Special Guest: Joe Auer
Host Bess Auer does a special interview with husband Joe Auer, aka SwimmerJoe, and award-winning blogger and swim coach. Marketing-wise, Joe used social media and live streaming to build his Florida Swim Network into an internationally-known media company that live streamed for ESPN and was on deck at the Rio Olympics.
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10 Coolest things:
10) Plowz and Mowz - need to mow your lawn? There's a app for that. Seriously - through Alexa. Just order and somebody will come mow your grass.
9) Harvey.geocod.io - this is a temporary resource but it's just so cool! This website scrapes twitter looking for people needing rescuing in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Twitter rocks! So does saving people!
8) GetIris - think of this as an emergency kit just for you. Your cell automatically detects if you are at a hospital and then pushes you an alert to see if you are okay. And that's just the beginning!
7) Prizmo Go - remember how helpful it was when your scanner included OCR text recognition? Well, that's what this app does with a quick picture.
6) The Silver Post - do you know how much your grandmother would like receiving a card from you? the Silver Post does just that - text them a picture and message and a postcard is created and delivered on your behalf.
5) Dance Reality App - this app places feet on the floor via augmented reality to show you the dance moves - you just step in and follow through the magic of augmented reality.
4) Shape Scale - Woah! This scale scans a 3D virtual representation of your body to allow you to see where your work outs are helping.
3) Gradeproof - since I lost one of my fingers (really!) I only type with two fingers now so my typos are rampant! Gradeproof seems promising as an automated proofreader powered by artificial intelligence. Plans start at $9 a month.
2) NASA's Open Source Photo and Audio Gallery - growing up in Florida during the Space Shuttle's heydays, I always wanted to be an astronaut. (Darn that tricky math they have to do!) So I love this gallery 140,000 free images and audio straight from NASA's searchable vault.
1) iTranslete Converse - well, this would have been handy when we were in Rio for the Olympics Games! A realtime translation tool using your iPhone. Just talk into the phone and then let it recite it out in another language.
Bonus 1: Earbuds that translate in realtime