Video Editor will let you split the screen in half vertically or horizontally.

Once you’ve selected where the video will play, you can click ‘Apply’ and Movavi Video Editor will finalize the split screen effect. When you preview the video however you’ll notice that the audio from both videos play at the same time, which can sound chaotic to say the least.

To fix the problem with the audio, all you need to do is mute one of the videos. That is a piece of cake in Movavi Video Editor and you just need to click on the ‘Mute Track’ icon beside either the ‘Overlay Track’ or ‘Video Track’. It is worth noting that you could opt to mute both tracks, and add a completely new audio track of your own if you like.

Before you save your video, take a minute or two to try out some of the other features in Movavi Video Editor. Not only will they let you apply other filters and effects, but you could add background music, enhance the video quality, add captions, transform the frame, trim out unwanted parts, merge clips together, and more. If and when you’re satisfied, click ‘Export’ and save the video in a format of your choice or use one of the presets that are available.

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Top 5 apps which help to improve your grades in universities and schools https://appedreview.com/blog/top-5-apps-which-help-to-improve-your-grades-in-universities-and-schools/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:06:34 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36152 Today in the era of electronic gadgets it is hard to imagine a student without a smartphone. And this fact opens a variety of possibilities that can facilitate your college life and to improve your grades. We have gathered the universal educational apps for high school which is useful for everyone regardless the selected specialization. ...

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Today in the era of electronic gadgets it is hard to imagine a student without a smartphone. And this fact opens a variety of possibilities that can facilitate your college life and to improve your grades. We have gathered the universal educational apps for high school which is useful for everyone regardless the selected specialization. The common goal of all these educational apps for studying is to make a study enjoyable and effective. And this is apparently gained thanks to the planning, awareness and healthy attitude to a rest.

StudyBlue Flashcards

Flashcards are the very effective way to remember information but if you tried to create them all by yourself – you know that it is endless trouble. Why is this app the first on our list of best apps for school?  Because this absolutely gorgeous crowdsourced electronic study library has already collected 400 million flashcards instead of you. You just need to choose the theme and find what is up to date for you. It is classified as one the most popular free educational apps, and it is available for both iOS and Android platforms. But if you need to create your own cards – this option is also possible with StudyBlue. You can use text, audio or video effects for creation of your perfect and unique cards.

Coursera

This site and an app is one that you cannot ignore. By its focus and content, it is referred not only to learning apps for students but also to educational apps for teachers. It is oriented on giving you the online courses of best quality offered by best professors and teachers from best world’s universities and colleges. The thematic of the presented courses varies from chemistry to art, science, and business. Everyone can find something to its taste. Some of the courses are free, and some of them are paid. The schedule and interface are organized in a very fun and pleasant manner. Using this site or app is a terrific chance to broaden your horizons and to increase your grades in universities. If you still can’t find time for courses because of the immense homework, it will be okay to ask for help on https://essayvikings.com/homework-writing-service and to spend time with pleasure.

Geo walk HD

This application is in actual fact a digital version of the old World Book Encyclopedia, and it is classified simultaneously as a teacher app and a student app for exploring incredible facts about our planet, architecture, countries, and humanities. The articles are divided into three main chapters: Places, Flora and Fauna and Famous Personalities.

While rotating a globe, you can randomly or intentionally choose the interesting sights and read the most important what you should learn about them. It is valuable that you can find exactly the constrained thesis facts to economize your time on searching.  The interface is incredibly handy and nice – all the articles are accompanied by bright illustrations and can be watched in different modes. Geo Walk may become an irreplaceable guide and support to travelers – they never miss the most interesting places of interest.  Geo Walk has more than 500 objects with a description for fun and for personal enrichment.

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries

As a linguist, I can assure you that these dictionaries are the most popular for all students of Romano-Germanic group of languages. It contains 11 basic dictionaries on 7 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. Why should you take huge books with you as you can have all the information you need in one app? It is truly made with a heart and brain; it is the application of the high-quality. Abbyy Lingvo has a plurality of the variants of translations, and some teachers may allow you to use it as a classroom app. Of course, not at the exams! It is cool that the Abbyy Lingvo gives you the translation not only for words but also for steady phrases. The basic dictionaries are free for use, but if you need more specific terminology or adding dictionaries, you can buy them for a paltry sum of money. What is convenient is that these dictionaries work offline.

