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Sure, you and 20 million of your closest friends are using foursquare. But how useful is it? UK-based Lanyrd, "the social conference directory," recently launched foursquare integration which aims to reward you with more than just points for checking into an event venue. Named after "the thing you wear around your neck at some conferences," Lanyrd offers a user-generated directory of different events, such as technology trade shows, hackathons, and unconferences like BarCamp. Now you can connect Lanyrd to your foursquare account and, after you check in at an event venue, jump over to the Lanyrd mobile app or web site to see more event information.
Imagine having a dedicated app designed specifically for you and your partner. Upload images, create to-do lists, cross items off the list, send private messages and more. Well, now it's a reality; there's a new-ish kid on the block and it calls itself the couple app. Avocado is one of the most recent in the line of couple apps, developed by ex-Google employees, Chris Wetherell and Jenna Bilotta. With the Avocado API developers will get a chance to see what they can create.
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.