Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups that can make use of AI, blockchain technology and sensors

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Apply now!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

 

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TS EMEA to present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress in Italy

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TULSA, OK, 03-Nov-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress on 15-17 November in Florence, Italy. The World LPG Forum serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA, who will be situated in Stand #K8, will be one of roughly 150 propane and LPG vendors exhibiting at the World LPG Forum, a show that will welcome more than 2,000 attendees from 60+ countries. TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac LPG, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA is proud to be a part of the World LPG Forum,” said TS EMEA’s General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, about attending the event. “LPG plays a very significant role as a clean energy source in Europe. TS EMEA is happy to support that role with solutions that are keyed directly to its safe and reliable transport.”

TS EMEA’s goal at the show is to deepen its relationships with the members of the global propane and LP gas distribution industry and to provide increased insight into its propane and LP gas enterprise solutions at the event. At press time, TouchStar’s integrations fleet software is utilized by over 500 companies internationally.

“TS EMEA affirms the Forum theme, ‘A Bridge to the Future,’ said TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “It serves as the ideal platform for TouchStar’s NextGen mobility solutions.”

TS EMEA will be located at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Stand #K8, Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November. Meetings may be arranged with Robert Pabeschitz by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-page-ts-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Software News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Contact-Details:
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Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

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Nexus Repository the only repository manager with free support for Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, Docker, PyPI, RubyGems

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Fulton, MD, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today introduced the latest version of Nexus Repository Pro. The 3.2 version of Nexus Repository Pro will include built-in support for active-active high availability configurations and enhanced security and license analysis for open source components. Sonatype has also expanded Nexus Repository’s free, universal component support to include PyPI and RubyGems.

The new features of Nexus Repository Pro will be demonstrated at Jenkins World (Sept 14 – 15) and JavaOne (Sept 18 – 22). The product is currently being tested in private beta and will be commercially available in Q4 2016.

With over 100,000 active installations, Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Pro now offers expanded capabilities including:

  • High-availability which is uniquely affordable, rapidly configured, and easily managed
  • Universal support for all popular component formats
  • Precise component intelligence for repositories and applications

“We are excited to offer high-availability with the latest version of our Nexus Repository Pro to ensure that companies can achieve their continuous delivery goals,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Our customers will be able to seamlessly integrate high-availability into their existing production environments with this sophisticated, yet cost-effective offering that minimizes downtime and improves reliability. When coupled with our precise component intelligence and ever-expanding component support, Nexus Repository Pro makes building and releasing the best software easy.”

Meeting continuous delivery needs through high availability
Active-active high availability is a requirement for organizations seeking 99.999% up-time across their Continuous Delivery and DevOps toolchains. The latest version of Nexus Repository Pro supports the active-active high availability ensuring that if one server goes down, the other will continue running without interruption. The high availability feature is built into Nexus Repository Pro 3.2 and is remarkably easy to configure. Pricing starts at $1200 per year.

Expanding component support to PyPI and RubyGems
Nexus Repository is the only repository manager to offer free support for the world’s most popular component-based development languages including Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, and Docker, and now PyPI and RubyGems.

Providing precise component intelligence
Everyday, Nexus Repository customers evaluate the quality and security of millions of open source and third-party components across 70,000 repositories using Repository Health Check (RHC). RHC provides intelligence about the components, including license types, known security vulnerabilities, and other data such as relative usage popularity and age. This feature of Nexus Repository 2.x is now being made freely available to Nexus Repository 3.2 users.

Sonatype has now integrated the ability to perform a detailed analysis of the components and applications in Nexus Repository. Application Health Check (AHC) will enable Nexus Repository users to quickly evaluate components used in the applications. According to the 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain Report, 1 in 15 components used in applications includes a known security vulnerability. More advanced policy-based analysis of applications is available from Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Auditor solutions.

