Apps to Help Manage Meals for Different Dietary Needs

What it does: Meant only for people following a gluten-free diet, FindMeGlutenFree makes it easier to locate restaurants that offer gluten-free options. Users can filter by restaurants that are dedicated gluten-free—meaning they don’t make anything that contains gluten—or restaurants with a separate gluten-free menu. Restaurants are peer-reported, so if you find a good one that […]

Randonauting Promised Adventure. It Led to Dumpsters

I encounter the same problem when I fire up the app in search of meaning. I may have briefly tried to retcon an explanation (the truck left behind tuna as it drove away … Douglas Adams wrote “so long, and thanks for all the fish” in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which also famously […]

How to Troubleshoot Someone Else’s Phone Remotely

It’s a problem you may be familiar with, especially if you’re the designated “tech support” contact for your family, office, or group of friends: Someone gets in touch wanting help with a problem on their phone, but you’re not actually with them to take a look. Troubleshooting issues over an audio call or via text […]

These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops

While the dispute was unfolding, Öppna Skolplattformen continued growing in popularity—including a swell in the number of people involved in its development. Cofounders Landgren and Öbrink say up to 40 people have worked on development of the app. This group of volunteers has found and squashed bugs, developed a search feature, and translated the app […]