By Alexandra Mann
Nextends Turns Two Smarphones Into One For Mobile Games
Nextends, a new Israeli startup, developed a platform for social gaming experience. Their first game, MonstAir Hockey, allows two users to place their iPhones next to each other and create a shared air hockey playground.
August 07, 2012
Super High-Res Image Can Spot ‘Waldo’ In Any Mass Event
Fanograph offers a new tagging experience using an advanced technology for multi billion pixel and 360° panoramic images of crowds. Participants of mass events can easily identify themselves in the crowd, tag their friends and share their experience with thousands of people.
June 04, 2012
Wink To Call Your Mother, Blink To Hang-Up
Israeli startup Umoove created a hands-free solution for mobile devices. Their algorithm, using the mobile camera, can detect facial and eye movements in real time and operate functions such as dialing or launching applications.
May 30, 2012
Israel’s Secret Project: Super-Battery To Reduce World’s Oil Thirst
A NIS 45 million budget for the next four years, four Israeli universities, 100 researchers and 12 teams: this is all part of a national mission is to reduce the world’s dependency on oil by developing a super-battery that can last for over a decade.
May 20, 2012
Pinvolve App Turns Facebook Pages Into Pinboards
Pinvolve is an Israeli app that combines Facebook and Pinterest, presenting content of Facebook pages in a pinboard style. It also allows re-sharing Facebook posts on Pinterest, thus increasing traffic between the two social networks.
April 18, 2012
Startup 2Tangos: Location-Based Tandem Learning Online
2Tangos is an Israeli knowledge bank that offers location-based connections for online tandem learning. Users can pass on their skills in return for someone else’s knowledge: cooking secrets for German classes, guitar for sculpting etc.
March 21, 2012
Will Israeli Web App Loudlee Become Music ‘Pinterest’?
Israeli web platform Loudlee is a social network for music lovers. It allows users to listen to music online, create playlists, share songs with friends - and view what their friends are listening to. Loudlee's design looks a lot like Pinterest's main page, with content featured by albums or artists.
March 05, 2012
Mobile World Congress: App ‘Pops’ Turns Your Notifications Into Videos
Israeli App Pops, which recently raised $1.5 million, turns your mobile phone's notifications into animations and videos. Users can personalize different visual animations instead of the default notifications that come with the apps they are using. The app is being presented at the Mobile World Congress.
March 01, 2012
Looking For That Special Someone? Click Here?
4Singles is a new Israeli app that enables you to find your better half using a smart-matching algorithm and GPS location. The app crosses your selected preferences with your location to help you find your potential date.
January 30, 2012
Augmented Reality Advertisement Enters Online Gaming World
Startup TicTacTi thinks it has found a solution for easy and quick monetization of online games. TicTacTi's says its technology enables dynamic insertion of advertisements into any game, application, or video.
December 07, 2011
Tonara App – Music That Listens To You
A new iPad app aims to re-invent the veteran music-sheet by being the first interactive “musical kindle.” The Tonara app is the first interactive sheet music app that listens to people while they play music or sing.
December 04, 2011
Trivia App To Keep Drivers Awake By Shouting Questions
Two Israelis have developed a mobile application designed to keep tired drivers awake by shouting trivia questions. The app, called Drivia, quizzes drivers about sports or music and sounds loud and frequent alerts if the driver responds too slowly, combining entertainment with safety.
November 14, 2011
Moblie App Acts As Eyes For Color Blind
Colorful, a new Windows phone application, says it can act as eyes for the color blind. The app enables users to distinguish colors using their phone's camera - using filters to change the color schemes and to fit the users color vision deficiency.
November 09, 2011
Julpan: New Search Engine Based On Social Media Content
The new Israeli technology startup Julpan, recently acquired by Twitter, claims to improve search engines' algorithm within social media, by giving the user the most relevant pages for him, not by popularity ranking but by the content of social network users.
October 31, 2011
Controlling An Avatar With Your Brain? Israeli Lab Is Trying
The Advanced Virtuality Lab at the IDC in Herzliya is developing the next generation of human-computer interfaces. BEAMING: Surround video conference, virtual and augmented reality and specialized robotics that will allow you to be in two place at once.
October 26, 2011