Upgrading Nexus Repository 2.x to 3.x
Starting with the release of Nexus Repository 3.1, Sonatype has included a seamless upgrade path for customers who are currently using Nexus Repository 2.14. Built-in upgrade tooling and documentation provide the current installed base an easy way to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features, including support for private Docker registries, high-availability, repository health check and universal component support.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New research reveals massive increase in open source component use

Fulton, MD, 11-Jul-2016 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the release of its second annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. Based on the analysis of 31 billion download requests of open source software components from the Central Repository, which is managed by Sonatype, the report provides insight into the software supply chain practices from 3,000 development organizations and also includes software component analysis of 25,000 applications.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Supply and demand have never been greater
  • The number of open source component download requests increased dramatically to 31 billion in 2015 from 17 billion in 2014, an 82 percent increase year-over-year.
  • 10,000 new component versions are introduced daily across development ecosystems.
  • Component sourcing practices are inefficient and software vulnerabilities are pervasive
  • Enterprises download more than 229,000 components annually, but, on average only 5,000 component downloads are unique.
  • Open source components vary widely in terms of quality and 6.1 percent of downloads (1-in-16 components) include a known security defect.
  • Organizations struggle with vulnerable parts
  • Data from 25,000 applications demonstrates that 6.8 percent of components in use had at least one known security defect, revealing that downloads of poor quality components are making their way into production.
  • Parts age and grow stale quickly.  Older components (age 2+ years) used in applications are disproportionately less healthy and are three times more likely to contain vulnerabilities.

Industry is taking action
Top performing enterprises, federal regulators and industry associations have embraced the principles of software supply chain automation to improve the safety, quality and security of software.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

 

New technology solves digital overload for family memories

OurHive LOGO onlySan Diego, CA, December 14, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Have you ever had the issue of looking for a specific photo and can’t find it? You thumb scroll endlessly but there’s no effective way to sift through all those photos every time you’re looking for something specific.

OurHive™ is the newest family app that combines patented technology and a private family network to deal with this growing issue of digital overload. The app is now live on Google Play, the App Store and as a Web App at www.GetOurHive.com.

OurHive combines the best features of a photo and video application with a private social network created especially for families. With the OurHive app, family photos and videos can be automatically tagged, organized and instantly shared with only the people you care most about. Once a private Hive is created, family members can upload and share photos and videos with each other using their iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers. All files are archived in high resolution and can be viewed and downloaded anytime.

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“For many families, life is full of sacred moments that should be treasured and preserved for generations to come,” said Stephen D. Rosen, co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of OurHive. “Today’s digital world has made sharing information convenient, but too often that sharing is made with impersonal detachment. OurHive is for people who appreciate the special intimacy that comes with sharing special memories.”

Photo and video sharing within mass-market social networks can sometimes be compromised by unauthorized use and manipulation of media. Special attention has been made with OurHive’s cloud interface to ensure the best security. Photos and videos are encrypted every step in the journey from devices to OurHive servers and back again, and the content can only be accessed by invited, password-protected members.

Because archiving and tracking family photo albums is important, the OurHive app was designed to make tagging and organization simple and accessible. Every photo and video you take with the iOS or Android app ‘automagically’ adds a caption and location from your calendar, along with the closest address when GPS is enabled. You can then edit the filename, add tags and captions and give your photos the same context that writing on the back in ink used to for print photographs.

“Whether it’s your child’s first birthday or grandma’s retirement party, OurHive encourages the family to share all of the pictures and videos they take — not just a few chosen ones that you put on Facebook or Instagram,” said Jeff Symon, co-founder and president. “With OurHive, anyone in your Hive can download any picture they want from any of their internet-connected devices. No more having to remember to text or email individual photos later.”

How OurHive Works

Starting your own Hive begins with one family member starting a free 20GB Family Hive by visiting GetOurHive.com or downloading the “OurHive” app on Google Play and the App Store. They can then invite as many family members or close friends as they want into their secure, private Hive. Each user can then download the free app on the iOS or Android device of their choice and start contributing and sharing family memories.

OurHive™ automatically stores your photos and videos in high resolution in your own private network. Anyone in your family Hive can download anytime they want and future updates will allow for even more functionality.

Visit us a www.GetOurHive.com to sign up and learn more, and join the conversation athttps://www.facebook.com/getourhive

Contact-Details: Kyle Strickland – kyle@ourhive.biz
www.GetOurHive.com

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CRM Study Reveals Lawyers are Behind the Curve

Sherman Oaks, CA, July 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Ackert Inc.™ released the findings of a market-wide study showing surprising trends in Customer Relationship Management adoption and utilization in law firms—or rather, the lack thereof.

