DigRevenue – Innovation Foundation Awards 2015

WeChat – More Than Just a Messaging App

One of the keys to WeChat's success is that it's actually much more than just a messaging app.

You can use WeChat to do just about anything — play games, send money to people, make video calls, hail a taxi, order food, buy movie tickets, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. For millions of people in China, it's the first app they open in the morning and the last one they look at before bed.
2016-12-23T15:15:41+00:00
One of the keys to WeChat's success is that it's actually much more than just a messaging app. You can use WeChat to do just about anything — play games, send money to people, make video calls, hail a taxi, order food, buy movie tickets, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. For millions of people in China, it's the first app they open in the morning and the last one they look at before bed.

SnapChat is Here to Stay

With more than 100 million daily active users and a primary audience of 18 to 24-year-olds, Snapchat is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.

The app’s premise (and Snapchat is just an app — there is no web interface) is the idea of ephemeral messaging: once a message, or “snap,” is viewed, it disappears forever.
2016-12-23T15:18:50+00:00
With more than 100 million daily active users and a primary audience of 18 to 24-year-olds, Snapchat is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. The app’s premise (and Snapchat is just an app — there is no web interface) is the idea of ephemeral messaging: once a message, or “snap,” is viewed, it disappears forever.

Uber More Than Just a Taxi

No app exemplifies the burgeoning on-demand app economy more than Uber, which made hailing a ride with a smartphone app go mainstream. Tap a button to summon a car, type in where you want to go in the app, and pay for the ride with your credit card you have stored.

If the company has its way, Uber could eventually become the way we get everything from our packages to our groceries.

The app can get you a ride in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide, but it's also experimenting with other services in a smaller number of cities.
2016-12-23T15:19:48+00:00
No app exemplifies the burgeoning on-demand app economy more than Uber, which made hailing a ride with a smartphone app go mainstream. Tap a button to summon a car, type in where you want to go in the app, and pay for the ride with your credit card you have stored. If the company has its way, Uber could eventually become the way we get everything from our packages to our groceries. The app can get you a ride in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide, but it's also experimenting with other services in a smaller number of cities.

Ship with Shyp

Shyp takes the hassle out of mailing stuff, and if it has the potential to upend the entire shipping industry.

Using the mobile app, you take a picture of whatever you want to mail, and a Shyp courier comes to your door and takes it to a nearby facility where it's expertly packaged and sent on its way.

The app's most recent update lets you associate an address with a username, so people can send you things by entering only your name. There's also a built-in package tracker that works for senders and Shyp recipients.
2016-12-23T15:20:36+00:00
Shyp takes the hassle out of mailing stuff, and if it has the potential to upend the entire shipping industry. Using the mobile app, you take a picture of whatever you want to mail, and a Shyp courier comes to your door and takes it to a nearby facility where it's expertly packaged and sent on its way. The app's most recent update lets you associate an address with a username, so people can send you things by entering only your name. There's also a built-in package tracker that works for senders and Shyp recipients.

Slack is Removing Slack in Communication

Slack may not actually kill email, but the multi-billion dollar startup is certainly making it easier to communicate without it.

If you're unfamiliar with the app that's quickly revolutionizing how businesses operate, think of Slack like the modern equivalent of an internet chat room for teams. Log in to communicate with your colleagues in public channels or private groups, share files, and more.

The app is geared toward businesses large and small that need a way for their employees to communicate internally, and it’s hugely popular. Other apps and services can integrate directly with Slack too, which makes it kind of like a command center for getting stuff done at work.
2016-12-23T15:23:03+00:00
Slack may not actually kill email, but the multi-billion dollar startup is certainly making it easier to communicate without it. If you're unfamiliar with the app that's quickly revolutionizing how businesses operate, think of Slack like the modern equivalent of an internet chat room for teams. Log in to communicate with your colleagues in public channels or private groups, share files, and more. The app is geared toward businesses large and small that need a way for their employees to communicate internally, and it’s hugely popular. Other apps and services can integrate directly with Slack too, which makes it kind of like a command center for getting stuff done at work.

Lark is Your 1:1 Coach

Lark uses a mix of artificial intelligence and human experts to help people lose weight and get fitter. The app helps you track your workouts and meals, and has a texting interface to make it seem like you’re communicating one-on-one with a personal health coach.

The idea is to take the complexity out of tracking meals and exercises. Just tell Lark what you had to eat and it will give you nutrition coaching based on your goals and past eating habits.

The app also uses your smartphone and Apple Watch’s sensors to track your workouts for you.

Lark was named Forrester Research’s most innovative digital health product of the year. The app is free to use and offers enterprise pricing for coaching teams or patients and working with health care providers.
2016-12-23T15:24:13+00:00
Lark uses a mix of artificial intelligence and human experts to help people lose weight and get fitter. The app helps you track your workouts and meals, and has a texting interface to make it seem like you’re communicating one-on-one with a personal health coach. The idea is to take the complexity out of tracking meals and exercises. Just tell Lark what you had to eat and it will give you nutrition coaching based on your goals and past eating habits. The app also uses your smartphone and Apple Watch’s sensors to track your workouts for you. Lark was named Forrester Research’s most innovative digital health product of the year. The app is free to use and offers enterprise pricing for coaching teams or patients and working with health care providers.