Following the launch of the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider at the Geneva International Motor Show,McLaren Automotive has now announced a new McLaren 650S Design Studio tablet app.
The McLaren 650S Design Studio App allows users to firstly custom-build their McLaren 650S from the range of factory options, including paint colors, wheel options, and exterior carbon fiber accents.
When the customization is complete, the car can be displayed in front of a host of specially selected backgrounds, such as the bright lights of Times Square, the marina at Monaco or, of course, the user’s own driveway.
Of course, once you’ve set the McLaren 650S into your desired scene, you get to share it on McLaren’s social media profiles at Facebook and Twitter.
The British supercar company reportedly will select the best user submissions to be featured on the official McLaren website.
Increasing the range of customization options available while simplifying the process of taking an already exclusive car and making it even more so is set to be a standout automotive trend in 2014.
Both Aston Martin and Lamborghini have used their stands at this year’s Geneva Motor Show to highlight their burgeoning customization services including concepts for physical ‘stores’ where clients can come to work with craftsmen in order to add a bespoke touch to their supercars.
The McLaren 650S Design Studio tablet app is available for iOS products through the Apple App Store and for Android devices through the app store and can be found by typing in “McLaren 650S.”
Launching in New York City with around 40 partners, new iOS (iPhone and iPad) app Beautified allows users to book exclusive appointments at high-end spas and salons in the Big Apple.
Whether you’re in need of a haircut, blowout, manicure, pedicure, wax, facial or massage, the team behind the product aims to have your spontaneous beauty sessions covered, and hair specialists the John Barrett Salon and the Shibui Spa at the luxury Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa are already onboard.
Co-founders Hannah Bronfman, Annie Evans and Peter Hananel also aim to roll out the service in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, and Chicago later in the year.
However, Beautified isn’t the first kid on the block. Lifebooker, founded in 2006 as an online concierge service, is also available on iOS.
The service allows you to book beauty, health, and fitness appointments, as well as grab savings on the move, and Lifebooker is available in 23 cities in the United States and Canada.
From apps that will help travelers find the nearest bar, microbrewery or coffee joint to a guide to chef-recommended restaurants, Travel + Leisure has curated a list of the top food-related apps.
Among some of their top picks is Ness, which claims to tailor restaurant recommendations to individual tastes. After users give their rating for 10 restaurants they’ve visited in the past, the app uses an algorithm to determine the user’s personal tastes and preferences before making customized restaurant recommendations.
Savored, meanwhile, will appeal to the budget-minded traveler with sophisticated palates as the app offers discounts at dining destinations including Daniel Boulud DB Bistro Moderne in New York.
Travelers undertaking culinary pilgrimages — that once-in-a-lifetime experience to an exorbitantly priced Michelin-starred restaurant — can also document their evening on Evernote Food which has built-in templates that let users archive photos, maps and tasting notes to preserve the memory.
And while Best Coffee and Untappd help users locate the nearest bar, microbrewery and artisanal coffee shop, Chefs Feed provides restaurant recommendations by some of the world’s top chefs.
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has launched an app based on his cookery book written for the home chef and inspired by staff meals served at his restaurant El Bulli.
Rolls Royce has recently introduced a resource that allows potential Rolls-Royce customers to search for pre-owned cars online.
This is called Provenance Pre-owned Stock Locator, and can be accessed by using an iPad, computer or smart phone.
New York-based, Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras is the latest chef to release his first cookbook in digital form.
Gras chose to bypass the traditional publishing medium and go straight to the e-book route with his first cookbook Laurent Gras: My Provence.
Coinciding with the publication of the book titled Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks, the brand has developed an iPad app of the same name.
The app has pretty much the same content as the book, including images of the most spectacular trunks and cases created on commission by Louis Vuitton, 1000 illustrations and even an ad catalogue from 1892.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has commissioned the design of a personalised iPad app, which will allow him to run the country from his Apple tablet.
Stella McCartney has relaunched her website, equipping it with all the latest features before the fashion week rush. She is also launching a new iPad app.
Almost 30 European countries including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain were added to McCartney’s new e-commerce, which also enables shoppers to reserve an item online and pick it up at a store of their choice.