Although attorneys’ primary role is to service their clients’ legal needs, they are also expected to originate new clients for their firms; yet relatively few attorneys use formalized systems to organize their pursuits. The recent study reveals that although 70 percent of North American law firms have implemented a CRM initiative, less than 5 percent of lawyers at most firms use it regularly.

The CRM marketplace is a 23 billion dollar industry with high utilization from sales teams in most verticals. According to the latest surveys, 61-100 percent of sales teams across non-legal markets use CRM at least once per day. This stands in stark contrast to the less-than-5-percent of lawyers who use CRM at least once every 2 weeks.

Since the economic downturn in 2008, lawyers at firms of all sizes have faced new pressure to develop business proactively rather than waiting on new clients to find them. Attorneys today face a more competitive landscape than ever before. The need to proactively develop business is made even more challenging by heightened competition between firms and lawyers – according to the latest figures from the American Bar Association, only 57 percent of law school graduates are working in long-term positions where bar admission is required.

The legal CRM study reports that the two primary reasons for underutilization are a lack of accountability and a general lack of technological proficiency. It is worth noting that these factors are cultural/behavioral issues rather than CRM software shortcomings.

This has given rise to innovative software platforms seeking to address CRM underutilization among lawyers. “We’ve found that coupling technology with coaching is an effective way to increase engagement among lawyers,” said David Ackert, founder of Practice Pipeline. His software is distinctly high-touch, with regular email reminders and monthly coaching sessions that encourage accountability. “Utilization is definitely a significant issue with lawyers. We have focused on seamlessly integrating with Outlook to capture contact information, and we see Practice Pipeline also as a very simple and effective tracking mechanism,” said Jeff Reade, President of Cole Valley Software which owns ContactEase, the second largest provider of CRM to the legal industry.

Lawyers, more than most, need to start adopting the sales behaviors and technologies that stimulate new business opportunities. Those who continue to stubbornly refuse CRM and other pipeline management solutions may find themselves struggling to grow their practices.

Contact-Details: David Ackert
Ackert Inc.
Telephone: +1 (818) 804-5491
Email: david@ackertinc.com

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Pipemetrics taps into the emerging market trend for higher quality Windows software

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Overwhelmingly positive user response confirms strong demand for well-crafted Windows software.

 

Pipemetrics (http://www.pipemetrics.com) marked the first year on the market of its flagship product Bvckup 2 (http://bvckup2.com/) by announcing that an analysis of user engagement data shows substantial and growing demand from Windows users for higher quality standards.

Windows has been traditionally associated with software that focused on the technical elements first and the user experience second.

Founded in 2012, Pipemetrics was set up with an altogether different take on Windows software. By marrying industrial system engineering with nuanced visual and interactive design, the company develops software that is as lean and powerful as it is beautiful.

This month marks the first anniversary of the release of Bvckup 2 – the first embodiment of company’s design principles. A simple, single-purpose, yet sophisticated and performant local backup software for Windows.

“When we launched Bvckup 2 we wondered whether our high-end engineering philosophy would be accepted by users,” explained company’s founder, Alexandre Pankratov. “After all it’s not uncommon for Windows software to compete on how many things a product does rather on how well it does them. After the release, we were very pleased with the positive reviews in the media, but what completely caught us off guard was the avalanche of compliments received from actual users.”

Conceived for professional, enterprise and advanced home users, the functional power of Bvckup 2 is harnessed through a precise and intuitive interface to deliver a robust user experience.

“This overwhelmingly positive reaction shows that a growing number of Windows users recognize and look for software polish as a feature in its own right. Windows users’ expectations are changing; simply having lots of options is no longer enough.”

Sample of user feedback*
“Bvckup 2 is one of the best pieces of software I’ve used in the last 35 years. Does what you said; solves my problem; Fast.” Michael Fuller

“A truly beautiful, precise and well-executed piece of software.” Riyad Kalla

“Simple, minimalistic, yet so powerful.” Ivan Kolevski

Product information:
Bvckup 2 (pronounced “Backup 2”) is a mirroring data backup software for Windows. Select a pair of directories and the app will make sure that one stays an exact copy of the other. It is light, uncomplicated and includes a comprehensive array of supporting features. It is also incredibly fast.

