Covet Fashion encourages you to mix 175+ fashion brands as a fun way to win style challenges

The high-growth app named Covet Fashion was on Cheddar.Live today talking about how it adds experiences for users beyond just adding clothes to a virtual cart and then buying. That’s very straightforward with no differentiator.

While everyone thinks “dudes/guys” when they hear gaming, the Covet Fashion app adds a twist to that because its gaming aspect comes in the form of ‘style challenges’ – and more and more women (around 600,000 daily!) are having fun competing in these challenges. They can also choose to buy clothes without playing. Brands on Covet include Rachel Zoe, Calvin Klein, Nicole Miller, BCBG Max Azaria, Rebecca Minkoff, and Michael Kors. To learn more about Cheddar, go to the Cheddar sizzle reel (click here)

 

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Thanks to the Cheekd app, Bluetooth can now help you meet ♡ the love of your life ♡

Sept. 20, 2016

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Q: So for a person who downloads Cheekd, what can they expect?

A: In this age of tech we’re in, it’s rare for people to say “hello” to one another. You don’t really see singles picking each other up at bars anymore, which pretty much used to be the only way people were able to meet in New York City. People don’t speak on the subway, at the gym or in cafes. Everyone is constantly looking down at their phones to connect with people in the digital world even though there’s a real world right in front of us.

Walking down a New York City sidewalk is sometimes like playing dodge ball, and I feel people are missing opportunities because they’re not paying attention or simply looking up. The love of your life could be sitting right next to you, but you’ll never know if you’re too busy looking for Pokemon. If someone uses Cheekd and they’re staring down at his or her phone and the potential love of their life is behind them, there’ll be an immediate notification that another single is nearby. The app makes connections even if there’s no WiFi or cell signal, because it operates with a Bluetooth/ Beacon technology which works in a plane, a train… everywhere.

Q: If the Cheekd app gets misused, is there a way to block people? 

A: Yes. As a matter of fact, Apple’s App Store won’t even approve an app unless you provide your users with that option. On our first submission to Apple, we overlooked it and got rejected. After we fixed that, we resubmitted and got approved.

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Q: I love how you think outside the box. Have you always been creative?

A: My creativity has definitely been fruitful in building Cheekd. I’ve always been really creative. I was trained as an architect and before that I considered myself an artist and now I’m in the world of apps! I’ve always been kind of quirky, doing things in different ways, and I think it’s come in handy because I can get crafty when I need to tell the world what I’m up to, and on a shoestring budget. The way I’ve been able to get press coverage for example – I’ve been covered in publications every entrepreneur would dream of being in. I’ve been in Forbes multiple times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and countless others. And none of this was through a PR company – these results are from my creatively telling a story, reaching out to journalists and doing kooky things to get people’s attention. With limited money to market, creativity is one of the easiest ways to get under a journalist’s nose.

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Q: Is Cheekd on Android yet?

A: Not yet, but we’ll get there. We released a new version of Cheekd on August 10th and we’re just ironing some stuff out before we roll onto the other platforms.

Q: Can Cheekd users filter what notifications they get? How complex are the filters?

A: Yes, you set whether you’re looking for males, females or both, then you set your preferred age range, and you’re ready to go. We like simplicity in the filters because once you start filtering too much, it might be difficult to start making connections with people. Our app quickly lets you get active in meeting new people in real life with just a few preferences.

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RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards☆ Congrats Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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Find out who was honored, and why! The Honorees of the Ripple of Hope Gala:

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SeeMe turns your images into one-of-a-kind all-over-printed t-shirts

SeeMe, a global community of more than 1 million members, released a new mobile app in early June that takes content sharing one step further by turning social images into social products in mere seconds. Users are not only able to capture and share images, but also turn those images into one-of-a-kind all-over-printed t-shirts, that are immediately printed and shipped to their home. The mobile app is free and available at Apple’s App store now.

“Imagine being on a road trip and seeing a gorgeous field of sunflowers… the perfect photo. What if you could do more than just share that image online? What if you could turn it into something you can wear or gift to a friend?” says SeeMe founder William Etundi Jr. “SeeMe is bringing creativity back to the real world.”

Equipped with an Instagram-like newsfeed, a discovery function, and a socially connected profile, the app is designed to bring anyone’s images from the digital world into the real world. The app, which is free to download, is available for the iPhone.
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Here is how the app works:
(1) Capture and post an image
(2) Swipe your or someone else’s image left and choose a product (e.g., t-shirt or postcard)
(3) Make it truly one-of-a-kind by customizing the image layout on the product
(4) Click “Buy” and your product is printed and shipped

Each one-of-a-kind printed t-shirt is $32. The image creator gets $6 of the purchase. Postcards cost $3 with the creator earning $1. Buyers are invited to pledge additional funds, up to $10, to the creator during checkout. SeeMe takes care of the everything else from printing to shipping and customer service.

Tonight, in celebration of the app and in the spirit of bringing online images offline, SeeMe revived its “Art Takes Times Square” event for the third year. SeeMe users were able to create images for two prominent Times Square LED billboards. I took a quick pic here.

SeeMe started in a Brooklyn loft as a scrappy art project created by founder William Etundi Jr. Since then SeeMe has evolved into an international business involving hundreds of thousands of creators and millions of viewers. Before SeeMe, Etundi was a renegade party producer whom the New York Times called “an impresario of the underground.”

New to SeeMe is former Kickstarter Operations Lead, Jared Cohen, who joined as SeeMe’s Chief Operating Officer. Applying his keen experience scaling creative businesses, Cohen hopes that SeeMe can “inspire real world experiences around creativity.”

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Opera’s “Coast” is a made-for-touch iOS browser meant to provide a simple, laid-back UX

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Opera’s Coast mobile web browser is an iOS browser meant to provide a smooth, leisurely UX. For fun I’ve included one of their promo videos named “Cats by Opera”, which is a play on words (cats, Coast) and pays homage to the light, laid-back vibe the creators would like you to feel. Opera Coast been available as a free app via the Apple App Store since late April. It’s for the iPhone and iPad. If you have sites that work particularly well with the iPad, you can sync them to your iPhone by using the automatic iCloud sync of site tiles in Opera Coast. Related search words and quality website suggestions appear as you type in your query. As you enter a URL, website suggestions pop up.

Based purely on UI, in my humble opinion, Opera Coast reminded me of the Android third-party browser named UC Browser. Opera seemed a bit “cleaner” though.
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“Like everyone who owns an iPhone, I’ve often picked it up when waiting for something or someone. I was never quite happy with how apps and browsers kind of got in the way of the content. With Opera Coast, we made content the main star of the show, letting the browser app itself get out of the way when you just want to kill some time. It’s the way the web was meant to be enjoyed.”



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