Here’s a really cool application tip that comes via way of my friends at the @Co_mmunitySD co-working space in San Diego, CA, enter Teleport. This clever app is designed for those of you who work with teams that are spread out all over the country, or all over the World. Teleport helps you to plan for your next meeting, providing transportation options and prices so that you can budget accordingly.
With the turn of the calendar to 2016 there’s now a new player on the block! Well, the name may sound familiar, however, the structure and the company are new and should have some great things in store for the industry (and their customers) in 2016 – say hello to Fulcrum Mobile Solutions LLC.
I’ve always enjoyed the annual tech updates and predictions from Chetan Sharma – he knows his stuff! Recently he shared his annual predictions and “what is hot in mobile” survey results. From sharma… “We do our annual survey to engage our knowledgeable community on trends and events to keep an eye on. The composite view gives a glimpse into the future scenarios. Executives, developers, and insiders from leading mobile companies and startups from across the value chain and from the around the globe participated to educate us on what to expect of 2016. ”
Celltick, a global leader in home screen marketing have shared a wealth of behavioral data for their latest report entitled, “Global trends in Android use 2015.” Among the key findings: the vast majority of smartphones in Asia (71 percent) and the Middle East and Africa continue to be configured with English. Facebook might be ubiquitous, but Facebook Messenger is only popular on low-end phones; amongst the higher-end handsets, Skype is the most common application installed.
The busy holiday travel season is now upon us and with that comes extreme weather… you know it always happens that way! And so, road warriors need to be prepared and need to be able to get notifications of weather related incidents in order to plan accordingly. The following are some of the more popular and useful weather notification apps to consider:
Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) fights wildfires and other natural disasters in more than 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, totaling an estimated 193 million acres or 30% of all federally-managed lands. Every year thousands of acres of forests are engulfed in fires. Recognizing the benefits of geospatial technology, the USFS GMO has included Avenza System Inc.’s award-winning PDF Maps mobile app in order to deliver interactive digital maps to fire fighters and emergency response teams situated in forests across the United States and its territories.
Via Amazon (sorry but i can’t verify how long this price will last) here’s an unlocked Lumia smartphone for less than $70 – and you can get free shipping using Prime or a free Prime delivery trial. The Lumia devices (think Nokia) have a pretty decent camera, pleasant UI, and the Lumia maps and music services are downright awesome! The device is unlocked and can be used on most carriers. Gorilla corning glass protects the device, however, they can break, I know this as we lost one recently to an accidental drop so to be safe you should case it!
A New Voice Mobility Service from Comcast Blends Traditional Office Phone Lines with an App that Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access from Mobile Phones. Comcast Business Voice Mobility is designed for employees whose jobs require them to work outside of an office but want to stay connected to their business phone line at all times, using a single phone number.