It’s that time of the year when you might be thinking about losing a couple of inches, or eating a bit healthier, or making that date-night promise a reality. Well, sometimes a little peer pressure is the secret to accomplishing goals. NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate spotlighted Astrid, the best social productivity app you’ll find for your smartphone. Make a list of the things you want to do and invite your friends, colleagues, and/or family to give you props or smack downs. I like to use it as a friendly reminder for my peeps. Saves me from doing the dirty work and makes us all look good. Give it a spin at Astrid.com or follow them at @weloveastrid
Last week, Strobe lit up the social media airwaves when news broke they were giving away a limited number of access codes to their highly anticipated app delivery network, a one-stop shop that allows developers to create and manage HTML5-based web apps for smartphones, desktops and tablets from a single interface. The Twitter-sphere in particular was aglow with requests to @Strobe for the access code, as developers quickly recognized the benefit of using Strobe’s platform to regain control over the way apps are built, published, monetized and managed. Now the question of whether to go web app or native is dramatically simplified. Just go Strobe.