Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: mobile apps


8 Jobs that are easier to secure if you learn to code

June 17th, 2016 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Many people believe that you should only learn programming if you’re wanting to pursue a career as a programmer. They’re wrong. Coding skills can come in handy in a range of roles—making you a more competitive candidate. Here are eight jobs that are easier to secure if you know how to code. NOTE: Visit DaVinci Coders to see […]



Messaging apps are bigger than social networks

May 31st, 2016 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Around the world, users are logging in to messaging apps to chat with friends and to connect with brands, browse merchandise, and watch content. What were once simple services for exchanging messages, pictures, videos, and GIFs have evolved into expansive ecosystems with their own developers, apps, and APIs.



Did a Chinese startup just build the world’s first bendable screen bracelet phone?

May 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”



Mobile and social marketing trends in retail sales

April 28th, 2016 at 7:03 am » Comments Off

Smartphone and social media use set the basis for all types of retail marketing trends. A new report from BI Intelligence shows trends in sales within mobile and social media.



A three year old startup has reached a million users with an ‘Instagram for doctors’

April 13th, 2016 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get […]



AT&T enables iOS 9.3 international Wi-Fi calling

March 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Apple iPhone owners who have updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature. It is a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.



Top 5 car technologies that may become reality in the near future

November 2nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm » Comments Off

We live in an era where new technologies are appearing so fast that it is hard to follow all the new developments. But, personal transportation, the one most often associated with speeds and progress, so far remained largely untouched by the revolution in digital tech – when compared to what happened to communications in the […]



Apps, app stores and Apple could cause the demise of the cable industry

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm » Comments Off

Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart  on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s […]



The Companion app lets users’ friends ‘virtually walk them home at night’

September 21st, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

A free personal-safety mobile app is now being used by tens of thousands of people around the world.  The new app allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.



1099 or W-2? Uber, changing the way we think of transit

September 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

The success of companies like Uber can be attributed to one factor: independent contractors. A business model built around the sharing economy, it’s brought about a boom of cash flow in niche markets. But with new territory comes new challenges, and already these industries are feeling the heat for their approach to labor management.



Coworking 10