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Seeking a Real Love Match? Engage Your Entourage for the Best!

June 9th, 2017

The Set-upIt’s getting to the point where dating apps are almost a dime a dozen anymore. But if you are looking for an app that completely sets itself apart from the rest, look no further than The Set-up.

What makes this dating app different, you ask? It’s really quite simple. The Set-up incorporates a Sounding Board into the decision making process. Everyone on the site will have the Sounding Board of their choosing, which consists of 2-5 people. So you can have your best friend, a cousin, co-worker, parent or even your adult children involved in the decision making process. There are also added security features built in. These features include background checks, actual camera photos (not just some stock photo from 10 years ago) and even video chats so that you can get to know the person somewhat before that first date and know more of who to expect.

The way this works is that when two daters choose each other, their information is then sent to each others Sounding Board, who votes yay or nay… and majority rules. So if your board doesn’t agree that it would be a good match, no connection is made. This gives each match the unique perspective that only those who know you best can provide.

The app is scheduled to launch in August of this year and will be available on iOS, Android and on the web. The basic app will be free with some features available for a premium. We find this to be such a cool and fresh approach to typical and stale online dating and we are looking forward to keeping track of their progress as it hits the market.

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Convenient Fitness Right At Your Fingertips with upace

June 9th, 2017

upaceSometimes attending the gym on a normal basis can add some unnecessary stress when you don’t want to deal with a crowded workout with the equipment taken. Luckily, the new application, upace has the answer for that very issue! upace allows you to find the right time to go to the gym by informing you on occupancy levels in real time per gym to see which gyms are crowded. You can also use this app to book a reservation with your friends for a group fitness class or using machine cardio equipment that you could feel committed to.

upace is great for the average gym goer but is also useful for the fitness facilities, as well. The admin side of this app involves tools to help the facility engage, communicate, and receive data from the members. Rec centers can easily bring in more traffic and use this gathered data to see the busiest hours, equipment used and checked out, and gain insight to efficiency in the facility. upace also provides different member app platforms depending on the needs of the center.

Keep rec centers connected to the members by downloading upace on iOS. Pricing includes an annual licensing fee that is custom to the facility. Find out more by going to their website.

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It’s Fascinating How Language Gets From Here to There

June 8th, 2017

TravodTravod, a global translations and localization company, helps their clients reach a broader market, and grow by providing language services for any specific need. They assist with any type of content or platform that the client requires. They know first hand that it’s not just translating from language to language, but also how important it is to keep the context and cultural nuances in mind.

With a staff of over 25,000 translators worldwide, each with a minimum of 5 years of experience in their particular field (legal, IT, medical, etc.), they offer better accuracy at an affordable rate. Anything thing from websites to contracts, technical documents to spec sheets. And they can handle your project from end to end. So if you need, say, a pamphlet or brochure translated into another language for distribution in that country, they will not only translate it but also complete the set up in the same format.

They currently have proficiency in over 100 languages and have staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer a response time of 20 minutes, no matter what time of day or night you contact them.

You can get more information, or a quote by visiting their website here.

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Get the Most in and out of Your Important Links with BudUrl

June 8th, 2017

BudURLHere at PLuGHiTz Live, we generate a lot of links for our various articles, interviews, events and shows. It’s how we get our viewers additional information and purchase opportunities in a simple, concise manner. Journalists, bloggers and businesses create these links everyday.

BudUrl is taking these links to the next level by creating intelligent links with their unique and sophisticated link management system. They ingrain valuable insights into every link. Things like the topic, participants, locations and more. Not only does it give the recipients all of this information, but the originator can then get important statistics back. This creates important audience insights to help better understand not only how many clicks are generated, but which links performed the best.

Features include branded short links, advanced analytics, dynamic optimization and also support in an easy to use and secure platform. You are also able to customize and integrate your favorite platforms.

Check out this interview, as well as their website for more specifics.

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Innovative New Tech Assists with Safety on the Road

June 8th, 2017

BlyncSyncSometimes when we interview a new start up, we can’t help but get a sense of wow as we learn the technical aspects of the new tech they are implementing. We definitely got that sense when we spoke to Steven with BlyncSync.

BlyncSync is a wearable system that combines smart glasses, smart watches and your smart phone to help solve a huge problem within the transportation industry… fatigue. The glasses, which can be retrofitted to include your prescription or transition lenses, measures blink rate and head tilt while the watch tracks sleep stage data. The focus here is on prevention. As the devices learn your specific mannerisms, users will be informed of the best times and durations for driving. And the notifications can be customized and received via the watch, phone, tablet or even notify, say, a drivers manager. This system can also be used as a liability defense mechanism as it will incorporate the various laws and regulations that the transportation industry has in place.

This new innovation in IoT is very intriguing and has possibilities well beyond the range of truck drivers. All drivers could have a use for this. Especially teens, taxi/limo/ride share companies, etc. We are really excited to see how this idea that came from a college project will be received as it hits the market.

