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Android for Business

While still relatively new, Android, Google’s open source platform for mobile phones has some useful business applications. Here is a list of applications you should consider.

Halo

Have you ever misplaced your Phone?  Phone Halo keeps your phone safe from misplacement and loss, and also protects your valuables too.  The Phone Halo system consists of a main application and a Bluetooth device that attaches to one’s valuables.  The system has 3 main features:

  • Protect:  the software will track your valuables using your phone and will alert you whenever you are about to leave your phone or other items behind.
  • Locate:  can’t find your keys before work?  Phone Halo can help you find your phone or belongings by causing the item to ring.
  • Recover:  Phone Halo automatically takes steps to help you recover misplaced and lost items by e-mailing and texting you the GPS coordinates of where the item was lost. Phone Halo can also share this information with your friends, family, and social networks to get help in recovering your stuff.

Server Up

ServerUp Android App features “On-Demand” server checking options such as Ping, Trace Route, WHOIS lookup, and Logging. For a network/web administrator, instant notification of your server being down is vital.

Cab4Me

Cab4me helps you to find a cab when you need it. Start on the map and select your approximate pickup location. The map also shows you taxi stands whenever the data is available for your area. Then switch to the call tab to get a list of local cab companies. If a cab company is found in our database, you can get additional information like available car types or payment methods. If we do not have a cab company for your area, a local web search is performed. You will always get a result. In the Favorites tab you can quickly access your favorite companies and the recent tab shows companies you recently called.

Docs2Go

Whether you’re an organization looking to mobilize your sales professionals or an individual looking to increase personal productivity, leaving your office or laptop behind  does not have to mean leaving your crucial files and work behind.

Now you can get your work done no matter where you are by using Documents To Go to view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well as view Adobe PDF files on your Android-powered smartphone. And since it is full featured yet easy to use, Documents To Go is one mobile office suite that makes good business sense.

Locale

This smart app uses GPS, WiFi, and cell signal to adjust your phone settings based on where you are, and when. It will automatically turn itself off in meetings and movies, remind you to charge the phone when battery runs low, and more. There’s no better way to have your phone take care of itself.