Best apps for stargazing

One of the wonders of the universe is the starry sky and now a days it can only be enjoyed while being away from the bustle of cities. Few of us have the opportunity to see the mantle of stars of the Milky Way above our heads because of pollution and city lights. When we go stargazing we are so amazed that we don’t take the most out of it.

Stargazing is a pleasant hobby and we can enjoy it better with some specialized applications of astronomy. They combine the use of the GPS, accelerometer and compass of our smartphones with the augmented reality, so when we point to the sky with our smartphone we can identify which star or satellite is in front of us. They also offer explanations thanks to a huge database of astronomical information.

As there are plenty of apps out there for stargazing, we have tested a few and shortlisted the ones we believe are the best to get you ready for an eventful stargazing getaway.

Stephen Hawking – “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe…”


SkyView is an app with which we can point to the sky with our camera to identify constellations, stars and satellites. In addition, it will keep us informed of all visible cosmic events such as eclipses, star showers or super moons through notifications. With SkyView we can share the best images with our friends and also take a tour through time, seeing the movement of the constellations over the years. It is a pure cosmic addiction. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.


For the ones who are looking for something more professional, Star Walk app is a great choice. In addition to identifying the main satellites, stars and other cosmic events, the app teaches us about where each planet in the Solar System is, how to identify it by the brightness that it gives off and what materials make it up. The profusion of data that offers makes it an app in which we can spend several hours without noticing.

One of the characteristics that we like the most is that we can see the sky at different frequencies such as radio, microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray. It is free and available for iOS and Android.


If we plan to learn a little about the universe, what would be the first source of information we will visit? The Nasa, of course! Its app is the most reliable source of information about their missions, both current and past, their news, and the details about their astronauts.

Its photo section deserves special mention, since it displays breathtaking images of the earth and astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, shooting stars or starbursts. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.


Considered one of the best astronomy apps in the world, SkyORB Lite also works with augmented reality to highlight in our smartphone the presence of stars, constellations, planets and satellites, and it does it in an elegant and very intuitive way. The application has a very interesting function that is to see the Milky Way and the solar system by zooming in and zooming out with a spectacular level of realism.

In addition, its friendly design makes it possible for us to write in the search bar what we want to look for, like a satellite or even a nebula and the app will tell us where and when we can see it. It’s free and available for iOS.


 Going with friends to chase the stars is a great way to have an amazing getaway, but as it happens at night we recommend you to download Wave Application. It is a simple app where you can open a map with your friends and share your location in real time during the trip. In this way you will feel free to come and go enjoying the best views without having the fear of losing your friends in the dark night.

Once you open a session with your fiends you can spot them on the map, set a meeting point, get directions and see the estimated time of arrival. Also you can chat and share your stunning photos of the sky with your friends, even in the most remote place in the universe. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.

Once we have the best technology to explore the secrets of the universe we may have doubts on how to make the most of our escape to infinity. Let us display you some tips to help you plan your adventure:


According to the users of the Reddit forum, it is necessary to have in mind some tips to go camping. The first one is thinking carefully of what we want to see precisely so we can prepare the right trip. If we intend to see the Milky Way in its splendor it is better to do it in the summer, while in winter we will have a greater vision of other thousands of interesting stars. The good thing about going in winter is that, despite the cold, mosquitoes will not chase us and we will be able to enjoy the night outdoors.

On the other hand, both the moon and the sun are the enemies of our trip because their luminosity can dazzle many other stars. Other spectacular events such as the northern lights can also bother the views of the stars in exchange for the spectacular green lights, so in conclusion, it is better to decide what we want to see before starting our getaway.

Another recommendation is to buy binoculars because they can increase our vision of the sky. Although the mentioned applications have low luminosity so that our eyes continue to adapt to the night, some users affirm that they always wrap their smartphones in transparent red paper so when the look at the screen their eyes don’t adapt to light. Keep in mind that it takes around 30 minutes for your eyes to fully adapt to the night and be able to appreciate the brightness of the sky.

