The Best Apps 2019 – Part 7

LinkedIn

Linked In
Photo: LinkedIn

Better late than never a native video feature! While the career network Xing renames itself currently in “New Work”, the competitor LinkedIn goes other ways. The proven name is preserved, but the portal is enhanced with an interesting new feature: live streaming.

The LinkedIn Live service is already being put through its paces in the US by beta testers, including only selected partners. In the next few weeks, it reports TechCrunch, the circle of testers is extended. Then, via LinkedIn, conferences, corporate events, seminars, executive board speeches and more can be streamed live. The whole thing is supplemented by a moderated chat. In the future, LinkedIn hopes for more coverage, even if live video chats have been established by many other providers for months, if not years.

Price:
Free for iOS and Android

poesi

poesi
Photo: Poesi

The “e” is missing in the title of the application: Poesi instead of poetry, but that is not a spelling mistake. Rather, the name choice should make it clear how modern an app that presents more than 1300 German poems by more than 140 authors today can be. “Dreams, verses, pixels”: Developer Lukas Hermann, doctoral student in German studies at the University of Bonn, has been maintaining the anthology since January 2017. Apple has already highlighted the application under “Featured Apps”.

The design of Poesi is minimalist and encourages daily reading, nothing distracts from the works. This already applies to the homepage. In addition to a search for favorite authors, there is the poet’s saying of the day, a button for a “random poem” and the “poem of the day”. In addition to a list of favorites, poets from A to Z can be searched for. Goethe, Fontane, Heine, Schiller, Hesse, Rilke, everything represented. A filter function specifies the selection from the 12th to the 20th century, but also by epoch or theme.

Already published are several updates. The latest addition is not just new poets like Paul Klee, August Kopisch or Werner Bergengrün. The big asset of the fresh update is the new book list to the authors. Poesi now offers book recommendations for every poet and poet, on the one hand for readers who want to delve deeper into the poems, and on the other hand for scientists. Even poetry revelers are taken care of: if you want to immerse yourself deeply into the lyrics at a late hour, Poesi thanks to the integrated night mode also easy to read until dawn.

Price:
3.99 euros for iOS and Android

Refrigerdating

Refrigerdating
Photo: Samsung / Refrigerating

Next to “I’m with Generali – and you?” “I’m parshipping now” is certainly currently the most annoying permanent advertising slogan on radio and television. Dating is actually a hot thing: Tinder, Lovoo, Elite Partner and Parship – the market is big and booming. Ironically, Samsung now wants to keep cool with hot dates now: with “Refrigerdating”, a new dating app of a different kind. To use the application perfectly, you need – no joke – a smart refrigerator of the South Korean company.

Because “Refrigerdating” is actually for fridge dating. Use the app to upload a photo of the interior of your Samsung Family Hub refrigerator and then swipe right and left like Tinder. Wanted is the partner with a similar or almost the same refrigerator contents. Samsung has involved a relationship expert in the development of the app. The idea behind the application: In our day and age, relationships are primarily defined by food (“It’s the inside of your fridge that counts”).

Price:
free, coming soon

German Bundestag

German Bundestag
Photo: German Bundestag

Let’s take a few days ahead. At the end of February, the App of the German Bundestag will be released in a completely renovated version. This is urgently needed in times of new territory, air taxis and constant digital offensives of our politicians. The first version of the “German Bundestag” app was released eight years ago in the app stores. Optically, the application is more reminiscent of the Adenauer than the Merkel era.

850,000 downloads should have reached the dusty version. In the near future some hundreds of thousands of new ones could be added, because the new version is much more modern, should work without login and the input of personal data. It provides live broadcasts of plenary and committee meetings. Push messages inform about the beginning of selected sessions. The application was conceived by the Czech developers of ackee.de.

Part of the company is also based in Berlin. Ackee is also known because the company participates in hackathons, for example, to demonstrate their knowledge in the security sector. The Bundestag itself had invited Ackee, according to the company for Europe-wide App tender. Better safe than sorry. Especially in times of fake news and worldwide hacks.

Price:
Free for iOS and Android

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