Mobile

  • Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    In April, Amazon announced it would begin testing a new connected hardware device called the “Amazon Dash,” which lets you order groceries from AmazonFresh by either scanning a product barcode or speaking a product name into the device. But the Dash is only available in select markets where Prime Fresh operates, and customers have to be invited to participate in the… Read More

  • OnStaged’s New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It

    OnStaged’s New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It

    Here’s a thought experiment embodied in the form of an iPhone application: what if a social network featured the content first, allowing friends and other community members to read and connect with the post itself, before getting to see who wrote it? That’s the premise behind newly launched OnStaged, an app which lets you post short updates and photos, which are not anonymous, but… Read More

  • iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    In a report about video data consumption trends released this morning by Adobe, the company noted an interesting statistic about the changing habits of online TV watchers. For the first time, iOS applications have surpassed desktop browsers as the most popular access point for online TV content, with a 43% market share versus a 36% share, respectively. In addition, Android applications are now… Read More

  • CluckCluck Helps Busy Parents Book, Pay And Message Their Children’s Caregivers

    CluckCluck Helps Busy Parents Book, Pay And Message Their Children’s Caregivers

    Heather Joyce and Erin Matzkin, hard-working technology attorneys who also happen to be moms with a total of five kids between them, spent many years helping companies build websites and apps, but were frustrated that there was not a decent application that addressed their own needs when it came to balancing their work and family lives. So they decided to build one themselves. Today… Read More

  • Firefox OS Flame Developer Phone Pre-Orders Kick Off Today For $170

    Firefox OS Flame Developer Phone Pre-Orders Kick Off Today For $170

    Firefox OS seems like it’s had a number of different and distinct launch-type occurrences, but for what it’s worth this is the first time an official “reference device” has been made available. The Mozilla Flame, made through a partnership with T2Mobile and Mozilla, is now available for pre-order for $170 unlocked, complete with free global shipping. The Flame is a… Read More

  • A Danger Programmer Pours One Out For The Hiptop

    A Danger Programmer Pours One Out For The Hiptop

    With all this talk of laplets, tablets, iPhones, and GalTabs, we often forget one of the finest mobile platforms ever created, the Hiptop. But Chris DeSalvo didn’t forget. One of the original programmers for Danger’s groundbreaking hardware and software platform wrote a beautiful meditation last January on his work and the way it changed mobile. The piece didn’t get much… Read More

  • Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products. To that end, the partnership involves 3 parts: The Cloud SAP plans to run several of its key cloud services on Microsoft’s Azure platform… Read More

  • Reissued Brings Vintage Shopping To Mobile

    Reissued Brings Vintage Shopping To Mobile

    Today, there are a number of ways to shop from your mobile phone ranging from big companies like Amazon and eBay down to individual e-commerce retailers. But a new application called Reissued, launching this morning, wants to make it easy for you to shop for vintage items. The company offers a curated marketplace featuring only vintage, rare and other one-of-a-kind items across a number… Read More

  • Heroku And Salesforce Aim To Link Business Process and Customer Experience

    Heroku And Salesforce Aim To Link Business Process and Customer Experience

    Salesforce announced today that it was releasing two new products to help ease the integration between Heroku mobile development tools and Salesforce 1. The new products should make it easier to create applications in Heroku and review data in almost real time as users interact with mobile apps. The first piece is called Salesforce 1 Heroku Connect. The second is the Salesforce 1… Read More

  • The Pressure On Enterprises To Transform Intensifies

    The Pressure On Enterprises To Transform Intensifies

    Business is under intense pressure to transform these days whether it’s finding ways to capitalize on mobile, social, the cloud or big data or taking it a step further and becoming a truly digital enterprise. That was the message this week at the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit in LA –and as I listened to this lesson, I wondered how many people in that room were… Read More