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Going, Going, Gone: Auction Off On-Street Parking Spots With MonkeyParking

MonkeyParking App

Good parking spots are hard to find these days. So much so that some people are willing to fork over money to secure a parking spot. Case in point: the MonkeyParking app, which lets people auction off and bid on prime on-street parking spots in San Francisco. The interface is simple enough: just type in your current location, list your spot on MonkeyParking, and wait for someone to bid on your spot. If someone else does want your spot, drive away as they’re driving in to your parking space and wait for the money to be wired to your bank account.

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Chat Off the Grid Without WiFi or Mobile Coverage with FireChat

FireChat

With FireChat, you’ll be able to chat with anyone close to you location-wise, even when there’s no WiFi or when you’re outside the coverage area of your mobile network. It works by making use of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework built into Apple’s iOS 7. Think of it as being a peer-to-peer WiFi-Bluetooth connection of sorts where you’ll be able to send text messages and even images without the usual service or connectivity requirements.

FireChat works best in “Nearby Chat” mode where you have to be within 30 feet of the person you’re chatting with. The app is available for free on iTunes.

[ FireChat App ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Burp Is a Social Network For Foodies

Burp Food Community App

People are always posting food shots on Instagram and other social networks. However, Facebook and IG aren’t exactly teeming with foodies who might appreciate all the food shots that people are uploading from all over. The solution? A dedicated community called Burp where foodies, chefs, amateur cooks, and food lovers can unite and share their love for food.

Its founders goals are summed up pretty succinctly below:

People need a way to share their food experiences. People need an outlet to announce their food discoveries. People also need a way to discover different types of food. Our goal is to do just those and become the medium that people use to further the food tech revolution.

Aside from joining communities, you can also start your own if you don’t see any that you’d like to join. On Burp, you’ll be able to share photos, tips, reviews, and virtually anything else under the sun–as long as it has to do with food, that is.

If this sounds like a movement that you want to be a part of, then you can pledge to make Burp into a reality on Kickstarter.

Make It Happen: ‘Big Bang Theory’ LEGO Set

Big Bang Theory LEGO

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly seven days ago expansion started in LEGO land…

Master LEGO builders Alatariel and GlenBricker love LEGO and they have a special spot in their hearts for Big Bang Theory. You know, that super nerdy sitcom filled with geeky factoids that are often sputtered by the inimitable Sheldon. The duo put their talents to good use and came up with the mini-Big Bang Theory LEGO set featuring none other than the cast of the show.

You won’t be disappointed at the amount of geekery that they managed to cram into the brick apartment. Personally, I’m really digging the telescope and that miniature globe and rocket ship…and of course, there’s the minifigs.

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ForeverNOT Lets You Put a Wager On People’s Relationships

 

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ForeverNOT is one of those cruel but fun apps that you’ll probably still get because of the entertainment factor. Not only does it ask you to judge on whether or not relationships between certain friends will work out, but it also asks you to bet on them as well. In this day and age where some people trader partners and get into X+3 relationships in X months, it kind of makes sense (and justifies your usage of the app, especially when they call you up in the middle of the night to say “I think he’s the one!” after only three weeks of dating.)

If you’re not too keen to put your friends up on the pedestal, then you can always weigh in on celebrity couplings, with one of the most-talked about pairings right now being Kim K and Kanye West.

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Send Messages That Self-Destruct With Wickr

Wickr App

Have you ever sent a message that you wished you could take back a few hours or days later? Wickr won’t exactly let you do that (I think few, if any, apps actually allow you to delete a message before it’s been read), but it will allow you to send encrypted messages that expire within a certain time period once they’ve been opened.

Aside from text messages, you’ll be able to send pictures, videos, PDFs, and voice messages with an extra layer of security so that only the message’s intended recipient will be able to read or access it.

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Lovematically ‘Loves’ Posts on Instagram For You Automatically

Lovematically

Do you feel a need to like every post your friends post online? Is browsing through Instagram profiles and hitting that little heart below each and every photo taking too much of your time? Then you need Lovematically, an app that automatically loves each and every post your friends upload on Instagram.

Lovematically’s creator, Rameet Chawla, explains: “It’s our generation’s crack cocaine. People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions. I’m talking about Likes. Pre-Lovematically, my posts would average 35 likes. Now, I routinely hit the triple-digits for Likes.”

Lovematically was made available to 5,000 users last February 14th. It looks like Instagram isn’t too happy about the app, though, as they’ve begun blocking the app soon after.

VIA [ C|NET ]

‘Wingman’ App Hooks You Up with Other Singles On Your Flight

Wingman App How do you spend your time in a plane? I usually read or sleep or talk with whoever I’m traveling with, but if you’re the type who wants to meet new people and eventually ask them out by the time you land, then you might find the Wingman app useful. Currently in development, the app was thought up by Buzzfeed copywriter Gabe Whaley.

He explains: “I’m pretty sure that at some point, anyone who’s flown has had a thought, like, ‘I wonder what it would be like to talk to that person. Too bad it’s never going to happen, because the seating arrangement didn’t provide for that.'” Presumably this app will be able to help you out by introducing you somehow to that person. No specifics have been revealed yet aside from its premise, but Wingman definitely sounds interesting.

If you’re down to fly, reserve a seat by signing up for their beta launch here.

VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Share Your Thoughts, Read People’s Secrets With the ‘Secret’ App

Secret App

 

Secrets. Everyone has them. There’s a reason why they’re kept hidden–to keep a relationship going, to keep a business running, to keep a family together. But keeping it in will eventually take its toll on the secret keeper. If you find yourself in a similar situation but want to express yourself somehow, then you can always talk about it in ‘Secret.’

It’s an app that lets people share their innermost thoughts and read other people’s secrets, too. What makes it different from other apps is the fact that only people in that person’s list of contacts can see the secret.

Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts who are on Secret. They can view, love and comment on your post. When friends love your secret, it will be shared to their friends. If they love the post, it can reach even further. When your secret travels beyond two degrees, it will be marked with your general location, like “California”. People beyond two degrees will be able to love your post or comments, but won’t be able to add comments to the conversation.

While it’s anonymous in the sense that it won’t reveal your name or identity, you might want to be careful about revealing too much details because some people in your address book might figure it out and realize that it’s you.

You can check the app out here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]