The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Are you an iPhone-equipped world traveler? If so, then you’re going to love Postino, the latest app from AnguriaLab. This mobile application lets you take iPhone photos and turn them into postcards which you can send to your family and friends. And no, they don’t mean “e-cards” (although Postino supports those, too) – they mean actual, printed out, physical cards sent through the good ol’ fashioned snail mail service.Postino is not the first iPhone application that allows you to send postcards via your mobile device. However, it’s definitely the one to beat at this point. Their competitors, Go Postal and TapTap Cards, both have one major limitation: postcards can be sent to U.S. addresses only. They also don’t offer an e-card option. When you launch the Postino app, you can choose to snap a photo or choose one from your library. You’re able to adjust the image by zooming in and positioning it however you want and optionally choose a frame to go around the photo. Then you enter in your message, signature, and the address of the person you wish to send the card to. If you’d like, you can also optionally draw the signature on the phone’s screen using your finger so it looks more like an actual signature. If you enter in an email address, the “postcard” is sent virtually, like an e-card. If you enter in a street address however, a postcard will be printed out on high-quality paper and mailed for you. You can even have your GPS location included in the card! The only cost to you is the price of the “virtual stamp” – $1.99 (U.S.) which is paid via Paypal. Postino is available now in the iTunes App Store for free. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web sarah perez
Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Research analysts at Gartner have forecasted that Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) will become the second largest platform in terms of market share by year-end 2010. Symbian, however, will remain number one. Garner also notes that by 2014, the end of the forecast period for this latest market research report, Android will vie for the top spot against Nokia’s Symbian OS. Yes, Android is officially on the path to world domination. Here in the U.S., much of the tech news is centered on the smartphone battle between Apple’s iPhone and Android. But on the global stage, the top mobile players are Nokia’s Symbian, Android, Research in Motion (makers of Blackberry smartphones), then iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Principal analyst Roberta Cozza at Gartner noted that recent and upcoming launches of new smartphone operating systems including iOS4, Blackberry OS 6, Symbian 3 and 4 and Windows Phone 7, will help maintain the current trend of heavy growth in the smartphone sector, but her firm believes that market share worldwide will still revolve around the four key providers mentioned above. The reason these companies have maintained, and likely will continue to maintain, their top spots involves a number of factors, most notably the support they have from communications service providers and developers, as well as their strong brand awareness with both enterprise and consumer customers. Why Android Will Become Number OneSo how is it that Android will soon fight for the top spot as the number one mobile operating system in the world? Not just the number one smartphone operating system, mind you, but the number one OS, period? Cozza explains that several manufacturers, such as Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola, will adopt Android as the OS for their new budget devices, which will help Android achieve number one status in North America by the end of 2010. In addition, communication service providers and device manufacturers will also revisit their platform strategies going forward, and will have to “balance the need to pursue platforms with the highest current demand against the need to maintain differentiation with unique devices.” Or more simply put, Android’s current popularity begets even more popularity. Service providers that reduce the number of platforms they offer to customers will also reduce their support costs, which will be yet another benefit of moving to Android, in their eyes, allowing the OS to make even more gains. Gartner also predicts by 2014, open source platforms, like Android and Symbian, will dominate around 60% of the market share for smartphones. Single-source platforms, like Apple’s iOS and Blackberry OS, will increase in terms of units sold, but their growth rate won’t be enough to sustain market share increases. As for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s new entry into the smartphone race, Gartner places it at number six worldwide behind MeeGo, Nokia and Intel’s joint open source project, by 2014. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Tags:#Android#mobile#Nokia#Trends
While at the recent Symantec Vision and Microsoft Management Summit events, we had a chance to interview IT managers and ecosystem partners and ask them to help with our marketing of Intel Core vPro processors. Specifically we asked them to fill in the blank to this line: “With Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, you can secure your PCs, cut you costs and have more (Fill in the blank).” Watch the video to see what they said.