Mobile Content, Tablets, Apps

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Everyone in the content business knows that mobile use is on the rise, and many content providers are rushing to move their content to applications. Earlier this year, Apple announced the 10 billionth download in the App Store, and the 2-year-old Android Market already offers more than 100,000 apps for download.

Posted Apr 11, 2011

Bitrix released Site Manager version 10.0, which features a variety of updates and improvements. Among other features, the new version of Bitrix Site Manager includes BitrixMobile, a platform for mobile websites and apps that supports iOS, iPhone, and BlackBerry. The company also held a free webinar on April 7 to promote the product.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

Atex announced its new Tablet Publishing solution, which is designed to help media companies produce tablet editions without the need to add staff or upgrade skillsets or systems. Atex Tablet Publishing combines app-like navigation with support for scrolling and tapping gestures with a user experience built around HTML5. This combination allows media companies to quickly design editions with hyperlinks, videos, and social media sharing, without the need for PDF files or other specialized formats.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

Brainshark, Inc., announced enhancements that provide mobile viewers with a more interactive experience, featuring a new module called "Brainshark Enhanced Mobile," a Flash-based mobile player, and updates to its iOS apps. Brainshark allows users to add their voice, video clips, interactivity, and attachments to slide decks and other documents, in order to create online video presentations.

Posted Apr 05, 2011

Snowbound is demonstrating its latest Android and tablet viewer applications at the AIIM OnDemand Expo 2011 in Washington DC on March 22-24. The document viewing and conversion software company is introducing a mobile viewing application for Android smartphones and tablets, which was created using its RasterMaster Java SDK app development software.

Posted Mar 22, 2011

AT&T agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion of combined cash and stock. According to AT&T, the acquisition provides the network assets necessary to add capacity, and it will offer the carrier an opportunity to improve network quality for customers of both AT&T and T-Mobile.

Posted Mar 22, 2011

Vizibility also chose this year's SXSW event to announce the addition of QR codes to its Vizibility SearchMe links, which can be added to resumes, presentations, business cards, or other printed or online materials. QR codes are a form of specialized barcode, and when used in conjunction with Vizibility they allow job-seekers to present additional information on themselves outside the context of a formal resume or other identifying document.

Posted Mar 17, 2011

AT&T and One Economy-a global nonprofit that works towards bringing broadband opportunity to underserved communities-chose this week's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival to announce a contest for developers to design mobile applications that help low-income users improve their lives. AT&T and One Economy are offering $50,000 in prizes to software developers who can design applications that help families with tasks such as finding jobs, improving health and well being, improving education, and building financial security.

Posted Mar 17, 2011

XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and application building company, launched 360-Degree Video, an immersive moving video app for iPhone 4 and iPad. Working in a similar way to online 360 degree image viewers like Google StreetView, the mobile app places consumers at the center of continuously moving footage and uses the accelerometer on the iPhone 4 and iPad so that they can look around the recreated environment.

Posted Mar 15, 2011

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., a full-service B2B Internet service provider that helps small and medium-sized enterprises expand their sales networks in China, announced the launch of a mobile platform that includes SMS text functionality to drive increased traffic to its portal. ChinaNet's mobile platform is formatted to display franchise information for all wireless phones, including smartphones. Initial testing of the platform began in December 2010 and was formally rolled out to customers on March 1.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization software for mobile devices, announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the assets of m-Wise, Inc. m-Wise provides a platform for content owners and service providers to manage, deliver, and monetize mobile entertainment, content, and applications. The m-Wise mobile software as a service platform is used to power over three million daily mobile service transactions world-wide.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

The avalanche of new connected devices, including tablets, smartphones, and applications that blur the lines between the two, are paving the way for 2011 to be the year of multiplatform content creation and delivery. he advance of hardware and software products by providers including Google and Apple to leverage the three screens--mobile, TV, and internet--has whet consumers' appetites for new and connected experiences that deliver us content across time, place, and platforms.

