Monthly Archives: December 2011
[ February 26, 2012 to March 1, 2012. ] Heroes of the Mobile Fringe (working title)
This is taken from Helen Keegan’s Blog
My new thing, or at least one of my new things is the very unofficial fringe festival happening in Barcelona at the same time as Mobile World Congress. You’ll find a landing page at http://mwcfringe.com where you can add your email address to be updated, there’s a group on facebook (likes are always much appreciated and if FB is your thing, then you’ll see the updates in your stream too) and you can follow proceedings on twitter and Lanyrd. Continue reading
Rating: Winner of ‘Going social: Best BBM Connected Application’ award’
The Wikitude World Browser has just won the award for Going social: Best BBM Connected Application’ award for Wikitude. The company won the award because its World Browser contains hundreds of different examples of how augmented reality (AR) can enrich location-based content. Besides travel sights and mobile coupons, the app BBM in Augmented Reality enables you to find your friends and chat while out and about. Continue reading
Augme Technologies Finalizes 2012 Strategy for IP Portfolio Expansion With ipCapital Group
NEW YORK, NY, Dec 12, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Augme Technologies, Inc. /quotes/zigman/592500 AUGT -2.84% , (“Augme(R)”) (“the Company”), a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced the completion [...]
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Rating: webOS version of SmartOffice – shame it don’t support rtf
Over the weekend, GoMo News received a mailshot from Scottish mobile app specialist, Picsel. It explained that its office suite for webOS was now available via the HP App Catalog online store for those with webOS based devices and in particular the Pre3 handset. This might sound unimportant given that webOS devices come with Quickoffice. However, as Picsel says, its SmartOffice for Pre on webOS is able to view and share but also edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents. The key word here is ‘edit’ because otherwise those with webOS devices – such as our HP TouchPad tablet – have to convert most common format documents in order to edit the. Which is a pain. But the biggest pain, however, is for some peculiar reason the .rtf (rich text format) still isn’t supported by an webOS office suite Continue reading
We read the press release below and thought that we would add a few words to this.
I personally remember the very first time I came to contact with Antti and Blyk. I did a podcast and was interested yet dubious about the Blyk venture. But, Antii does have a certain charm and magnetic personality that wooed over GoMo News for a short time.
Blyk; if it had been all that it originally promised, would have been an amazing success story. It might be a valid business today – but it isn’t the dream of some time ago. But I hope that Antii can continue a different dream and set of ideas moving forward. We wish him the best of luck!
People with Parkinson’s might regain their confidence communicating, thanks to Apps on their mobile phones.
Dr Roger Eglin, of the University of Portsmouth, hopes to develop two mobile phone Apps to enable the thousands of people with Parkinson’s improve their speech and allow them to be better understood by family, friends and healthcare workers.
Dr Eglin, [...]
Monday 12 December, 2011: Somo (www.somoagency.com), the leading independent mobile marketing agency and Virgin Games, the leading online gaming company, has today launched a brand new offering for Virgin customers – Virgin Casino Mobile. The mobile site encapsulates the experience and entertainment from Virgin Casino and delivers it to players while they’re on the move.
Rating: Operator sees the benefits of tapping into the unbanked
Vodafone has apparently hired Michael Joseph – who is basically mr M-Pesa, to spearhead the roll-out of Vodafone’s own m-payments business.
Rating: You’re only stuck with it for 12 months
One of the biggest problems facing smartphone owners – certainly in the UK – is that their smartphone has become way out of date before the end of the contract. Especially since consumers are signing themselves up for 18 and 24 month contracts. This is a problem especially for would-be iPhone owners because there’s little point trying to look cool with your Apple device if its so old it won’t even upgrade to iOS 5.0. So, O2 UK has come up with what it believes it a novel solution – leasing the iPhone. That way there are no up front costs for the device. Plus, at the end of the 12 month contract, customers will be able to return the device to O2 and take out a newer handset (assuming the iPhone 5 does finally launch) on a similar scheme. Or, alternatively update to another O2 contract. Continue reading
Rating: Play special version of game to with Samsung Note
Samsung seems very chuffed with itself that it has managed to put a deal together to create a special version of Rovio’s Angry Birds to coincide with the Xmas season. The company claims that it is the first time the Finnish game studio has ever allowed an Angry Birds-branded game and add-ons so a significant move for the brand. The good news for any games playing GoMo News readers is that the first three prizes involve winning a Samsung Note Android handset. Continue reading
Rating: Least number of clicks to book a flight, apparently
easyJet - which claims to be the UK’s largest airline (we’re pretty sure British Airways would dispute that), has launched its first smart phone app. The app is free and available for both iPhones and Android smartphones. Since it enables passengers to book a flight on more than 580 routes in less than 30 seconds, the company says it is the fastest airline booking app available. Is that in the world or just the UK, GoMo News wonders? Continue reading
Rating: SlideShark is answer for managers trying to migrate to iOS devices
There’s absolutely no doubting the fact that SlideShark from Brainshark must be doing something right. The company claims that it is resolving the problem of Microsoft PowerPoint’s incompatibility with the Apple iOS platform. The company maintains that it is getting two downloads per minute ever since its launch on October 18th . It’s also believes that the app has consistently ranked among the Top Five productivity apps in Apple’s iTunes App Store. This cloud-based offering now has a whole host of extra features. For example, all accounts now offer a minimum of 100MB of free storage. Continue reading
Rating: Actually there’s a free version of Nice Bear, Naughty Bear, too
You’re never too old to create an iPhone app, apparently. Avril Lethbridge – a 79 year old grandmother from Oxford, has just so. The app is called Nice Bear, Naughty Bear and costs £1.99. You can download it from the iTunes App Store here. The app features 16 bears with the aim of teaching young children good manners. Most reports only mention the good bears – such as the Thank You bear but GoMo News was amused to discover there is also a Nose Picker bear. The app has been developed from a card game two years ago but Avril has tried it out on her own iPad to make sure that it really does work. Continue reading