Apps of the Week: Die with me?

Sunday Social 08/10/2018
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Anna Connell joins RadioLIVE’s Vaughn Davis to take a look at the latest in app news.

NZ border patrol digital search makes global news

This week NZ customs announced it would make arriving travellers subject to a search of their digital devices, and not providing passwords or fingerprints to unlock them would earn you a $5000 fine.

This is being reported as a world first, with not even the US, China or Russia compelling travellers to unlock their devices

Customs officers will need “reasonable suspicion” to make a search, whatever that is, and will search the device in flight mode… so no cloud-stored files will be examined.

It just seems a bit weird to Vaughn.

 Do we want to lead the world in this? And what criminal mastermind will now leave anything incriminating on a device?

Die with me

More a piece of performance art than a real app, right?

And sure enough…. Die With Me is an chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery.

If you have less than 5% battery you just have to enter a nickname and you can say goodbye to other people having also less than 5% battery.

 Die together in a chatroom on your way to offline peace.

 If nobody is in the chatroom you can scroll back to the older messages to get inspired to leave a trace for the future.

Check it out here.

Slowly app is penfriends for the 21st century

SLOWLY is not your typical networking or dating app.

We’re bringing the traditional pen friend experience to your smartphone.

The app is created for those who yearns for meaningful conversations with people in the era of instant messaging.

They hope to connect people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.

Meet a new pen friend, seal your letter and place a stamp. 

Listen to the full interview with Anna Connell above.

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