Mobile Apps

  • Yahoo buying app and analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business 6 days ago

    New York: Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa...
  • Amazon sued over purchases by kids using mobile apps July 12, 2014

    Washington: The US government sued Amazon.com for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village." The lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to make the online retailer...
  • Tourism Ministry launches a mobile app to help users explore 16 Indian cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Facebook's Slingshot: Not merely a Snapchat clone, there's more to it beyond just self-destructive messages June 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws inevitable comparisons to Snapchat. Facebook even tried to buy Snapchat's maker...
  • Slingshot: Facebook's new Snapchat-like mobile app lets users send messages that self-destruct after they are viewed June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network. The new app, dubbed Slingshot, allows users to sign up for the service...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • Students can now use mobile app to fill forms for Delhi University courses May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Students seeking to pursue undergraduate courses from Delhi University will now be able to fill forms through a mobile application that will provide all admission-related information. The android-based mobile app - DU UG admission 2014-15 - was launched today by Deputy Dean Students Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, who...
  • Students can now use mobile app to fill forms for DU courses May 28, 2014

    Students seeking to pursue undergraduate courses from Delhi University will now be able to fill forms through a mobile application that will provide all admission-related information. The android-based mobile App, DU UG admission 2014-15, was launched on Wednesday by Deputy Dean Students Welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, who created it along with...
  • BreakFree: A new app that measures how addicted you are to your phone, reminds you to take breaks May 18, 2014

    Washington: An Indian couple has developed a new app to curb smartphone addiction which calculates the amount of time users spend on their phones and reminds them to take breaks. The BreakFree app measures how long you spend using apps, how often you unlock your phone and how much time...
  • Are Apple, Google, Amazon misleading customers by advertising mobile game apps as free? May 18, 2014

    Milan: US tech giants Apple, Google and Amazon and French game developer Gameloft are under investigation in Italy for alleged unfair commercial practices, the country's antitrust and competition authority said. The investigation will determine whether the four companies are misleading customers by advertising mobile game apps as free, when in fact...
  • VHP leader Togadia launches 'Blood 4 India' mobile app May 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched a dedicated mobile app for those citizens "who either want to donate or seek blood in emergency". During the launching ceremony, Togadia, who is also a cancer surgeon, claimed that the app called 'Blood 4 India' "will bridge a gap between donors and...
  • Google adds new ad feature to extend reach into mobile apps April 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones. The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap between the traditional public Web pages that have...
  • Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile...
  • Facebook tests ads on other companies' mobile apps, to launch an ad network business January 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it is displaying ads from a small group of marketers on other companies' smartphone apps, the latest sign that the world's No. 1 online social network is closer to launching an ad network business. Facebook said that the test is currently limited to...
  • Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smartphone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur,...
  • Facebook expands ad service for app developers October 2, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is expanding an advertising service aimed at developers of smartphone and tablet apps, the social network's latest move to bolster its fast-growing mobile business. Facebook's so-called mobile app ads - which allow companies to promote their mobile apps to Facebook's 1.15 billion users - will include new...
  • Free mobile app downloads to touch 239.95 billion globally by 2017 September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of free mobile app downloads is expected to hit 239.95 billion by 2017, while paid-for app downloads will touch 14.78 billion mark during the same period, research firm Gartner has said. According to the data available with Gartner, free mobile app downloads stood at 57.33 billion...
  • Yahoo to focus on developing mobile Internet apps July 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: With Internet users on mobile phones increasing rapidly in India, Yahoo is focusing on developing applications for this growing market, a senior company official said Saturday. Yahoo, which has its presence in almost all categories of Internet users' daily habits, plans to move its personalised experiences to mobile, said Hari...
  • Yahoo buys moviemaking app Qwiki, aims to increase presence in smartphone world July 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc said that it will buy Qwiki Inc, a mobile app for creating videos in Apple Inc's iPhone, as it tries to increase its presence in the world of smartphones and tablets. The company paid about $50 million for the deal, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources as saying. Terms...
  • LinkedIn redesigns Android, iPhone apps; to experiment with ads April 18, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn Corp introduced revamped mobile apps on Wednesday that give greater prominence to the stream of information shared by members of the professional social network and will for the first time allow the company to show ads to smartphone users. LinkedIn will begin showing advertisements within the mobile app's...
  • Mobile application to combat film piracy launched April 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: A mobile phone application that helps combat film piracy designed by Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce with the support of the US Consulate General, was launched by US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on Sunday. The application called 'Indian Movie Cop'(IMC), available as a free download on...
  • Yahoo acquires social recommendation startup Jybe March 21, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc acquired a small mobile start-up company that was founded by former employees of the struggling Web portal two years ago. Yahoo did not disclose the price of its deal to acquire Jybe, which developed a mobile app that recommends movies, books and restaurants based on data contained...
  • Delhi Metro plans smartphone app; invites applications March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Reaching out to commuters who use smartphones, Delhi Metro will soon launch a mobile application which will provide information regarding fares and stations including new ones coming up in Phase III. The application is expected to work offline without Internet/GPRS (one time download) which means that users will...
  • New privacy guidelines for mobile applications February 3, 2013

    Washington: The Federal Trade Commission has issued a wide-reaching set of new guidelines for makers of mobile platforms and developers of applications for mobile telephones and tablets to safeguard users' privacy. The non-binding guidelines, published in a report, include the recommendation that companies should obtain consumers' consent before including location tracking...
  • Now, a mobile application to minimise accidents January 6, 2013

    Tel Aviv: A GPS traffic application like Waze can help minimise road accidents with better deployment of police at the most accident prone sites, shows a study. Waze records location data and enables users to upload and share comments on any detail, including traffic alerts, accidents or police presence. Waze website says...
  • Free mobile app for skin cancer screening July 12, 2012

    Washington: A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with actual photos provided by the app. A collaboration of the University of Michigan Medical School technology and clinical expertise, the app guides users through...
  • Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices June 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the US. Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use its mobile app. The free service, which comes with audio ads, is a way for Spotify to...
  • Google buys maker of Quickoffice mobile app June 6, 2012

    San Francisco: Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. The deal announced Tuesday gives Google Inc. a new weapon to foil Microsoft Corp. as...
  • Obama orders agencies to shift services to mobile apps May 24, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama, hoping to spur US innovation in the explosive field of mobile communications, on Wednesday ordered all major federal agencies to make many more of their services available on mobile phones within the next year. "Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any...
  • Time spent on mobile apps exceeds web browsing October 10, 2011

    Dubai: The average user now spends 9 per cent more time using mobile applications than the internet, a regional expert in mobile apps development and marketing has said, quoting mobile apps analysis firm Flurry. Shadi Hasan, the Managing Director of Flagship Projects, a leading mobile apps developer in the MENA...