All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile apps’
Yelp has launched a long-awaited (by iPad users) iPad app. It’s now available in the iTunes Store.
The app lets users do the following:
– Search for businesses using a new landscape map/list mode, or flip your iPad into portrait for a full screen view
– Browse business information and reviews
– Write Yelp reviews and share to Twitter and/or Facebook
– Bookmark businesses you want to try or have been meaning to review
– Sign up for a Yelp Account
eBay announced that it has acquired Critical Path Software, a mobile app developer, which it has been working with for over two years. The company has worked with eBay on creating iPhone apps for eBay, StubHub, eBay Classifieds, and Shopping.com.
eBay’s Richard Brewer-Hay on the eBay Ink Blog shared the following interview with Steve Romero, Critical Path president and founder, and Steve Yankovich, VP of eBay Mobile:
About a month ago, Google finally launched Google Voice for the iPhone. Today, Google launched a new version that also supports the iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Google has finally released an Android app for Google Reader, and as the company acknowledges itself, "It’s been a long time coming." I couldn’t agree more as a user. I already use a bookmark for Google Reader probably more than any app on my phone, so having an actual app for it should be pretty nice.
Google has launched a Google Search app for Windows Phone 7. The first Windows Phone 7 devices in the U.S. became available today.
While, we will no doubt see a flood of apps for the platform rush in, it is smart for Google to get theirs out there immediately, as Windows Phone 7 devices come with Bing as the default search option (via a hard key).
Now that Windows Phone 7 devices are available in the U.S. we can expect that apps to start flooding in. Yelp announced its new Windows Phone 7 app today, available in Europe and the U.S.
The app lets users use location-aware technology to find restaurants, shops, bars, etc. and read reviews for businesses, browse photos, map business locations, and get directions.
Google has released a new version of Car Home for Android, aimed at making customization easier and information retrieval faster. Users can customize shortcuts for one-touch access to apps and info on the phone. You can now also set your own wallpaper for the app and customize the color of the shortcut icons.
New data from comScore indicates that smartphone users now make up the majority of mobile browser and app users, at least in the United States.
The firm finds that the number of Smartphone users accessing mobile content through browsers and apps now surpasses that of non-smartphone users, claiming that in the 3 month average ending in August, Smartphone subscribers made up 60% of those who used a downloaded app and 55% of those who used a browser.
mSpot announced today that the Android app for its streaming music service has been downloaded 500,000 times.This is fairly impressive as the app has only been out for two months.
If you’re unfamiliar with mSpot, it lets you upload your music files to store in the cloud, and stream them from your computer or mobile device.
There were a couple significant announcements for BlackBerry users today. First off, Google announced that its Google Mobile App for BlackBerry can now not only search for email and contacts on the device, but also search the cloud to find items in Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Docs.
AT&T and the NCAA have launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch app. With a big day of college football coming tomorrow, its as good a day as any for such an app.
The app is free and combines social functionality with real-time NCAA football news. Fans of Division 1 teams will be able to chat with one another (as well as fans of opposing teams, so that should cater to a fair amount of trash talk).
Motorola announced today that it has acquired Aloqa GmbH, developer of Aloqa, which is a mobile service that notifies users of places, events, music, movies and other activities based on location and personalization.
Aloqa also annuonced that it has now surpassed its million user milestone. The service is available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia, and Sony Ericsson models.
"Bing Maps just got more useful for developers, bus and train commuters and education advocates everywhere," a representative for Bing tells WebProNews. She is referring to a series of announcements Microsoft made today regarding Bing Maps.
The company released two new Bing mapping apps, made additions to the Bing Transit Map, and released the final Windows Phone 7 SDK which features Bing and Microsoft Advertising.
Disney/ABC and Nielsen have announced a new iPad app. The app is the first to be built on Nielsen’s new Media-Sync Platform, and uses audio watermarks to sync mobile devices to TV Programming.
Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Tab tablet device, and Kobo announced that it is supplying the e-reader technology for it.
"After much speculation, the new Samsung GALAXY Tab has just been announced by Samsung’s CEO in Berlin, and Kobo is THE eReading application powering the ‘Readers Hub’ on the new Android tablet," says Kobo. "This partnership is an industry first for Kobo and Samsung, offering the first eReading experience on an Android Tablet to readers worldwide."
Justin.tv has a new Android app for broadcasting live video. This competes with services like UStream and Qik. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you simply watch Justin.tv content like the iPhone app does. Perhaps that will come later. This is the first Android app Justin.tv has offered.
Google has launched a new mobile version of Google Finance for Android and iPhone. This offers nearly all the same features and functionality as the desktop version.
Pandora announced today that it is giving users the ability to launch genre-based Internet radio stations. While Pandora is known for the creation of personalized stations, based on artists or songs, this gives users the opportunity to listen to broader stations, while remaining in their musical comfort zone.
Google announced today that it has updated its Google Mobile iPhone app to push notifications from users’ Google accounts to their phones. Now, an icon badge will show when you’ve got new mail in Gmail or when a reminder for a Google Calendar event comes up.
The badge will appear right on the home screen.
"We’ve also added spiffy features to get you information faster — when looking for flight info, weather, stock quotes or currency conversion you’ll see answers before you even hit ‘Search’," says Google engineering manager David Singleton.
AT&T is expanding the availability of its myWireless Mobile app to a couple of new Android devices – the Samsung Captivate and the HTC Aria. The app lets wireless subscribers manage their accounts from their mobile devices.
The app give users access to bill payment, voice and data usage information, the ability to add or remove features and plans, and paperless billing.
Symantec detected a trojan within an Android game, which is secretly uploading GPS user location information. A representative for the company tells WebProNews that while the particular instance doesn’t really represent a major security threat, "it does demonstrate how new mobile threats are emerging and evolving."
AT&T has launched a U-Verse iPhone app, which gives U-verse subscribers the ability to download and watch TV shows on their phones.
The company says it is the first to provide an integrated mobile app that lets you manage your DVR and download/watch select shows. The app replaces the Mobile Remote Access for iPhone app.
Gowalla has announced the launch of its new Check in API. This is different than the Gowalla API, which was launched in February, which first let developers tap into Gowalla data for their apps.
"With today’s release, we’re expanding what’s possible, enabling your applications to create check-ins on behalf of users," the company says. It utilizes OAuth 2.0 to do so.
The company gives developers the following guidelines for using the API: