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Yahoo Weather mobile app alerts users to impending precipitation

Yahoo Weather mobile app alerts users to impending precipitation

The application will provide a warning fifteen minutes ahead of the arrival of rain or snow. Yahoo has recently announced that it is updating its Weather mobile app to provide alerts to people around the world in order to warn them when their area is expected to receive rain or snow within the next quarter of an hour. Though there have been several changes to the weather app, it is the alerts that is the most notable. This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Technology News

Mhealth use may assist in heart disease prevention

Mhealth use may assist in heart disease prevention

Mobile health technology could help patients to be able to reduce their risks of cardiovascular illness. A new statement released by the American Heart Association (AHA), which was published in the Circulation journal has shown that mhealth technologies may be able to help to enhance the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This may occur as a result of being able to target certain types of lifestyle behaviors conducive to CVD prevention. The publication was authored by Lora E. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps

Back to school mobile shopping is “stressful” to parents

Back to school mobile shopping is “stressful” to parents

A new report has shown that when it comes to strain on consumers, this time of year beats out holiday purchases. Performance analytics company, Soasta, has now released the findings of the Soasta Back to School Shopping Report Card, which is an annual survey that examines various components of online and mobile shopping purchases. The focus of this survey was on the stressors for shoppers when shopping for the upcoming school year. What this online and mobile shopping … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends, United States

Android Marshmallow unveiled by Google

Android Marshmallow unveiled by Google

Hints of version 6.0 of the most popular mobile operating system have now been released. The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Marshmallow, version 6.0, has now had its name revealed for the first time, and a statue of the OS name has now been added to the San Francisco campus of the tech giant. Like previous versions, it has been named after a sugary treat, and it is making itself visible on the property. The … Read entire article »

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Starbucks leads the way in mobile commerce success

Starbucks leads the way in mobile commerce success

Starbucks has found profit in engaging mobile consumers Starbucks is quickly becoming the shining example of what can be accomplished through a focus on mobile commerce. The company has been growing more mobile-centric recently in order to engage a changing generation of consumers that have begun to rely more on their mobile devices in order to shop for and purchase products. In the retail space, smartphone users are finding that mobile commerce services have provided them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

MCX announces that payment service is not likely to see a launch this year The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), comprised of several retail organizations, has announced that its mobile commerce platform, called CurrentC, may not launch until 2016. The platform was meant to compete with other services coming from Apple, Google, and Samsung, providing retailers with a tool that they can use to effectively engage consumers that are interested in mobile payments. Retailers have been expressing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Kenya to use mhealth to boost healthcare

Kenya to use mhealth to boost healthcare

Margaret Kenyatta, the first lady of the country, has rolled out the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution. The first lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has now officially launched an mhealth program called the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution, which is centered around a mobile app that has been designed to boost the accessibility of healthcare throughout the country. The point of this mobile app is to provide a direct connection between patients and healthcare providers. The east African country has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps