Looks like the Companion App space is heating up. Startup Umami is launching today with a companion service for Nat Geo. It does a similar audio syncing service as IntoNow, and integrates all sorts of social TV and companion info for a show.
I didn’t even realise Yahoo acquired this, but apparently this launched on Tuesday.
Companion apps are the next big thing – and automated syncing is going to be key. IntoNow uses a Shazam like audio syncing to determine what you’re watching. We just had a play with this in the office and it’s pretty amazing
With the much hyped and anticipated launch of Rupert Murdoch’s foray into an iPad newspaper, The Daily, I downloaded the app to take a look at the overall user experience within the application. Trying to ignore the much complained about bugs, crashes and long loading times (you can see a long string of complaints on
Next week, the US’s ABC network will announce their latest version of their Sync iPad app – this time for the popular Grey’s Anatomy series. The Sync application is a joint exploration of ABC and Nielsen’s Media Sync platform, which detects and synchronises content using audio watermarks. They’d previously attempted a version of this with
Anyone who knows me well knows I’m an avid iPad user – and no, not just for games (though I do have plenty). I’m always in the app store looking for great apps to help improve my workflow. I’ve tried and tested too many to count, but here’s an outline of apps worth mentioning, and