I know there is suppose to be an app for the NWSL in the works somewhere…
If I started working on an app myself, would anyone fund it? Possibly on Kickstarter or something? Would anyone be willing to help work on it? The funding pertains to getting developer accounts and posting it on Google Play and iTunes and such.
I’m curious and this is a serious question, so if you remotely pay attention to my blog, I would definitely like some feedback via message, ask, reblogs with responses… Anything.
New Gym Features are Coming!
New Gyms: - Gyms major facelift.
-Able to spin the Photo Disc at Gyms to acquire items just as you do at PokéStops
-Six permanent slots that can be filled by the controlling team’s Pokémon.
-New motivation system.
-Earn Gym Badges
- Able to level up your Badges by battling, giving Berries to the Pokémon in the Gym and spinning the Gym’s Photo Disc.
New Raid Battle Feature:
A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss.
Before you can battle the Raid Boss, you’ll need a Raid Pass. You can get one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but you can only hold one at a time. You can also get Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop.
After defeating a Raid Boss, you’ll receive a collection of rewards,
Rare Candy is a mysterious candy that, when used on a Pokémon, turns into that Pokémon’s Candy.
Golden Razz Berries will greatly increase your chances of catching a Pokémon Technical Machines are items you can use to permanently teach a Pokémon a new Fast Attack or Charged Attack.
Airbnb has deleted two social media posts urging users to “go off the grid … in true Sioux style” by booking a tipi in the California desert.
The Instagram version of the post was geotagged to Joshua Tree National Park. The Sioux tribes are native to the American Midwest — namely Minnesota, the Dakotas and Nebraska — as well as Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. Not Southern California.
Social media users lambasted what they saw as the company’s attempt to profit off a dubiously “true” Native American experience — while simultaneously ignoring the most basic facts about that experience. Read more (5/30/17)
Texas is sprawling with “contraceptive deserts”
— counties without at least one public clinic with a full range of
contraceptive methods for every 1,000 women who need them.
And with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health clinics constantly under threat in Texas, telemedicine is the only feasible option for many women.
Babbitt, a 29-year-old stylist from Canada who moved to Texas in 2010,
found out about one such app, Nurx, while scrolling through Twitter.
noted that her insurance considered a visit to the gynecologist to be a
visit to a specialist, which costs her more than the regular copay.
is very, very big and there are places where you don’t have access to
these kinds of things without having to drive 12 or 13 hours across the
state to get access to an affordable mammogram, affordable birth
control, any of those things,” Babbitt said in an interview. “It’s a big problem in Texas.” Read more (6/21/17)
It’s been many years since
I’ve flown without the aid of a pill, so I was skeptical that an app
could go to bat against my powerful anxiety medication.
But the bold
claims made by anxiety-reducing app SkyGuru
made me curious to see whether a more-sustainable solution for
overcoming my fear of flying was possible. (Downing benzodiazapines, or
benzos, every time it’s wheels up takes its toll when you travel several
times a month.)
The premise of SkyGuru,
which costs $20 (the free version is not worth using), is that knowledge
will reduce anxiety.
The user receives real-time data, even when not
connected to Wi-Fi, about the flight, airports, forecasted turbulence
and even the planes themselves.
The app provides tips and comfort to an
individual throughout the flight. For example, SkyGuru might explain
standard noises and motions that can occur during takeoff, while
disseminating helpful information about the root of flight anxiety. Read more (6/8/17)
For years, workers have enjoyed the way technology creates distance from the boss. You can join meetings from home, or from Hawaii. But with Uber, we are coming to a strange inflection point. The company has designed an app that is so efficient, cheap and scalable that it manages 600,000 drivers in the U.S. Yet there’s an underside to distance. It can create a system that lacks the most basic sympathy.
NPR conducted an informal survey of Uber drivers, using email lists and social media. It’s not a scientific poll. Respondents are self-selected, and possibly more negative toward Uber than the average driver. Still, it’s a window into how hundreds of drivers feel; and an Uber spokesman says many of NPR’s survey results track the company’s own findings about its driver workforce.