Additionally, the in-store “Private Wardrobing” service, a personalized concierge service, can now be booked online.
Coinciding with the release of Robb Report’s 23rd annual “Best of the Best” signature June issue, the magazine announces the debut of an iPad APP.
Robb Report’s new monthly iPad app will offer unique content including interactive features, hotspots, slide shows, and videos featuring the international luxury world’s most extraordinary new products and services.
The new Robb Report iPad app will provide access to all of the print magazine’s content when viewed in “portrait” (vertical) format, and unlock a wide range of interactive enhancements when operating in “landscape” (horizontal) mode.
A new tablet is threatening to make waiters obsolete with its ability to showcase menu items, take orders, and settle the bill.
Though it’s not official yet, speculation is rife that in addition to rolling out in 20 restaurants in the San Francisco area and Boston, major restaurant chain Applebee’s will also be putting the E la Carte tablets on their tabletops.
In addition to browsing through color photos of the menu items, guests can use the tablet to play games during the ‘dead time’ between ordering and waiting for meals.
At $600,000 per week the 60 metre Lürssen superyacht Solemates designed by the great Espen Oeino is one of the world’s most exclusive charter craft.
It’s also one of the most cutting edge thanks to a new system that lets guests control various functions via an iPad.
Don’t happen to own one? Not a problem – the captain hands each guest their own iPad when they step aboard.
InterContinental has launched a new, content-rich iPad app which offers extensive information about destinations for travelers.
The new app was designed to tap into the knowledge of its concierges, offering information on recommended restaurants, shops and nightspots, as well as other topics such as local culture and attractions in more than 120 destinations.
Other features include interactive maps, destination-specific streaming videos, suggested itineraries and insider tips on subjects such as what to pack, detailed information about each property and an online booking capability.
“An Italian Dream” is the second app for the iPad launched by Tod’s. “My Life is in This Bag” was their first app which was unveiled in August.
It celebrated the world of Tod’s and allowed the visitors to browse collections and view virtual themed lifestyles.
Now, you can discover the Tod’s new application ‘An Italian Dream’ – an artistic celebration of the quality and tradition of “Made in Italy” craftsmanship.
The St. Regis New York has created the St. Regis New York E-Butler, an app allowing guests and the public alike access to the hotel’s butlers and concierges.
The St. Regis New York E-Butler is a modern twist on traditional butler service, providing guests with the world renowned St. Regis service at the touch of a button.
This application offers guests the ability to “chat” directly with their butler in real-time, arranging all of the important details of their visit to the city instantly.
Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, has launched its new, free App designed specifically for users of the Apple iPad.
The new App takes users on a tour of Christie’s upcoming auctions and enables “at a glance” browsing of hundreds of luxury items and objects to be sold in the company’s salerooms worldwide.
Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.
French hotel chain Sofitel launched an iPad newspaper service for guests July 26, in a move that could mean a fresh start for the dwindling tradition of the morning newspaper in hotels.
The luxury chain has launched “The Kiosk,” a customer-only iPad app which offers a selection of interactive daily magazines and newspapers and will be provided to guests on an iPad for the duration of their stay.
Guests can choose from publications such as Le Monde in France, the Independent and Vogue in the UK, Bild or Die Welt in Germany or La Repubblica in Italy.
Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel publisher, has ported its full color Discover series to the iPad, it announced August 3.
The books are now available on the Apple iBookstore, with Lonely Planet saying that the series “takes the ebook to a new level.”
Using the iPad’s touch-screen functionality, users can navigate between reviews and points of interest on a map, bookmarking key sights and taking notes using the iBooks application.
Italian luxe label Bottega Veneta has announced that it is planning to bring its newly revamped website, featuring exclusive video content, to the iPad very soon. In the meantime, experience the European Vogue magazines in a new way.
The Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder app for iPhones allows brides and grooms to use their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to find the perfect diamond ring.
For the men, the Tiffany iPhone app will show rings in their actual size, so theyâ€™re more likely to compare the on-screen rings with their partners.
The â€œring sizerâ€ aims to simplify ring sizing by stealing one of her rings, placing it on the screen and waiting for the correct ring size to pop up!