App

Saudi Arabia

Apple and Google Catch Heat Over Saudi App That Lets Men Track Wives and Daughters

"American companies should not enable or facilitate the Saudi government’s patriarchy."
David Gilbert
2.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China's New App Encourages its Citizens to Find and Report People in Debt

The app shows all "deadbeat debtors" within a 500 metre radius.
Gavin Butler
1.29.19
Sex-Rated: The VICE Guide to Sex

We Spent A Month Swiping Right on Minder, the Muslim Tinder

It generally starts like this: “Hey”. “Hi”. “Hi”. “Hey”. “Hey”. “Wussup.” If you thought Minder would be different, you’re wrong.
Maroosha Muzaffar
Zeyad Masroor Khan
Parthshri Arora
7.9.18
Sex

I Tested an App That Provides a Live Soundtrack to Your Shagging

'Bed Beats' claims to intuitively sync songs with the increasing rhythm of your thrusts.
Vania Singer
5.12.18
Comics!

'Gentleman,' Today's Comic by Bridget Meyne

Our heroine finds a way to overcome the woes of online dating.
Bridget Meyne
8.1.17
Gaming

SEGA Just Put a Bunch of Legendary Games On Your Smartphone

Sonic the Hedgehog, anyone?
Nathaniel Ainley
6.23.17
poetry

A Poet Turned Nonsense from a Language-Learning App into Something Beautiful

My sister goes to the institute / My parents do not love her.
Kara Weisenstein
6.13.17
Broadly DK

This App Matches People With Their Ideal 'Face Type'—Whatever That Means

A new app developed by New Jersey Institute of Technology scientists aims to match users by analyzing the faces of their favorite celebrities.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.8.17
Motherboard Homepage

'Raid Alerts' Wants to Warn Undocumented Immigrants With an App

A project that started under Obama gained new life under President Trump.
Patrick Howell O'Neill
2.19.17
Motherboard

Chinese Developer Sees Untapped Market in Gay Gamers

As China becomes more accepting of the gay community, games start aiming for the 'pink dollar.'
Jamie Fullerton
1.16.17
porn

A University Professor Wants You to Look at Porn for Science

Western University’s Taylor Kohut wants to crowdsource an answer to the eternal question, ‘Is this pornography?’
Lisa Power
1.5.17
Broadly

Inside Grindr's Quest to Become the First Global Gay Lifestyle Brand

While the company's expansion is exciting, privacy concerns loom large, and many wonder how a service that allows users to filter by race and body type can be trusted to carry out a progressive mission.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
12.29.16
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