Recodium on Appstore

Voice recorder is a convenient method to save lectures, especially when you don’t have time to write it down. Every smartphone has a default recorder but when you have plenty voice notes it is becoming hard to deal with them, and this is a mess.  Recodium settles this issue, and it ends our list of best apps for high school students. You can add comments, tags or pictures to a certain part of audios – it helps you easily find them any moment. There is also the possibility to synchronize the app’s data with a Dropbox or other cloud services which is useful to be able to open these files on your computer or to share them with your mates.

Smartphone applications, as well as the other gadgets, are not a panacea for improving your grades in schools and they, of course, can’t replace your knowledge, efforts, and skills. At the same time with an intelligent choice of soft, it may become a very effective and easy accomplishment of many routine tasks.

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The Best Apps on the Market to Help with Virus Removal https://appedreview.com/blog/the-best-apps-on-the-market-to-help-with-virus-removal/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:53:05 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36147 Computer viruses and malware have continued to plague devices since their                                           conception in 1949. What began as a self-replicating program that was established mainly just to produce a large collection of viruses, has been developed into ...

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Computer viruses and malware have continued to plague devices since their                                           conception in 1949. What began as a self-replicating program that was established mainly just to produce a large collection of viruses, has been developed into a gaming programs and other malware that can cause problems with your computer’s processing time and power—further affecting its performance and your work. If you suspect your computer of is infected with a virus or malware, here are some of the best applications on the market that you can use to remove the virus.

     1. AVL Antivirus

Like any other virus remover for android phones, AVL Antivirus features a scanner-detecting capability, which can allow you to look for any malware on your phone. However, unlike all other antivirus apps on the market, this one is light enough not to affect your battery life much. Aside from that, you will also have an active support system with efficient detection— and all these features are for free. Perhaps the only disadvantage to downloading this antivirus app is that it alerts you with unnecessary notifications.

     2. Avast

Avast antivirus has served up to 400 million customers for years, which is not an easy feat, as phones are quickly becoming much more susceptible to infection by malicious viruses. With such a giant company mainly known for its antivirus services, you can expect topnotch features that include:

  • call blocker
  • firewall
  • anti-theft features
  • remote deletion of data in case your phone is lost
  • charging booster
  • junk-cleaner for system files.

Avast antivirus automatically removes any malware responsible for causing anomalies in your phone, and aside from that, it also provides you vital insights to your phone that can tell you more about your installed apps and whether they are safe or not.

     3. Norton Security and Antivirus

Norton antivirus is one of the most well-known antiviruses in app stores that you can download for free to remove viruses in your device. Just like with other antivirus apps, Norton Security and Antivirus also features a scanner that can detect viruses inside your phone that are affecting your apps and files, but it does need an Internet connection in order to conduct real-time checking. However, here are some of its other popular features:

  • privacy
  • android protection
  • android security
  • junk-cleaner for system files.

     4. CM Security Antivirus

CM Security Antivirus is a product of China from one of their largest mobile app developers with more than 600 million monthly users.  What sets this antivirus app apart from its competitors is that it provides its own lock and vault features that can keep its users’ private data locked away in superb security. Some of its features include:

  • message security
  • application lock
  • intelligent diagnosis
  • junk-cleaner.

Letting a virus or malware flourish on your phone can pose a great risk to your security and identity. From stealing your email and password to stealing your personal data, the effects of a virus are numerous. Having an in-house antivirus on your phone can definitely help protect yourself from Trojan horses. Get into contact with Top Range Technologies to learn more about how to protect your devices from viruses and malware.

 

 

 

Jeffery Lowe

Jeffery is a website designer and marketing specialist who specializes in helping clients to                        achieve their design and marketing goals. He currently writes for Top Range Technologies to help share his experience and has worked on computers for most of his life. If he’s not on a computer you’ll see him uncovering the next big technology related news.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Best Apps That Help Record Phone Calls for Call Tracking https://appedreview.com/blog/the-best-apps-that-help-record-phone-calls-for-call-tracking/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:20:13 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36140 Recording phone calls for call tracking is important for businesses. This is practically the same as tracking the number of visits you get to your website. By recording and tracking calls, you can have a better understanding of your marketing strategy by figuring out who picks up their phone to call you, and how many phone ...