Company information:
Pipemetrics SA is a Swiss company founded by Alexandre Pankratov, formerly of the Hamachi VPN project, acquired by LogMeIn after growing to 3 million users in 18 months. The company draws extensively from his experience combining advanced engineering and interface design to produce simpler software for complex tasks.

*Quotes used with permission.

Contact-Details:
David Akwue-Terraz
Pipemetrics SA
38, rue de Petite Chene
1003, Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 588 05 58
Email: press@pipemetrics.com
Website: pipemetrics.com/press

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Focusky Presentation Software Hits 132K Free Downloads

Hong Kong, China, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Focusky Presentation Maker, a flagship product of Focusky Software Co. Ltd., soars in popularity in the last few weeks. According to recent statistic, the latest free presentation software has already been downloaded a whopping 132,000 times.

The number counts downloads both for Windows and Mac OS based computers. Needless to say, it shows the demand of a good and effective digital presentation product in the market. Jason, CEO-Founder of Focusky Software Co. Ltd. says, “We are glad to report the numbers since we feel our dedicated effort toward creating a proper business presentation platform has finally paid off. What’s more – our customers like it! Focusky team is inspired and we are already planning to add more and more useful features in the coming times.”

Focusky is a digital presentation and animated video making software platform, whereby one can create presentations from PowerPoint and Flash. It comes with an improved zoom and pan effect that gives you the feel of watching an animated movie, and is graphically appealing like a mind map. One can add a variety of rich media including audio, video and images to the presentation. What makes it even better is the availability of animation features that can be customized and added to one’s presentation as and when needed. Coming with over 100 general and 30 themed templates, Jason says, “Anyone, without technical experience, can create an eye-catching presentation from scratch.”

Since it is global software, it comes with multiple language formats and can be extracted into a number of popular output options SWF, XML, HTML, EXE, APP, ZIP and video. For the SEO experts, this is a suitable platform since the text version serves search-engine friendly web-pages for better optimization.

The superior quality, the user-friendliness and the cost-effectiveness of Focusky has definitely caught people’s attention worldwide. For the digital users who regularly need to prepare presentations and animated videos, this might be a great solution to their problem.

About Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Focusky Software Co. Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a world leading provider of digital presentation software, focused on the research and development of our outstanding range of private and professional software for users around the world. For more information, please click Focusky presentation.
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Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

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Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Cutting Optimization Software CutGLib Introduced New Options to Control Layout Sizes and Reduce Sheet Rotation Operations

Kitchener, ON, Canada, April 20, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Cutting sheets of wood, metal or glass is a common, everyday activity for many industrial, manufacturing and construction companies. Material waste always accompanies this cutting, and the amount of waste strongly depends on the cutting order. Finding a way to produce less waste and use fewer sheets is not a trivial task for a person, but can be done on a computer.

Optimalon Software Ltd has developed CutGLib, a simple, high-performance software solution that performs guillotine cutting optimization and finds the best way to cut rectangular stock sheets. It is a mathematical engine poised to be used by software developers for new or existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CutGLib has been successfully used with Microsoft Dynamics ERP for linear (1D) and rectangular (2D) cutting purposes.

Version 2 of CutGLIb introduces a new feature for production shops that do not use CNC machines and perform all cutting operations manually. Guillotine cutting requires all cutting operations to be performed in a strict order, which in turn requires rotation of the sheets by 90 degrees for the next cuts.

CutGLib now provides an option “MinimizeSheetRotation” that modifies cutting sequences and effectively minimizes the number of rotation operations. Optimalon Software test cases showed reduction of rotations from 5-6 to 2-3 per sheet. That results in more than 50 percent reduction of the manual job for the cutting operator.

The cutting layout of the last used stock sheet has also been improved. CutGLib minimize the total area of the last sheet and produces more usable waste parts for future jobs. It also minimizes the total cutting length, thus reducing tool wear.

CutGLib has been providing layout minimization functionality that is very important for wood cutting, allowing the operator to load several sheets into the cutting machine and process them at once. This new version introduces an option “MaxLayoutSize” to define the maximum number of sheets allowed in one layout. This function is critical when the cutting machine’s hardware limits the number of sheets it can process simultaneously.

