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We love when we can find the perfect gift a month before a friend’s birthday, then take the time to wrap it up meticulously and give the gift with pure satisfaction.
But let’s face it. We’re lucky if we remember our friend’s birthday the week before. Thanks to new gifting apps, though, we can still feel confident about our gifts, even if they are last minute. These apps let you choose a gift, pay for it and plan its delivery with just a few swipes of your finger.
Now there is the new H.Bloom Gifts app, which we plan to use even if we do remember our friends’ birthdays in advance. H.Bloom Gifts’ selection of flowers, candles and sweets is top notch and (who can’t love this) gifts are hand delivered to recipients on the day of your choosing. Checkout is a cinch, credit card information and addresses can be stored, and its interface is a joy to use.
We caught up with the brains behind both sides of the H.Bloom Gifts app: Emily Dubner, Director of Consumer at H.Bloom (left), and Kayla Bourgeois, Project Manager with our pals at the Two Toasters app-development company (right). Check out what they have to say about the mobile gifting process and how the two teams worked together in creating the H.Bloom Gifts app.Read More
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Hollywood’s Heartthrob Turns App Investor
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Leonardo DiCaprio has been one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs since his performance in Titanic, and he has preserved his reputation as a worthy actor with other hit films such as Inception, The Departed and Catch Me If You Can. But DiCaprio is switching gears from show business—whether it be for a side gig or a change in career—by investing $4 million in the app Mobli.
Going off of the tagline, "See the world through other people’s eyes," Mobli is a social network where users can share photos and videos, and the app automatically tags each post with a location or major event in the surrounding area. Users can also follow channels that display photos about a particular topic, such as Leo himself.
Mobli CEO Moshe Hogeg told The Huffington Post in October 2011 that Leo’s not much of a tech guy, but he is very excited to be involved in the marketing aspect of the app. “He believes in the vision of the company and thinks that this is the future of media. He wanted to get on board in the beginning, influence it, and give his input into the company.”