The cold hand of technology is slowly but surely creeping into the world of performing arts. A new and different Lincoln Center app is now available as a free download on the iTunes store that will enable users to be informed of current and coming events and even purchase tickets directly from their phone. Located on the Upper West Side at 132 West 65th Street, Lincoln Center is home to the New York City Ballet, the Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and the prestigious Juilliard School.
The phone app contains a map portion, which familiarizes users with Lincoln Center’s 16-acre campus and indicates public restrooms, subway stations and dining options, which can be reserved through the app. Perhaps coolest of all is the feature called Secrets about Lincoln Center. It tells listeners how many gallons gush every minute through the signature fountain, which was featured in the movie Moonstruck. You can also discover the fact that the new film center has the largest LED screen on public display in America.
Lincoln Center has transformed New York’s Upper West Side into a cultural mecca unlike any other found anywhere and can boast of being the world’s leading performance arts center. All patrons, whether young or old, established theatergoers or new fans, are attracted to and connected by the many dynamic advances in technology. The bridge between technological progress and everyday culture gets shorter every day, and now at Lincoln Center, every night as well!
Counting calories and not sure how many you are consuming? Now worried calorie-counters can really know what they are eating by simply taking a picture of the food in question with the help of a new iPhone app called MealSnap.
The way MealSnap works is that the user takes a picture of the desired meal with the iPhone, after which the app provides a quick caloric read-out within minutes. The app matches the photo to a database, which contains more than 500,000 food items and sends the concerned user an alert that features that meal’s caloric range.
MealSnap was developed by a fitness social network known as DailyBurn and is available on the iTunes store for $2.99. The company boasts of other innovative and effective applications that relate to fitness and diet as well.
Whatever facts a user may seek about the food they are about to ingest, the MealSnap database easily provides. Besides how many calories, this information includes but is not limited to: the number of proteins, fat, carbs and vitamins. The app also provides a secondary function as a visual food journal whose entries are detailed not with words but with photos.
The world is becoming more and more health conscious and this iPhone app is one tool that makes tracking calories a very easy task. It also curbs impulsive eating as it forces you to first get the information and then make a decision.
If all else fails, you can consider eating the iPhone application itself, but no one can say how many calories that might entail!