Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

Apple Music app

The mobile application underwent a sizeable update altering the design to mimic the iPhone version. The Android version of the Apple Music app has been updated. The new application design appears strikingly similar to the iOS version. Aside from the changes in the look of the mobile app, content has now been segregated into a few categories such as For You, Browse, and Radio, and the Playing screen itself is very similar to the iPhone version. The Music app for Android now also features lyrics integration, which had not previously…

Read More

Android smartwatches can connect with iPhones

smartwatches wearable technology mobile payments security

Google has released a new mobile app to make the wearable technology with iOS based smartphones. Just because you have an iPhone, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to choose from among Android based smartwatches, at least not when the application that Google has announced is installed onto the smartphone. This represents the next serious move that has been made in the rivalry between Google and Apple. As the two companies duke it out over smartwatches as they make their first steps into the market and onto people’s…

Read More

Facebook Lite mobile app launched

facebook messenger mobile commerce internet

The most popular social network has now lightened up its central application for better functionality. The most popular social network in the world has now slimmed down its main mobile app and has launched Facebook Lite, in order to provide a lighter and more agile version of its experience, for improved function and less data consumption. This is being seen as a component of the social network’s effort to remain accessible throughout emerging markets. In those markets, the majority of users who have smartphones are using entry-level devices. The new…

Read More

Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

halloween mobile technology

A new Trick-or-Tracker smartphone app makes it possible for parents to better monitor their kids. One of the main concerns that parents face on Halloween night has to do with whether or not their kids are safe, and now mobile technology can be used to complement other efforts – such as going trick-or-treating with the child and making sure that his or her costume makes it easy for drivers to see – in order to keep track of kids throughout this exciting evening. A new mobile app has been released…

Read More

QR codes get a boost from Boxtcode’s added touch

Four digits may make all the difference to where the barcodes have been lacking. Boxtcode, an Australian startup that has only just been launched, has opened with a bang, as it intends to change the world of QR codes by solving the issues relating to their limitations through its new location based mobile marketing tool. This new solution is designed to take away the struggles associated with these barcodes. The principle behind the new tool is quite simple. What Boxtcode is proposing through its use is the link between the…

Read More

Paperlinks QR code scanner now available on the Android Market

Popular QR code generator and scanner, Paperlinks, which is known for its business friendliness, has just announced that it is now available on the Android Market. Android-based smartphone users can now download the app for free in order to be able to use a number of different kinds of QR code services. Paperlinks also provides businesses with Android NFC support. By using this new app, users of Android mobile devices will be able to rapidly and effectively create their own QR codes or scan those that have already been created.…

Read More

2011 brought record breaking year for Nellymoser through QR code use

QR codes in Mobile commerce Magazine Ads

Massachusetts-based Nellymoser, a mobile technology and marketing firm, has announced that it quadrupled its growth in 2011 through the use of its mobile marketing campaign that included QR codes. The number of action code and QR code based mobile marketing campaigns increased from fewer than 100 two years ago, to over 400 last year. Furthermore, Nellymoser held the lead within its sector as 3 out of every 5 of the top 50 magazines (based on circulation) included its marketing campaigns in 2011. Some of the titles of these magazines include…

Read More

NFC technology can be used for much more than mobile commerce thanks to new app from the Android Market

Social Media Marketing

Today, much of the news regarding NFC technology revolves around how it can be used for mobile commerce. The technology, however, can be used for much more than making payments from a smart phone. For those more interested in social networking than mobile commerce, a new app has come to the Android Market. The app is called Add Friend and it utilizes NFC technology to connect people via Facebook. The app aims to streamline social networking in the real world for those with NFC-enabled smart phones. NFC chips, such as…

Read More

Amazon launches Price Check mobile app to provide consumers with discount opportunities

Amazon Mobile technology App

Amazon has announced to its consumers that it has made a Price Check mobile app available for comparison shopping throughout the holiday season. This new application provides shoppers with an additional discount on their purchase worth 5 percent, so that they can save more money with their gift buying. Starting on December 10th, Amazon’s Price Check app users will receive an additional discount of 5 percent, up to five dollars, off up to three items that they purchase among the music, DVD, electronics, toys, and sporting goods qualifying products. The…

Read More

Google Maps for Android primed for m-commerce

Geotargeting

Google has just announced its latest move with its Maps for Android app, which has been angled toward e-commerce, but that now includes a new feature that allows smartphones and tablets based on Android to view their own position and use that to find what stores are nearby in some airports, malls, and even retail stores. Google has effectively brought its enormous online mapping software tools – which have already been able to effectively graph both real-world and digital footage – into the world inside so that users of mobile…

Read More

Android app uses NFC to boost participation in cultural exhibits

NFC Android app

Visitors that went to the STRP Festival – one of the top art and technology events in Europe – had the ability to use near field communication (NFC) enabled smartphones for enhanced interaction with the cultural exhibits. Through the use of an app, Android-based smartphones gave visitors the chance to use an exhibited artwork to obtain detailed information simply by tapping it over one of the NFC tags. This triggers a digital voice message. The mobile app also let its users decide how much they “love” a particular piece of…

Read More