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From Cocoa Gadgets to Corporate Transparency Apps

By: Tiana Reid - Published:
These social entrepreneurial iPhone examples attempt to exploit some people's addictions to their smartphones -- for better or for worse. CrowdCases melds crowdsourcing with cellphone design by partnering with a different non-profit organization each week. A few others in this top list are also product-oriented cases, for instance, Slate & Stylus, which has a collaboration set up with the Supply Education Group. Indeed, there's also Out of Print's partnership with Speck, a bookish option.

There are also more conventional apps in these social entrepreneurial iPhone examples. The Social Impact App is something like Foursquare except that, using GPS navigation, it only directs you to socially responsible businesses. It is now currently available for 12 cities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom and put together, has about 600 businesses in its database.