The last 3 applications to discover
[Pratique] RDVici puts an end to the puzzle of Parisian meetings
You are in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, your friend works near Place Clichy and you plan to meet for lunch together. “Ok, but where do we meet?” This is the question to which the founders of the RDV application here (also founders of the DandyBox) wanted to respond. Launched on December 22, the iPhone application allows quickly and simply identify the metro or RER station that is the best (fastest and most equal) meeting point between the two people in this type of situation.
Concretely, all you have to do is enter the metro station closest to where you are and indicate the station closest to where your friend is. The application offers several options and then generates a sms detailing your friend’s itinerary, which all you have to do is send them. To avoid the many connection problems specific to Parisian metros, the entire process is carried out in offline mode.
Very quick to use, the application however seems to encounter difficulties when it comes to calculating routes in relation to RER stations.
Yelo: new low cost competitor of Skype and Viber
Launched a few days ago, the application Yelo presents itself as a low cost competitor of services like SkypeOut or Viber. The application designed by Frenchman Philipe Joly, expatriate in Asia, allows you to make long distance calls at very advantageous rates.
For example, “French people living abroad can call France for less than 1 cent per minute (€ 0.007), or more than 2 hours of conversation for € 1 only to land lines, and 4 ct / min to mobile phones ”. For its part, Skype offers to call landlines or mobiles, anywhere in the world, from 2.2 cents per minute.
The idea is therefore to offer a modern alternative to prepaid calling cards, traditionally used for long distance calls.
Practical, the application allows you to make calls to interlocutors who do not necessarily have a smartphone and therefore the same application.
Yelo works in 3G or Wifi and is currently available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
MPme: the smart radio recommendation imagined by the founder of Shazam
MPme iPhone app, presents itself as a new intelligent radio recommendation tool. The application was developed by the London start-up Apsmart, itself founded by the creator of the Shazam application: Rahul Powar.
Concretely, after having scanned your music library and studied your musical tastes as well as those of your friends through social networks, the application listens in real time to thousands of radio stations to find those which would be most likely to please you.
MPme also offers various search filters, a “favorites” section allowing quick access to your favorite stations, artists and tracks, a direct connection to social networks as well as the ability to buy tracks on iTunes with one click. .
The application, available on iPhone and iPad, was notably awarded at MidemLab 2012 in the “Musical discovery, Recommendation & Creation” category. The start-up publisher Apsmart has, for its part, been acquired by Thomson Reuters last June