On today's Word of Mouth, we explore the digital world and two apps recently added to it. NHPR's Sean Hurley brings us a story of a World Record with New Hampshire origins. Finally: a look at a Sundance film about genocide. We’ll learn about Raphael Lemkin, a Holocaust survivor who coined the term, providing a legal framework for prosecuting the crimes of WWII. Listen to the full show and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.
While the weather these days might not be an indicator, spring is officially here. Which got us thinking in the Word of Mouth pod...about the birds and the bees. And also birds and bees. On today's show a conversation about the most awkward talk a parent has to have: "the talk." Also, a bird expert tells us about this year's unusual snowy owl migration. We'll also hear about the next great frontier in self tracking apps: fertility apps.
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3.20.14: The Birds, The Bees, & The Birds And The Bees
The ubiquity of smartphones and tablets and a certain level of self-absorption have led to a number of apps and programs that track sleep, diet, heart rate, baby weight, twitter use, mood, sweat, caffeine, memories and bowel movements. Welcome to the age of the quantified self, but with a thousand ways to keep tabs on your own life, how then, do you keep track of all the trackers?
Sarah Kessler is associate editor for Fast Company. She wrote about how developers creating tracking apps that track other tracking apps.
Researchers at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center in Lebanon are developing mobile apps to assess and treat patients who have severe mental illness. These apps could help patients in crises and also help them manage their illnesses in the crucial time between visits to the doctor.
Today, we wrap up our series The Download on New Hampshire’s App Economy with the profile of an independent developer. In some ways, it’s a classic story: he left his full-time job to work on his program at home in Derry. But he’s anything but a stereotypical computer geek.
In the course of reporting this series, I spoke to very few women who were working with mobile apps. It wasn’t for lack of trying. This gender gap isn’t unusual in computer science in general. And it isn’t confined to New Hampshire.
This week we’re looking at New Hampshire’s developing mobile app economy. Although it’s nowhere on the scale of manufacturing or tourism, it’s gaining in popularity—and importance. But how do we educate this new workforce? Today, we talk with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.
Some of our nation's hotspots for app development are fairly predictable - Seattle, San Francisco - but others will surprise you. North Carolina? New Jersey? Nashua, New Hampshire?
While the smaller markets on the list do have lower numbers of people employed in the field, their concentration in the overall job market is greater, giving them a higher "location quotient" - in other words, these are the areas most saturated with app developers.
Over the past three years, smartphone ownership has increased dramatically. Seeing this trend, entrepreneurs have sensed the strong demand for the mobile apps that make smartphones so popular. As part of our week long series "The Download on New Hampshire's App Economy," today we introduce you to some Granite Staters who are gambling on startup success…and the challenges they face.
This week, we're getting to the bottom of the growing app development economy in New Hampshire. So, who's using smartphones and mobile apps, and how many? And the people that make apps, what do they do? This infographic provides a snapshot of the U.S. application picture.
More than half of all Americans own a smartphone. The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps. This week, we launch our series "The Download on New Hampshire's App Economy." looking at how this industry is growing and changing in the state. We begin with an introduction to the world of mobile app development.
Whether you have a well-worn green thumb, or are making your first foray into home gardening, rest assured: there’s an app for that. New York Times Smart App Columnist Kit Eaton confesses he’s not an experienced gardener, but he dug in to the wide variety of garden-related apps on the market and joins us with some winners.
What makes you happier? This simple question lies at the heart of a new app called “Happier” – a social media community and iPhone app which collects and shares the little actions, moments and gesture that brighten their day. The app was developed with the idea that the key to happiness is focusing on the positive and plenty of people have joined so far. We wanted to know – are they any better off? Nataly Kogan is co-founder of the Boston-based Happier Inc. and she spoke with us about the app.
New Hampshire only has eighteen miles of coastline - but even in sunny coastal California, arguments over property rights have made finding that perfect beach spot harder than ever before. From California to the New England coast, there is a swelling debate over who the beach belongs to.
Jenny Price is an environmental writer who has been fighting for more open public access to Malibu’s twenty-seven miles of beach. She co-created an app, “Our Malibu Beaches”, with app developer Ben Adair. It aims to show precisely where the public can enjoy parts of the California coast normally restricted to beach-front property owners.