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Waze App

Have you ever been on a road trip and ran into some major traffic? Well, I sure have. What if I told you there was an app that could help you avoid this traffic.

Introducing a new GPS type app called Waze that shows you many different things you may want to know as you are driving. Whether its construction, accidents, red-light cameras, or even the location of police ahead on your route. Waze will alert you to all of these things. This app is for any type of driver. Whether you are a big driver or just going on a long road trip. Another cool feature Waze has to offer is its ability to redirect you around travel mid-trip. This is a great feature if you are NOT trying to get stuck in traffic for a few hours.

The app itself has a cool and colorful platform that users are able to work with. Feel free to check out the Waze app on their website linked below.

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Zombies, Run!

Do you lack the motivation to get off your couch and get running? I know I do. Even after years of playing football, it is still hard for me to get the motivation to go out running.

Well, now there may be a fun solution to this problem. The new app Zombies, Run! has been developed to help with this problem and make running more enjoyable.

Zombies, Run! is an interactive fitness app that puts you in an apocalyptic world where you are trying to survive in the country of England. Your mission is to gather survival resources throughout this world and stay alive while doing it. The fun twist this game has to offer is that on occasion you will be met with some zombies that will chase you for a period of time. This aspect of the app helps force users to stay on their toes at all times. This is perfect for a fitness app since the goal is to get people out moving.

This app is just another great example of solving a small problem with something new and fun. If you’re going to do something why not have fun doing it.

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FastCustomer App

Dialing a customer phone number can be annoying. Whether you have to type in all the random digits, endure hold music, and hope you won’t be disconnected. Well, now you don’t have to go through this any more thanks to the new app called FastCustomer.

FastCustomer allows you to make this whole process easier by providing you with an easy to use platform that handles the task for you. All you have to do is give the app your phone number. Then select the company you are trying to reach from its list of 2,500+ customer service departments. Finally, you press the onscreen button that says “Have someone call me” and within a few minutes, you will get a call from customer service rep from the department you are trying to reach.

As entrepreneurs, we are always looking for any type of problem or annoyances to solve with simple solutions and I believe this is one of those simple solutions.

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Ben Silbermann and Pinterest

Ben Silbermann was born in Des Moines, Iowa to two doctors. He also grew up with two sisters who were also doctors. So naturally, Silbermann thought he would become a doctor himself. But the people he looked up to were not doctors. Silbermann looked up to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs like George Eastman, Walt Disney, and Steve jobs. He looked up to these guys the same way he looked up to Michael Jordan.
Ben started his path to medicine until his junior year in college when he got into business. He began working as a consultant in a firm’s IT group. Silbermann recalls reading through the site TechCrunch and thinking that there was more than building spreadsheets all day and that he was in the wrong place. So he moved out west to Silicon Valley.
Silbermann got a job at google where he made product design recommendations and analyzed data. Again. Ben was not happy with what he was doing on a daily basis. He Wanted to create his own products. So he quit Google and began to look for people that could help him.
Ben teamed up with old college friend Paul Sciarra and created an online shopping app called Tote. This app had a lot of trouble off the ground so Ben and Paul scrapped the app idea and moved forward creating Pinterest.
Ben created Pinterest based on what people like to collect. He says that you can learn a lot about someone through what they collect. In 2010 a program called “Pin It Forward” created a blog chain that really helped Pinterest grow from there.
Today Pinterest has a whopping 72.5 million users and is continuing to grow.

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The Doorman App

Have you ever ordered something offline and when it was delivered to your house you weren’t there? Instead of coming home to find the product you ordered you find a delivery notice. Well, there is a new and innovative app called Doorman that is aiming to solve this problem.

Doorman is trying to eradicate this problem by allowing customers to schedule their own delivery times. Even if it is as late as midnight seven days a week.

Doorman was created by a former Pixar Technical Director named Zander Adel. Zander came up with this idea by looking at the retailers that offer same day shipping. Places like Amazon or Postmates. He goes on to explain that all of the shipping and deliveries are done through companies like FedEx and UPS. As a result of this customers have less control over the time their product is delivered.

Doorman fixes this by allowing customers to give these retailers their “Doorman address” which is a location of the company’s warehouse. The customer will then be able to specify exactly when they want their order delivered.

Doorman has already delivered over 25,000 packages in its first market in San Francisco and is preparing to spread to the east coast.

When looking at how awesome the name of this app is and how cool of an idea it is, I wish I could have come up with it first.

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