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Vikings VR app drums up hype for the show’s next season

Vikings VR app drums up hype for the show’s next season

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The popular television series will be starting its fifth season on November 29 and is using virtual reality marketing. A new Vikings VR app was recently launched to provide fans with a unique experience to hold them over until the next season starts. This mobile marketing technique was expanded with participation in events such as the Fan Expo in Toronto, where Vikings branded Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer devices were distributed to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Marketing

Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

The Toronto Transit Commission is responding to an increase in the number of unwanted behaviors. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will launch a mobile camera app to help its users report unwanted behaviors. There has been an increase in the number of unlawful acts committed by the public transit service’s riders. This new mobile app is meant to help other riders capture images of individuals committing unlawful acts. In fact, the mobile camera app launch will launch before … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

U.S. Bank has now announced that this security upgrade with fingerprint scanning is available. One of the latest announcements from U.S. Bank has revealed that its mobile banking app will now support Touch ID for iPhone users as a simpler way to keep their financial details safe while still conveniently accessing their account. This means that users of recent iPhone generations can use their fingerprints as passwords. According to the U.S. Bank executive vice president and head of … Read entire article »

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

The Skype Qik video chat mobile app is being phased out

The Skype Qik video chat mobile app is being phased out

Microsoft has decided that March 24 will be the last day that the application’s users will be able to access its features. Microsoft has recently announced its decision to shut down the Skype Qik mobile app, which will mean that the application will no longer be usable for sending and receiving video chats following March 24. That said, just because that mobile application is on its way out, it doesn’t mean all its features will be lost. In … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Social Media Marketing, Technology News

Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

There are now more young adults who date online than ever before because of smartphone applications. According to the results of a recent study, there has been an increase greater than 15 percent in the number of people using mobile apps for dating, within the young adult age group between 18 and 24 years old. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center researchers, who were investigating online dating trends. The researchers were seeking to better understand the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Overstock mobile app proves highly successful

Overstock mobile app proves highly successful

In fact, execs have been celebrating having it named the “Best Shopping Mobile Application for 2015”. Overstock.com recently announced some exciting news regarding their mobile app, as it was named the Best Shopping Mobile Application by the Web Marketing Association within its 2015 Mobile Web Awards. This represents the fourth year in a row that the online retailer’s mobile application has received the group’s applause. Mobile app candidates for Mobile Web Awards are judged based on a number … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce

M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends

Mobile payments interest about 50 percent of consumers

Mobile payments interest about 50 percent of consumers

New Gartner research shows that about half of all consumers will be interested in the transactions by 2018. Gartner Inc. has now released data that indicates that by the year 2018, approximately 50 percent of consumers within mature markets will be interested in using their smartphones or wearable technology devices in order to complete mobile payments when purchasing products and services. Consumers living in countries such as Japan, the United States, Canada and those in Western Europe … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

European refugee crisis mobile app launched by Google

European refugee crisis mobile app launched by Google

The application is meant to assist the migrants and refugees leaving war-torn countries. As the refugee crisis continues with migrants making their way into Europe from northern Africa and the Middle East, Google is hoping that a mobile app will help to ease the situation for those refugees. The crisis is greater than it has been in 60 years, as 11 million migrants and refugees try to find safe new lives. The mobile app has been created for … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Technology News