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Recording phone calls for call tracking is important for businesses. This is practically the same as tracking the number of visits you get to your website. By recording and tracking calls, you can have a better understanding of your marketing strategy by figuring out who picks up their phone to call you, and how many phone calls you are getting.

 

Check out these free apps that allow you to record phone calls for call tracking.

1. CallRail

CallRail is among the best call tracking/call recording apps available out there. You can use the app to track, record, and analyze customer phone calls. Features include the option to:

  • Send and receive text messages from customers straight from the CallRail mobile app.
  • View all your call logs including snapshots of all calls in one location.
  • Listen to all call recordings and voicemails on the go.
  • Return calls immediately right from your call logs.
  • Get tracking data from each caller through the call details page.

2. Spyzie

You can use the Spyzie mobile app to record and track phone calls that are coming to your business. You can use it to track the mobile device of customers and extract monitored data from their device without alerting them. You can then access the monitored data on your mobile phone anytime and anywhere. Features include the ability to:

  • Track all including incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Record all incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Extract monitored data from the targeted mobile device without alerting that targeted phone.
  • Track sent and received messages from the targeted mobile device.

 3. SMS and Call Tracker

The SMS and Call Tracker app keeps a record of all your incoming and outgoing calls so you can track them later on. You can also use it to track sent and received SMS messages as well. Features include:

  • All the SMS and calls are stored in one location.
  • You get to see the exact location of where the call comes from or where the SMS came from in Google Map.
  • Use multiple filters to browse all your call and SMS records easily.
  • You can add notes for each call or SMS.

4. Call Record with Location

The Call Recorder with Location app allows you to record all incoming and outgoing calls as well as track the location of the caller. The app will record a call automatically as soon as the call starts, and it ends the recording as soon as the call ends. Features include:

  • Track all calls automatically.
  • Add notes while the call is ongoing and getting recorded.
  • Fetch the location of the caller and save it along with the rest of the caller information.

5. Tracking Your Bitrix24 Calls

The Call Tracker for Bitrix24 mobile app is developed to help businesses gain access to their Bitrix24 account. If you have a Bitrix24 CRM account, this is the app that you need for recording calls, tracking calls, adding comments, enabling automatic tracking via rules, adding voice notes, and SMS tracking. This app will allow you to manage your customer relationships directly from your mobile device. Features include:

  • Track all your call logs including outgoing and incoming calls and transfer all this data into your Bitrix24 account.
  • Record all outgoing and incoming calls and back it up to your Google Drive account.
  • Enable automatic tracking via rules.
  • Add incoming and outgoing calls to your call log.
  • Add voice notes.
  • Identify unknown phone numbers by getting the user’s name, company, or location to your phone.
  • Track all your sent and received SMS.

 6. Track Your Nimble CRM Calls

The Call Tracker for Nimble CRM is a great mobile tool to help you in establishing better business communication and customer relationship management. The app can transfer call logs from your mobile phone to your Hubspot account automatically. Features include:

  • Allows you to track all outgoing and incoming from your mobile phone and transfer these calls to your Nimble account automatically.
  • Record calls and save them on your Google Drive automatically.
  • Add a text or voice note to every call.
  • Add calls to your call log.
  • Track all your sent and received SMS.

 

Get the Right Tools for Business Communication

In today’s market where customer relationship management, or CRM, is extremely important, you must have the right tools to help you communicate and do business with your customers better. With the help of these amazing mobile apps, you’ll be able to keep track of the calls you get from your customers and gain additional insights to improve your business and marketing strategies.

Most of these apps are free to download, so you can utilize them as much as you want. Feel free to share your preferred mobile app for recording phone calls and track calls at the same time, for other people to know. If you’re searching for state-of-the-art communication tools that can boost your business, seeking assistance from professional voice services such as Fone Dynamics can be an excellent idea.

Blog Author: John Taylor

John is a long-time professional with over two decades of experience in analytics andcommunications technology. He works as the Senior Data Analyst at Fone Dynamics, a leader in call tracking, voice, and SMS communication. When John steps out of the office, he loves to spend time with his family and bike riding.

