Hunger Crunch by Rice Bowls wins Facebook’s Social Good App of the Year

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Greenville / Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) March 30, 2015

Hunger Crunch (http://www.hungercrunch.com), a newly launched video game, has won Facebook’s Social Good App of The Year award which was presented at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. The conference was held at the Fort Mason Center on Wednesday, March 25th and Thursday, March 26th, and brought together the leading developers from around the world for discussions, demos and discovery of innovative app technology. The award was presented on March 26th.

Hunger Crunch, created and developed by Rice Bowls, a non-profit based in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, focuses on raising money to feed orphaned children in 54 orphanages in eight countries around the world. The one-touch side-scrolling platformer follows the gamer, who is mounted on a mythical beast called “Beasty,” as they aim to rid the world of hunger and its maddening army of minions. Fun, fast-moving and graphically sophisticated, Hunger Crunch is a whimsical ride through a fantasy kingdom with real world humanitarian benefits. Additionally, a built-in feature makes it easy for groups to host tournaments and compete against each other to raise money, fighting hunger in the game and in the real world too.

Watch the game trailer here: http://www.hungercrunch.com

There are 12 levels with a unique stomp mechanic that allows the gamer to chain-jump and squash enemy monsters, thereby stomping out hunger. The player collects candy coins at each level, but players can also use real money to buy candy coins in bulk, with 100% of the in-app proceeds going to help feed children around the world through the Rice Bowls organization. (http://www.ricebowls.org).

The Hunger Crunch app is available for free in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is also available in Google Play for Android.

App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hunger-crunch/id860000093?mt=8

Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.org.ricebowls.HungerCrunch&hl=en







Game-Changing Social App Uses Patented Technology to Uncover Real-Time Local Trends at SXSW 2015

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2015

Zoom Social, a social networking app created by Locus Social Inc., will be present at SXSW Interactive 2015 to debut its official launch in the iTunes store. Zoom Social is designed to display social media’s top trending topics through real-time and location-based photos and text content. Users can discover what is popular in real-time and in any area across the globe through Zoom Social’s interactive map.

“People descend upon Austin every year for SXSW for a lot of reasons, but two of them stand out: they want to hang out with their industry friends and discover trends. It is easy to get lost in the crowd at a city-wide event like SXSW,” said Shaofeng Yang, co-founder of Locus Social Inc. “Zoom Social serves as a social discovery map app that ups the ante by letting you see exactly where your friends and interesting people are and what they are talking about.”

“Thanks to Zoom Social’s impressive patent-pending technology, we have the fastest processing engine to efficiently assess trending location-based real-time data and arrange it into one user-friendly design.”

Zoom Social’s patent pending social discovery engine helps users find the needles in the haystack amongst public and friends’ conversations by assembling its information from Twitter, and soon Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest; presenting the user with more easily digested content. Real-time discussions are viewable, and centered on location-based photos and communicate directly with others who are engaged in the content.

During SXSW, users will be able to walk down the street and see what is going on far beyond the context of Twitter thanks to Zoom Social’s integration efforts with music and other event ticketing sites.

The Zoom Social team will be hosting a rock band karaoke night at the WeDC House (across the street from the Austin Convention Center) on Monday from 6-9 pm. They will also be participating in the SXSW Music Hackathon.

“We anticipate that interesting people, musicians and speakers will take advantage of Zoom Social’s fan discovery and interactive conversation features as well – for example: musicians can see which of their fans are in Austin for SXSW, interact with them, and identify fans they are not following already,” says Yang. “Zoom Social may just turn out to be the ultimate fan discovery app for musicians and speakers seeking to break out at the 2015 SXSW festival.”

Zoom Social is available for free in the iTunes App Store. For more information, visit http://zoomsocial.com.

ABOUT:

Founded in 2013, Locus Social has developed the world’s fastest location- based, real-time big data processing engine to power the future of all location-based services. Zoom Social brings the social events of interest, the most popular people and pictures, and coolest social trends from anywhere in the US to your fingertips in real-time. You can select a geographical area as small as a street corner or as large as the entire US to explore the exciting world of social media (Twitter only for now). You can easily search any topic or person you are interested in and can also communicate to the right people, at the right time, within the geographical area you specified.