Author: MobileVillage

Week in Mobile, Oct. 17: VR sans phones, iPhone 8 swollen batteries, Instagram Polls, RIP Windows Phone, more

Each week, MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: Facebook Oculus Go & Rift VR, Apple’s iPhone 8 swollen battery issue, Microsoft kills Windows Phone updates, Instagram Polls vs Snapchat Polly, FourSquare Places, business AR apps, Puerto Rico cell service, and more. Oculus Go VR ditches phones, will offer virtual live events At last week’s Oculus Connect VR developers conference, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Oculus Go (pictured here), its first Oculus VR headset that works by itself without a...

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Citrix XenMobile: What’s new, and how it stands out in enterprise mobility management

XenMobile Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Solutions by Citrix provide industry leading security and controls for devices, applications and data. Here we’ll look at what sets XenMobile apart from other EMM offerings, and what’s new in the latest version. XenMobile supports all layers of the EMM stack including unified endpoint management (UEM), mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), enterprise file sync/share (EFSS), productivity apps and secure mobile gateway. By owning products for all layers of the EMM stack, Citrix is able to easily build integrations between the layers delivering a superior experience for both end-users and IT. Making...

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Tangoe: telecom expense management & MDM experts

If your company needs an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution that includes mobile apps management, mobile device management, telecom expense management and even mobile deployment services, there are only a few EMM providers that deliver all of these for you in one package. And if you also want a provider with many years of experience and a host of leading mobility partners, US-based Tangoe is among your top choices. Let’s take a quick look at what Tangoe offers. Tangoe’s Managed Mobility Services (MMS) solution enables enterprise organizations to deploy, track, manage, secure, and support their mobile infrastructures and transform...

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When seconds matter, Everbridge app delivers emergency alerts with public input

Mobile Public Safety Alerts Nominee — One-way messaging is a thing of the past in today’s mobile, on-the-go world. Organizations need the ability to have a two-way conversation with mobile recipients – including their traveling and remote workers – and leverage these contacts to provide the eyes and ears on the scene as a situation develops. The Everbridge Mobile App allows organizations to request information through polling, and also allows users to submit on-the-scene reports, all through the convenience of their mobile phone. Leveraging Nixle wire data from 8,000+ public safety agencies across the United States, the Everbridge Mobile...

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How a global telco saved millions by mobilizing its Oracle apps

How to mobilize highly customized apps into one Oracle mobile app? This telco did it for a quarter of the cost of custom development. A large global provider of satellite broadband and wireless services and technology was looking to increase productivity and streamline business processes to cater to their large mobile workforce. Their dilemma: they needed to mobilize several highly integrated and customized Oracle applications, but quickly and at minimal cost. The company relies on Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) for employee time tracking and reporting, as well as Oracle’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications...

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PowWow Mobile puts the WOW in rapid smart app development

PowWow Mobile is redefining the mobile enterprise. Our rapid mobile app platform, SmartUX™, enables organizations to simplify and extend business apps to mobile by modernizing and streamlining existing processes to deliver new and intelligent “enterprise to edge” experiences. Built on best of breed open technology, SmartUX provides a low-code, drag and drop environment for rapidly creating and deploying secure cross-platform mobile apps that easily connect to any backend system or data source with or without APIs. With unmatched accessibility and ease-of-use, PowWow’s mobile app platform eases collaboration between IT and the business, significantly reducing backlogs and accelerating time to...

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Overstock.com’s app aims to excite both shoppers & inspiring designers

2017 Mobile Star Awards Nominee: Deals or Shopping App — Overstock.com app Overstock’s shopping app for iOS and Android offers customers the full assortment and convenience of shopping on Overstock.com whenever or wherever the mood to shop strikes. The Overstock app creates a personalized user experience that is both intuitive and full of the latest technologies. Recently, an augmented reality (AR) feature was introduced within the Overstock app. Shoppers using a mobile device with iOS 11 can launch the fully-interactive AR experience to view true-to-life-size 3D models in the highest resolution, giving customers the most accurate demonstration of product so they can see...

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Deputy’s workforce manager app puts your team always at your fingertips

2017 Mobile Star Awards Entrant: Scheduling & Workforce Manager App — Deputy How Deputy’s workforce manager app brings teams together: Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta and Sydney, with offices in the UK and Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager app and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers a cloud-based, best-in-class solution that simplifies employee scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. All of this management can be done seamlessly from the Deputy mobile app. From changing shifts on the go, to updating employees about new procedures on the Deputy Newsfeed, this app gives managers the tools they need to get...

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Week in Mobile, Sept. 3, 2017: Fitbit smartwatch, Google Pixel 2 release date, more

We’ve teamed up with Appcelerator to bring you a weekly quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup we cover the new Ionic Fitbit smartwatch, Samsung Gear Sport, upcoming Google Pixel 2, LG V30, Google Home mini rumors, app subscription pricing and more. Posts below are from Appcelerator (APP) and MobileVillage (MV). Fitbit smartwatch launches A Fitbit smartwatch seemed inevitable, given the company’s acquisition of Pebble and its market share loss to the likes of Apple and China’s Xiaomi. This week Fitbit unveiled its Ionic smartwatch, which...

