Country pop singer Carrie Underwood launched this month a fitness app with exercises to lose weight without leaving home. She is not the first celebrity to found apps with distant proposals from her artistic career – for example, Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock, has a «motivational» alarm clock with no snooze option to encourage users to reach their goals.
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The Oscar winner for Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is the curator and investor of the so-called «Shazam of art», which identifies paintings from photos. Check out the rather curious apps that were created or supported by celebrities in the list below.
Celebrities like DiCaprio and The Rock have apps for iPhone and Android – Photo: Playback / Instagram
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1. Leonardo DiCaprio is curator of the «Shazam of art»
DiCaprio invested in Magnus, the «Shazam» of works of art – Photo: Disclosure / Magnus
The Magnus app was launched in 2016 on the App Store and Google Play Store, and works as a «Shazam for art», as creator Magnus Resch himself dubbed. Just take a picture of the work of art through the application to access information such as the name of the author, year, title and price of the piece, as well as the exhibition history of the work in question.
DiCaprio, a great arts enthusiast, became an investor in the app in 2018, believing that «visual art is an important tool for spreading ideas, memorizing history and bringing people together through a common proposal», according to a statement in a note to ArtNet News website.
2. Maisie Williams founded Daisie, a social network of artists
Daisie allows connecting talents – Photo: Disclosure / Daisie
Created by actress Maisie Williams, Arya Stark of Game of Thrones, Daisie is an application that aims to connect talents. The app is available for free download only for iPhone (iOS), and has the main objective of creating a collaborative network between creative minds, in which experienced artists can help and support new artists, mainly through collaboration on projects.
3. Carrie Underwood has a fitness app
Fit52 is the fitness app that has a series of exercises for every week of the year – Photo: Disclosure / Fit52
The singer and former presenter of the TV show American Idol created the Fit52 app with the help of his personal trainer, and the platform defines it as «a new and balanced approach to well-being». The app suggests a list of exercises based on a short initial questionnaire, in which the user must inform how advanced and committed they are to exercise. The training sessions include guide videos, in daily series of 30 minutes for 52 weeks of the year and, in addition, it is possible to adapt and modify the training according to your needs.
4. Tom Hanks has an app that simulates typewriters
Tom Hanks’ app imitates a typewriter – Photo: Disclosure / Hanx Writer
The actor is known for being a great typewriter enthusiast and, for this reason, launched in 2014 the Hanx Writer app, which turns the iPad or iPhone into a new version of typewriters. Available for iOS, Hanks’ app promises the experience of writing on an old typewriter, with a vintage look and typical keyboard and space noises from the past.
5. The Rock has a motivational alarm clock
The Rock Clock is The Rock’s motivational deserter app – Photo: Playback / Up to Down
The Rock Clock is The Rock’s motivational alarm app. The app was created according to the fighter’s habit of waking up every day at 4am. The Rock Clock aims to help you «set goals and wake up early every day to achieve them». Available for iPhone (iOS) and Android, The Rock Clock wakes users up with motivational songs sung by The Rock itself, and does not have a «snooze» button.
6. Björk has an educational app
The educational app of the singer Bjork is used in tablets of schools in the United States and Iceland – Photo: Reproduction / björk
The educational application Biophilia is available for iPhone (iOS) and Android, and comprises topics involving science and music. The Icelandic singer’s app has fulfilled its proposal, and has been used in schools in the United States and Iceland since its launch in 2011. Costing US $ 12.99 (about R $ 61), Biophilia explores scientific questions related to the nature of light, the force of gravity and the effects of the tide, and can act as a pedagogical complement for children between 10 and 12 years old.
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