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Li Tan
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3/2/2015 | 9:12:08 AM
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I like this post - a lot of funny ideas and interesting use cases. Some of them may become more and more popular in the near future. Especially I like the idea of lettng app to predict the outbreak of flu.
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2/28/2015 | 11:57:16 AM
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@Pedro: Lost smartphones waste time, opportunities, money, charging, and add stress. Compounded globally these costs would add upto a few million dollars. So apps like Marco polo are immensely Useful.
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2/27/2015 | 9:51:14 AM
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Carrr, Matey takes the cake for car-finding innovation, I agree. I'm thinking Zombies, Run may be more geared toward those who need an extra boost to get off the couch. I can see how it might be a fun way for people who normally hate exercise to get up and moving.
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2/26/2015 | 9:38:11 PM
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@kelly22: I liked the car finding app as well but I think the zombies, run! app isn't a good fitness guide. The better apps out of them are those which generate some interest.
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2/26/2015 | 9:33:13 PM
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@pedro: You are right. The marco polo app is quite an innovation. Well the thing is, would the app continuously listen for someone who says marco, or would it only listen for the voice when the phone is in standby mode i.e. nobody is using the phone? Also, does this app have an integrated Voice Recognition?
SunitaT0
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2/26/2015 | 9:30:53 PM
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Waterlogged? Meh. I really love the Sickweather! If I ever go to africa I'll be avoiding ebola just because I have this app that will inform me about locations of ebola! 
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2/20/2015 | 6:35:11 AM
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I second you glenbren and I haven't found anything such innovative which gets my attention or is a must have on my smart device. I think these are such devices which will be used for a few initial days but after that they will stay in some corner on the cell phone and will be deleted after a few months.
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2/17/2015 | 10:16:09 PM
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None of these apps sound very intriguing to me.  I'm pretty sure the novelty of the pirate voice would wear off pretty quickly, and having some stranger call to wake me up in the morning would just be awkward. These would probably end up with all the other apps I've downloaded and never used. I don't even know what half the apps on my phone are anymore.
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2/17/2015 | 7:15:45 PM
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The apps I like the best are the smartphone finder and water tracking.  I have misplaced my phone wasting many hours in locating it when it was usually in the least place I have expected.  I know many people will benefit from this.  the other apps are for people with plenty of smartphone space which is something, if you are an iphone user, is always a liability. 
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2/17/2015 | 3:31:31 PM
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Hope Waterlogged works for you! That's an important one, most people don't really drink as much water as they should during the day. Hopefully Marco Polo can work out the kinks. Out of all these apps, that was my favorite concept.
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