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Can Apps Help You Avoid Accidents in Life? https://appedreview.com/blog/can-apps-help-you-avoid-accidents-in-life/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:12:45 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36136 In this age of modern technology, our mobile devices have become incredibly powerful. Aside from keeping us in touch with friends and family, mobile phones can now be used for other important purposes as well. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices give us so much that we now find it difficult to be away from ...

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In this age of modern technology, our mobile devices have become incredibly powerful. Aside from keeping us in touch with friends and family, mobile phones can now be used for other important purposes as well. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices give us so much that we now find it difficult to be away from them.

As helpful as mobile apps can be, they can also be a distraction. They can eat up a lot of your time and keep you from doing important things such as your job, finishing your projects, studying lessons, etc. Mobile apps, too, can lead to mishaps or accidents, especially if you are driving.

Apps That Can Help Prevent Accidents

Distracted driving caused by mobile devices is responsible for 1.6 million crashes each year. You don’t really want to use your smartphone or other mobile device while you are on the road. Fortunately, there are now mobile apps that can help you prevent crashes and mishaps while driving. Here are some of them.

1. LifeSaver

This is a mobile app that uses GPS monitoring to prevent drivers from practicing bad driving habits while on the road. LifeSaver automatically blocks your phone and render it unusable once it detects that you are driving. It also automatically alerts your loved ones once you’ve safely arrived at your destination.

The app also features what is called the “Driver Portal” dashboard, where you can guide your teens as they learn to drive and develop responsible and safe driving habits.

LifeSaver can also be used by businesses to help them monitor their truck drivers when they hit the road. LifeSaver will deter you from using your phone while on the road and reduce your chances of getting involved in a crash.

2. Drive First by Sprint

Here is an exclusive mobile app developed by Sprint to help drivers avoid accidents on the road. Drive First aims to deter you from distracted driving and get you to put all your focus on your driving and the road.

  • Drive First can detect when you are driving. Once it detects that you’re driving, it will automatically disable some of your phone’s functionality.
  • The app will lock the screen of your phone and direct all incoming calls to voicemail. The app, however, will leave you access to three important contacts in case of emergency, as well as three mobile apps for music apps or GPS navigation apps to help you with your driving.
  • Drive First blocks your text message alerts and uses auto-respond to let the sender know that you are currently unavailable.

If you are a Sprint user, you might as well try this exclusive safe driving app to help you avoid accidents while on the road.

3. DriveSafe.ly

If you can’t help but get worried about your texts and emails while on the road, DriveSafe.ly will allow you to read your text messages and emails aloud, and respond to them without having to touch your phone. DriveSafe.ly uses Bluetooth connection to connect to your car’s speaker so it can read your texts and emails aloud.

The app also features auto-reply where you can automatically respond to incoming texts or emails and let your contacts know that you are currently unavailable. You will find DriveSafe.ly incredibly useful when you are on the road, as it allows you to stay connected to your contacts as you safely drive to your destination. With the app’s features, you no longer need to pick up your phone every time you receive a text message or email and you can be more focused on the road and on your driving instead.

4. FleetSafer

An exclusive mobile app developed for commercial fleets. FleetSafer can lock your phone automatically when you are driving. The app also features auto-respond to incoming texts and emails.

If you have a commercial fleet, you must require all of your drivers to download and install FleetSafer on their phones. These will help them avoid accidents caused by distracted driving. FleetSafer is also customizable which means you use it to enforce your company’s distracted driving policies to your drivers and encourage them to drive more responsibly while on the road.

Apps That Can Make All the Difference for Your Safety

The apps mentioned above are readily available for all mobile devices. Also, these apps can now help track, analyze, and report bad driving habits. These apps are able to record your driving habits and assess them to see if they are appropriate or not. So the next time you hop in into your car, the app will tell you how to drive properly, and reduce your risk of getting involved in a crash.

As more and more apps are being developed, more interesting features will be added to better help drivers avoid accidents on the road. Drivers will not only be able to prevent distracted driving accidents but other types of accidents as well. So apps can definitely help you avoid accidents. They can and will help you avoid accidents such as those involving a pedestrian by helping you become a more responsible driver on the road.

