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Su Chef App Generates Recipes Based On What You Have

Su Chef App

Anyone can follow the instructions in a cookbook and cook something. It takes a certain level of skill, a bit of talent, and a whole lot of experience to prepare full meals from scratch. In case you’ve got a refrigerator and cupboard full of random stuff and don’t really have time to run to the supermarket before supper, then the Su Chef app can help you out.

Instead of presenting recipes with the ingredients each dish requires, you’re supposed to key in the ingredients that you have. It’ll go through its database of over a hundred thousand recipes to find what dishes you can make with what you currently have. Aside from having tons of recipes built in, it also comes with a shopping list feature and lets you build menus based on a special diet, like Paleo, vegetarian, and high fiber, among others.

Su Chef can be downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

[ App Store ] VIA [ Red Ferret ]

Sell Your Parking Space for Money with the Park Circa App

Park Circa

Do you have a parking spot you’re not using? Want to make a little extra cash? Then it’s time you got the Park Circa app. It’s essentially a peer-to-peer parking space rental service, where people who have extra spots can rent out the space for money. Likewise, those who are looking for a parking space can log on and rent one using the app.

It’s an app that can come in handy in this day and age where most cities are congested and finding a parking space can take up to an hour or more. Park Circa can help you save time and gas, which is most likely worth more than whatever you’re paying for the parking spot.

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Postifier Lets You Know When Snail Mail Arrives

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Remember the days when people communicated by wire and by post? We’ve come a long way since then, since the advent of the Internet brought about near-instant ways to send notes and messages, such as through email and SMS. Call me old-fashioned, but nothing quite beats receiving a letter in the mail. There’s just something about reading someone’s message from a handwritten letter versus an email on the browser window.

The only snail mail that most people get these days are bills and catalogs. For that reason, most people I know don’t really check their mailboxes often. However, you can change what you receive in the post by sending letters and postcards out first to friends and family from other states and continents. Wait a while, and your mailbox will be filled with letters once more. And so you won’t needlessly check your mailbox anymore, you can install the Postifier.

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ShopThis Lets You Buy Stuff, Straight from the Pages of Digital Magazines

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There’s a lot you can do on your tablet these days. For example, with a few taps, you can surf the web, read digital magazines, and do some online shopping. An app that sort of combines the last two activities is ShopThis. It’s being pushed by MasterCard, who’s working with publisher Conde Nast to work on integrating the app with the iPad edition of Wired magazine.

The feature will roll out in the magazine’s November iOS edition, where users will be able to buy whatever is being advertised with a quick tap. The process involves using MasterCard’s MasterPass for mobile payments, which essentially turns your tablet or smartphone into a credit card.

It’s definitely a convenient feature to have, but it’s probably something impulse shoppers don’t need. What do you think?

VIA [ C|NET ]

AppSeed: From Sketches to Functioning Prototypes

AppSeed

Did you ever have such a good idea for an app, but didn’t do anything about it because you didn’t know a thing about programming or writing code? Don’t give up on your dreams or ideas just yet, because AppSeed might just be able to help you out.

AppSeed is essentially an app that will help you create a prototype of your app, based on your sketches of it alone. It’s definitely the first of its kind and perhaps the only app that can do what it promises to do. AppSeed uses OpenCV to capture your sketched designs, manipulate the elements, and run the prototype on your mobile gadget. Just sketch your app interface on a piece of paper, take a picture of it using your phone camera, and get to work with AppSeed.Continue Reading

Kickstarter for Apps? Crowdfund Your App on Appsplit

Appsplit

Need some help on the app that you’re building? Then check out Appsplit. You can think of it as a Kickstarter for apps, but even better because it lets you do a bunch of other stuff aside from letting you crowdsource and raise money to fund the development of your app.

The site features a marketplace where you can sell your app and cash out. Appsplit also lets you connect with other like-minded developers that you can maybe hire to help you build your app.Continue Reading

Groove to Your DNA-Inspired Theme Song

DNA Song

Want a song that you can truly call your own? Then create one with IDNAtity. It’s an app that lets you create your own theme song of sorts, even though you know close to nothing about writing or composing music.

IDNAtity mixes a bit of science with a lot of art. It essentially asks for information about your genetic makeup by asking you to upload a photo of yourself and answer questions about your appearance, like your hair color and eye color. The app also asks if you have dimples and if you can roll your tongue, because these details are, apparently, crucial in determining your genetic make-up..not.

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Used the BreakupText App to Break Up? Then Get the MakeupText App to Get Back Together

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So you broke up with your other half on a whim, and now you want to get back together.

If you were a jerk and went through with your breakup with the use of BreakupText, here’s a bit of good news for you: an anti-breakup app exists and it’s aptly called the MakeupText app. Both apps are developed by the same people. In this case, the MakeupText app lets you, the user, spew apologies and sweet nothings with the goal of trying to get your ex-sweetheart back.

The only problem is.. will he (or she) fall for it? I mean, you did just do the breakup through text, of all things.Continue Reading

Eight-Year-Old Spends $6,000 on In-App Purchases–Now See Why You Should Keep Your Phone Away From Kids?

Girl Spends 6K on Apple Apps

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t leave a kid alone with your phone. For one, they might delete messages or important emails without your knowledge. That could spell a lot of trouble for you, especially if they have to do with work. Another reason is that they often tap buttons they shouldn’t and end up making purchases that they haven’t cleared with you. This has happened to so many people all over the world, and yet parents still leave their kids with their devices.

Another case is that of Lee Neale and his eight-year-old daughter, who spend over £4,000 (about $6,000) on in-app purchases. Apparently, his daughter had seen him key in his password to purchase stuff and memorized it, keying it in later on when she made her own purchases.

Lee pleaded with Apple to cancel the purchases, but the former didn’t relent at first, and understandably so. It was only when Lee went to the media with his story that Apple granted him a refund. Continue Reading