A new app recently debuted at the Google Play store and it has the potential to actually become extremely popular.
The app, called, Friday, is a personal assistant app. How does it work? Friday basically locates the different sources of information on your device – your Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, your email, your text messages, phonecalls, even photos – then scrunches it up into a seamless repository of all this data. What you get is one go-to place to find out what has been happening in your life by looking at all of this information.
Truth be told, Friday’s concept is not the first out of the market. Other apps have already tried to do the same thing but most of them have already changed and veered away from what Friday is continuing to do.
According to Dexetra, the makers of Friday, the app doesn’t just aggregate the data from your different accounts, it is “acting” on the data. To further support what Friday is doing Dexetra has also released something that the company calls applets. These are small context-aware apps. These apps are downloaded and installed separately from Friday, but it still uses the information that Friday monitors.
An example of how this applet situation works is with the Trails applet. Trails makes use of Friday’s APIs and basically makes a travel diary. Select a day and Trails will show you where you went and what happened at each location. The information pulled up includes any photos you too or tweets you sent.
Fridays has what it takes to really explode. Dexetra is also confident about Friday’s potential and has recently opened the app to third party developers who may have great ideas for applets that can use Friday’s APIs in creative ways.
Originally posted on July 23, 2012 @ 12:03 pm