Posts Tagged ‘App’ Launches iPad App Version of Its Social Curation Platform

David Needle of Tab Times recently wrote, “Back in the mid-1980s, Apple’s Macintosh helped launch a new industry, desktop publishing. Can the iPad similarly be the device of choice for a new generation of content creators? sure hopes so. The company [last week] released the first iPad app version of its social curation platform with an eye toward turning content consumers into content creators.It’s a publishing by curation platform. You can enrich content with your own insight,’ co-founder and CEO, Guillaume Decugis, said in a demo interview with TabTimes.” Read more

RantNetwork and LinguaSys Sign Mobile Application Distribution Agreement

Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 — RantNetwork, developers of translation applications for SmartPhones and LinguaSys, the international provider of human language technologies producing highly customized multilingual text analytics and natural language processing software, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for a customized version of RantNetwork’s OPI Translate Mobile phone translation and interpretation application. Read more

News360 Launches Native Advertising Platform

Mary Lisbeth D’Amico of reports, “News360, a news aggregation app that seeks to learn users’ interests and direct them to relevant content, this week announced the launch of a native advertising platform designed to help brands find and grow audiences for their sponsored content. The free app, which currently has four million users, uses semantic analysis and natural language processing to analyze user interests, reading behavior, and social cues. It then constructs a relevant news feed for each user. The launch of sponsored content embedded into its news feeds is the company’s first attempt to monetize its service since it was founded in 2010, confirms Roman Karachinsky, CEO of News360.” Read more

iOS Gets a Dose of Google Now

Stuart Dredge of The Guardian writes, “Google has launched its Google Now service for iOS devices, as an update to its existing Google Search app. Accessed by swiping upwards from the bottom of the app’s homescreen, Google Now learns about its user through their activities and their history in various Google services. It then serves up weather forecasts, traffic reports, boarding passes, sports scores and other information when they may be relevant. On iOS, it’s the sole new feature in version 3.0.0 of the Google Search app. Available for Android devices since the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software was released in 2012, Google Now’s iOS incarnation has been subject to speculation this year.” Read more

Ginger Software Aims to Be Best Spell/Grammar Checker for Android

Rip Empson of TechCrunch reports, “Ginger Software is on a mission to become the go-to spell-checking tool for Android. This week, the Israeli makers of natural language technology designed to help native and ESL speakers better express themselves, released its latest free mobile app for Android, called the Ginger Keyboard.  Simply put, the Keyboard is a straightforward, easy-to-use proofreading app that allows users to correct full texts with one click. While there are plenty of proofreading and grammar apps to be found in Google Play, most of them are educational apps, grammar exercises and dictionaries. However, Ginger’s new app is meant to your cross-app proofreading tool, as it integrates with any and all Android apps you have installed on your phone, whether it be SMS, email, Twitter or Facebook.” Read more

A Personal Concierge: Coming Soon to Your Phone

Ed Hayward of Boston College reports, “Say au revoir to the concierge. The proliferation of technology focused on finding the best tickets, the hottest restaurants or the next flight out of town may mean it’s time to bid adieu to the concierge and other traditional service information gatekeepers, according to new research. Face-to-face interactions with front desk clerks and concierges are not essential for personalized service, and increasingly these encounters are being substituted with Smartphone apps and other automated service systems, according to a study in the current edition of the Journal of Service Research. Business travelers who frequent the same hotels time and again may develop personal relationships with certain concierges over time, but a ‘smart digital assistant’ app can provide consistent personalized recommendations for every customer, every time, no matter where they are, the researchers report.” Read more

CollabRX Creates Editorial Board for Prostate Cancer

Following the news earlier this month that CollabRX has released a semantic clinical support tool for oncologists, CollabRX has formed a new editorial board for prostate cancer. According to the article, “CollabRx, Inc. [yesterday] announced the formation of an editorial board for prostate cancer to be led by E. David Crawford, M.D. who will serve as Chief Editor. Dr. Crawford is the distinguished Professor of Surgery, Urology, and Radiation Oncology, and head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is an active clinician, researcher, and teacher who has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America, one of the Best Cancer Doctors, and one of the Top 20 Urologists in the country by Men’s Health Magazine. Dr. Crawford will lead a distinguished group of physicians from leading institutions such as Yale University, University of Michigan, Cleveland Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and others.” Read more

Introducing Winston: A News Reading App

Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat reports, “Like one part Siri and one part morning news update, a new app called Winston could change the way you consume news online. Launching today on the iPhone for free, Winston reads aloud recent news and social media updates through a distinguished electronic English accent. The app summarizes news to highlight the juicy bits, and it also translates your Twitter and Facebook updates into easily absorbed nuggets (ignoring hashtags, abbreviations, and the usual social media mess).” Read more

Nuance Adds New Capabilities to Dragon Go Semantic Search

Nuance has upped their game, reports Kevin Fitchard of GigaOM. He writes, “Nuance Communications has been trying to recreate its incredibly useful  — but rather one-trick — Dragon Go semantic search app as a full-fledged mobile voice assistant on par with Siri and the new Google Now. It renamed it Dragon Go as Dragon Mobile Assistant in October and expanded its voice command capabilities beyond search into the application stack of the Android phone, where it could compose texts, make calls, set appointments and fetch directions. On Thursday, Nuance updated Mobile Assistant’s feature set. You can now play music by telling Dragon you want to listen to a particular artist or track in your song library. You can also open third-party apps with a voice command. Another small but highly useful enhancement is the ability to set an alarm with a simple spoken command.” Read more

Kickvox Launches iOS and Andriod Search Apps

Ken Yeung of The Next Web writes, “Kickvox, a company that dedicates itself to ‘reengineering’ mobile search, has launched its iOS and Android applications in an attempt to show smartphone users what it thinks mobile search should look and act like. Alan Nowogrodski, the company’s co-founder and CEO says that it’s a broken feature: ‘the search industry is conceivably the only industry that looks virtually the same as it did a decade ago, yet the platforms that we use to search the web have changed significantly.’ To that end, what Kickvox is offering is an app that has a ‘visually stunning’ interface that was created specifically for the mobile device. Through its development, the company says that results will be displayed faster allowing for easier browsing and better navigation.” Read more