Best dating apps and how to flirt properly

Whether it is for a friendship, for a casual flirt or for falling in love, Millennials love meeting new people to enjoy every part of their lives and now this is easier than ever. We have the chance to find different mates at our fingertips and only the ski or these digital apps are the limit!

However, as everyone connects to dozens of new matches per week, standing out in the crowd and making a good impression to others is becoming a hard task. And for most of us, flirting is not as easy as it seems.

According to a study by the popular app Hinge, a small part of the people who have made a match have started talking on the chat, and since chatting is the only way of communicating in the app it is clear that being liked does not assure us to have a date. So, how can we actually have a date with someone we have liked online?

Some apps have tried to facilitate the interaction between users by giving them different roles according to their gender: women choose first to like someone or are the first to open conversations as it happens in Ok Cupid. However, even when women choose, after having thousands of similar conversations with other mates it is likely that they will just stop talking first.

So how do we get out of the indecision and boredom that causes talking with so many people at once? We believe that the best way to succeed in the online dating world is to spend some time trying different dating apps to find out which one is the best ones for us. We all already know Tinder or Happn, so let us help introduce you other dating apps on this list with some of the best dating apps in the market:


Hinge is a simple dating app. It is an advanced version of the gossip we usually do on Facebook looking for the friends of our contacts. On Hinge when we create our profile we also log in our social media accounts, so the app can scan our contacts and display us the friends of our friends who have the app installed. It is a great opportunity to talk to that guy or girl so cute that we saw on that birthday party last month or to finally meet that pale that was going to our university.

Hinge is one of the dating apps that gives users the chance to start the conversation talking about the same circle of friends or interests. And this is such a great start when we meet someone new. It has a free version and another paid one and it is available for iOS and for Android.


What music do you listen to? This is probably one of our favorite phrases when we start a conversation with a stranger. However, this is often a bad idea if we find out that we and our online date have very different musical tastes or if we discover that our date has no idea about ​​the groups we are talking about.

To avoid bad vibes, Tastebudd is a dating app that brings people together for their musical tastes, assuring, at least, that the first conversation will be good and smooth. If we also talk about some mythical songs we have almost assured to have a date in person. It’s free and available for iOS.


Impatient people will certainly not want to hear about this option, but for those who are tired of swiping hey can try Once, a dating app that, as its name suggests, only sends a match a day to our mail. For this, we must dump into the app a large part of our personality with our tastes and particularities so it can sends us a proper match. It also gives us a single day to reply back to the match or discard it. With Once there are no excuses for busy people to date online as it is the most relaxing app to do it. It is free and available for iOS and Android.


Some of us might think that flirting in the gym is reserved for those ones who wear a six pack.  However, simply sharing the love of sweating in the spinning class can connect us to other sport lovers, especially if we have installed in our smartphone the app Sweatt.

This online dating app takes the city’s gyms to our phone and paires us with those ones that share our favorite exercises. Get off the couch immediately and go to the gym; besides improving your health you could find love, flirt or whatever you are looking for. At the moment it is in only available in NYC but it plans to expand throughout the world. It is free and available for iOS.

The lucky ones that are about to have a date can use Wave Application, an app that facilitates the meetings between friends, dates or relatives by sharing their live location on a private map. Besides displaying each other’s location in real time, it has the possibility to set a meeting point on the map, see how to get there and what is the estimated time of arrival. Use it to take your date to your favorite restaurant and to chat privately. It’s free and available for ios and android.

Our crowdfunding campaign exceeds the target of half a million pounds in the first hours and continues adding up

Objective fulfilled! The success could not have been greater. Just a few hours after we started our second crowdfunding campaign, the goal we had of getting 500,000 pounds was exceeded by an investment of more than 200 investors. 

The first ones to invest were our unconditional fans, the business angels and investors who trust us and who have seen us achieved our KPIs over the years. However, a few hours later the campaign had already awakened the interest of new investors who completed our target of 500 thousand pounds on the first day of the campaign.

We have 23 days ahead of the campaign and we have already generated 609,370 pounds from more than 200 investors. You can see the last minute info on our campaign’s site.