Posted Mar 08, 2011

Giesecke & Devrient and Vodafone are developing mobile security applications that employ the SIM card as a key for authentication and encryption, including an application that involves SIM card-based authentication for access to a company network. The pilot projects for these applications were presented at CeBIT 2011, the international information and communications technology trade show hosted in Hannover, Germany, March 1-5 this year.

Posted Mar 08, 2011

Kalio Inc., formerly D.M.insite, will introduce an application for mobile ecommerce. The KalioMobile application will unify mobile and online retail sites, because online retailers will not need to create a separate mobile infrastructure. Instead, "customers can manage their mobile site as an extension of their primary website," according to Kalio co-founder and chief executive officer Larry Kavanagh.

Posted Mar 01, 2011

By now, as the saying goes, "there's an app for that," no matter what "that" might be. Although these on-the-go applications might have captured the imagination of an increasing number of U.S. mobile users, digital content creators are now looking to redefine, fortify, and even replace the app with more comprehensive mobile content delivery strategies that pack in additional relevance, context, real-time information, and functionality, without needing to rely on one OS or handset.

Posted Feb 23, 2011

According to figures released by DisplaySearch, Apple is now the dominant seller of mobile computers based on units sold, thanks in large part to sales of its popular iPad tablet. The company sold a total of 10.2 million mobile computers (which includes both laptops and tablets) during the fourth quarter of 2010, seizing 17.2% of the total market. Its nearest competitors were HP and Acer, which held shares of 15.6% and 14% respectively.

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Netbiscuits, a cloud software service for cross-platform development, publishing, and monetization of mobile sites and apps, today announces the "HTML5+" extension of its Rich UI Development Framework. A set of new rich user interface components allows Netbiscuits' developers to create the most advanced user experiences for mobile web applications using the latest in HTML5 technology.

Posted Feb 15, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is completing its line of AccessMyLibrary apps with the release of the College and School editions of its Android applications. The apps join the AccessMyLibrary School Edition application for the iPad, which became available in early January. These most recent additions make Gale library resources accessible from all the major mobile device platforms.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Mobile workforce data protection leader attracts funding to fuel growth after signing multiple new channel partnership agreements.Datacastle, a provider of mobile workforce data protection solutions, announced completion of a $2 million financing. The company's latest funding round is led by CM Capital and Haag Ltd., both of Australia. The financing comes on the heels of several recently-announced agreements including relationships with Seagate i365, Systemax MISCO Germany, and Computerlinks to distribute Datacastle's endpoint backup and data protection solution - Datacastle RED.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

Consider the value if you could learn about the world around you based on where you are using the GPS capability in your smartphone. Imagine for a minute holding up your phone and having relevant content delivered to you based on your physical location at any given moment. There are complex and useful applications of the location dynamic beyond simply communicating "I'm here."

Posted Feb 03, 2011

inMotion, a provider of B2B approval management solutions, launched its first iPhone application. inMotion's app lets decision-makers review and approve content and creative proofs from their smartphones.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

Mobile Apps for Law is a comprehensive database on the web covering legal research and utility apps for all types of mobile devices. Law apps are available for iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, BlackBerries, Android devices, or Palm PCs.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

e-Spirit will present its AppCenter for its CMS, FirstSpirit, at CeBIT 2011 in Germany from March 1 to 5. The AppCenter supports interface integration of virtually all web applications whether from cloud and SaaS (software as a service) environments or from the desktop directly into the CMS.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

GigaSpaces Technologies, provider of virtualized application platforms, announced the launch of eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) 8.0, featuring openness and continuous scaling. XAP 8.0 leverages features of existing technologies, keeping access to future technologies in mind while ensuring applications can be updated and can scale with no interruption.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

Accumulate UK Limited announced that it has rebranded as Flexion. The move comes in response to the huge success of the Flexion product. Through its wrapper technology Flexion enables a range of additional services, especially billing and DRM, to be applied to mobile content without changing the original source code.

Posted Jan 27, 2011