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Blog Post Author: Vicki Haskett

Vicki is a law writing enthusiast who’s had over 25 years of experience in her field. She enjoys sharing her experiences with those who want to learn more about the legal world. In her spare time she spends quality time with her family and friends.

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Top 7 Apps to Help with Your Thesis Writing https://appedreview.com/blog/top-7-apps-help-thesis-writing/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:44:19 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36128 Grad students with busy schedules may look for ways to help them stay on top of their academics. From presenting projects to completing exams, you may have a full day filled with other academic priorities. Thesis writing is an important assignment with many steps. Working with qualified thesis helpers is one option during the writing ...

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Grad students with busy schedules may look for ways to help them stay on top of their academics. From presenting projects to completing exams, you may have a full day filled with other academic priorities. Thesis writing is an important assignment with many steps. Working with qualified thesis helpers is one option during the writing process.  Another option to help you stay on task is to use digital apps. These options can be used to network, brainstorm, track, and research assignments with ease. Let’s take a look at some of the most reliable options used by grad students.

7 Useful Apps for Academic Writing

Getting started writing an academic paper such as a thesis can be overwhelming. Questions about a topic, resources, formatting, outlines, and so forth come to mind. You wonder where to start and how to keep track of your progress. Now, you have a variety of apps to consider you can use with ease from your favorite mobile device to help you stay on track with your work.  Here are seven options to consider for your project:

  1. Outliner.  The Outliner app is great for helping students develop an outline. If you find this task daunting the app makes it easy to start the process. As you get inspired by ideas and discussion points you want to mention, enter the information into the app and it creates an editable format you can use to develop your paper.
  2. Mendeley. Need help with researching your topic? The Mendeley app is a great tool trusted by grad students. It acts as research assistant making it easier to collect data and cite sources.  You can import references and gain access to millions of research papers. Bookmark content for easy reference.
  3. Pocket. The Pocket app makes it easy to save research material you find online, but you can access it later without Wi-Fi. It maintains webpages and articles through bookmarks you create. When you don’t have time to read something the app keeps a record for you and you can come back to it at any time. Use it to keep track of writing help sources to consider if you want to buy thesis content for study purposes.
  4. Evernote. The Evernote app makes it easy save academic notes and tips such as annotated bibliographies and summaries but with a twist. You can save your work by syncing content from other devices. Best of all, you can record audio notes to include in your work from lectures, research, and other discussion points that come to mind when you don’t have a pen and paper to write them down.
  5. Keynote. Need help organizing a presentation? The Keynote app helps you access your work from any mobile device when you don’t have your laptop or computer present. Think about it as a convenient version of PowerPoint you can take with you on the go. You can work on your project any time and save changes to access later.
  6. Google Docs. If you’re looking for a word processing app that’s free this is a great option.  It has all the tools necessary for formatting and writing your paper.  You can work with colleagues in real time by allowing access to your document with others. You can gain access to a document you started on a PC or laptop.
  7. RescueTime. The RescueTime app helps with time management.  Use it to help you organize and create time to do your paper.  It keeps track of resources used such as websites and other apps.  It is a great tool to help you stay on track with plans related to completing your work.

Now that you have an idea of how to make your thesis paper a prior, what are you waiting for? Explore apps available and choose an option to help you get started. Review pros and cons of each and consider options that are easy to use while being compatible with your habits and priorities. Using dissertation writers for hire is an option when wanting to work with expert writers.  You may learn options you can use for other academic courses making college assignments easier to complete.

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The Apps That Are The New Craze https://appedreview.com/blog/apps-new-craze/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:08:57 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36118 By: Sia Hasan Looking back on 2017, it was an exciting year in the world of mobile apps. As smartphone and tablet technology continues to advance with each device generation –- through faster processors, bigger storage options and better graphics abilities as well as improving wireless coverage and data speeds –- app creators and innovators ...

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By: Sia Hasan

Looking back on 2017, it was an exciting year in the world of mobile apps. As smartphone and tablet technology continues to advance with each device generation –- through faster processors, bigger storage options and better graphics abilities as well as improving wireless coverage and data speeds –- app creators and innovators are keeping apace by pushing the boundaries of what an app can do.

