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Mobile applications

sure-shot mood booster - brecht Doodle app makes organising social meet-ups effortless

Free app puts a stop to the endless & painful game of planning ping pong

Press release

April 15th 2015. Doodle, the world’s most popular social planning tool, has launched its new iOS app for the iPhone. The free app spells the end of organisational chaos amongst friends, lovers or family members to ensure users always get a date in the diary for those unforgettable social occasions. Trying to get a group of friends, relatives or, even worse, stags and hens to agree on date and time for a social event is a stressful and painful task. In fact, research shows that 61 per cent1 of Brits have axed group events after the agonising and drawn-out planning process of sorting out a date. Continue reading

schmidt - forced to unbundle apps from android? Android could be under threat from EU bureaucrats

Europe gunning for search engine giant – Google

The European Union (EU) has a history of taking on high tech giants (almost inevitably US based) and – after long and protracted battles – winning. It’s happened to the likes of Microsoft and Intel before. And now, it seems, it is the turn of Google – best known as a search engine giant. However, in the mobile world the company holds great sway thanks to its leading mobile OS – Android. Which is where the European Commission is now focusing to see if Google is breaking European anti-competitive laws. Interestingly, in his time at Novell, current Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, would have been more than happy to see the EU intervene and Novell’s arch enemy – Microsoft. So he’s well aware of the dangers. Continue reading

Apps_word_NA_15 Apps World North America 2015

[ May 12, 2015 10:00 am to May 13, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers:  Sixdegrees
Venue:  Moscone Centre West
Location:  San Francisco, USA
Web: www.apps-world.net/northamerica

Register: Register for your free developer pass here – here
Register: for your paid workshop pass with the GOMONEWS special discount code I89GS/GoMoNews20 for a 20% discounthere

Apps World – the developer conference and exhibition for mobile, TV & enterprise apps is returning to the tech capital of North America (San Francisco) in 2015 for two days. The event will include no less than six free to attend developer workshop tracks plus a free exhibition with over 350 exhibitors. Continue reading

developer positions open - helioui Game Connection America claims best year yet

Over 2,700 attendees, nearly 11,983 meetings plus 247 exhibitors

If you weren’t in San Francisco, USA for the first week of March [2015) then you missed Game Connection '15. The organisers claim that the conference had a record-breaking turnout of more than 2,700 attendees and visitors. They participated in no fewer than 11,983 meetings with 247 exhibitors. Plus there was an increase of attendees by 60 per cent from the previous year [2014]. But don’t worry because there’s still plenty of time to get ready for Apps World North America 2015 which also just so happens to be taking place in San Francisco between May 12th-13th. Continue reading

Update for official F1 app finally emerges

Just two days before it is really needed

Phew! Here at GoMo Towers we were getting more than a tad [measure] worried as the first race in the Formula One motor racing calendar in Australia was fast approaching. And we’d had no indication of an updated version of  the ‘Official Formula 1 app’. Which was sailing close to the wind because the first race in the F1 [2015] calendar is now only days away. Well there’s good news. An update to the ‘Official’ F1 app is now available. The best bit is that the ‘Update’ which enables existing app users to upgrade to the 2015 ‘Premium’ version includes a calendar. Only snag? BlackBerry users are still left out. Continue reading

GoMo fights losing battle with Motorola Assist app

Driving app that only really works stationary

Here in GoMo Towers we are big fans of Motorola [branded] handsets. Current circumstances mean that the team spends a load of time in the driving seat. Hence we were initially delighted to discover the existence of Assist – part of the Motorola’s software add-ons for the Android OS. Part of Assist is  ’Driving’ – a sub-division of which is ‘Talk to me’ – a fairly straightforward text to speech conversion app. The idea is great and would be a great boon. Except that for 95 per cent of the time, Talk to Me fails us disappointingly. And it’s all down to a basic  design parameter –  the decision to utilise a data connexion rather than leveraging local processing power. Continue reading

veremis - facebook news local content Facebook turning to developing markets with Lite app

Social network usage in Asia increasing 26% year on year

Facebook has just soft-launched a new app for Android – ‘Facebook Lite’ , which on the face of it is aimed at emerging markets. The move to largely unexplored regions is logical, given that in developed markets social media sites have probably reached saturation levels. However, it might well not be quite enough to simply make a lighter version of the standard app to contend with the myriad of devices out there plus slower connexion speeds. According to Marco Veremis, CEO with Upstream in order to succeed in developing markets, Facebook will also need to have local understanding. Continue reading

