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How App Development Has Taken a Parental Turn

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Many of us are guilty of relying on our smartphones for just about everything. Sometimes they are needed, such as for those instances when you are lost and require directions in order to get back on the road; a favorite feature of mine, to put it mildly, as a driver with a poor sense of direction. However, there are many times when smartphones have become borderline addictive, as if we could not live without them. Since parents may be understandably concerned about how much their children are using their mobile devices, a mother from Houston, Texas took action.

Evaluating Yo’s Long-Term Potential

There are certain apps which push you to ask the question, “What’s the point?”

For many, this has been the case for a particular app called Yo. It’s not hard to see why, since it was originally declined from the App Store on Apple devices because of how it seemed to lack substance. In addition, it became a program that many people either criticized or made fun of; Stephen Colbert is an example of Yo being made light of.

No one can deny that Yo, in and of itself, is a very simple program. It’s functionality is as basic as messaging programs can get: all you can do is send the word, “Yo,” to friends on your mobile device. Life Before Us, the company behind Yo, stated that it could be used in order to address individuals in many situations. With App Store descriptions like, “It’s that simple. Yo,” it’s clear that the program doesn’t take itself too seriously. With only word that can be used, though, it’s apparent that many individuals have simply written off the app as nothing but a waste of space.

Is it possible that there is more potential to be had with Yo than what it’s been given credit for?

3 Reasons to be Optimistic About Facebook’s “Slingshot”

It was rumored that Facebook has been working on a program to rival Snapchat. Given the name “Slingshot,” the program in question is a video messaging app; this is one of the two prominent features that Snapchat boasts, the other being photo sharing. As of this point, “Slingshot” is nothing but a rumor, though the idea of it being made a reality is an interesting one, especially if it means that both Facebook and Snapchat will work harder to draw in audiences.