Seven Mobile Apps is shutting down from Yahoo including one of the famous apps known as Blackberry & the same move being followed by Google’s new CEO Marissa Mayer to block unsucessfull apps like en-masse.
This news of products shutdown was launched by company on its official blog & where the company describes that the company is putting best efforts to review as well as evaluate its different products.
Yahoo’s executive vice president of Platforms Jay Rossiter wrote in an article that “The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that still resonates for all of you today.”
Again Yahoo initiated secondgroup shutdown of products after Mayer became CEO of struggling web portals of Google where he ordered to shutdown multiple products at that time.
Around 60-75 Mobile Apps should be closed by Yahoo as per news came from press conference in last month done by Mayers, already 12-15 apps more to be managed from Yahoo’s end.
Again Yahoo will stop its services like Avatars i.e. cartoon like digital characters from April 1, 2013 where consumers depicts themselves in Yahoo Messengers &Facebook, but from now on consumers have to download this feature & then re-upload it into the messenger.
Yahoo Sports IQ, Yahoo Clues, Yahoo Updates API, Yahoo App Search & Yahoo Message Boards website were some of the products soon to be terminated from company’s end.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has given a small preview of BlackBerry OS 10 at BlackBerry World in Orlando. This device looks like previous version of the BlackBerry PlayBook with having features like a 4.2-inch display having a resolution of 1280×768 pixels, NFC, and a micro-SIM tray. They also showcased some features of the new OS.
Research in Motion shows off BlackBerry 10 developer alpha device at BlackBerry
The main reason behind this OS l launching is to compete like Windows Phone and Android. New Home screen menu was showed which basically had four widgets offering information at a glance. In Addition to that the User Interface included has a new feeds system and incorporation of gestures which enable the user to quickly move in and out of apps. Research in Motion calls it as Cascading UI.
As per RIM this new OS is build only for a touch devices only.As per its looks,the keyboard is just like other hardware keyboard which included even the frets separating rows that one has come accustomed with in the higher-end Bold series of BlackBerry smartphones.
RIM says that it has succeded in reduced the latency between a touch interaction for a flawless typing experience. In showcasing the keyboard,the company showed off intelligent features like word prediction, gestures and input mapping. These features are very similar to the third party SwiftKey keyboard available for Android. For instance, the input mapping feature basically detects where the user normally hits the key and then the keyboard adapts to the user. The same feature is achieved on a BB 10 keyboard. Gestures in the keyboard include swipe to delete text, swipe to unveil symbols and numbers and word prediction would help eliminate keystrokes and predict words in a sentence stream.
The most unique feature is the camera application. The new BlackBerry camera app allows the user to just tap on the screen to take a snap. But in addition to that there is a hidden timeline tool which allows the user to select the moment before or after the snapshot, to get a perfect shot. This will be beneficial and handy for getting rid of closed eyes and missed moments. In all environments, the camera would take a shot as soon as the user has focused, but before hitting the shutter and another shot after trrigerred
RIM has not given any any official specific timeline for the launch of the first BB 10 smartphone but it is expected to hit the market by this year end
RIM has formally released the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion solution which also comprises the Universal gadget Service. Like the BlackBerry gadget Service offers a set of security and management features for BlackBerry gadgets, the Universal gadget Service offers Mobile gadget Management for iOS and Android based gadgets.
RIM Lunches BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, supports Android and iOS
So what is the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion? Well for starters it’s a mobile gadget management suite and those of you who utilize the BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, will be capable to control all gadgets associated to their network together with iOS and Android.
The features of the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion include:
Activate and configure devices and profiles over the air
Enable access to enterprise Mail, Calendar and PIM
Administer users and groups, natively and directory based
Establish corporate IT Policies and Security
Manage lost devices – Password Reset, Device Lock, Device Wipe
Set Wi-Fi and VPN settings
Deploy internally-developed apps
Define (and enforce) public applications as mandatory or optional
Provides Notifications to the Device User
Provides Rooting & Jailbreak Detection
Help manage Roaming to control your data costs
Prevent apps from accessing corporate mail accounts
For more on this visit here. The Android client is already available; you can download it from the Google Play Store over here.
Apnacircle.com will bring the apnacircle app for blackberry smartphone user which will help to connect and manage their professional network on apnacircle when they are on move.
Business and career networking space ApnaCircle today announced the launch of ApnaCircle for BlackBerrysmartphones. The app allows BlackBerry smartphone users to easily connect and manage their professional network while they are on the move.
The new application provides tools that will help them increase their online visibility and give them a convenient way of connecting with their professional network on ApnaCircle.com. The application leverages BlackBerry Push Services to give users instant updates on industry happenings and news, and lets users immediately view, accept or decline requests to connect from other users.BlackBerry users can also easily share links with their ApnaCircle contacts directly from the BlackBerry browser.
ApnaCircle.com founder and CEO Yogesh Bansal said, “With more and more professionals using BlackBerry smartphones, launching our BlackBerry application was quite imperative. This application helps ApnaCircle users conveniently access their professional network while mobile, and we plan to add additional features beyond this first release.”
Research In Motion head of alliances and developer relations in India Annie Mathew said, “Features such as BlackBerry Push Services, and the ability to easily integrate with core BlackBerry applications, give developers the means to create richer and more robust application experiences for customers.”
ApnaCircle.com started with 20 thousand users in 2007 and today consists of more than 3.6 million users in India. Post the merger with Viadeo, ApnaCircle has become a part of the second biggest professional networking site in the world with over 36 million users globally.