Shalom Life | June 12, 2015

12 of the Coolest New Israeli Apps

In honor of Israel Mobile Week, we look at a dozen made-in-Israel apps that could make your life healthier, more fun, and more efficient

By: Abigal Klein Leichman

Published: June 11th, 2015 in Business » Israel

Photo: Qork


Take a selfie without hands? Connect with your favorite Chelsea footballers? Cope with an overflowing email inbox? Israeli app makers have you covered.

In honor of Israel Mobile Week – June 8-12, 2015 — ISRAEL21c brings you a dozen more made-in-Israel apps that could make your life healthier, more fun, and more efficient.

uHealth is a focus- and attention-building iOS app from the folks at Umoove. It relies on made-in-Israel eye-tracking technology to guide children or adults through games designed to train them gradually to ignore distractions, focus and be more attentive. Points are earned as concentration improves and you advance to more challenging levels.

Safie allows parents to keep track of, and automatically locate, their children through their phone. The app also notifies parents in case of emergency via a panic button. Each child can be tracked by as many as five adults, and the app can be installed on any smartphone (both parents and children need to install Safie for the app to be operative). Parents can receive updates on the whereabouts of their children every few minutes, every hour or once a day.

Fansino, an app to connect fans and performance artists, won App of the Year at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. Fansino enables artists to manage and connect with their fan base from one place, find out who’s listening, track streaming services and online presence, and keep tabs on social-media mentions. It allows fans to gain rank and get rewards, find other fans of the same artists, and follow favorites through one feed.

MPA15 Fansino

Fansino’s pitch won first prize at the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona, March 2015.

Mashable called Qork “a refreshingly new take on local discovery.” Available in 25 languages, Qork lets users discover and share local content — including news, blog posts, events and conversations – and explore the area’s content via a map or a feed. Users can also create “qorks” to share interesting things such as restaurant reviews and local news, or to ask questions such as “What’s the best running routes in the area?” or “What local restaurant has the most authentic Vietnamese food?”

Browz’In clues in mall shoppers to relevant bargains via targeted messages from the mall’s retailers. If you like what you see, you can redeem the promo like a personalized coupon. “Our goal is to enable smaller retailers to advertise on the smartphones of consumers in their vicinity, in order to compete with the chain stores that are creating in their own branded apps to promote their stores,” explains Jerusalem-based Browz’In inventor Maxime Seligman.

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