Only a few weeks ago we wrote about how the Apple iPad has revolutionized the way in which people interact with information – and that Bloomberg has been there from the beginning.
Today we are proud to officially unveil the next version of the Bloomberg Anywhere app for iPad. We believe the redesigned app will take accessing financial information on a mobile platform to a new level of sophistication with its enhanced navigation and added features straight from the Bloomberg Professional service.
Our latest iPad app release is yet another example of Bloomberg’s drive for innovation as we provide subscribers with leading technology they can access wherever and whenever. Bloomberg has been providing mobile access to the most trusted source of data, news and analytics for more than 20 years and continues to deliver the mobility users require in a fast-moving, global market.
By having our “user experience” design team work directly with our customers to test the app’s design elements and capabilities, and listening to subscribers’ feedback, we have developed additions that focus on three specific areas:
1) enhanced customization and navigation, so users can easily access relevant news and market information
2) better offline capabilities, so they can read and access important information while in-flight
3) and added features, including Instant Bloomberg, Bloomberg Industries and enhanced charting capabilities
The tight integration and collaboration between our R&D and design teams, as well as our customers is what makes us so excited about this latest release.
We have seen – over the past three years – the number of subscribers accessing our platform on a mobile device double and more than half access the platform via multiple devices.
Bloomberg Anywhere was created with this in mind – and as the computing habits of our subscribers (current and future) evolves, we will continue to evolve alongside them to deliver the information and services they need and expect – anywhere, anytime.
For Bloomberg Professional service subscribers who want to download the new app can do so for free at the App Store:
– John Waanders, Head of Bloomberg Anywhere Mobile
Las Vegas Nevada, CES – January 8, 2012 — Today, French technology company Withings is announcing its Internet-connected baby and toddler scale, the Withings Smart Baby Scale. With WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) connectivity, it is the next evolution in home baby and toddler weight tracking. Withings has combined cutting edge technology and exquisite design to create a scale that will give parents all over the world a very simple to use and extremely accurate way to monitor, understand and share their child’s growth.
Cédric Hutchings, Withings co-founder says, “We are very excited to announce our Smart Baby Scale and offer parents an amazing new way to take care of their newborn or young child. The success of our WiFi Body Scale has proven the benefits of connected weight tracking on adults and we were eager to also bring these benefits to babies and children. We are thrilled that our Smart Baby Scale was awarded the prestigious CES Innovation Award and this further reinforces our vision of designing smart communicating devices that help families take better charge of their health”.
By using the Withings Smart Baby Scale, parents can access their child’s weight readings from any connected device, such as an Internet-connected computer or an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the already existing WiScale app. Also, parents can easily communicate the progress of their child’s weight with their doctor, pediatrician, family and friends. The scale can be set to instantly update Facebook, Twitter or send an email to private email addresses with new readings. Parents can attach notes and photos to weight charts to build detailed memories of their child’s growth.
The Smart Baby Scale features two weighing configurations: the first is for weighing infants with a removable baby basket, and the second is the toddler scale that emerges once the baby basket is removed. The main part of the scale (the weighing unit) is extra-slim and features a central cutout that serves as the insertion area for the baby basket. The scale features a large graphical screen for animations and instructions, plus a tactile button that helps parents easily record their baby’s length.
The baby basket is made up of two pieces that naturally interlock and then can be inserted into the scale’s base. This bi-fold design is perfect for storage and travel. Once the child grows out of the baby basket and can stand up on his own, the basket can be removed and the scale used as a toddler scale.
The Withings Smart Body Scale can be used in conjunction with an adult Withings WiFi body scale, and/or the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor. When done so, it allows parents to monitor their child’s weight on the same dashboard they view their own weight and/or blood pressure.
Along this new device, Withings also evolves its Health Cloud platform’s API to allow third party service providers to retrieve readings recorded by the Smart Baby Scale, and thus offer parents additional services and guidance to monitor their child’s growth.
Withings Smart Baby Scale Technical Specifications:
- Weighing Range: 0-55 lbs
- Accuracy: 10g (0.02lb)
- Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart
- Display: Graphical Screen 2.4” x 1.6”
- Power Supply: 4 AAA Batteries
- Dimensions: 11” x 9.1” x 1” (without baby basket) / 22” x 10” x 3.7” (with baby basket)
- Weight: 3.3 lbs
The Withings Smart Baby Scale will be available in Q2 2012. The WiScale app is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Miami, Fla. – October 28, 2010 – netTALK.COM, INC. (OTCBB: NTLK), a publicly traded Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) company dedicated to converging superior communications solutions, has unveiled yet another VoIP product that justifies why it is becoming a global leader in the telecommunications industry the netTALK Smartphone Application.
