If Snapchat is safe enough for you to send your nude selfies, then why not transfer cash from your bank account while you are at it? Today, Snapchat announced Snapcash, in partnership with Square, which allows users to send money to each other through the messaging interface of the application. (more…)
There is a new instant messaging app available for Android users, brought to you by the same folks who gave you what some may call the greatest photo sharing application of all time. Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook last year, has announced and released Bolt, a new message/picture sharing application aimed directly at Snapchat. (more…)
Snapchat has introduced a new filter for your photos, one that will allow you to show off exactly where you are in the world, as long as its supported by a business or area. Geofilters allow users to place a company’s logo or city’s name on top of a selfie, as showcased in Snapchat’s newly released video up top. (more…)
Facebook Creative Labs introduced their new app today, called Slingshot. This app has been rumored for some time as a Snapchat competitor, in that you can send short videos or images to friends that will disappear shortly after they view them. Slingshot is different in a way, though. In order to view images or videos received, you have to first “sling” something to the friend who just sent something to you. Wow, that was as odd to type as it sounds. (more…)
At the end of last year, the public was made aware of a deal-gone-south between Facebook and Snapchat, which had Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg offering a reported $3 billion for control of the company. As we all now know, that deal never transpired, leaving Facebook to work tirelessly on a rival application, codenamed Slingshot. (more…)
Snapchatters around the world today will be excited, as a major update to Snapchat is set to bring a completely new take on the way people use the application.
Since its release, the main idea behind Snapchat was that one person would snap a photo, place a self-destruction timer on the photo, and then send it out to friends. Once the photo was viewed for the selected amount of time, it would then be deleted from Snapchat’s servers, never to be seen again.
Today, Snapchat introduces “Chat,” not just for real time conversations, but also for face-to-face conversations with your friends. (more…)
Android has come a long way over the years, but unfortunately for users, just because an application is released on Android at the same time as iOS, doesn’t mean that it will use all that the open platform has to offer. Google has published an Android Design Guideline as a start for developers who want to make their apps look good and handle well, but a few major developers choose to not follow the guides. The XDA group Holofication Nation is looking to change that. (more…)