My Five: Five things worth sharing from the last week (or so), brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.
This week’s My Five is by Tom.
1. Threadless / This T-Shirt
I think I might be a little late to the Threadless party, but it’s still suitably underground enough for me to write about (I think…). Basically, users submit their T-shirt and other various clothing designs to the Threadless community, which then get voted on, with the most popular getting printed. It’s a beautifully simple way of doing things, and it works well.
Threadless is win. This T-Shirt is win. I have bought this T-Shirt, therefore I win.
2. Sleep as Android
This sleep-tracking app uses motion sensor technology to wake you up. It detects when you’re in “light-sleep mode”, and plays a soothing sound of your choice to wake you up at the best possible moment. I’ve been using it for 4 days, and so far, it’s worked like a charm.
Plus there’s a wealth of graphs and stats related to your sleeping patterns, as well advice on on how to improve your sleep. Download it here.
3. Ikea’s Room Designer
For someone with zero interior design skills, this is really eye opening. It’s simple – choose your room, and move the slider to fill the space.
4. Happy Birthday Google
Earlier this week it was Google’s 14th birthday, and if the folk at Google HQ are anything like me, they probably spent the day drinking cheap cider and falling asleep on a park bench. In actual fact, they probably spent the day drinking organic foie gras smoothies and dancing in showers of money.
To help spread the birthday cheer, Google has made a lot of its most popular apps just 25p for the week, including the ubiquitous Draw Something, Angry Birds Space Premium and many more. Take a look at what’s on offer here.
5. This little thing
If ever there was a testament to the power of personality in brand building, this is it. This simple graphic illustrates how important the personal touch is – people pledge allegiance to a face far more readily than to an organisation.