The last 3 applications to discover

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Gallica : 2 million BnF documents available free of charge…. [Cabine d’essayage] Flipmylook draws his V2…. Runtastic launches 4 fitness apps…. Zoom on the latest applications news.

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Gallica: 2 million BnF documents available free of charge

The National Library of France (BnF) launched, on October 28, a new iPad application providing free access to more than 2M works: books, press releases, reviews, manuscripts, photographs, prints, posters or even maps and scores.

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Named after the digital version of the BnF, Gallica, the application makes it possible to carry out, via connected mode, searches within all the digitized collections. Each document can be viewed in its entirety, added to a favorites list, uploaded or shared via email, Facebook and Twitter.

The BnF indicates that each week, several thousand new documents will be added to the Gallica digital library and will therefore feed into the new application.

A version for Android tablets and smartphones will be available on Google Play at the end of 2012, and an iPhone version will be available on the App Store in early 2013.


[Cabine d’essayage] Flipmylook takes out its V2

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Identified as start-up of the week in June, Flipmylook looks like a real changing room on iPhone and iPad.

Concretely, Flipmylook is an application that allows you to create your look with multi-brand articles, on iPhone and iPad. The idea is to offer a new shopping experience, to playfully promote the act of purchasing, which can be done online or at a physical point of sale.

After a few months of existence, Flimylook has just launched a new version of its service. V2 now includes a real marketplace with more than a hundred partner brands (Petit Bateau, Vans, Sessun, etc.) as well as an in-app payment system, via your bank card or PayPal account.

Founded by Vincent Péré and Simon Cagna, the Parisian start-up also claims 10,000 users on its V1 and an upcoming launch in Japan.

For now, the application is only available on the App Store.


Runtastic launches 4 fitness apps

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In line with applications dedicated to sports performance such as Nike + or Runkeeper, the Austrian start-up Runtastic launched last October 30 4 new fitness apps.

Runtastic PushUps app, Runtastic PullUps app, runtastic SitUps app, and runtastic Squats allow users to measure their performance when doing push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and crunches.

Each sold € 0.89 (on the App Store), these applications are based on training plans developed by sports professionals.

The applications are also based on a badge principle which aims to motivate athletes. A strong social dimension also tends to establish a collective spirit specific to the world of sport.

Each session performed is automatically uploaded to the Runtastic fitness site, where it is possible to keep track of its sessions, progress and fitness level.