Cool Apps on the Today Show

 

With a whole slew of apps available, the Today Show and I thought it was time we highlighted some of the new and interesting ones that have come out lately. Here I talk to Karl about some cool apps we’ve seen:

Roamz

  • Roamz is a location-based app that helps you find out what is happening around you.
  • It shows you social content about places, events and activities that are relevant to you.
  • It uses information from the networks you use like - Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter. App cuts through the noise to deliver you personalized and intelligent suggestions.
  • Shows you things that you are actually interested in.
  • The more you use Roamz the smarter it gets - It learns more about what the user enjoys.
  • Slogan is always being a local.
  • You can capture and share Roamz moments at places that you discover too.
  • Great way to discover secret locations in places all over the country and world.
  • Cost: Free

Draw Something

  • Is a really fun and addictive game.
  • Much like pictionary on your phone.
  • Great for the kids
  • You have to guess a word using the picture drawn by playing partner
  • Can play with friends and random opponents.
  • Play with Friends or randoms on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch: Challenge friends on Facebook or Twitter, or be automatically partnered with new gaming buddies.
  • No drawing skills required: You can create a picture that will make sense to guess the word. Can be very funny.
  • Colour Craze - Over 50 colours available. Have play and win then buy.Turn-based Gameplay: Perfect for on the run. Take turns drawing and guessing at your own pace.
  • Leaderboard: Rally back and forth with friends for the most "Turns."
  • Bombs: If you're stumped on a word - exchange it for a new one by exploding it with a bomb. (Only 5 though)
  • Push Notifications: Be alerted when it's your turn to draw or guess.
  • Cost: Free

Viddy

  • Most popular app going at the moment.
  • Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share videos.
  • It's like instagram but instead of pictures it's video.
  • Allows users to immediately upload videos.
  • Advanced camera includes focus / exposure / white balance settings, audio metering, timer and more.
  • Add visual effects, music, transitions, and even movie stars to your videos
  • 100 percent free packs such as Vintage, Crystal, Solarize, Red, Exposed, Retro, Glam, BW, Hued, Junkd and 3D
  • 100 percent free brand packs such as Snoop, Incubus, and more.
  • Share your creation privately, to your friends, or to the world
  • One-click sharing to the social web, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr
  • Interact with your friends with tags, likes and comments
  • Realtime video discovery and exploration from a vibrant community.
  • An endless source of creativity, inspiration and personal expression.
  • Videos are currently limited to :15 seconds.
  • Vimeo and YouTube are great places to share longer videos.
  • Video capture is not supported for iPhone 3G and older.
  • Cost: Free

Earthcast

  • Online 24 hour HD viewing channel of earth
  • Camera is on international space station
  • Live stream 24 hours a day - every day
  • First images to be seen in HD of Earth
  • NASA and other companies have been working together to set this up.