On this episode of I’d App That, we’re joined by Jackie Hern. We talk about Microsoft giving colorblind people a new view and Snapchat filing for its IPO. Jackie joins us in a discussion of some Thanksgiving apps. Then Peter gives us his impressions of the Lenstagg app.
Snapchat just filed for its IPO
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has filed confidentially for its initial public offering, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company is seeking to raise as much as $4 billion, which would give it a valuation of between $25 billion and $35 billion, the report states. The confidential filing — a move Twitter made in 2013 — indicates Snap Inc.’s annual revenue is under $1 billion, which is in line with expectations for the company’s advertising estimates. The IPO is expected as early as March, Reuters reports.
The move signals the most critical shift for the Snapchat maker in its history, paving the way for a large injection of capital to help it grow and better compete with Facebook, Google, and others in the realm of social video and mobile messaging.
Microsoft’s new app lets colorblind people see the world a little clearer
Colorblindness isn’t usually a debilitating condition, but it’s probably more common than you think, affecting some 8 percent of the population. In extreme cases, people might wear tinted glasses to shift the colors they see nearer to real life, but most don’t bother. Now, though, a new app from Microsoft will make it easier for anyone with colorblindness to see the world a little clearer.
The app is named Color Binoculars and uses your phone’s camera as a lens through. “It’s an app that helps colorblind people distinguish color combinations that they would normally have trouble telling apart,” says creator Tom Overton in a Microsoft blog. “For example, since I have difficulty distinguishing between red and green, our app makes reds brighter and greens darker so that the difference is more obvious. It replaces difficult color combinations, like red and green, with more easily distinguishable combinations, like pink and green.”
Diamond Club TV
Diamond Club TV is a community podcast network. The are not fueled by advertisers, but instead powered by support from the community.
The mobile app, while simple, allows you to watch live shows and chat along with the rest of Chatrealm. The app supports Diamond Club’s streaming platform, as well as youtube live and twitch just like on their website.
You can pick what channel you watch, and what chat you are in. The App also support push notifications for Official shows. Supported by iPad and iPhone.
My CookBook (Recipe Manager)
Store all your favorite recipes in one place! My CookBook is a recipe manager with search and import features.
My CookBook lets you create your own digital cookbook. Build your own recipe database by gathering recipes on the web and using the import features.
Hand Turkey – A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App
Tracing your fingers on a sheet of paper is so… 20th century. This Thanksgiving, place your hand on your iPad to magically create your very own hand turkey!
This week’s Peter’s Pick is the Lenstag app.
Free, easy theft protection for all your cameras, lenses and everything else with a serial number.
With this app and service you can:
- look up serial numbers of gear to see if it’s stolen
- report missing gear
- securely transfer gear to other photographers.
Used by tens of thousands of photographers in nearly every country to secure their gear as well as the biggest names in photographic equipment rental.
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