This is the second time that we have been campaigning in Crowdcube, a reputed crowdfunding platform in the United Kingdom, in which we obtained in 2016 more than 700 thousand pounds of financing that were decisive in developing the product we have today.

On this occasion we are more experienced entrepreneurs and we are older. We have gone to Crowdcube with results of what we envisioned two years ago. All our KPIs are fulfilled with a great userbase, a high retention rate and with an app that already monetizes. As many investors will know, there is no better cover letter before a funding round.


Crowdcube is not the only source of investment we have planned for this year, as we have partnered with Series A Venture Capitals for €2 million and we have been backed by more than 500 investors.

Our story has a very happy present so you might wonder how we got here and what we are going to do from now on. Let us tell you this briefly:


Wave Application is a free app that helps people to meet by spotting each other on a private map in real time, through a sophisticated system of geolocation. We commercialized the app for iOS and Android in 2015 and since then we have improved the accuracy of the application and incorporated new decisive features to stand out among our competitors, such as:

  • Group maps to see all of our friends simultaneously, set a meeting point and see where the others are. 
  • The possibility to set a meeting point on the map and see how to get there and how long it takes us (ETA).
  • Full chat to type, speak and send images.
  • Duration of the session for each taste: limited and unlimited waves.
  • Technology in real time, which adapts to the pace of each user.
  • Intuitive UX design. Easy to use, pleasant and functional.
  • Safety technology. All the information is encrypted and users need to give permissions every time they open a shared map with others.

These core features have allowed us to grow our user base from 3.5 million in 2016 to more than 11 million today and to achieve a retention rate of 80 percent.

And will you say if the application is free, how do you earn money out of it? Two years ago, we did not worry about that. We wanted to follow an American model and validate our idea, to show that people loved it and that it was worth it. Today our user base has allowed us to have a very good technology that we can adapt to other companies and an excellent platform to display non intrusive ads.

Follow us in this incredible journey. Best!



Eurovision 2018: what you need to know and how to organize your trip

Eurovision 2018 is just around the corner and this year the 43 participants from Europe and two special guests from Australia and Israel will compete showing their best talent in the wonderful Lisbon. Discover how to buy tickets for Eurovision, what the Portuguese capital will offer to the tourists and how to fully enjoy the trip to this iconic festival with our travel guide of Eurovision 2018.

To facilitate your trip with friends to Eurovision download Wave Application, a free app that helps you stay connected with your friends in the crowd. With Wave you can share your live location with your friends for a few minutes or throughout the festival, set an edible meeting point in your favorite place and chat. In addition, you can see how to get to the meeting point or to your friends and how long it takes you to arrive there.

Wave is the best tool to meet your friends and to ensure that you live to the fullest your experience in Eurovision. It is available for iOS and Android.


What does this television contest have to drive crazy Europe and part of the world? Let’s see briefly what the origins were like.

It was the middle of the 50s and the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union, was growing and so it was the feeling to cooperate with neighbour countries. It was a perfect time to organize an international music contest, and to test for the first time how to broadcast live television for a massive audience.

The beginnings were exciting, renowned singers from each country as well as new talents competed with their European colleagues for fame, surrounded by pyrotechnics, dancers and props never seen before.

For political reasons only Western and non-communist countries participated in the beginning of the show. However, over the years the number of participants have grown up to 43 countries.


A few days before the final there are two semi-finals in which each participant country sends a singer or a duet to compete with others, except Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country, that send their singers directly to the final. In the final 26 participants perform a live show and the winner is chosen by a combination of votes from the audience and the impartial jury.

The winner is then announced and rewarded with a crystal microphone and with a promise of success in his or her artistic career. In general, his or her country is the host country for the event the following year.


This explanation brings us to this year’s event, which will take place in May in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and in which thousands of attendees will enjoy what has become one of the most iconic concerts in the world. The musical talent is surrounded by a show that involves pyrotechnics, dancers and political claims.

The event is also known for showing tolerance and diversity among singers of different races or sexual orientations.

