E-lerter App sends emergency alerts to your smartphone


According to its developer Jamie Brandt from the Alberta-based firm Stony Plain, the notification banner will not vanish until it has been acknowledged. “That means you will not miss any important warnings,” he added. The app users can also specify which area to scan for emergency alerts so that they would only receive local-specific news. … Read more

BBM 2.6 for Android, BlackBerry, iOS Released With Group Stickers and More


BlackBerry on Friday introduced the updated BBM version 2.6 app for Android, iOS and BlackBerry OS with a number of updates based on user feedback. One of the biggest changes to the BlackBerry Messenger app is the addition of chat stickers to groups. The firm added that it is currently running a special offer on … Read more

Microsoft Launches Gesture Beta App for Windows Phone Users

Microsoft on Monday launched the Gestures Beta app for Windows Phone, showcasing the company’s advances in the particular field. The app is available only for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The app lets users answer calls, put incoming calls on silent and do more tasks via simple gestures. Gesture Beta, which is sized … Read more

Twitter app gets Instagram-like photo filters


Microblogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter apps for iOS and Android have replaced the photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of how photos will look like, Techcrunch reported. … Read more

India’s Nimbuzz Plans New Emerging Market Apps, Starting With Android Call App Holaa

It’s nearly one month since Nimbuzz, the mobile messaging and calling service with 200 million registered users, was bought by UK telecoms company New Call in a $250 million deal. Today we get a glimpse of what’s to come after it released its first post-acquisition product: a dialer app for Android called Holaa!. Holaa (sorry, Nimbuzz, but adding ‘!’ just … Read more

Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects


Facebook has launched a new app aimed at helping teams collaborate on projects. Called Facebook Group, the app will help people share information faster and more easily with “all the groups in their life”. Aimed at enterprise collaboration, it can also be useful for student groups as well as friends looking to coordinate activities and … Read more

Facebook launches new app for its Groups feature


Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they’re based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook Inc has been working to expand its presence on people’s mobile devices by creating and buying apps such as Messenger, Paper, Instagram … Read more

App Avaamo raises Rs 38 crore in seed fund

BANGALORE: An Indian American duo have built a WhatsApp like messaging app for enterprises that has attracted a $6.3 million (Rs 38 crore) seed round from investors in China and Silicon Valley. Avaamo, founded by former TIBCO executives Ram Menon and Sriram Chakravarthy, hopes to tap into India, China and other emerging markets and will … Read more

App to help curb youth suicide


Australian researchers are developing a smartphone app to stop the escalating rate of indigenous youth suicide. The app will facilitate referral of the young person to local liaison officers and other government or non—government support agencies. “We will design, develop and distribute an Apple iPhone and Android smartphone app through iTunes and Google’s android market … Read more

Facebook app gives free Internet to mobile users in Zambia

Facebook introduced an app on Thursday that will give mobile phone subscribers in Zambia access to a set of free basic mobile data services—and Facebook. The app is part of Facebook’s Internet.org project that aims to bring Internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it. With the app, people … Read more