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PAGE 12A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2013 Top 10 Israeli apps that are revolutionizing your journeys judged the world's best mo- bile app and Google plunked down $1.03 billion to buy it in June. The free crowdsourced navigation appaliows users to share traffic information another checks your breath to gauge if you're too tipsy to drive--and it'll even hail you a cab if you are. 1. Waze Waze was a global house- hold name even before itwas Join Beth Schafer & the band to create Shabbat Joy, Intimate Spirituality and Complete Peace. By Abigail Klein Leichman Whether it's a navigation aid you're seeking, or a city bus or parking, these apps have you covered. One will check your tire pressure and This Shabbat Chavayah, Tempte Shir Shalom's Shabbat Experience will focus on the spiritual preparation we need to ready ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rejoice, rejuvenate & refocus as'we enter this holy season. 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The service began in Israel but is avail; able all over the world. 2. iOnRoad Last March, international telecom giant Qualcomm awarded Israeli-made driv- ing safety app iOnRoad $250,000 in funding and assistance, as the winner of - its third annual QPrize inter- national venture investment competition. iOnRoad uses iPhone and Android smartphones' cameras, sensors and GPS to determine hazards--for example, if a driver is too close t:o the car ahead or is exceeding the speed limit-- and sends an audiovisual alert. The app's personal dashboard lets the driver play music, make a. phone call or check a map, with just a single tap. 3. TourPal This GPS-driven appoof- fers audio-guided tours in a wide variety ofcountries and languages--including cities such as London New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Bangkok, Delhi, Berlin, Nice and Budapest. Ata cost of less than $9 per tour, this app is a boon for cost-conscious travelers opt- ing to see the sights on their. own. The tours are narrated by professional guides and cover each location's "must see" tourist attractions. No Internet fees apply while traveling with the app on. 4. Alcohoot The Alcohoot app works with a smartphone Breatha- lyzer gadget invented by two former Israeli soldiers. Blow into the device and see your blood-alcohol level displayed on screen. The app tracks your re- sults over time to help you make smarter decisions, and will even order'you a taxi if you've had too much to drink. ou can also use it to find nearby restaurants. 5. TireCheck The Israeli company Neo- matix recently released a smartphone app that takes the work, dirt and gadgetry out of checking your tire pressure. Selectyour car from the list, point your phone's camera at each tire, and TireCheck provides an estimated pressure reading. If a tire is under-inflated, the app tells you the nearest location of an air pump, as well as how much air you need to add. 6. GetTaxi Whether you're inTel Aviv, London, New York, Paris, Berlin or Moscow, if you have this app you never have to stand on the curb hailing a cab. The GetTaxi mobile phone app lets you request a cab from a call center with a screen tap. You can watch on the screen, in real time, as your taxi approaches. The app also provides your driver's pic- ture, name, license number and ratings by other users. Last year, GetTaxi raised $20 million toward its New York launch. 7. Moovit Moovit is a free, commu- nity-based mobile app that helps you navigate eve;y step of a.trip via public transportation. It shows you where to find your bus stop and gives walking directions from the closest stop to your destination. Based on Open Street Maps, Moovit uses schedules from transportation com- panies and" GPS data from buses on the move. It even collects data passively from other users, determining how fast they're progressing on a bus, for instance. Users can send reports about travel conditions and delays. 8. NetBus Available only in Israel for now, Netbus pulls real-time data from the GPS tracking reported every 20 seconds to servers at the Ministry of Transportation, provid- ing real-time data about whatever public bus you are waiting for. On the screen, the user sees a map showing the prog- ress of the bus in traffic. The developers tell ISRAEL21c they plan to extend it over- seas; no word yet on when that might happen. 9. Parking apps Once you've gotten where you're going, you need to park the Car. The following apps are among several made-in- Israel approaches to spare you from circling the block and fiddling with machines to pay your parking fee. Pango, billed as the world's first pay-by-mobile-phone parking solution, lets us- ers locate, book and pay for garage parking spots via smartphone. PangoUSA op- erates in an ever-increasing number of cities, such as New York and Phoenix. Parko brings a crowd- sourcing solution to parking by connecting users hunting for a spot with users about to leave a spot. Most of the action is automatic, thanks to GPS sensors that tells the app when a user seems to have parked and left the vehicle, and when the driver is again approaching the car. Parko won the Google-sponsored Israeli Mobile Challenge competition in June 2012. CellOPark has imple- mented its mobile parking payment system so far in Germany, Israel, Brazil and Spain. Using their smart- phones, subscriber.s pay for parking in public spaces allocated by municipalities affiliated with the CellOPark system. The parking is calcu- lated and paid for per minute, and payments are made once a month by credit card. 10. Nirsham There's never a cop around when you see a bad driv- er, right? Israeli startup Nirsham ("Recorded") has solved that problem--only in Israel, for now--with a mobile app to document and monitor such misbehaviors as road bullying and traffic violations. Its designated camera works in "pedestrian" or "driver" modes. The latter needs just one push of a but- ton to record what's happen- ing outside the windshield. Photos are posted for a week on the company website. Based on input from viewers, Nirsham can report offend- ers to the proper authorities. Article printed from IS- RAEL21c: http://israe121c. org Jewish Museum of Florida-FlU HANS SACHS POSTER COLLECTION Presented by Peter Sachs and FamM, Courtesy' Que CAROL FRYD: FRYD ON FIRE Thru Oct. 20, 2013 Carol Fd:s captivating artworks of MLami and !.ts cuhurat mzersections meld tne numan ngure wim fabulous flora and fruit. Her varied techniques corn.bin. digital art with mixed media to Dreouce clrouno breaEmg work. The combination of bright Eery cq!ors in this snow are matched o. nly.oy me imensit'y and 13eat of me rlonaa sun. llilll llll. 1 : Bring this ad in : for 2 for I FIUI 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone: uu,-u/z-ou=  ..... 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