CutGLib comes with detailed documentation and several test applications for different programming languages (C#, C++, VB.Net and Delphi). It is available freely to anybody without a registration on Optimalon Software’s website.

http://www.optimalon.com/cutting_optimization_library.htm

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Stanford Student Entrepreneur Raised $800K on Kickstarter

Palo Alto, CA, April 02, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Stanford student Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE Inc., raised more than $800,000 dollars after his product launch on Kickstarter. Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – reached its funding goal in nine hours when first introduced. Currently, nearly 5,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Gu is a mechanical engineering master candidate from Stanford University. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.

“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.

Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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FlipHTML5 Highly Recommends Flip Book Maker to Governments Going Digital

Hong Kong, March 30, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5 has recently taken the initiative to show governments how beneficial flip book maker software can be to streamline their public announcements, content creation efforts, documents, and delivery methods in their daily operations. Citizens want excellent services in all localities, and digitalization guarantees that citizen services will be greatly enhanced in the “information era” that the world is currently in. As more and more governments make the move to go digital, they will need strong solutions to make their content delivery approaches efficient and secure. FlipHTML5 not only helps digitalized governments to create great content, it helps them too effectively and securely deliver the content across many channels simultaneously as well. Security is a high priority to every government since so many regulations are in place, so FlipHTML5 is the perfect cost-effective solution for governments on local, state, and national levels.

The benefits of governments using FlipHTML5 are numerous. They will be able to convert their announcements, reports, and other important documents into stunning HTML5 flipbooks with ease. Users will have the ability to covert PDF documents, Word documents, and other document types to jQuery and HTML5 flipbooks that are engaging and easy to read. The software supports up to 17 languages, and it gives governments the ability to make the experience highly interactive for viewers. FlipHTML5 has tons of high quality templates that can be customized in every way. From backgrounds and navigation options, to buttons, logos, color schemes, and more, users will have plenty of choices to make attractive flipbooks that will more than meet their needs. Other amazing features include but are not limited to media rich editing options, the ability to make flipbooks shoppable, annotation and note taking capabilities, photo and video slideshows, and advanced event editing. Going digital by using FlipHTML5 will be a sweeping transformation for governments, but the move will be well worth it since citizens will appreciate the effort to have their services enhanced.

To obtain further information about the FlipHTML5 flip book maker or to register for free, visit http://fliphtml5.com/.

Contact-Details:
Lailie Tan
Email: pr@fliphtml5.com
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Sesame – smart lock that changes the world

Palo Alto, CA, March 27, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock, raised more than seven times of its funding goal on Kickstarter. Launched on Kickstarter on Feb. 25, 2015, Sesame has raised more than $760,000 from backers all over the world.

The smart lock, which allows users to control their door with a smartphone app, attracted thousands.

Connected to users’ phone via Bluetooth, Sesame allows users full control of the lock, even to the exact angle a lock turns. With the optional Wi-Fi Access Point that connects Sesame to the Internet, users don’t even have to be physically near Sesame. The remote control feature allows people to send access to their friends and keep track of whether the door’s locked wherever they are.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/Singapore/Norway/Sweden Markets.

With market of Internet of Things (IoT) expanding rapidly, backers are turning more and more attention to smart gadgets that make their life easier. Founded by two students from Stanford University, CANDY HOUSE Inc. designs and manufactures products that inspire a minimal yet joyful lifestyle.

“People will carry less and less things when leave the house, that’s the trend,” said Jerming Gu, founder of Candy House.

Wallet, keys, and cell phone. People used to bring three things when they leave home. Now walltet is gradually replaced by keys. The Starbucks app pays your green tea frappuccino, you Venmo money to a friend for getting late-night pizza, you hop on a Uber without worrying about cab fare or tip.

“With Sesame, the next thing to disappear are the keys,” said Gu.

Contact-Details: CANDY HOUSE Inc.
media@candyhouse.co

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FlipHTML5 Flipping Book Tools Making Children Passionate about Reading

Hong Kong, China, March 26, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5 Software Co. Ltd, the leading digital publishing software developer in the industry offers a range of e-publishing software. Among these softwares, FlipHTML5’s flipping book toolshave gained high popularity due to the convenience it brings to the readers.

