According to Chicago media reports, Metra will soon roll out a new mobile ticket-purchasing platform for commuters that will be a game-changing resource for train passengers.
The system in question, which is set for release this summer, will enable riders to purchase tickets directly from their mobile devices.
To promote the upcoming app, Metra is increasing its penalty for onboard purchases to discourage riders from paying with cash after the app is released, according to a Jan. 23 Metra press release. The app is expected to help in the development of a regional app that is being created in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace bus service.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Technology
NASA has landed at SXSW. And they’ve just launched a new app into the mobile universe.
What NASA is busy touting is a new app (based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge) that puts an enormous amount of power into the hands of users. The app, we’re told, has the potential “to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers.”
Analysis of images taken of our solar system’s main belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter using the algorithm showed a 15 percent increase in positive identification of new asteroids.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Technology
If you stand out at SXSW, you’ve clearly done something right.
All the rage today at the hottest festival in the world is the latest offering from Endurance International Group.
The company has just unveiled Instant AppMachine, its first product collaboration with technology developer AppMachine.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin is in Austin, Texas this weekend at SXSW connecting with some of today’s and tomorrow’s hottest mobile-centric innovators in healthcare, tech, entertainment, gaming, and more.
But today, Jared wants to connect with YOU live from the floor of SXSW via Meerkat.
If you’re not familiar, Meerkat is a red hot livestreaming social media app that is all the rage in Austin this opening weekend for SXSW.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Technology
Every year at SXSW, mobile payments technology captures a little more of the spotlight. With most of that spotlight deserving directed toward PayPal, we were eager to find out what PayPal’s primary message and objectives are at the festival this year.
Fortunately, the team at PayPal was immensely accommodating and welcomed MMW into their PayPal Social Media Lounge at SXSW for an in-depth one-on-one with Pablo Rodriguez, Head of Global Consumer Initiatives at PayPal.
With new innovations entering the mobile payments arena so frequently, Rodriguez tells us how PayPal continues to stay ahead of the pack, particularly with regard to making mobile payments ultra-convenient and secure.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology
Get ready for a major spike in video engagement for wearable platforms.
The latest example of this anticipated boom is VidyoWorks on smart glasses, an innovative solution that enables hands free video communication and collaboration for augmented reality and see-what-I-see applications.
The team behind VidyoWorks says the offering delivers the only scalable video coding (SVC) platform for outstanding error resiliency and the ability to combine workflow integration, reliable performance and scalability to deliver an affordable, wearable visual engagement solution.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Platforms, Technology
The augmented reality market is set for a major boom.
“The mobile augmented reality (AR) market is finally on the verge of fulfilling its potential and going mainstream, following years of hype,” the introduction to a new report from Tractica reads.
So why now?
Posted in Announcements, Augmented Reality, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Technology