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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
Spanish sports newspaper Marca, has launched a sports café in Madrid. Fifty screens cover the whole café, including a room for watching special sporting events in 3-D.
Cool Finger Faces is a free iPhone app that allows users to take a picture of their fingers and add funny faces to them. The faces become an artistic representation of how a user is feeling at any given time.