In July this year, Apple and IBM joined hands to take on the enterprise market together. Now five months after the announcement, both the companies today released the first ten apps that are a result of the collaborative MobileFirst initiative by both the companies. So far the partnership has bought several companies like Citi, Sprint, Air Canada, and others on board.
Perfecto Mobile, mobile app quality provider, announced its Continuous Quality Lab, an expanded offering that allows enterprises to deliver better mobile apps, faster. Powered by Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud, the Continuous Quality Lab gives users access to real end user conditions through a vast selection of real mobile devices connected to live networks in various locations around the world to leverage for testing and monitoring mobile apps throughout the mobile application development lifecycle.
After smartphones, it’s now time for fitness trackers to strike the Asian markets. Companies like Fitbit and Misfit are looking to enter various Asian markets in the coming year. These international companies will compete with smaller local players to begin with, and the wearables market is still growing up in emerging markets in Asia.
Five year old Indian smartphone manufacturer Karbonn has silently entered the United Kingdom. The company has gradually expanded to around 40 countries, and even started making tablets. In the UK, Karbonn launched with four mobile phones all ranging from £70 to £130. The company is more keen on selling phones with an attractive price tag, it’s general business plan across the world where it sells phones.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced an update to its FeedHenry 3 mobile application platform. The update, featuring a new Teams and Collaboration enhancement, is an expansion to its mobile application platforms for enterprise development.
Mobile messaging and calling app Nimbuzz launched a dialer app for Android. The Indian company was acquired by a UK telecom company New Call a month ago for $250 million. The company’s latest announcement is its first ever after the acquisition.
Back in July this year, Amazon launched its secure enterprise storage service Zocalo, along the lines of Dropbox and Box. The company announced a number of significant improvements to the service in the form of mobile enhancements. Amazon announced new mobile apps that will allow customers to access Zocalo on their iPhone or Android based smartphones, using their corporate credentials.
MediaFire, provider of consumer online storage solutions, announced the release of MediaFire for iOS 8, our latest and greatest cloud storage application for iPhone and iPad users.
Apple today released a toolkit to enable developers to create apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. The SDK is called WatchKit, and will allow developers to create apps based on the company’s iOS platform to make use of the new smartwatch screen. Apple had announced its smartwatch earlier this year, with commercial launch scheduled for early next year.
Nokia may have sold off its handset unit to Microsoft for good, but that’s not stopping the company from launching a consumer centric product. Nokia announced a brand new tablet that runs on Google’s Android mobile operating system. The Nokia N1 is the company’s first consumer product launch after it sold its handset business to Microsoft.