Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

Austin software maker Together Mobile rebrands as Rivet Works

November 18th, 2014

Software maker Together Mobile Inc. has changed its name to Rivet Works Inc.

The Austin-based company said Tuesday in a statement that the new name coincides with the launch of its content marketing software designed to boost engagement between people and their favorite brands.

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Rivet Works, which was created as Together Mobile in early 2013 by boyhood buddies Mike Svatek and Benjamin Lail, initially developed software designed to enable businesses to create mobile marketing campaigns. The company employed 11 workers in mid-2013, when the Austin Business Journal reported on the launching of the local startup.

In November 2013, Rivet Works reported raising $8 million of a planned $8.8 million financing from 116 investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CEO Svatek has said the startup received its capital from a syndicate of investors through National Securities Corp., a New York-based private equity firm.

Svatek is a former executive at Austin-based Bazaarvoice Inc. (Nasdaq: BV) and Lail is a former consultant for the Texas Department of Information Resources.


Jinny Software Deploys Secure Mobile Messaging Services For Telecom 26

November 4th, 2014

Jinny Software Limited, an Enghouse Networks company, is pleased to announce the successful deployment of a next generation messaging solution for Telecom26, a Telecommunications Service Provider based in Switzerland.

Telecom26 provides secure voice and messaging services to their customers with a mix of direct routes and routing aggregation. Telecom26 delivers global secure mobile solutions and has connectivity to over 700 networks worldwide.

The Jinny system will power Telecom26′s travel protection service, which provides real time travel advisory notifications to business and leisure travellers. At a time when global security is at the forefront of many corporate travellers’ minds, this service is a key part of Telecom26′s secure mobile solutions. The Jinny solution provides the flexibility to deliver geographically aware alerts, tips and advisories to subscribers anywhere in the world.

“Jinny Software’s messaging solution exceeded our technical and commercial requirements, enabling an on-time launch of our secure mobile services,” said Mark Nicholson, President of Telecom26. “The flexibility and expandability of Jinny Software’s messaging solution not only drives our current Travel Advisory service but is the foundation for all our short message services.”


New Apple iOS 8 mobile software set to arrive

September 17th, 2014

New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.

The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be pre-installed on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which hit the market on Friday.

Apple unveiled iOS 8 at its annual developers conference in San Francisco in June.

The new operating software is tailored to deliver a seamless experience for users flitting between Apple mobile gadgets and popular Macintosh computers.

Alongside operating system updates, the California company unveiled HealthKit software to manage personal healthcare and HomeKit for home appliances. They are integrated into the latest system update.

HealthKit will provide a secure haven for data collected by devices such as fitness bands that track activity and sleep.

Apple also synched iOS 8 to HomeKit software that could let iPhones or iPads be used as a centralised control for internet-linked gadgets such as door locks, lights, thermostats and security systems.

Apple came up with a common network protocol, so not only can an iPhone be used to open smart locks, but virtual assistant Siri can dim lights and lower thermostat settings when told, “Get ready for bed.”

Apple has also beefed up graphics and speed capabilities for games, which are consistently among the hottest applications on its mobile devices.

Capabilities woven into operating software include one called “Continuity,” which lets tasks started on one Apple gadget be automatically handed off to another one nearby.

Messages or calls can also be handed off between devices.

Apple last week announced that it is adding a smartwatch to its growing array of devices that will work together.

The Apple Watch will not be released until early next year.


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