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ReApply Reminder: A Smart Sunscreen Bottle

16. June 2015

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Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, so to help protect people from the sun, a new R&D project has created the “ReApply Reminder” A Smart Sunscreen Bottle and iOS app designed to save lives by pro-actively reminding people when to ReApply Sunscreen. Powered by custom Bluetooth LE technology in the [...]

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Google Photos: Your New Photo App

31. May 2015

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Well, Google has just released the world’s smartest Photo App, one that is powered by some serious machine learning tech so that it can automatically catalogue, learn and organise your photos for you. With Facial, Location and Object recognition (eg. Google Photos automatically detects 250,000 popular landmarks worldwide) the Photos app does a great job [...]

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Crossy Road: A Super Addictive Mobile Game

9. March 2015

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Flappy Bird? How about Crossy Road instead… A new super addictive mobile game that’s had over 50 Million downloads since it launched 3 months ago, pulling in over $10m in revenue. And while perhaps that $10m isn’t a huge number, when the game was made by just 2 guys from Australia, that’s a jackpot. Crossy [...]

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ANA Airlines: Take Off Mode App Eases Anxiety

12. February 2015

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Add this to the growing list of insightful uses of digital by the airline industry, ANA Airlines and their digital partner firstborn NY announced this week a new consumer engagement app called Take Off Mode. Taking advantage of newly unrestricted use of digital devices during takeoff and landing, the app offers a game experience intended to [...]

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Air France Launches Clever “UpgradeChallenge”

4. February 2015

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Air France just launched a clever little mobile based game that allows people waiting at the gate to compete for upgrades to first class. I think this is pretty great for many reasons. It targets customer engagement at a key point of attention opportunity, when people are waiting for their flight and likely nose down [...]

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Durex Launches World’s First Dual Screen Ad

30. November 2014

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DUREX creates a new way to interact with its ads, with a short film that follows a mail boy delivering a package of condoms to an apartment block that seems to be full of people having some fun… as the film shows you various couples getting a little hot/steamy through windows .etc But, if you’ve [...]

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Next Glass: Beer & Wine Taste Matching App

26. November 2014

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Check out Next Glass. A data-driven beer and wine matching app that can tell you if you’ll like a particular drink, just by scanning the bottle, so that you’ll never have a bad drink again. The app creates a “taste profile” by identifying your current favourite beers and wines, as well as your preferred flavours [...]

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McDonald’s: Drop Into Macca’s Mobile Game

15. November 2014

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Here’s a pretty cool mobile game from McDonald’s in Australia, it’s called “Drop Into Macca’s” and the game allows you to literally drop into Maccas, via a skydiving kid, to score points and earn rewards like Burgers and $1000 cash cards! The game is pretty addictive, almost flappy-bird like… But its activated with the movement [...]

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Union Station: Augmented Reality History Tours

30. October 2014

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Have you ever wondered what the past might have looked like? Who was there, what they did? Well, for Union Station in the US, the guys at VML have created ‘Living History’ a mobile, augmented reality story telling app that takes users on a journey back through time as they take self guided history tours [...]

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Volkswagen: Charge Up For e-Golf App Challenge

2. September 2014

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Check out this new campaign from Volkswagen which utilizes the charging hardware on smartphones to interact and power an app! So by doing what people do every day, charging their phone, the Volkswagen ‘Charge Up’ for e-Golf app and deliver receive a raffle tickets to people when they charge their phone, for the chance to [...]

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Wingme: Dating app with a twist

8. August 2014

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If Tinder and WhatsApp would make love, Wingme would be their baby. Finding the right match online but assisted by your own friends. The app is available to everybody as you can use it solely as a dater or as a Wingman to your dater friends – even if you’re in a relationship. You can [...]

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Rip Curl: World First GPS Surf Tracking Device

3. June 2014

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Introducing Rip Curl Search; a multi-platform digital ecosystem and device (Waterproof GPS Surf Watch) that allows surfers to find, capture and re-live their perfect waves, anywhere in the world… Created by VML in Sydney, Australia. It’s powered by Facebook Connect, and lets surfers log all their sessions, challenge friends, create surf clubs, protect secret spots, [...]

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Look Birdy: The iPhone Camera App For Parents

27. April 2014

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Here’s a fun iPhone app from an Aussie Ad Dad. It’s called ‘Look Birdy’ and uses the camera flash and a ‘bird’ noise to attract the attention of kids and animals alike to look at the camera, so you can finally get that perfect photo. Nice one Ben Keenan! Download it here.

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Introducing Paper: Facebook’s News Reader App

1. February 2014

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This video showcases the new ‘Paper’ mobile app from Facebook, which provides an intuitive news reader app experience pulling from 19 categories including tech, sports, pop-culture .etc It looks nothing like Facebook, and all content displayed will be curated through a process that includes both an algorithm and a human selection to ensure the best [...]

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Kia Australia: Game On Tennis App

9. January 2014

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Kia has kicked off this year’s sponsorship of the Australian Open with his interactive campaign challenging viewers to return the world’s fastest serve by using their mobile phone. The interactive game, designed by mobile solutions agency Mnet, allows viewers to return a high-speed tennis serve live from their TV. The game requires viewers to use [...]

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