The developers are currently collecting data for integration into the system. They are planning on getting to the beta stage later this year with a projected product availability in 2018. To learn more, visit their web site here or find them on social media.

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Your Business Can Benefit from Enterprise Solutions

June 8th, 2017

HR CloudIf you want your small business to have all of the same Human Resources opportunities that enterprise level software provides to large companies, HR Cloud has the answer for you. Their new app, Workmates, creates an internal social network for you and your employees with features that can help to drive your organization from a cultural standpoint.

The platform is able to easily integrate with information from other, existing environments that you are already using like Google, Microsoft Office, ADP and more to make your business more robust. Just think of the possibilities as you increase engagement, recognition & productivity and all in an intuitive format that your employees will love.

Additional features are available as you need them. For example, there is an employee recognition product called Kudos, as well as features for new hire on boarding and Human Resources functionalities. The Workmates app is free and the cost of the additions are priced in monthly packages by the number of employees in the company.

The app is available on iOS and Android and you can find out more about HR Cloud here.

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All Your Food Cravings Can Be Satisfied in a Jiffy with Menuver

June 6th, 2017

MenuverHave you ever walked in to a restaurant, sat down and while looking at the menu, realized there was nothing there that you wanted? By that time it’s too late to leave. Or imagine driving around and getting a craving for a certain food. If you had the Menuver app, all that hassle could be avoided.

Menuver is a food app for restaurants to publish their menu for your convenience. You can plan ahead what you want to eat, order it and pay for it before you even sit down at the restaurant. You also have the ability to pay for your own food separate from your friends, as it is an app on your phone. There is also there ability to search for specific foods and where to find them. For example, if Nakia is looking for lobster mac & cheese bisque, he would be able to find it!

Currently, Menuver is available only in the Philippines, and hoping to hit 20 countries in 5 years. This free app will be available for iOS and Android.

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Helpful Networking in College is Now a Little More Sympl

June 6th, 2017

SymplHigher education is always promoted to be an important highlight of your life that can make you or break you in the “real world” but it is also a difficult time frame to adjust to new study habits. Being a college student means tackling multiple challenging classes a semester with assignments and exams constantly approaching and it could be hard to find the time, resources, and patience to study as much as you should. The new application, Sympl is here to help you out! Sympl is a mobile app geared towards students in higher education to connect them to classmates taking the same courses. The app prompts the user for their semester schedule and compiles lists of other users with similar schedules to easily communicate with.

Let’s say you have a huge test coming up and you’re at Starbucks trying to cram. With Sympl, you can pick up your phone and find study groups in your area for the same class with the given duration of the study group and the number of students participating. You can ask to join at the click of a button and wait to be accepted. Sympl also sends push notifications for major upcoming assignments and study groups for your classes in the area.

It is important to stay socialized because networking is a huge advantage at this time in your life and Sympl encourages sharing your schedule and going out to study with new people. The app is now available at Michigan State University and will be available in the fall for Arizona State University and University of Austin, Texas in iOS and Android. Stay updated for when Sympl is coming to your area by going to their website.

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Play and Learn Like a Baller

June 6th, 2017

So, you wanna be a baller? Who doesn’t, right? Well now you can game like one. Sports Digital Entertainment is an international company that is in the process of developing a mobile gaming app that puts players up against the best of the best in professional sports. The game is called Ballers Life. It’s a role-play game that allows player to manage the finances of fictional and non fictional sports celebrities.

Through the game, you will earn, spend, invest and donate, just like a real baller. Players will have full control of their finances and the end game is to learn how best to manage money through the types of real life scenarios that the rich and famous encounter. So now everyone will be able to live vicariously through their favorite sports celebrity. In the game, there are rewards for good business moves, and pitfalls for poor management.

So do you have what it takes to be a real baller? Check out the Baller’s Life website for updates as to when the game will be available and to pick up some cool gear.

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Missing a Flight Is Now Financially Saved

June 6th, 2017

ReflyTraveling nowadays much of the time is dependent on using the airlines for making deadlines and time management. Many times we find ourselves unable to make a flight, either due to a business schedule or illness or an airline back-up maybe due to weather. This is where Refly has the perfect solution.

Refly is a platform to sell your ticket at a discount and at least get some of your money back so it isn’t a total loss for the travelers. You simply register with Refly and provide them the necessary information, such as airline, dates, confirmation number and destination. After there is a buyer you have to make a name change through the airline and you receive a new confirmation number. You then contact Refly to complete the sale. They are a media between the seller and the buyer.

The target market is the younger person who has less responsibilities and the freedom to travel at a shorter notice. It is also a great site to purchase cheap flights. Their website is in Spanish and English as the company is based in Mexico. It should be available for iOS and Android in the near future.

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