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Goings On About Town, The New Yorker's App 

New York’s cultural life never gets old. That is why the New Yorker magazine published since early 20th century still keeps its edge today serving a biweekly dose of popular culture commentaries and literary reviews for modern-day dandies and coquettes of New York City.

The magazine is prominent for its editorial traditions, one of which is "Goings on About Town". For years, this feature has been offering a listing of cultural and entertainment events in New York. This rubric offers all the listings in an easy-to-use mobile app called Going On, available for both Apple and Android mobile platforms for free. The app is a guide to New York City’s cultural life with searchable listings for theatre, art, films, nightlife, restaurants, classical music, and more. The event listings and recommendations can be saved to phone’s calendar and shared with friends via email and social media.

Additionally, The New Yorker’s writers and artists take users on audio tours, guiding them through their favorite places in the city. The New Yorker’s Going On app blends much of its traditional appearance and feel with techie features, capturing New York City’s ever-changing cultural landscape that somehow stays the same.


Mark Your Calendars 

The Appy Awards Call For Entries Opens in September!

Mark your calendars, enjoy your summer and keep making great apps.

Congratulations Appy Winners!! 

The winners of the 2014 Appy Awards were named last night at the Crowne Plaza Times Square.

The APPY Awards, part of Internet Week New York, honor applications on all platforms and is dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design.

The app earned Best In Show by using the very latest in technology and optimum engagement value to virtualize the most basic shopper behavior – the try-on.  The 3Dfit technology renders the user’s own face into a 3D model that can try on a myriad of eyeglass styles. Better still, the app allows for side-by-side comparisons of try-ons, even soliciting opinions from friends via social channels. 

The technology is dazzling in its accuracy and its engagement value. But the real magic of the app is how well it wraps the technology in a richer set of tools and services that virtualizes and even enhances the shopping for glasses ritual itself.

Ken Fadner, Chairman, MediaPost Publications, founded the Appy Awards to inspire and reward app developers: 
"Now in our fourth year, we continue to be amazed by the growth of the app development industry and the creativity and innovation that raises the bar each year. We are excited about this year’s winners and hope that the list will surface many new apps for people to enjoy."

View the full list of winners


Meet our Jury! 

We are thrilled to have such a great group of industry experts judging the Appy's! Read more each juror here.

Your LAST CHANCE for Fame & Glory 

Don't miss your chance to win an Appy Award. Today, Friday April 25, is your LAST day to enter!
Good luck and we'll see you at the party at Internet Week!

This App Will Make You a Better Person 

Spread some luv!
Pump up the volume of 
good in the world.

Nowadays, with our hectic lives and demanding schedules, it’s so easy to get swamped with the trivial and overlook the important. We rush to places without noticing anything or anyone around, or how beautiful the world is.

Wish there was someone to remind us once in a while that, or motivate when we’re feeling down? 

Hooray technology - there is an app for that! Karmic is an application that inspires. It reminds users to be kind to themselves and to others around them.

Once you shake your phone, you’ll receive an inspirational quote or a deed for the day. And by completing the deed you can earn points, plus your home screen will brighten with light and beautiful colors. Ta-daaaa! As you progress in your good deed practice, you’ll accumulate the points and grow your Karmic Aura.

Karmic offers relaxing meditation that allows you to release stress and, guess what, your more points toward your Karmic Aura. Download Karmic to your mobile phone and you will become more centered and focused regardless of your surroundings. It will remind you to be a better person every day.

And here’s another reminder… Smile  :)


Thank You for the Music, Internet 

My obsession with music started early. It all began with a Fischer Price record player and Michael Jackson, progressed to a boombox where I wore out Greetings from Asbury Park (you could actually hear one side of the tape through the other!), evolved into the 10,000 Maniacs on my new cd player and then…the Internet happened! 

Can we please pause for a moment to remember the Napster that once was? Thank you, now on to iPods, which were essentially left in the dust by our smart phones, which have brought about many apps that help you discover and listen to music.


Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of Spotify – ahh the freedom to choose the music you want to listen to and, if you want, you can listen to the same song over and over again ala my Bruce Springsteen obsession, all for a low monthly fee. No need to hang on to those CDs (or even audio files) anymore it’s all in the cloud kids!

My only issue with Spotify, is there is almost too much music (did I just say that?) and when I don’t know what to choose I often revert to old standbys. The music rut.

Enter Songza – the FREE app that offers curated music on your desktop or phone based on day, setting and mood. I cracked up when I chose “Working in an Office (SFW)" -- > "Indie Music That’s Not to Weird", which then presented me a few playlist options including "Songs from Apple Commercials". How did I not think of creating this playlist myself? Well never mind because they did it for me and it is good!

Songza even has playlists to solve my entertaining needs: cooking breakfast, eating dinner and throwing an awesome cocktail party, in addition to many other fun categories. You can also sort by decades, genres and activities. 

I'm relieved I found this app just in time for my four hour drive to Boston where I'll be listening to "Sunny & Feel-good" on the open road and I definitely will not be at a loss for music.


Your Bird Watching Problems, Solved 

Hey bird fan! You know who you are. Gazing at those mesmerizing feathery creatures in Central Park, wondering what they're called, aren't cha?

Let “Merlin” unveil the mystery! Served by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird ID is a sheer breeze now. And here is how it works. Tell Merlin when and where you saw the bird, what it looked like, and what it was doing. And, bam! Merlin will show you the most likely species by tapping into… yes you got it… eBird, a database with millions of sightings from birders around the world.

Now, go get yourself a bird to identify and this fabulous app in App Store absolutely free, you lucky bird-enthusiast.

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Final Deadline Extension -- April 25 

Procrastinators, you can now breathe a sigh of relief! The entry deadline has been extended to Friday, April 25. This is the final extension, so make sure to get your entries in.

Good Luck!
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