Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

T-Mobile’s new software update meter tracks Android update progress

February 25th, 2015

T-Mobile’s Android update tracking site has a new tool that can take some of the mystery out of waiting for the latest software.

The T-Mobile software updates page now features a timeline that details where your phone is at in the update process (pictured).

Click on your device and you’ll see if the manufacturer is still cooking up the latest update, if T-Mobile is testing it out, or if it’s finished and on its way in the form of an over-the-air update.

For each phone there is another link that takes you to a detailed page with all the particulars about the most recent software version, so you can see if you’re up to date or if there’s an update headed your way. There’s also a detailed tutorial that walks you through how to trigger an update on your own if it hasn’t shown up yet.

While we do our best to keep you in the know with our weekly Android update roundup, it’s great to see one of the carriers take a more active stance to keep customers informed. This can lead to less confusion and help ease the jitters that smartphone addicts like ourselves get when wondering about when our devices will see all the newest tricks and features.


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.”


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