Check out these iPhone applications and wireless debuts.
loopt Social Mapping Service Launches on Sprint Wireless Network
loopt announced its social mapping service is now available to Sprint customers nationwide. loopt uses the GPS capabilities on select Sprint phones to locate and connect with friends. Users can share their locations, send proximity-based messages, receive alerts when a friend is near, and view geo-tagged photos and content onthe- go.
loopt is the only social mapping service that can automatically update the location of everyone in a users private network of friends and display that information directly on a map on the phone, the company says. loopt is 100 percent permission-based and users share location information only with their loopt-friends via private networks. In addition, loopt users can easily turn location-sharing on or off at any time on a friend-by-friend basis. loopt is available on more than 25 Sprint and Nextel phones for $2.99 per month, plus standard data charges. loopt launched on Boost Mobile last November and signed up more than 100,000 customers in its first three months of launch. www.loopt.com, www.sprint.com
Novatel Wireless Introduces HSPA USB Modem
Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless broadband solutions provider, has introduced the Ovation MC950D USB Modem, a HSPA Mobile Broadband device that the company says carries the distinction of being the worlds smallest HSPA USB modem. Optimized for HSPA and EDGE/GPRS worldwide networks, the Ovation MC950D is a tri-band HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS modem designed to be durable and fit comfortably in any pocket. For use in the home, at the office or on the road, the MC950D offers 7.2mbps downlink speeds and 2.1mbps uplink upon launch. www.novatelwireless.com
Intermec, GATC Introduce Skynax R6 Software
Intermec has collaborated with GATC, a software development company and Intermec Premier Honours Partner, to create Skynax R6, a software-based solution that provides a unified platform for mobile communications, data management, remote device management and security in mobile computing systems. Skynax enables scalable and secure mobile data communications through WWAN mobile phone networks, WLAN, wired Ethernet and dialup connections. Using a distributed, server-based architecture, Skynax allows the exchange of data between mobile business applications and back-office business data repositories located in a companys internal network. Complete remote device management is available through a Microsoft Windows-based management console. www.intermec.com, www.skynax.com
Genesys Brings Multimedia Virtual Meetings to iPhones
Genesys, a global multimedia collaboration service provider, has announced it is bringing full virtual meeting capabilities to Apples iPhone. The standards-based AJAX technology of Genesys Meeting Center 4.0 allows users to join a voice and Web meeting through the iPhones Safari browser. Key benefits for iPhone users include real-time collaboration and document sharing with zoom-in and portrait/landscape capabilities. Meeting access is simplified by Genesys Meeting Centers dial me feature, which allows users to participate in the Web meeting and, at the same time, calls the participant. www.genesys.com
Elias Launches Applists.com to Bring Web Apps to iPhones
Elias Corp. has launched Applists.com, a proprietary patent-pending software built exclusively for iPhone users and third-party Web 2.0 application developers, that allows iPhone users to locate iPhone applications with just a few taps on the screen and store these apps in containers called application lists or applists. iPhone users can create multiple applists for home, work, school, etc., with this free service, and the company promises no ads or gotchas. Applists.com enables iPhone users to use their desktop Safari browsers to add, update and modify their applists, which are accessible instantly on their iPhones. Applists.com is built for the Apple Safari browser for use with iPhones, Macs and PCs. www.applists.com
Synchronica Syncs iPhones to Microsoft Exchange E-Mail
Synchronica plc announced that its Mobile Gateway 3.0 supports over-the-air synchronization between Microsoft Exchange and the Apple iPhone. This will allow mobile operators and service providers to offer mobile synchronization to business users and prosumers, enabling them to receive corporate e-mail on their iPhones without having to ask their IT manager to open the firewall or install additional software.
Mobile Gateway uses Microsofts secure Outlook Web Access to retrieve e-mail from the corporate Exchange server and deliver it directly to the built-in e-mail client of the Apple iPhone. Synchronicas Mobile Gateway 3.0 middleware also supports phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and others. www.synchronica.com
Genisys Software, the SCO Group Release AlphaRENTAL for iPhones
The SCO Group Inc., a provider of UNIX software technology and mobile services, and Genisys Software Inc., a provider of rental and point-of-sale software for the specialty equipment rental market, have announced the availability of the AlphaRENTAL Solution for the iPhone handset. AlphaRENTAL is a mobile workforce automation application used by retail equipment and party rental centers to manage all aspects of their business, including customer relationship management, sales, reservations, quotes, invoicing, receivables, parts, service and rental equipment inventory management. It is deployed using the SCO mobile server, which provides access to data via a variety of handsets, and now includes the iPhone. www.genisys-software.com, www.scomobile.com