Brian Durkin - I’d App That - Episode 016

Brian Durkin

On this episode of I’d App That, our guest Brian Durkin, brings us three of his favourite apps. In the news, we’ll talk about India’s new mobile payment app and app developer overlap in the App Stores of Google, Apple and Windows Phone. Then Peter gives us his impressions of the Flipp app. 

Our guest this week is Brian Durkin, stand-up comedian, producer, and podcaster.  He’s the man behind the Philadelphia-based comedy site Full Belly Laughs dot com. The website’s weekly podcast captures the fun times of friends eating a meal and playing board games. He mentors many other comedians on podcasting, as well as comedy writers in Philadelphia. Starting early in, Full Belly Laughs dot com will have new humor articles every day


PM Narendra Modi launches UPI based mobile payment app called BHIM

NEW DELHI: Urging people to make digital payments a “habit” to make the country a cashless economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a mobile app for the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). The application, which will be common across all banks and financial institutions, is called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile).

In his 40-minute speech at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi during the inauguration of the DigiDhan Mela, Modi time and again evoked Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar - ..

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How Apple, Google, and Microsoft used each other’s app stores in

For the last two years, we have examined how Apple, Google, and Microsoft develop apps for each others’ competing platforms. It’s time to take another look at their strategies, which of course align with their respective business models.

Apple last year released its first three Android apps for Google Play: Move to iOS, Beats Pill+, and Apple Music. This number didn’t change in, and neither did the fact that Apple continues to ignore the Windows Store. On its own platform, the company more than doubled its apps over the last year.

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App Reviews

App #1

Ascension: Deckbuilding Game

Step into the Dreamscape, a plane of visions and imagination created in the wake of New Vigil’s transformation. As the factions gain insight into the new world’s power, they must also be on guard for those who might abuse it for their own nefarious ends. Join the heroes of New Vigil as they explore the exciting possibilities that await them in the Dreamscape!


App #2

Google Docs


Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can:

  •  Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
  •  Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
  •  Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents
  •  Get stuff done anytime — even without an internet connection
  •  Add and respond to comments
  •  Never worry about losing your work — everything is automatically saved as you type
  •  Protect your documents with a 4-digit passcode


Google Sheets

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Sheets app. With Google Sheets you can:

  • Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created on the web or on another device.
  • Share spreadsheets and work together with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time.
  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files.
  • Get stuff done anytime — even without an internet connection.
  • Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more.
  • Never worry about losing your work — everything is automatically saved as you type.



App #3


UberEATS: Uber for Food Delivery


Get the food you want, from the restaurants you love, delivered at Uber speed.

Food you want: We’re working with over a hundred restaurants in your city to put great local food all in one place. If you’re craving it, you can find it on UberEATS.

Speed you need: Choose a signature dish from the Instant Delivery menu and you’ll be eating in 10 minutes or less. Have something specific in mind? By tapping into the Uber network, you can get anything from our roster of local restaurants, fast.

Service you love: When you’re ready to place your order, you’ll see a total that includes the food and delivery price. There’s no need to tip. Pay with your Uber account and watch your order come right to you through the app.

Peter’s Pick  


Say goodbye to your paper circulars! Flipp delivers digital circulars from over 800 local retailers so you can find the best deals in your community every week.

Browse through the weekly circulars you love or search for the items you need to get the most savings.


Now everyone can be an expert saver with Flipp’s Coupons! Flipp takes the extreme out of Extreme Couponing.

We have coupons for brands you love together with deals in your local circulars. You can save between 20% – 70% on the items you need and the brands you love. Save like a pro!

For our US users, now you can clip coupons right to your rewards cards for instant savings at the checkout.

Shopping List

Plan your shopping trips ahead of time with the ultimate shopping list. Build your list and then Flipp will find you local deals to make saving easy. Check off items at the store with just one tap to keep you on track.


Whether you’re browsing circulars, searching for items or creating your shopping list, with one easy tap you can clip the items you need to stay organized.




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