Israeli startup Utilis uses readily-available satellite images to pinpoint underground water leaks, and Israeli startup Shopicks has launched a platform to help you discover, collect, organize, and manage all of your online shopping.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Spotting water leaks from outer space
Israeli startup Utilis uses readily-available satellite images to pinpoint underground water leaks. Spectral microwave imaging, plus Utilis’ patented set of algorithms, tracks the “signature” of drinking water as it leaks from distribution pipes.
An app for the really serious shopper
Israeli startup Shopicks has launched a platform to help you discover, collect, organize, and manage all of your online shopping. It also sends you sale alerts for your items, tells you where the items are sold locally and can share shopping ideas with friends to get feedback.
Upgrading Real Madrid’s app
Israel’s Interacting Technology, via its Spanish subsidiary Sportech Interactech, is to upgrade Real Madrid’s official mobile app. The Spanish soccer club seeks to add online games and develop communication and interaction between fans, which would contribute to its monetization.
Really smart streetlights
Israel’s Ga’ash Lighting is installing its Apollo smart LED streetlights in the South Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam. The lights not only save energy, but they include Wi-Fi repeaters, security cameras, temperature and air quality sensors, and systems to measure traffic congestion.
Center for 3D and functional printing
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has launched Israel’s first center for research into 3D and functional printing – for example adding light emission or movement to a 3D-printed object. It will help develop the printing of sophisticated 3D products such as robots, solar equipment, radiation detectors, smart windows and medical devices. http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/28249
A back-end for your app
Israel’s RapidAPI saves 70% of app development time as it provides the operations common to most apps, such as entering user name and password, purchases, and data keeping. Developers can borrow and insert RapidAPI’s routines into their apps without having to write a single line of original code.
A recipe to better health
The Israeli app MakeMyPlate has some well-known users, including Jennifer Lopez. MakeMyPlate makes dieting more accessible and easier as it motivates users by literally getting to see what their plate should look like.
Save space on your smartphone
Israel’s Invoke Mobile has developed Camra – an app that lets you quickly upload photos and videos directly to the cloud, bypassing your phone’s storage.
Your smartphone fixed in under 1 hour
Israeli startup CellSavers can fix your smartphone within the hour at your preferred location, such as home, office, café or gym. CellSavers has just raised $3 million to enhance its technology-driven logistics and expand into other major US cities.
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