ADJUST RECOMMENDS


IN EACH EDITION OF LTV, WE ROUND UP WHAT’S BEEN CAUSING A BUZZ AT ADJUST HQ. HERE ARE THIS ISSUE’S RECOMMENDATIONS — FROM OUR WATERCOOLER TO YOURS.

TXT DAVID HARTERY
ART FILIP FRÖLICH

THE APP

RUNTASTIC

BY ADIDAS

With fitness featuring big amid the turmoil of 2020, Runtastic presses a lot of buttons to keep you running. Social and gamified aspects are there to keep you motivated, plus bodyweight exercises for anyone indoors. Of course, there are the usual running and session tracking offered by most fitness apps, but what sets Runtastic apart is the option to push yourself, check your statistics and share with your friends.

As a mobile measurement company, we’re obviously obsessed with actionable data — it’s time to turn that on in your fitness journey.

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RUNTASTIC.COM

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WHAT REALLY SETS RUNTASTIC APART IS THE OPTION TO PUSH YOURSELF, CHECK YOUR STATISTICS AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

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THE BOOK

DATA IS LIKE A PLATE OF HUMMUS

BY LIOR BARAK

In a time when everyone’s talking about big data, it can be hard to see the signal for the noise — in more ways than one. Lior Barak’s new book does a fantastic job introducing us to how data science is transforming companies and company strategy. Dissecting topics like the challenges of privacy or everyday documentation, there is much to learn from this accessible, well-written book.

GET THE BOOK VIA BLINKIST HERE
amazon.com/dp/B086FZ7K29

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THE BOOK

LEAN AI

BY LOMIT PATEL - HOW INNOVATIVE STARTUPS ARE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO GROW

From one buzzworthy concept to another: these days everyone’s talking about AI, either as a harbinger of doom or the gateway to utopia. While AI can seem like the stuff of science fiction to the average person, Lomit Patel aims straight for a 101 course, demystifying and explaining the basics while offering practical advice on how to operationalize automation and workflows in Lean Startups.

With CMOs across the industry preaching that investments in automation are increasing, even as budgets elsewhere are under an ever tighter leash, there’s never been a better time to get up to speed
with the wave of the future.

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amazon.com/dp/B084DFG327

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THE APP

FOREST

With more people working from home, it can be hard to tune out the distractions. Forest lets you set aside sessions for concentration and turns productivity into a playful process that offers a deeper meaning. “Plant” a tree at the start of a period of work and it will slowly grow and get bigger. If you leave the app before the end of the session, your plant will wither and die, but if you successfully complete the session, you’re rewarded with a verdant green shrub. Even better, Forest is partnered with Trees For The Future to plant real trees, which you can buy with in-app currency — meaning your productivity is actively helping the environment.

GET THE APP
forestapp.cc/

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DIGITAL

APP MASTERS

Industry expert Steve Young’s podcast AppMasters brings a weekly success story from the mobile app industry, profiling or interviewing a founder, entrepreneur or visionary from across the mobile space. Combining Steve’s insights and bubbly personality, it’s an eminently listenable podcast that’s packed with plenty of industry insight. Steve also breaks down different app marketing and monetization strategies. With six years of back episodes on YouTube, it’s a worthwhile project to work through some of the older episodes too — a lot of them are still as relevant today as they were when recorded.

WATCH
youtube.com/user/steviepyoung/videos

LISTEN
appmasters.com/category/podcast/

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DIGITAL

PROTOCOL SOURCE CODE

Set up by the founder of POLITICO, Protocol is a relatively new arrival in the tech news scene. But in that short time, it has excelled at cutting through the noise and providing a great overview of trends in the wider industry. The Source Code newsletter and podcast provides short bursts of news roundups. For a daily dose of information featuring depth and breadth of discussion that’s hard to find elsewhere, Source Code newsletter is worth checking out. With the podcast weighing in at around five minutes, and featuring experts from across the tech spectrum, it's hard to find a shorter or deeper dive into tech topics anywhere else.

CHECK IT OUT
protocol.com/newsletters/sourcecode/

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FOR A DAILY DOSE OF INFORMATION FEATURING DEPTH AND BREADTH OF DISCUSSION THAT’S HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE, SOURCE CODE NEWSLETTER IS WORTH CHECKING OUT.

THE PRODUCT

BREVILLE PRECISION

Who else finds it hard to start the morning without coffee? The importance of a hot cup of joe was never been more evident than during the period when cafes were closed. With this in mind, investing in a good coffee machine is really a no-brainer. And what better way to simulate the thrill of being handed a warm mug of some single-origin lovingly extracted through an expensive glassware than with an automatic pour-over coffee machine? With plenty of features and automatic options, once you get your beans ground, it delivers mug after mug of third-wave caffeinated goodness.

GET THE BOOK VIA BLINKIST HERE
BLINKIST.COM/BOOKS/RANGE.EN

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