On this episode of I’d App That, we are joined by Johnny Orlando and his favourite Hockey Apps. We talk about Facebook’s new Marketplace that lets users buy and sell their things locally and LoseIt! helping you track your diet by taking pictures of your food. Johnny discusses the hockey apps NHL Smash, NHL Game Center, USA Hockey Mobile Coach, and Pittsburgh Penguins app.
Then Peter gives us his impressions of the transit app Moovit
Your hosts, Shane Mattox, Stacy Baldwin and Peter Fisher discuss Hockey apps. Johnny Orlando, host of the PVDMVP Podcast, stops by on this episode of I’d App That! John lends his knowledge on some of his favorite Hockey Apps.
Facebook launches Marketplace to let you buy and sell items with nearby users
Users have been buying and selling goods for a while now through Facebook groups, but Marketplace now officially formalizes it. The icon for Marketplace should over the next few days replace the Messenger icon in the center of the bottom row on Facebook’s mobile app. Tapping it takes you to an algorithmically generated home page of items Facebook believes you’d be interested in. This is based on the pages you’ve liked and, after some time, any of your viewing, buying, or selling activity within Marketplace.
You can also sell items by providing a photo, name, description, price and location. Browsing can be done by categories or location. By expanding your search radius and changing your location you can see what is available elsewhere.
Currently it is only available on mobile, in the US, UK and New Zealand, though a desktop experience is in the works. Many people are coming to browse, without knowing what they’re looking for. Facebook doesn’t plan on charging, but hopes for eyes for their ads. You won’t have the same protection offered by a company like eBay, however.
Privacy and safety are potential concerns, but they do not allow the sale of drugs, explosives, firearms, animals, alcohol, etc. The ability to report items that violate their policies is in place.
Their hope is that people will have a better idea of who they’re transacting with, since most Facebook profiles represent real people. Some additional information is also listed about you if you choose to sell something.
Lose It! Now Tracks Your Diet by Snapping Photos of Your Food
Lose It! is a popular food and calorie tracking application. They’ve now added the ability to take a picture of of a food and add it to your log. The feature is called Snap it! And it combines their extensive food database with image recognition to provide nutritional information.
This could potentially help streamline the process, but as you might expect, it isn’t perfect. The author of this article, Stephanie Lee, thought broccoli was ravioli, but the more pictures are added, the more it will learn. You can also take a photo and upload it later.
Lose It! Is available on both the App Store and Google Play.
NHL Hockey Target Smash app
Smash your way to the Stanley Cup® in a casual, fun, target shooting NHL hockey game! By shattering targets and achieving high scores you’ll take down NHL opponents head-to-head as you play your way through multiple seasons. Along the way unlock an arsenal of pucks and sticks like The Reaper and the Frost Edge to dominate the competition. Snipe targets with a quick flick or blast through them with a powerful slap shot. Rack up points and bonuses to keep your goal streak alive over three periods.
NHL Game Center app
The official NHL® app is a must-have for all hockey fans. Download the app today on your phone and tablet to experience:
Everything you loved about your favorite team’s app now available in one place. See archived game replays, League-wide scoreboard and video highlights. It also has Breaking news, schedules, rosters and player stats for every team. Find Sortable enhanced statistics, League and Division standings. It also has a Video library archive, searchable by player, team or keyword. Set up customizable push notifications for game start, game end, in-game video highlights, lead changes, goals, team and league news and more
USA Hockey Mobile Coach app
At USA Hockey, our goal has been to provide a portable information resource specifically for coaches. This program offers in-depth information including practice plans, drills, videos, safety information and much more in a focused mobile compatible format.
Have a question about the rules? Need to plan your next practice session? Need to contact the players via Twitter? It’s all here at your fingertips.
Pittsburgh Penguins app
Make your iPhone or iPod Touch a unique part of your game-day experience for Penguins games. Want to catch breaking news of the team? See real-time statistics? Watch video-on-demand clips of press conferences and player interviews? Follow post-game recaps and pre-game previews of the matchups?
Now, you can stay in touch with the Penguins anytime, anywhere, on your iPhone or iPod Touch. And, with one click, you can spread the word–tweet or post to Facebook any media item from the app!
Moovit is the #1 local transit app in the world trusted by over 40 million riders across more than 850 cities. With the most robust and precise information of any public transit app, Moovit adds a new city every 24 hours.
Combining all your transit options together in a single app, Moovit gives you total control over your travels so you can finally enjoy peace of mind when riding public transportation.
Public transportation is always unpredictable, Moovit tells you when there are changes schedules or altered service. Moovit keeps you from waiting for a bus or train that won’t be show up.
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