Available now at netTALK.com/smartphone and at the iTunes App Store, this free Smartphone application is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, and allows users to make free calls to the U.S. and Canada, via 3G, Wi-Fi, or EDGE networks, without us ing valuable monthly cell phone minutes. Low cost international calling is coming soon.
Beta Features Include:
- Free calls to the U.S. and Canada
- Connectivity through 3G, Wi-Fi, and EDGE networks
- Record conversations
- Import contacts from your Smartphone’s personal phone book
- Receive customized support by dialing #611
- Dial #2663 for free conference calling bridge service
- Free 411 directory assistance
- Add/organize favorite contacts
Features Coming Soon:
- Link your personal netTALK DUO phone number to the app for ultimate mobility
- Low cost international calling
- Receive calls on Smartphones through your personal netTALK DUO phone number
- Plus more…
“netTALK is rapidly becoming the voice of the telecommunications industry,” said Anastasios “Takis” Kyriakides, Chairman of netTALK. “By offering our customers a plethora of communication platforms through which to connect, we are providing a valuable multi-channel community that is only going to get bigger as we progress.”
For more information on netTALK’s FREE Smartphone Application for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, visit www.netTALK.com.
The netTALK DUO is available for $69.95 including the entire first year of service and only $29.95 each year after (no monthly fees or long term contracts) at www.netTALK.com. Other phone companies can charge this for only ONE month of service.
George A. Romero’s App of the Dead Debuts on Apply iPhone and iPod Touch
Start Zombifying Your Friends and Family!
Los Angeles, California– June 3, 2010 – George A. Romero, the undisputed master of horror cinema (“Night of the Living Dead”, “Dawn of the Dead”, “Creepshow”, “Monkey Shines”, “Diary of the Dead”), today announced with partner, Peter Grunwald, and Artfire Films’ Art Spigel and Ara Katz, that APP of the DEAD, developed with Ohio-based Additive Interactive, is available now for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch for $1.99.
Download the launch trailer and screens of the app in action here.
“Given the amount of zombies I’ve brought to life, I figured everyone should be able to do the same,” said George A. Romero.
Developed in coordination with Romero’s latest feature, George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, which hits theaters nationwide May 28th, APP of the DEAD casts iPhone and iPod Touch owners as the director, allowing you to turn your friends and family into horrific zombies with over 20 zombie features, including galleries of open wounds, deformed eyes and mouths. Take pictures or import photos from existing galleries and bring them to undead glory with grisly scars and bloody injuries!
Don’t forget to aim for the head when you use APP of the DEAD’s custom-built engine to cap your newly created zombies, first-person shooter style. Save the photos, email them to friends, make them part of your own undead slideshow or upload to Facebook and other social networking sites.
Also, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!
About George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead
The master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre in a film that draws new battle lines between the living and the dead. A war-weary band of soldiers is lured to a remote island that promises to be the last paradise on earth, only to discover that even here, miles away from civilization, there is no escape from the appetites of the living and the dead. Told with Romero’s iconic sense of humor and keen eye for the fault-lines in contemporary culture, “SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD” expands and intensifies the zombie universe for which he is celebrated. George A. Romero’s “Survival of the Dead” hits theaters across the nation on May 28, 2010 after debuting on VOD, Amazon and Xbox LIVE on April 30. For more details, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Survival-of-the-Dead/210457192019
About Additive Interactive:
Ohio-based Additive Interactive is a visual & interactive design company focused on speaking to consumers through unique visually compelling interactive entertainment experiences. The Additive team combines decades of experience creating stunning commercials, music videos, flash games, corporate and consumer-targeted videos, game assets, web design, animated graphics & logos, and graphic design. For more information about Additive, please visit http://www.weareadditive.com/
By Sarah Pike
Like you, I’ve spent the past few years knowing, “There’s an app for that.” And every time I hear it, it bugs me. I didn’t really think about why, though, until recently.
Mac users have hugely embraced the iPhone App Store, not just as a convenient roundup of programs to buy for their smartphones, but as the towering, unassailable evidence of its superiority over other smartphones. Some non-Mac users have, even. My ex-boss parrots the line regularly. And why? I’d like to think it’s because Mac users aren’t used to having sufficient apps. Sadly, I have to conclude it’s because the average person can’t see past the clever Mac ad lines.
PC users have had apps coming out of their ears for, like, ever. Palm and Windows Mobile users have always had apps, many of them free. The most popular of which had nothing to do with flatulence.
But oh, the smug voice in the ads is telling you, “There’s an app for that.” Clearly, those things before the iPhone? Weren’t apps. Please. Give me an app to make iPhone users put their phones away while we’re having dinner, or an app that reminds iPhone users that their latest app helped Palm OS users for years before iPhone was a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, maybe an app that flashes the message “iBaa.”