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Also new is a Tips and Tricks section available from the side menu and support for new languages, including: Arabic and Hebrew. Google also notes that the new supported languages will offer voice guidance “where available.”
To overcome these complexities, Howard Treisman, chief technology officer at Avoka Technologies, has authored a free whitepaper that discusses 16 best practices to executing a successful mobile engagement and data collection strategy.
Among these 16, here are the first 5 best practices from the report, with a sampling of the recommendations:
Buy vs Build: Keep in mind that data collection can be complex and multi-tiered and therefore prohibitively expensive to custom design.
Cloud vs On-Premise: Question whether there are any genuine reasons for insisting on an on-premise solution.
Replicating the Power of Paper: Your choice should allow you to [...]
The 30-second commercial shows the much-awaited return of the start button but also demoes some of the other new features, like the ability to create smaller tiles and to change the size of windows when multi-tasking.
The ad finishes by promoting how Windows 8.1 will run across Windows tablets, PCs and Microsoft Surface tablets and adds the slogan “one experience for everything in your life”.
The general public will be able to download both Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 8.1 – which was formerly codenamed ‘Blue’ – on October 18. The announcement is expected to coincide with a number of new 7-inch and 8-inch tablets running the OS [...]
Mindflash stirred up a whirl of controversy last month with the FocusAssist feature in its iPad software training app which lets you create self-paced, on-demand training instructions and presentation materials.
FocusAssist monitors the attention of someone watching a training course or presentation and pauses the Mindflash app when the person looks away. Mindflash plans to expand this capability in future offerings that will “read” a person’s emotions. More on that in a minute.
Some have raised Big Brother concerns about the fact that Mindflash collects information via FocusAssist on when people look away causing the program to pause.
Drippler offers the latest tips, updates, apps and accessories recommendations for your particular device and lets you personalize the discovery of related content.
The company says Drippler users have already accessed over 200 million “drips” (e.g., tips, features, updates, apps and accessories) across Android devices and the iPhone.
No word on when a 2.0 version of Drippler’s iOS version will be available.
There are some important choices to be made when selecting a mobile solution, such as choosing the right device, communication strategy, and applications. Making a mistake in any of these three key areas can seriously reduce your chances of success.
The following are tips to keep in mind as you consider mobile computing solutions for your emergency response organization.
1. Choose a communication strategy with the best coverage Unlike a repair person who may be able to get away with carrying a device that has a lot of information stored locally, your “field worker” will need access to real time information and therefore will need [...]
What about maintaining the devices? What about reliability? Who pays the phone bills and who checks the usage? What about liability and security? Longtime computer journalist Colin Barker ponders these questions and more.
The initial issue facing the IT business is that, like it or not, the BYOD phenomenon is happening already. Research conducted by analysts at Ovum indicated that around the world 57 percent of full-time employees use their personal phone at work in some capacity.
And apparently the worldwide stats of those organizations with a BYOD strategy are staggering. South Korea, for example, is the biggest home device user (around 88 [...]