Whether an app falls into the leisure, education, utility, lifestyle or health and wellness categories, mobile apps have been enriching people’s lives all around the world in innumerable ways, with independent developers, startups and the established tech giants ceaselessly seeking out new and innovative ways to add to this landscape.

Looking ahead, more and more software innovations will be driven by advancements in AI and people’s demands for better technology and software integration into their lives. With the explosive growth of home speaker assistants growing hand-in-hand with better and more effective speech recognition technology, the future of technology and successful apps are looking to be defined increasingly by the benefits of seamless integration.

Also, look towards the emerging confluence of web development and exclusively mobile app development.

Devices are slowly conquering every corner of our lives. With smartwatches on our wrists, increasingly powerful smartphones in our pockets and with Google Home, Amazon Echo and the hotly anticipated Apple smart home solution in our in our domiciles, every single aspect of our lives will become more connected, easier and more convenient than ever before. This will serve to free one’s time up from more mundane tasks to more personally fulfilling and enriching activities.

With all of this in mind, read the following post on four of 2017’s hottest trends in mobile apps. Specific examples will be given of the applications that were hugely successful and that made the most impact this past year and that also hint at what’s to come in 2018.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Are Finally Coming Into Their Own

Augmented reality (AR) can almost provide a perfect visual metaphor for the drive towards more and more tech-enabled and app-facilitated integration into every aspect of modern life. AR enables users to view an everyday scene through their phone or another device which is overlaid with digital objects and effects. AR integrates humdrum reality with the near infinite potential of computer-generated effects and images. AR has untold potential. Just a few of the uses range from interactive games, enjoyable new ways to participate in the social media realm, and interactive shopping experiences.

For example, Swedish furniture giant Ikea recently released a very successful AR tool that allows users to view any furniture selection as it would actually appear in their living room as if the item had been purchased, delivered and installed in the perfect position.

Digital product developers have been pushing the limits of what AR can accomplish for a couple of years now – most prominently seen in the short-lived hysteria surrounding the Pokemon Go AR mobile game. With Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore AR development kits, experts predict that this particular sphere will see huge increases in new apps and games that use this technology. With industry predictions of a $120 billion AR market in 2020, 2018 is looking like it will be a watershed year for the wide deployment and adoption of useful, powerful, innovative and fun AR and VR applications.

Competitive Multiplayer Games and Apps

The death knell for boredom may be sounding in the distance, as games that are built for mobile platforms have now surpassed the market share of console and PC gaming, though not both combined. The mobile gaming industry is expected to generate $46 billion in revenue this year. While not beating console and PC when they are put together, the trend is showing that mobile gaming alone will own 50% of the entire video game market by 2020.

Experts predict that two factors — player-vs-player online competitive play and social media integration — will prove to be the deciding one-two punch that will likely elevate mobile gaming to unprecedented heights and will in the near to medium-term knock console and PC gaming out from their long-held position of dominance in the video game market.

Another interesting trend to note is in the exploding popularity of competitive quiz apps, with HQ being spotlighted here. Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov, co-creators of the popular short-form video app Vine, have hit a nerve this year with their new creation, called HQ, which combines the best elements of two popular American quiz shows with the lightning-fast pace and scale of mobile gaming. Facilitated by live streaming technology, anyone can play along to answer trivia and potentially win cash prizes.

Hot Trends in Education Apps

The democratization of information is in full swing, and the market for education and learning aid apps was as hot as it’s ever been in 2017. Whether it is apps to help teachers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively or to aid students themselves in their study efforts, educational apps are one particularly encouraging trend among the plethora of leisure, entertainment and distraction aids that people understandably love.

One downright revolutionary educational app made big waves this past year. Called Socratic, this tremendously useful app has blended some truly impressive AI technology with clever and intuitive functionality and plain beautiful design. Socratic allows users to take snapshots of documents — or homework — and feed it into the app to speedily receive curated info to help solve problems. Socratic can aid users in a wide array of subjects, including math, biology, English, chemistry and history.

Children’s Apps

Highlighted here will be the hugely trendy coloring book apps that have taken iTunes by storm as of late. App developers have been releasing many new and unique updates on the several-year-old coloring app trend by offering color-by-number versions that feature pixelated, retro-style designs. Intentionally or not, many of these interesting and interactive apps are finding an extremely appreciative and welcome audience among the grade school set.

