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Ford Goes Open Source To Speed App Development

Doug Newcomb | Wired | March 1, 2013

In the ecosystem gamble of “open” or “closed,” Ford is putting all its chips on open. At this week’s Mobile World Congress, Ford announced it’s releasing the proprietary source code for its Sync AppLink platform to Genivi, an automotive-centric open source alliance. Read More »

Ford Loads Up Spotify As The First Apps Make It Through Its Open Dev Program

Kevin Fitchard | GigaOM | February 25, 2013

At Mobile World Congress, Spotify debuted in its first cars appearing in Ford’s already music-loaded Sync AppLink platform. Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas also told us that its graduate its first apps from its developer program. Read More »

Get Ready For A Flood Of New Hadoop Apps

Brandon Butler | InfoWorld | June 4, 2013

Hadoop's 2.0 release includes Yarn, a workload manager that could make it much easier to build and run apps on the open source big data platform Read More »

Google Search Extends Deep Into Apps With Android 4.4 KitKat

Adriana Lee | ReadWrite | October 31, 2013

The Eye of Google can now see into the contents of apps, allowing it to display "view in app" buttons in search results. Read More »

Happy Holidays From Ushahidi!

Juliana Rotich | Ushahidi | December 21, 2012

First, just in time for the holidays, we have the free Ushahidi iOS app now available for download in the itunes store. Dale Zak put a lot of time and love into the app, releasing the SDK and integrating the fantastic work of The OpenGeoSMS team. Why OpenGeoSMS? So you can collect reports when the internet is not available, for example during a disaster situation or have intermittent connectivity. Read More »

Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks To Be Worth $16 Billion In 2017, Says ON World

Press Release | ON World | March 13, 2013

ON World’s recently published report covers 16 unique wireless sensing applications that are transforming health and wellness for chronic disease management, operational management, assisted care and general wellness. Read More »

Health 2.0 and ONC Launch New Challenge Through the Investing in Innovation (I2) Initiative

Press Release | ONC, Health 2.0, Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative | July 11, 2012

Today, Health 2.0 and the Office of the National Coordinator for HealthInformation Technology (ONC) announced the launch of a new Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative competition that challenges developer communities to create innovative health information technology (HIT) solutions. Read More »

Health IT Innovation? Not Without Open Platforms

The issue here is closed platforms, which enable most EHR vendors to position themselves as the single source of innovation. They also create dependent customers and glacial progress in two parallel areas of innovation—evidence-based medicine and information technology.  No one company can keep up with the natural pace of advancement in either realm, let alone both. Read More »

HL7 Developing New Health Care Messaging Standard

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | May 20, 2013

A new HL7 standard, called Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR), could allow clinical research organizations to extract data from patients' records. Read More »

How Firefox OS Plans To Kill — Not Reinvent — The App Store

Jolie O'Dell | VentureBeat | July 18, 2013

Mozilla has posted another video about Firefox OS. Intended for app developers, the clip explains a bit about how and why distribution will work in a world without app stores. Read More »

HTML5 vs. Apps: Here's Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

Staff Writer | Business Insider | February 3, 2013

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Read More »

iGoogle's Demise May Toll The Bell For The Personalized Home Page

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | November 1, 2013

Google’s iGoogle home page service is no more. Despite protests from hordes of iGoogle users, the personalized home page vanished today, traveling to that great multi-colored Google place in the sky, leaving only a link that now redirects to Google's home page. And other personalized home pages might not be far behind. Read More »

Industry Agrees To New Mobile App Guidelines

Anne Flaherty | Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2013

Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or tablet and passed along to marketers. Read More »

Innovative App First Step On Way To Virtual Glaucoma Clinics

Press Release | Moorfields Eye Hospital | April 18, 2013

“Virtual clinics are a way of improving living with glaucoma by reducing the patient′s need for regular travel” - Moorfields Eye Hospital has worked with core tech partners to develop a prototype it says could revolutionise the treatment of one of the most common eye diseases Read More »

iOS 7 Reminds Us To Be Careful What We Wish For

Killian Bell | Cult of Mac | June 11, 2013

It’s our own fault. We all asked Apple to dramatically change the look and feel of the iOS operating system, which, until yesterday, remained largely unchanged since the introduction of the original iPhone back in 2007. And we all complained when it didn’t do that with iOS 6 this time last year. Read More »