Comic Book Apps
On this episode of I’d App That, we’re joined by Blazing Caribou’s own David Luzader discusses the Comic Book Apps: Comixology, Marvel Unlimited, and Spider-Man Unlimited.
In the news, we talk about Twitter replacing Moments with Explore and Tribe’s augmented video chat. Finally, Peter’s Pick this week gives us his impressions of the Google Translate app.
Join your Guest host, Kari Simms, and your regular hosts Stacy Baldwin and Peter Fisher to discuss the most noteworthy things having to do with Comic Book Apps.
Twitter tests replacing Moments with a new ‘Explore’ tab on mobile
Twitter is experimenting yet again with the structure of its mobile app. Furthermore, this time around, the company is thinking about replacing its Moments tab, first introduced last fall. Therefore allowing users a better way to track breaking news and other prominent events.
In addition, a new ‘Explore’ tab was added to Twitter, according to Mashable. This change, which is just in the testing phase for some iOS and Android users, appears to be a mixing of old and new Twitter features. The Explore tab is said to include both discovery features. As a result, new accounts will follow, as well as the standard collections of daily Moments.
Finally, Twitter’s new mission appears to be focused on live events and commentary about those events. it struck a deal to stream NFL games Twitter had huge success recently live streaming the first two US presidential debates. In that vein, a new Explore option for its mobile apps could be used to steer users toward popular streams on its Periscope. It’s video platform and other high-profile live event coverage on Twitter.
Tribe augments video chat with speech recognition subtitles and suggested links
First of all, Tribe’s voice recognition video chat technology could make Snapchat and Facebook Messenger look outdated. That tech also attracted a $3 million seed round led by prestigious VC Sequoia, its first seed investment of the year.
Wednesday, Tribe’s one-touch video walkie-talkie app launches a huge Version 2 update on iOS and Android. It is powered by access to some unreleased Google voice APIs. You still hold down on a friend or group’s tile to send them a short, asynchronous video message. However, now Tribe automatically adds subtitles to your video chats. It recognizes you’ve said a “Magic Word,” Tribe will offer a helpful related link.
While Tribe is still video first, it’s also adding a text option. Just in case you need to send someone something they’ll want to copy and paste, like a phone number or address. Tribe is also branching out from just being for personal contacts to allow Telegram-style public rooms.
Finally the big news, “Magic Words”, could be the key to monetizing messaging without annoying its users. Affiliate links to Amazon are one obvious way Tribe could make money. There are also opportunities for tie-ins with other apps, like pushing people to certain ride-sharing services. Paglino imagines that one day you might use Tribe to get per-minute legal advice or telemedicine from a doctor.
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Google’s Translate App gets us closer to the Star Trek inspired Universal Translator. With it you can:
- Translate between 103 languages by typing
- Offline: Translate 52 languages when you have no Internet
- Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 29 languages
- Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages
- Conversation Mode: Two-way instant speech translation in 32 languages
- Handwriting: Draw characters instead of using the keyboard in 93 languages
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