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Alternative app stores with free apps? Try these instead of Google & Apple

If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, you already know that the Google Play Store is your source for apps. However, just because it’s the official app store, it doesn’t mean it is the best one out there. Google Play and Apple’s App Store have many expensive apps and even lack some popular applications. To get what you need and even save money, it’s time you tried out a third party alternative app store. There are many apps that can offer you “paid apps” for free, and they can also give you access to apps from all around...

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ReSound app perfects your hearing aid settings for wherever you are

ReSound’s Smart 3D hearing aid app is a 2017 Mobile Star Awards Nominee: Medical App — ReSound Smart 3D app Healthcare Medical Innovation — ReSound Smart 3D Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions, affecting more than 500 million people worldwide who experience it in some degree. Moreover, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that one in three people in the US between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of individuals older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Launched in May 2017, ReSound LiNX 3D™ and the...

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Arccos GPS golf app ups your game performance with new “smart caddie”

Arccos GPS golf app is a  2017 Mobile Star Awards Nominee: Sports League or Games Manager — Arccos 360 Arccos Golf provides a patented, GPS-based hardware and software system that automatically records shots taken by golfers worldwide, giving them valuable insights on their game. Arccos 360 is the second-generation system that features 14 sensors, one for every club in the bag. It automatically records and analyzes every shot hit, combining Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help users play smarter and shoot lower scores. In 2017, Arccos partnered with Microsoft. Leveraging Microsoft’s powerful Microsoft Azure cloud platform and...

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Week in Mobile, Aug. 19: Hot new phones, cellular Apple Watch rumor, more

We’ve teamed up with Appcelerator to bring you a weekly quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup we have a lots of new phone news: the Essential Phone, Nokia 8, LG V30, Asus ZenFone 4, Galaxy S8 Active, and a rumored cellular Apple Watch 2017. Plus: Facebook’s new video watching service, NBA mobile ticketing and more. Posts below are from Appcelerator (APP) and MobileVillage (MV). Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone finally available for pre-order After weeks of delays, you can now order the much-hyped Essential smartphone (pictured above)...

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iOS 11 enterprise features & device management tips

Mobile Device Management software (MDM) provides a way for both SMBs and corporations to manage multiple mobile devices over-the-air. MDMs built for Apple iOS let the administrators enroll and manage iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and execute commands remotely. Here, we’ll look at the latest iOS device management software features, as well as the newest iOS 11 enterprise features. How secure is MDM for iOS? An iOS device and MDM together can make sure there aren’t any security loopholes and the data is completely secure. An iOS device prevents the corporate data from being leaked with features like Find...

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WordApt word forming game expands your vocabulary & improves your pronunciation

New word game & vocabulary app in one: WordApt! 2017 Mobile Star Awards Entrant: Educational App — WordApt Profile: WordApt 9 Branksome Court, Bradford West Yorkshire, BD9 5DG, UK wordapt [at] gmail.com wordapt.com Facebook:  /WordApt Twitter:  @WordApt Play Store:  …word.apt Structure:  Private company OS Supported:  Android About WordApt’s new vocabulary app: The company may provide more information here later. Meanwhile, check out the company’s website above! * Bethany Hamilton Smile Emoji Keyboard braces...

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Braces are cool with Ormco’s Bethany Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji Keyboard

Bethany Hamilton Emoji Keyboard braces app —  2017 Mobile Star Awards Entrant: Keyboard App — Bethany Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji Keyboard Profile: Ormco Corp. 1717 W Collin Ave. Orange, CA 92867 Tel: (+1) 619-234-0345 ormco [at] havasformula.com damonbraces.com/bethany-hamilton/emoji Facebook:  /myOrmco Twitter:  @Ormco YouTube:  Ormco Structure:  Public company, founded in 1960 OS Supported:  Android, Apple iOS About Ormco’s Bethany Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji Keyboard: The company may provide more information here later. Meanwhile, check out the company’s website above! * Bethany Hamilton Smile Emoji Keyboard braces...

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Week in Mobile August 12: iPhone 8 leak, Chrome ads, app onboarding & more

We’ve teamed up with Appcelerator to bring you a weekly quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup we look at Apple’s unintended iPhone 8 leaks, Google’s Chrome ad blocker, Google Nearby Connections API, Google Play’s Made for India section, app onboarding, the RFID market and more. Posts below are from Appcelerator (APP) and MobileVillage (MV). Lyft to help Amtrak train passengers book rides to/from home Lyft has teamed with Amtrak to make it easier for passengers to hail a ride to and from train stations. The...

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Week in Mobile, August 5: Facebook video phone, Apple AR glasses, more

We’ve teamed up with Appcelerator to bring you a weekly quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup we look at Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings, a rumored Facebook video phone & Facebook speaker, Google VR, Apple AR glasses, ARKit AR navigation, mobile app revenue, mobile biometrics, mobile shopping and more. Posts below are from Appcelerator (APP) and MobileVillage (MV). Apple stock hits record high after Q3 earnings Apple’s stock hit an all-time high of just under $160 this week, after Apple reported strong earnings for the third quarter...

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