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Algorithms and AI technology guide users to their best match
Implications - While the proliferation of platforms like Tinder has contributed to more convenient, fast-paced methods of finding love, consumers are craving more, and as a result, personalized methods are emerging. From AI algorithms to DNA testing techniques, these solutions give users the chance to customize their matchmaking process, ensuring the results are more tailored to their individual, inherent needs. Showcasing the type of effort and lengths consumers are going to find their match, these examples also reflect a growing desire for customization in every single facet of their life. [More]
SCORE 6
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39,154 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Mar 18
This Quarter and Mild
TechMobileLifestyleRomance
Property management communication becomes simple through online services
Implications - Landlord-tenant communications and processes can be arduous, and new online property management services are aiming to alleviate some of the administrative and communication-related issues that arise in such circumstances. The streamlining of these processes creates a mutually beneficial relationship in which both parties are assured accountability throughout the property management process. [More]
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44,274 Total Clicks
Jan 15 - Mar 18
This Quarter and Mild
TechMobileBusiness
Apps that specialize in sound-mapping enhance accessibility and health
Implications - Sound mapping apps are becoming increasingly prevalent, and have applications in everything from helping individuals with visual impairments, to allowing individuals with noise sensitivities to avoid certain areas. Such apps are often crowdsourced and are evidence that a grassroots approach to social causes like accessibility is often the most effective way to create impactful change. [More]
SCORE 3.9
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22,256 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Mar 18
This Quarter and Untested
TechMobileLifestyle
Chatbots assist in the mental and physical health of consumers
Implications - The once impersonal nature of interactions with the virtual world is slowly being chipped away with innovations like chatbots focused on the mental and physical care of consumers. As the reliance on technology continues to strengthen, these innovations could be applied across various formats, including apps and smart home devices, to continue the shift towards creating both essential and indulgent connections with tech. [More]
SCORE 6.1
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21,025 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Mar 18
This Quarter and Mild
TechMobileLifestyle
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Apps are aiding in the process of birth control or birth planning
Implications - Though fertility wearables and apps that aid in the process of getting pregnant have been common for some time, less common but slowly being established as legitimate are apps that function as birth control by tracking ovulation in a highly precise manner. These apps offer a distinct dichotomy in that they meet the statistical standards of science-backed medicine, while simultaneously offering an alternative route to contraception for consumers seeking entirely natural options. [More]
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29,928 Total Clicks
Aug 15 - Feb 18
This Quarter and Untested
TechMobileLifestyleHealth
Dating apps expand their reach into other aspects of consumers' lives
Implications - With the popularity of dating apps at a peak, these platforms are expanding their reach by offering services other than those strictly related to dating. Tapping into consumers' ever-increasing openness to meeting new people online for recreational purposes, big players in the space are rolling out features to help consumers make friends, network professionally, and more. [More]
SCORE 6.9
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14,679 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Feb 18
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TechMobileLifestyleLife
Businesses facilitate home-swapping via websites and apps
Implications - Home and apartment-swapping platforms are becoming increasingly accessible with new web and app designs that offer everything from rentals on Tinder-like match services, to vacation home-swapping business models. These large-scale forms of P2P swapping interactions are increasingly common as online platforms become more secure, offering consumers peace of mind alongside accessibility. [More]
SCORE 5.3
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40,360 Total Clicks
Mar 15 - Feb 18
This Quarter and Mild
TechArt & DesignMobileBusiness
Trend Hunter Services
Apps use micro payments to invest and pay down debts
Implications - Brands are offering financial apps that allow users to invest, save or reduce debts with small sums of money. This shift comes as consumer debt in the U.S. remains higher than it has ever been, and the majority of Americans fear stock markets–in part due to past experiences with financial crises, and a lack of education in the subject. The use of micro investment, debt reduction and saving apps resolves the intimidating nature of growing financial portfolios by removing reluctance-evoking barriers, including high risks and steadfast commitment. [More]
SCORE 4.7
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19,116 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Feb 18
This Quarter and Untested
TechMobileBusiness
Brands create apps to form entire business models around eyebrows and eyelashes
Implications - Brands in the beauty industry are creating app-based experiences and loyalty programs around the highly specialized, but hugely popular, industry of eyebrow and eyelash care. These apps serve consumers seeking interactive but low-commitment experiences when it comes to self-care planning within this niche. [More]
SCORE 6
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75,994 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Jan 18
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Brands use Tinder as a model that inspires their apps and services
Implications - The game-changing platform Tinder has not only inspired companies in the dating industry, but also industries that are entirely unrelated to dating. Whether in finance, fitness or networking, the platforms companies are designing are now often inspired by the "left or right swipe" function that Tinder made popular. More than simply streamlining user experience, this shift now offers the benefit of evoking a sense of familiarity in customers. [More]
SCORE 6.3
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45,021 Total Clicks
May 17 - Jan 18
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TechMobileBusiness