Tag Archive | App

Google Allo….Goodbye!

Google Allo Say Allo - Ongoing Issues

Google Allo Promo Graphic - Ongoing IssuesWill you say hello to Google Allo?

Ongoing Issues is a fan of Google, and we like what they have done with Google Allo but, do we really need another messaging app?  We think that WhatsApp has the cross platform messaging covered, and we are  already split between iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, not forgetting LinkedIn Messaging for our professional network.  Will the public adopt Google Allo?  We’re not sure they will, we certainly won’t be at this time.

Check out exactly what Google Allo can do in their promo video, ‘Say hello to #GoogleAllo’:



YouTube release YouTube Capture

YouTube CaptureYouTube have released their new product YouTube Capture.

This app allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share video easily and then “upload videos to YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter simultaneously, or share privately with friends and family”.

There is also a nice auto enhance feature that offers “automatic colour correction, stabilisation, trimming and music tracks”.

We think this app will be successful in encouraging users to add content to their YouTube channel.  We are yet to test the app and see how good it’s editing features are, but we expect them not to disappoint.

Check out the YouTube Capture video below to give you a little insite into the  app in action:


Google+ Updated for the iPhone

Google have released an important update to their Google+ app for iPhone as well as releasing the full iPad supported version.

The update includes essential social features:

  • Google+ Events
  • Attach instant upload photos to posts
  • Start and join hangouts

This was a much needed update to bring iPhone users in line with those on Android. Hopefully this will continue to encourage the use of Google+ as it was frustrating not being able to get fully involved with the community. Let’s hope this update wasn’t just that little bit too late.


Smart Folders lets you create folders in Windows iOS style

Love the way that you can create folders in iOS by simply dragging an app onto another and naming it?  Well Smart Folders lets you do much the same thing in Windows.  Check out their video below:

Download Smart Folders for Windows only, free here:


Angry Birds gets record downloads

Angry Birds christmas ball ball - Ongoing Issues PictureIf we were an Angry Bird, this would make us very happy indeed!  Rovio reported a record number of downloads for it’s incredibly successful game Angry Birds.

On Christmas day they totaled 6.5 million copies downloaded, we think you’ll agree, this is an amazing figure!  As you could imagine this is in no doubt in line with the number of smart phone activations that all those good boys and girls got from Santa!

Congratulations Rovio, looks like Angry Birds is here to stay!


Google is going to Kill it’s Gmail App for Blackberry

Now this is not good news.  Gmail is killing it’s Blackberry app and I feel killing of a very important experience for Blackberry users.  The client was so helpful, clean looking and functional so many will be disappointed.  Google say:

Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.

Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not be supported by Google, or available for download starting November 22. BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at http://www.gmail.com in their BlackBerry web browser. Learn more.

So there it is, goodbye old friend.

Winamp for Android Now Wirelessly Syncs with Macs

winamp android logo - ongoing issues linkThat’s right, the ever popular Winamp now syncs with your Mac wirelessly!