A private contractor came under insurgent fire last month while stationed at a base near Kabul, Afghanistan. Using only his iPhone and Tactical NAV, he was able to quickly relay the coordinates of his position to the International Security Assistance Force tactical operations center for help. An unmanned aerial vehicle was dispatched to his location and the insurgent attack was thwarted. Tactical NAV 2.0 assists troops in mapping, plotting and photographing waypoints on the battlefield and more.
ShopSavvy and Longboard Media today announced that they have joined forces to offer highly targeted ad campaigns to major brands and retailers though ShopSavvy’s AdOns platform. AdOns enable advertisers to deliver hyper-relevant, UPC/GPS-targeted messages to mobile consumers at the point of highest purchase intent, as they stand in a retail store with a potential purchase in hand. Longboard Media is the leading Shopping Vertical ad network.
Unconfirmed sources report that an iPhone app called Tactical NAV may have been used during the mission to locate Osama Bin Laden. An elite crew of American forces killed bin Laden during a daring raid on Monday, capping the world’s most intense manhunt. Tactical NAV is an iPhone app that helps soldiers in mapping, plotting, and photographing waypoints on the battlefield. It primarily uses the Military Grid Reference (MGRS) and is currently available in the iTune’s App Store.
Irregular Tangent Studios today launches their new Smartphone Wellness Initiative exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. Four self-learning apps, Yogic Sleep, Aumkara, Flame Meditation and Gayatri Chants, teach rare Yoga techniques for stress management, relaxation and mental peace. Along with the voice guidance, each app features a custom background score specifically written to create an environment that soothes the mind.
Having an easy way to hold the phone so it can be viewed is simply great, and is one of those things you wonder how you ever got along without. Fear not, non-kickstand enabled smartphones, the latest product from newPCgadgets called “Smartphone Coasters” has you covered. iPhone Coasters are designed to hold your iPhones or iPod touch at a comfortable 60 degree viewing angle. The sleek and attractive stainless steel Coasters have already become newPCgadgets biggest seller.
Uncommon Projects updates Marco Friend Locator with numerous user-requested features. Marco is the free SMS powered app that allows friends to use their smartphones to find each other fast and privately. Marco Friend Locator 1.1.1 has added a recent contacts list, backwards compatibility with iOS 4.0, “zoom-to-here” and a “ping” feature. Marco now automatically includes the neighborhood directly in the body of the SMS a user sends.
Data from ShopSavvy’s 6.5 million users also showed that the average user scanned items at four different retailers during the time period, scanned an average of eight items per store, and spent an average of three hours shopping with scanner in hand. ShopSavvy expects 120 million scans in November. 15 million scans by ShopSavvy users from Nov. 17-23 reveal that Walmart and Best Buy are tops in scans, with the average user scanning items at four different retailers during the week.
In just 72 hours after introduction over 10,000 Smartphone Coasters sold, making this the hottest product introduction newPCgadgets has ever launched. Smartphone Coasters are stainless steel stackable trays that hold your iPhone, iPod touch or any Smartphone at a comfortable 75 degree viewing angle. With just brief mentions in popular online sites like MacWorld, Engadget, BerryReview, Android Central and PalmAddicts, Smartphone Coasters have quickly become a runaway hit.
Uncommon Projects today introduces Marco Friend Locator 1.0 for iOS, the free SMS powered app that shows the user’s location on a map, along with that of any friend with a smartphone, so they can find each other easily. On launch the app displays the user’s position on a street level Google Map, and they may then ask their friend’s location using SMS. Connected via the Marco website, the recipient can automatically respond. Now linked, the user can see both their locations instantaneously.
newPCgadgets has just introduced a new stainless steel coaster that provides the ultimate convenience stand for Smartphones. Smartphone Coasters are stainless steel stands that are space-saving and stackable. Perfect for home or business, Smartphone Coasters provide friends, guests or customers fast access to their Smartphones. Professionals attending a business lunch or dinner will love the ability to view text messages and incoming calls faster.
newPCgadgets has just introduced the Smartphone Stand. This new stand is perfect for businesses like restaurants, hotels, bars or anywhere else people gather with their phones. The Smartphone Stand holds most cell phones and smart phones, including the popular iPhone, Droid, HTC EVO, BlackBerry and dozens more. newPCgadgets is a leader in the design and manufacturing of space-saving accessories for the mobile environment.