On Wednesday, T-Mobile unveiled an Android application that aggregates and allows users to save and share local deals from group buying sites like LivingSocial. The app which is titled “More For Me” will be preloaded on future handsets with plans to roll out on other operating systems including Blackberry and Windows.
Health and fitness mobile apps are growing at an enormous pace. Let me introduce you to Endomondo, a new one with a lot of buzz coming into CTIA this year. Endomondo Sports Tracker uses GPS to track time, distance, speed and calories in real-time of any distance-based sport.
“Endomondo Sports Tracker is your full-fledged personal trainer,” said Mette Lykke, co-founder, Endomondo. “What’s more is that it goes beyond any other app available to become a motivator with social elements that provide peer pressure and support from friends. This is the future of social fitness.” (Via NBC29.com)
The app is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry & Windows operating systems in a free lite edition and $3.99 pro edition which includes some additional goal setting features.
In the interest of keeping this short and concise, I’ve outlined the announcement highlights from last nights Microsoft Keynote with Steve Ballmer. I’m going to shy away from PC related announcements here but these can all be viewed in the full transcript in the link concluding this post.
- Windows phones to be made available to Sprint and Verizon customers
- Copy & Paste features added to Windows phones
- OS performance enhancements to help app switching
Windows Phone 7:
- Dedicated camera button that works even while in lock mode
- Glance & Go: All the things you care about can now be accessed via one screen
- Voice search capabilities
- Bing has been brought to the phone via a dedicated button
- Information hubs to help organize information, contacts and apps (e.g. work/home life separation)
- Big name app developments (BofA, Travelocity, Fandango)
- X-box Live access
- Increased gaming offerings
- Introduced Zune and it’s catalog of movies, music and sports to the console
- Controller free Hulu+ service announced
- Integrated Kinect with Netflix (Spring)
- Recount of November exclusive partnership with ESPN (3,500 live and demand sporting events from ESPN3 and highlight reels from ESPN.com
- Carrying the BCS Championship Game in January (Oregon vs. Auburn)
- Avatar Kinect (this one deserves a video – see below)
Want to read the full transcript from the keynote? Follow the link below