The smartphone revolution is bringing the power of the internet to our daily lives via the powerful apps that are integrating our online and offline worlds. And those apps are being built by techno-geek-entrepreneurs such as Daniel Arroyo.
Daniel is a mobile-oriented entrepreneur, and creator of Flaretag — “a platform to connect web content with the world around you via your mobile phone”. Like many mobile entrepreneurs — this generation’s .com-ists — Daniel is inventing new and exciting ways of leveraging the internet with alternate devices.
Getting arrested? There’s an app for that. Yes, it is official, there is an app for everything now. Inspired by the arrests of peaceful protesters in the Occupy Wall street movement the “I’m Getting Arrested” app was created to let loved ones, lawyers, or the media aware that you are currently getting arrested.
The “I’m Getting Arrested” app allows you to program a custom, predetermined message to be sent to your closest friends, family and bottom-feeding, ambulance-chasing lawyers. Your preset message will be delivered to your alert list when you tap on the app’s ‘bull’s-eye’ notification button. The bull’s-eye button luckily requires a 2-second long-press, to avoid accidental I’m Getting Arrested notifications from going out.
And, of course, the grass-roots, anti-consumerist, hippy-inspired app is released only for Android, the only (popular) Open Source OS; an OS that surely aligns with their screw-the-system attitudes.
Android-powered based mobile phones are dominating the world of smartphones. Smartphones built on Windows OS are trying their level best to beat this trend. The lead in this direction was taken by Taiwan based mobile phone manufacturing company – HTC. HTC having many firsts to its credit has launched Windows based smartphones labeled HTC Titan and HTC Radar. These are launched in UK market loaded with Windows 7.5 OS. HTC had unveiled this line up in last August and made its way well ahead of global mobile phone manufacturing major, Nokia. We may expect similar range of phones from Nokia by the end of this year.
Millions of loyal iFans held their bated breath while waiting for the release of the much-anticipated iPhone 5, but unfortunately instead of breathing a sigh of relief their expelled air was used to form their favorite curse word as they gazed on the iPhone 4S. Son of a…
Apple surprised the world, and shocked the hell out of their users, by releasing the iPhone 4S, instead of the more-anticipated iPhone 5 — but this shouldn’t have been a surprise really. The release of the iPhone 4S falls right into the typical release pattern from Apple, which also happens to coincide with the product life-cycle created by cellphone carrier contracts — two years.
WatchMe 911 (iTunes Link) is a personal protection system, with four customizable alert modes, seven alarm sounds, a flashlight and GPS tracking available. With two taps, it can connect you to the people you trust when you need it most. The app was designed primarily for women, but some of the alert modes are valuable for hikers, runners, and cyclists, whether male or female. Currently, the app is limited to the United States.
The way we pay has changed three times in the past few thousand years. From coins to paper notes to plastic cards. Now, a mobile application developed by Google only for Sprint Nexus S 4G allows the user can make secure payments fast and convenient by simply tapping the phone on a pay-pass enabled terminal checkout. Google plans to develop this application for more mobile phones. Google Wallet, allows the user to use the mobile phones and enhance in-store shopping experience and thus helping bridge the gap between online and in-store customer interactions.
As we all know, the tablet market has grown wildly in the last couple of years – with major manufacturers shipping millions of units – to the extent that some doomsayers predict the downfall of the traditional PC market. (Of course, it must be remembered that doomsaying is fun).
Long, long ago, back when portable devices were more limited, the issues involved in buying one were fairly clear-cut. You needed n hours of battery life, and a weight that wouldn’t pull your jacket out of shape; and they stored your address book.
Now, however, with tablets rivaling laptops in power, they are reviewed and advertised on a large number of differentiators; speed, screen size, battery life and more. But we were curious; which of these qualities were really being perceived as important?
LG Electronics, the South Korean based company which promotes with the jingle – Life’s Good, has many products to its credit. The company has made remarkable presence in the electronic gadget’s arena with it’s cutting edge technologies. After successful launch of 3D monitor and 3D LCD Television, LG announces the world’s first 3D smartphone, flagging off the race of next generation smartphones.
Mobile Number Portability, shortly known as MNP is finally been implemented in India. MNP provides the consumers and subscribers an opportunity to change their service operators while retaining their existing mobile numbers. It has become an instant success across India with the results showing 13 million subscribers changing their service operators since the day it has been implemented. It’s not every day you hear about the end-user getting most of the benefit, do you?
Android phones have revolutionized our lives. From searching for a nearest hotel to stay while traveling, to meet emergencies like admitting into a nearest best hospital for medical care; Androids have touched every sphere of life. You have images, movies, music, games and applications and what not, everything on it! For many younger generations it has become a way of life. There are some strong addicts too. There are some teens that can stay away from their girlfriends and boyfriends but not from androids. The sleek hand-held device is able to perform most of the tasks instead of performing the same from your laptop. Android OS’s (Operating System) capability in developing powerful mobile applications helps you perform many tasks instead of going for a desktop or laptop.
Android’s fire will continue to spread in the coming months by adding many new and innovative applications to its fold. Already, it has got more than 100,000 mobile applications to its pool. In fact, it is hard to resist the revolution of comfort and smart work with these smart phones! Let me point out 5 cool Android phones in India on which you must certainly consider putting your hands on.