To fully enjoy the show, it is convenient to drop by the host city the week before to enjoy the tides of people from all countries that are going to support their countries, as well as the concerts and events that are organized throughout the city.


Buying tickets for the venue is a difficult task, especially attending  the final. The first round of tickets are sold and in the upcoming months the organization will sell the rest of them. Do not miss the last minute information as well as the latest news, participants and events by downloading the free Eurovision app, available for free for iOS and Android.


The neuralgic areas to go to will be divided between the MEO Arena and Eurovision Village, that will be placed in Praça do Comércio. The opening  will take place on the 6th of May in the Arena, the first and the second semi final on the 8th and 10th of May respectively, and the final on the 12th of May. In Praça do Comércio there will be events over the week and big screens to view the show on live.

You can check all the information on the official page of Eurovision.


In addition to the concerts, tourists have the privilege of enjoying Lisbon, a picturesque city at the gates of the Atlantic Ocean that stands out for its beauty and its delicious food.

We strongly recommend visiting during the day the neighborhood of Alfama, the historical center of lisbon, characterized by their narrow white streets and their slopes in which to find views of the sea. Once up, you can visit the São Jorge Castle and go at night to the upper district, Bairro Alto, the most lively place to party and to drink in the capital.

If the weather is nice tourists can swim on the beach  of or take the bus to the coastal town of Cascais.

There is nothing better to enjoy Eurovision than to explore the city to the fullest and get the know the people. We propose you a different plan for each taste in this post, whether you are looking for gastronomy, party, culture or nature.

Now you are all set to enjoy Eurovision in Lisbon. Drop us a line with your travel itinerary!



How to survive an earthquake? Take with you these 4 apps

Those who live in Chile, Mexico or Japan know that an earthquake is likely to happen, but the truth is that there are earthquakes everyday around the world and once per year there is a great earthquake somewhere, according to IRIS geological research. With this frequency it is always useful to be informed about what is happening around us, see how to protect ourselves from an earthquake, how to check if our loved ones are safe during an earthquake and how to help them if necessary.

To do so there are plenty of apps that are great tools to survive an earthquake. We have tested many of them and we have shortlisted the best ones to use when a natural disaster happens.



One of the most reliable sources to know if an earthquake is happening near us, in the case we have not felt anything yet, is the app

EC Report. It is a comprehensible news feed with information of all the earthquakes happening in the world from different reporting agencies and it is supported by the non-profit organization SOS Earthquake.  

Experts can predict times of more common earth movements, however they usually shake suddenly.  One of the advantages of being notified with EC Report is that it informs users about where exactly the event is happening, what magnitude it is and how to be ready for the replicas that follow the earthquake, which can be devastating.

EC Report works as a news feed for earthquakes around the world, including those that occur in remote islands and allows us to geolocate to have information about the area in which we are. It also displays useful news such as escape routes from the city, state of roads, water or electricity supply.

Users can notify when a seismic event is happening using the button ‘I felt it ‘. It is free and available for iOS and Android and has a desktop version.


One of the biggest concerns we have when we are immersed in a natural disaster like an earthquake is to know if our family, close friends and colleagues are safe. For this reason the best solution is to have a real time geolocation application such as Wave Application.

Wave enables users to share their location in real time with their loved ones on a private map, so they can stay connected at any time and know where the others are. In addition to sending the position it is possible to set a meeting point on the map that is visible to all, get the estimated distance to there and the estimated time of arrival (ETA). We can also select any of the users and see how to reach him/her and how long it would take us to get there.

On Wave we can select a session for a limited period on time such as 15 minutes or choose the unlimited waves that runs until we stop them, this last one is the perfect tool to use during an earthquake.


Those of us who live in an area with a long tradition of seismic movements such as Central America or Southeast Asia are more aware than anyone that it is necessary to know how to act after such a scary event that can leave us in shock. That is why SAS Survival Guide app is one of the must-have apps that we should have installed if we live or travel to areas with earthquakes.

This guide presents in a simple and practical way tips to get ready for a natural disaster, giving us the experience that elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force have. It is a great way to be calm if something happens as we are ready to deal with it.