- sah ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime on Play

Discover smartphone habits and manage a digital diet

Press release

January 20th 2015. ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime, a self-help Android app that allows users to reduce, monitor and be aware of the amount of time they spend on their smartphones and favourite apps. The app provides a fun, visual, and easy-to-navigate personal log or ‘timeline’ of their smartphone use. And people even have the option to share their mobile use times on social media with friends. With statistics showing that most people sleep next to their smartphones, and 90 per cent regularly overuse their device, QualityTime is ideal for those suffering from smartphone addiction. Continue reading

li & kalanick Uber taxi app won’t find Chinese market easy

Chinese tech giants Tencent & Alibaba offer rival products

It seems that everything isn’t going Uber’s way in the Chinese market, which is despite the fact that Chinese search giant Baidu confirmed that it is Uber’s latest investor last week [December 17th 2014]. The reason is that Uber is up against the Kuaidi Dache app which is backed by Alibaba and against the Didi Dache app from Tencent. Regular GoMo News readers will already be familiar with Tencent’s WeChat product from articles such as ‘N73 users should be Wechatting not Whatsapping‘. As we previously reported here, tencent is China Top Three best recognised brand. Meanwhile Alibaba is China’s answer to eBay and reported almost $300 billion worth of online sales in its year to June 30th [2014].  So Uber has a real fight on its hands. Continue reading

hidemyphone Hide My Phone! great for love cheats

We’re keeping quite about other possible uses

GoMo News remembers getting into really hot waters with Vodafone, when we suggested that installing machines that dispensed up-and-ready handsets in UK international airports was a terrorist’s charter. So we are having to play safe with the uses that a new phone app called Hide My Phone! from Privax can be put to.  Let’s just say it’s a gift for love cheats. Because it allows you to pick a telephone number that will make you look like a local number in major countries worldwide. We also suspect you can browse major sites – like Facebook, without being traceable thanks to Privax’ VPN technology. This app is a sister to Hide My Ass! which lets users surf the Net totally anonymously. Continue reading

apadmi_award Apadmi scoops prestigious award @ Appsters 2014

Manchester-based company fight off fierce competition

One of the most highly sought-after awards in the app world has been won by Apadmi, the UK’s leading mobile app developer. Manchester, UK-based Apadmi won the ‘App Developer 2014′ category at The Appsters 2014, which was held at the O2 in London, England on November 12th [2014]. The company fought off fierce competition to collect the award from a seven-strong shortlist. The App Developer 2014 category recognises developers that have demonstrated some or all of the following qualities: – triumph over adversity; outstanding work in the world of app development; problem-solving; fire-fighting; innovation; success; and flying the flag for developers everywhere. Continue reading

World’s first cab app to launch loyalty programme

Kabbee users get miles ahead, with its new loyalty programme

Press release

Kabbee, London [ UK]‘s leading licensed minicab comparison and booking app, is taking the lead in the industry, as the first cab app to launch a loyalty programme, called Kabbee Treats. Launched on Novemeber 12th, Kabbee Treats will includes rewards from some of London’s best-loved brands such as LateRooms.com, Naked Wines, Pact Coffee, Hubbub, Housekeep, LOVESPACE and La Gourmandina. These popular brands will complement Kabbee’s own rewards, which includes a full refund for late cabs as part of its 5 Minute Punctuality Promise, an upgrade to a premium car and free credit to say thank you to loyal users. Continue reading

effectively engage users - peiró PUSH Technologies to help integrate push into apps

Support for Gingerbread to Lollipop + Apple’s Swift

It appears that in advance of a European roll-out of multi-channel mobile marketing & customer messaging platform PUSH technologies has launched its latest-version of it PUSH SDK for iOS and Android developers. Alerts, reminders and campaigns via push notification, SMS, instant message & email can all be sent out using the company’s technology. The SDK enables Android & iOS app developers provide multi-channel delivery of real-time notifications. The SDK really does support a wide cross section of iOS and Android mobile OS releases. It has support for support for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – 5.0 (lollipop) and for iOS developers not only does it support iOS 8 but the Swift language, too. Continue reading

Gerard_Peiro2 PUSH Technologies unveils New SDK for iOS & Android

In advance of European roll-out of multi-channel mobile marketing & customer messaging platform

Android & iOS Mobile apps integrating PUSH SDK tap into multi-channel delivery of real-time notifications,

Alerts, reminders & campaigns via push notification, SMS, instant message & email

Press release

November 11th 2014. PUSH technologies has announced the availability of its latest-version PUSH SDK for iOS and Android, anticipating the upcoming rollout of its PUSH multi-channel mobile marketing and customer messaging platform in major European markets. Unveiled at the 5th Annual BDigital Apps conference in Barcelona, the new PUSH SDK lets developers of mobile apps running on thousands of Apple and Android smartphone and tablet devices tap into the power of PUSH’s multi-channel marketing and messaging platform, enabling brands, retailers and businesses of all sizes to increase customer engagement with their mobile apps, build brand loyalty and achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction. Continue reading

bdigital_apps BDigital Apps Conference 2014

[ November 11, 2014 11:00 am to November 12, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Barcinno
Venue: CosmoCaixa, 26 Carrer d’Isaac Newton
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Web: www.bdigitalapps.com/en/congreso
Register: here

This conference specialises in the latest trends, strategies and mobile applications for the mobility sector. This edition of the congress will show innovative and disruptive technologies in the fields of: – sports, data in real time, retail, e-commerce, and loyalty strategies. Continue reading