Saturday, March 18, 2017

List of Most Popular Mobile Devices When Browsing Our Site

Here is a a list of the top 20 mobile devices when browsing our site over the last 12 months.  I find it interesting that Samsung breaks down their Galaxy devices in Google Analytics and Apple just says iPhone or iPad without telling you which version.  Google Nexus 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Weather Channel App Notifies You When Cell Networks Are Down

 New Weather App Can Spread Urgent Alerts Even When Cell Networks Are Down
New Weather App Can Spread Urgent Alerts Even When Cell Networks Are Down. 

The Weather Company’s new Android app uses mesh networking to spread data between phones over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. IBM, The Weather Company launch mesh-powered app for internet-poor regions.

Having a wealth of up-to-the-minute climate data at our fingertips is something most of us take for granted. Thanks to a reliable cell connection, our smartphones, and the work of hundreds of meteorologists and climatologists around the globe, keeping abreast of an incoming storm isn’t so much a matter of how, but how quickly. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t the case for everyone.

In developing countries, cellular connectivity is congested, intermittent, and in the worst cases inaccessible. That’s why IBM, in collaboration with developers at The Weather Company, introduced Mesh Network Alerts, a new technology that provides a peer-to-peer means of facilitating communications between residents of underserved nations.

Mesh Network Alerts work by linking mobile devices directly to one another, daisy-chaining handsets in a sort of node network. Using a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, each connected smartphone stores and propagates messages to devices within a 300- to 500-foot radius, creating a mesh that can effectively reach more devices. Read more

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