Once the event occur, the application displays a list of tips that reply our most frequent questions such as where to take shelter? Is it better to be under a lintel of a door or under a table? Do we stay at home or do we go out on the street? All of them are answered by earthquake geologists and emergency experts.

For the more adventurous ones, besides instructing us it has a quiz to see how much knowledge we have learned. It is free and available for Android and iOS.


If something has happened near us, our neighbor would also have felt it and is the closest person we have to help us. Next Door is a social network app designed to be used in small communities and neighborhoods as a way to interact with neighbors, discuss local issues, talk with them, put ads on the virtual bulletin board and be on hand in case someone needs it.

This app was born as a way to help neighbors in their daily routine, however, it soon proved to be a powerful security tool. As the Daily Mail newspaper points out, a family in Houston, Texas, used Next Door app to ask their neighbors for help over the Hurricane Harvey and one of them came to rescue them in a canoe.

The application is now available in the US and it is expanding its service throughout the world. It is free and available for iOS and Android.

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What kind of traveler are you? 4 types of travelers and best itineraries for each

Most of us have heard different stories and experiences about the same city when we talk about traveling. We are different people with different tastes and requirements when it comes to organizing a trip. Making a travel itinerary is not easy, so we have prepared a travel itinerary for each of the 4 main types of travelers: the cultural, the party lover, the athlete and the food lover.

Since a group of friends usually consists of different types of travellers, Wave Application is a great solution to travel in group, enabling friends to split and come back together at any time. It displays a private map locating each friend in real time in which is possible to set a meeting point, to see the estimated time of arrival. It also has a chat to type, speak and send images. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.


There is a type of traveler who chooses his his destination based on the food preferences. It is the one who looks at Instagram photos of dishes instead of pictures of beaches and who has more than one food related app on his smartphone. If you identify yourself with this short description, you are a gastronomic traveler.

To begin with, it is advisable to look at a map of cuisines of the world and get an idea of what can be found. One very interesting website is Oup Blog, which offers a compendium of foods and dishes from each country, typical appetizers and desserts.

Once we have selected some places to go, it is good to know what to eat in the city we have chosen. To do that there are apps like TripAdvisor, which has the opinion of millions of users throughout the world. It filters the restaurants by cuisine, location, price and more options. It is free for iOS and Android.

Another app that we love when we prefer to stay in our Airbnb room and ask for food is Munchery, a food ordering app that only offers healthy dishes, with nutritional information of each dish.  In addition, it enables users to schedule orders for each day of the week and make a perfect healthy calendar.


We all have a friend who takes the travel photos from above, usually from a mountain, captures clouds and sunsets in them and always keeps the mountain boots in the backpack.

The nature traveler is the one who always wears a raincoat for when a monsoon falls on a volcano in Indonesia or who knows the best bike tour to travel Europe.

Fist of all we can dive in specialized listings of destinies depending on the activity we would like to do. This post lists the best ski resorts to go this year and this one the best beaches to surf in the world. or divers, we have found very interesting the app DiveMate that offers information on many grottos and caves around the world. It is great for seabed experts and it is available for iOS and Android for free.

For hikers we recommend the website Hiking Project, which has a database of 106.000 miles of trail to hike all over the world with information about peaks, weather forecast and tips from other hikers.


The cultural traveler has visited the Louvre, the temples of Kuala Lumpur, the world’s first train stations and the decorative arts museums of various cities around the world. These lovers of art and history enjoy seeing cities for what they were and what they can be and need an adequate travel itinerary.

To look for artistic references of any work it is great to have a look at Wiki Art, a website that features thousands of artworks with detailed explanations about them.

Those who travel with the interest of buying art can download the application of one of the most famous auction houses of the world, Sothebys, which announces all available pieces in their house with filters adapted to prices and personal tastes of the buyers.


Finally, let’s talk about those who love talking to strangers, make friends at festivals or mingle with local people: Social and party travelers. One of the best apps to organize an itinerary for party travelers is Get Crowd App, an app that manages the calendar, events and contacts to have organized each day of the holidays.

