Five smartphone features you never thought of using in your apps

The modern mobile space is ripe for innovation. Startups are popping up everyday, many of which are jumping on the social/local/mobile bandwagon. And sure, plenty of them are doing a very good job of it. But for me, the more interesting innovations will come from applications which look at existing mobile sensors and hardware features with new eyes, instead of rehashing the twice-baked features present in the application layer.

So stop brainstorming how to 'put a map in there' and open yourself up to the opportunities present in the device you carry with you all day, every day. Here are five killer examples.

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