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ATIS’ Next G Alliance presents 6G apps, use cases

The Next G Alliance is an initiative to advance North American wireless technology leadership over the next decade ATIS’ Next G Alliance released a report presenting the use cases and applications for the future 6G network. The report, dubbed ‘6G Applications and Use Cases’ examines the...

What does it take to be a FirstNet app?

One of the central tenants of the FirstNet proposition was not just a nationwide LTE network for public safety, but an ecosystem of applications that were public-safety grade. There are currently more than 50 iOS and Android applications available in the FirstNet catalog, representing...

#TBT: Buh-bye, Verizon app store; lessons learned from Sandy; AT&T kicks off Project Velocity IP … this week in 2012

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon's app store...

Analyst Angle: Fetch-It—Taking on personal information management

This new iOS mobile app enables you to store and then easily retrieve all of your personal information including frequent flier accounts, bank accounts, credit card accounts, online accounts and most any other important personal information.  Were you ever in a situation where you needed...

What’s in store for Kubernetes in 2018

The de facto standard for container orchestration Kubernetes was crowned the de facto standard of container orchestration in 2017, with companies like Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Docker embracing the open source platform. According to the Portworx Annual Container Adoption survey that included insight...

Zello app helped connect rescuers during hurricane

Zello walkie-talkie app provided connection for Hurricane Harvey volunteer rescue efforts For the civilian volunteers who braved the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey, the walkie-talkie application Zello provided a lifeline and a means to organize their impromptu efforts. Zello -- the name of both the...

Reader Forum: The 3 pillars of engaging digital experiences

Many of the apps that we know and love — Uber, Slack, Amazon — have set a new bar for engaging, dynamic, and personalized digital experiences. To date, mobile operators have been unable to match elevated customer expectations set by these over-the-top digital services....

What is an IoT AEP, or application enablement platform?

There is a general agreement that the "internet of things" will produce tens of billions of connected devices in the next few years. How we will get there isn't so straightforward, but enterprises are continuing to look for ways to streamline development for IoT...

AT&T on smart hospitals: challenges and benefits of health care IoT

Smart hospitals, AT&T and IoT Nadia Morris, head of innovation at the AT&T Connected Health Foundry in Houston, presided over a session titled “Connecting smart hospitals with care at home” at this year’s TMForum Innovation InFocus conference. Morris highlighted problems in the health care industry,...

A guide to building apps for the internet of things

Gartner’s estimate of 21 billion connected things in use by 2020 has developers switching their focus to become a part of the growing internet of things. 42% of IoT developers are currently building apps that uses sensors, and one-third of today’s IoT developers are...

App and SDK metrics

In this episode of Coders I'm talking to Jonathan Kay of Apptopia. Apptopia provides business intelligence to creators of apps, including metrics on what tools in an SDK your competitors are using. Apptopia also has a unique "Breakout Predictor" that uses its wealth of...

FTC takes on health care app claims

Consumer protection body levies fines on apps designed to detect skin cancer and improve eyesight WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges with an app company, which claimed its product could improve users’ eyesight. Under the terms of the settlement, Ultimeyes will be...

Coders: Episode 9 – Regulations and policy: What developers need to know

Coders podcast: In this episode of Coders, I'm talking to Joseph Hall, chief technologist for the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. Hall points out some policy items to be aware of when it comes to privacy and building apps, plus the current...

App Annie acquires Mobidia

Application analytics company App Annie has purchased mobile measurement company Mobidia, in a transaction that closed Friday and expands App Annie's geographic reach, workforce and portfolio. App Annie serves as an aggregator of app-store data and app rankings, providing developers with some free information on their...

SxSW 2014: Top brands discuss future of wearable technology

AUSTIN, Texas – Wearable technology was a major focus at CES 2014, and since then buzz has only continued to grow as multiple panels at South by Southwest 2014 addressed the rising trend. Several of the world’s largest brands, including Coca-Cola and Visa, spoke...

Opera Mobile Store reaches 100 million user mark

Operator service provider Opera Software achieved a number of milestones last year, including reaching 100 million users on its mobile app store platform.

CTIA’s KnowMyApp lets consumers see app data usage

With mobile data usage surging, wireless industry trade association CTIA released a tool that lets consumers see how much bandwidth many popular apps use before they download them. The site KnowMyApp.org measures 50 of the most popular free and paid apps, showing how many megabytes...

M-commerce (infographic): A mobile shopper’s path to purchase

Citrix this week released a quarterly report detailing a variety of statistics related to the mobile industry, including statistics on application usage and e-commerce habits. This infographic was especially revealing about trends in commerce from mobile phones (m-commerce): Pictures are certainly worth a thousand words...

Tapingo sees mobile ordering success at universities

Startup company Tapingo has seen rapid growth, launching its mobile food ordering application at 27 universities in the past 18 months. Tapingo allows students to place orders on campus at restaurants and pick up their food without waiting in physical lines. The app launched this...

App wars: iOS and Android neck and neck

40 billion apps, 7 billion dollars and a quarter of a million different apps for iOS -- those are the numbers Apple is touting this week. The company says that users have downloaded 40 billion iOS apps to date, with almost half of those...

Mysms app brings texts to any desktop

A new free app allows users to receive and answer texts from the comfort of their own computer keyboard — no matter what type of computer, operating system or mobile phone they have. Using a cloud-based account, the app dubbed Mysms can synchronize texts...

Report: CIOs should prepare for second wave of apps

Are you prepared for the second wave of apps? A new Forrester Research report aims to answer this question. "We believe the market is poised for a second wave of consumer apps that are more personalized and contextual," Thomas Husson, Forrester Research principal analyst,...

Smartphone app gives parents more control of teen drivers

The American Automobile Association says almost half of all teens admit to texting while driving. California's SecuraFone claims that 11 teenagers die each day while trying to text and drive. The company is the maker of an app for iOS and Android that puts...

Army tests mobile apps for soldiers

The government is making it easier for members of the U.S. military to use smartphones to do their jobs. While members of the armed forces must curb their use of many smartphone apps due to security concerns, the new U.S. Army Software Marketplace gives...

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