For those who want to meet travel mates for party, we recommend Party With A Local, an app that connects travelers from all over the world with locals to live a wonderful night out.

Now you are all set. What type of traveler are you? Let us know in the comments below.

Best apps to boost your creativity for free

Being creative is a skill that can be enhanced if we know how to boost it. Although many of us think that it is an activity reserved for artists, creatives or designers, the truth is that being creative is suitable for everyone. It also has great benefits for our brains that can help us work better.

The are plenty of hacks to increase our creativity depending on the activity we are doing.  We might require some apps and tips to help us when we are developing a brainstorm and some different ones when we are getting stuck to reboot our brain. Let’s see at what stage we are and discover the best apps to boost creativity.


To start organizing ideas, to draw new connections and conclusions, the best thing to do is brainstorming. It is a fun way to free the imagination by throwing ideas, joining them to others and seeing the concepts that are formed.

One of the best apps to try is Simple Mind, an intuitive dashboard in which users can spread their ideas, make connections on the tree diagrams, add notes, charts and reorganize them as many times as they want. It has a free version for iOS and Android, which is good enough for organizing a business day or a plan. It also has a professional paid version for companies that comes with more features.

Especially for academic areas, one of the most recommended apps is Popplet, available for free on iOS, that enables professors to organize several diagrams for different classes, add tags and print presentations from them.


Challenging ourselves everyday while optimizing our work is simple. For example, if part of our work is building tables in excel, we should learn how to do dynamic tables, get basic notions of SQL and optimize our work. Or if we have to send a bunch of emails we could improve our performance by creating some templates and making lists on a CRM software. By doing this we forge new work methods with which to move faster and create new connections.

To optimize work users should first organize all their work tasks in a diagram to see which processes they can actually improve. To help with this, the app Udemy is an open course directory that offers online courses about several areas with explanations on how to improve certain tasks. For example, there are courses about how to code, how to define a framework, how to organize time at work or how to meditate, among others. It is available for free for iOS and for Android.

Another app of small courses is Course Guru, which boasts MIT and Harvard and other courses from reputed universities, all for free. In appearance courses are longer than in Udemy, so they are reserved to those users who have more time and desire to focus on a new knowledge. There is a wide variety of topics from music, to meditation, although we mainly find programming and finance. It is free and available for iOS and Android.


Searching for inspiration is an important part of the creative process and seeing other ideas definitely helps us to develop our own ideas. Depending on our job area, we can use generic apps such as Pinterest, a worldwide social network where people post their ideas for decoration, design, meditation, time management and much more. Be careful, it is so addictive. It is free for iOS and Android.

For designers, one of the greatest directories is Dribbble, an app with a desktop version that showcases the work of millions of web and graphic designers around the world. Opening an account requires an invitation from other member so it is reserved for people who are already in the design industry. It is free and available for iOS and Android.

Another interesting directory for designers is Behance. It works like Dribble but it is open to anyone. It is free and available for iOS and Android.


When we get stuck at work or in our daily life we need to make a pause and refresh our mind. Studies show that the best way to work is to do intervals of 90 minutes followed by breaks of 20 minutes.

In these breaks we should do a different activity such as having a coffee with our workmates, checking our social media notifications or doing any other thing that relaxes us. However, there are also specific apps that introduce a bit of peace to our life. One of the best is Stop, Breathe & Think, an award winning app that has more than 3 millions of users. It displays a meditation routine, enables users to register how they feel at any moment and find motivating tips every day. It is free and available for iOS and Android.

In addition to meditating, other researchers agree that listening to music is beneficial to reset our mind. Among the music applications we find fascinating large directories with artists from around the world such as Spotify, SoundCloud or YouTube, all of them free and available for iOS and Android.

However, we also love to create music by ourselves.There  are several fun apps valid for experts and amateurs in music such as Figure, an app in which users can compose a song by choosing chords and musical instruments. It is available and free for iOS.
Another nice app is Magic Piano, that provides a virtual piano and the possibility to create melodies while it teaches us how to to play it. This one is a simple and relaxing app, available for free for ios and android.