It is increasingly becoming a technology landscape dominated by apps and what they can do to solve problems and create new ways to enhance productivity, personal health and wellness, and to overall enrich our lives in many ways, including in ways that haven’t even been conceived of yet.

 

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Striking Accuracy – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/striking-accuracy-app-lesson/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:13:10 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36113 Problem Statement: Is kicking with the inside, outside, or the top of the foot more accurate for hitting a target from 15 yards?   Students write a hypothesis.   Step 1: Students will get into groups and practice kicking a ball and striking a target on a wall from 20 yards away. The groups will ...

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Problem Statement: Is kicking with the inside, outside, or the top of the foot more accurate for hitting a target from 15 yards?

 

Students write a hypothesis.

 

Step 1: Students will get into groups and practice kicking a ball and striking a target on a wall from 20 yards away. The groups will be formed by typing students’ names into the Team Shake app.

Team Shake (1,09 €, App Store) →

 

Step 2: Students will test their hypothesis and break down recordings of their kicking motions noting which approach was more accurate as a group for hitting the target. Students will reflect on their kicking motion, accuracy, and power using the Coach’s Eye Video Analysis app.

Coach's Eye - Video Analysis (5,49 €+, App Store) →

 

Step 3: Groups will choose either the top of the foot or the inside of the foot and compete against the other groups for specified amount of time with their chosen strategy. Striking tallies kept on the scoreboard of the Giant Scoreboard app.

Giant Scoreboard (1,09 €, App Store) →

 

Students will affirm their hypothesis or revise it and begin the cycle again.

 

Inspired by: DaeYonna Anderson

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Cell Discovery – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/cell-discovery/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:25:40 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36107 Problem Statement: What is the difference between plant, animal, and bacteria cells?   Students write a hypothesis.   Step 1: Students will be introduced to cells and their functions by playing Cell Explorer: Animal Cell. There are different levels and objectives in this game, so students can work at their own pace. This game introduces ...

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Problem Statement: What is the difference between plant, animal, and bacteria cells?

 

Students write a hypothesis.

 

Step 1: Students will be introduced to cells and their functions by playing Cell Explorer: Animal Cell. There are different levels and objectives in this game, so students can work at their own pace. This game introduces students to what cells are and what parts and properties exist within cells.

Cell Explorer: Animal Cell (Free, App Store) →

 

Step 2: Students analyze animal, plant, and bacteria cells using HudsonAlpha iCell. Students will write down what each kind of cell contains and compare each type of cell using the visuals and information within the app.

HudsonAlpha iCell (Free, App Store) →

 

Step 3: Students will further research the differences between cells using Science 360.

Educreations (Free+, App Store) →

 

Step 4: Students will create a presentation of their findings starting with their hypothesis and what they learned and how they would refine their hypothesis using the Haiku Deck app.

Haiku Deck (Free+, App Store) →

 

Students will affirm their hypothesis or revise it and begin the cycle again.

 

Inspired by: Danielle Pell

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Where Am I? – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/where-am-i-app-lesson/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:07:13 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36104 Problem Statement: Where am I?   Students write a hypothesis.   Step 1: Students will use the MAPS.ME app to locate their community, state, nation, and continent on a map. This will help students become familiar with their surroundings. It is crucial for students to know where they live in location to other communities, cities, ...

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Problem Statement: Where am I?

 

Students write a hypothesis.

 

Step 1: Students will use the MAPS.ME app to locate their community, state, nation, and continent on a map. This will help students become familiar with their surroundings. It is crucial for students to know where they live in location to other communities, cities, and states.

MAPS.ME Karte und Routenplaner (Free, App Store) →

 

Step 2: Students will use the Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder app to discover parks in their local community. Students will pick different activities in the app to do in the parks. This will allow students to become more familiar with the geographic features and parks in their communities.

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ (Free, App Store) →

 

Step 3: Students will use Evernote to write a summary of what they learned about their community and its geographic location. They will then share that document with the teacher. This is so the teacher knows that they actually used the apps and followed the instructions.

Evernote (Free+, App Store) →

 

Students will affirm their hypothesis or revise it and begin the cycle again.

 

Inspired by: Amanda Moorehead

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