FlipHTML5, which is currently the trendsetter of future digital flipping book software, serves a valuable purpose for the future generation. As the saying, “Reading makes a man complete”. It is very important to encourage children to read. A future generation who is nurtured through reading will create whole human beings and appropriate leaders. A love for reading can be fostered within children in order to draw them towards reading, in many ways. Exhortations, sharing of experiences and providing them with easy access to books can be some very effective methods. FlipHTML5 software acts as an easy access to books. Parents and teachers can use FlipHTML5 to boost the interest of children of all ages in reading. Young children of the modern day will be easily inspired by a flipping book as it can be read on digital devices.

FlipHTML5, which was initiated with basic features, is currently equipped with the latest technology. The software is recurrently upgraded through research in order to include up-to-date features. The recent upgrades of FlipHTML5 have enhanced the value of the software by enabling the creation of illustrated audio storybooks without any difficulty. When creating a storybook through FlipHTML5 flip book maker, audio clips can be added to the storybook from online or offline. The quality of the audio file can be tested using the software prior to inserting. Background sounds can be added not only to the storybook, but also to the pop-up messages, the slideshows and the PayPal Box. Animation Editor on the software allows the previewing and testing of audio files that are already added.

FlipHTML5 products are known for their flexibility and user friendliness, and therefore, play a key role in the lives of readers. Being one of the key products of FlipHTML5, flipping book has the capability to create a driving force within children for reading. The interactive and lively features of the enhanced software will mesmerize children and build in them an undying love for reading.

To gather further details on FlipHTML5’s flipping book tools, visit http://fliphtml5.com/.

Contact-Details: Lailie Tan
Email: pr@fliphtml5.com
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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FlipHTML5 Flipbook Software Introduces New Pricing Packages for Animation Editor

FlipHTML5 Software Company modifies pricing plan in response to customer feedback to bring even greater value to Animation Editor within the flipbook software

HONG KONG, March 23, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5, a Hong Kong based digital publishing software company announced the results of its customer satisfaction survey. The company conducted the survey to understand the features customers found most valuable, and modify pricing plans for the premium version of FlipHTML5 flipbook software.

Vice President of Customer Retention, Winston Zhang with FlipHTML5 Animation Editor had this to say about the new plans “The FlipHTML5 team is pleased with the high volume of positive customer feedback on the usability of the product. In response to this customer feedback we re aligned our pricing plans to ensure customers had access to the features they needed at the best possible value for their business. Based on this we have enhanced the Platinum and Enterprise plans, that have been chosen by two in three of FlipHTML5 Animation Editor customers to date.”

The FlipHTML5 Animation Editor is designed to work across a range of popular platforms including Mac, and PC. Features of the product include the ability to produce HTML flipbooks, with rich media features such as video. These new media features have become popular with content producers for their enhanced ability to engage customers and build a lasting bond with their readers, audience, or customers.

Hong Kong based FlipHTML5 is a leading digital flipbook software company, producing the very popular FlipHTML5 Animation Editor. The company has worked extensively with dozens of Fortune 500 companies across a range of different industries such as fashion, finance, gaming, and film. Since the launch of the inaugural version of the product, over 3 million users, and 10 million publications have been produced using the FlipHTML5 flipbook solution.

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For more information about FlipHTML5 flipbook software, please contact:

Lailie Tan
http://fliphtml5.com/
pr@fliphtml5.com

Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Fruitful Technologies Launches Free Mobile Cricket Game, Tappy Cricket

Melbourne, Australia and Hanoi, Vietnam, November 20, 2014 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Fruitful Technologies, a mobile development firm has just announced the official launch of its first mobile game, Tappy Cricket.

Tappy Cricket is a fun take on the popular sport of Cricket and is aimed primarily at the casual gamer. Gameplay involves tapping on the screen to keep Tappy the ball away from obstacles in typical social cricket settings, including the alleyway, beach and backyard. Runs are scored as the player progresses through the world and statistics kept that mirror the more formal game of cricket.

Tappy Cricket features both single player and multiplayer modes. In single player mode, players vie for the highest number of runs in the game’s international leaderboard. In multiplayer mode, players can challenge family and friends to a variety of Cricket matches such as Twenty 20, One Day International and Test Matches.

Other special features include:

Basic Features
– Multiple game worlds with unique obstacles
– Customizable game profiles
– Achievements that can be shared online through social networks

Leaderboards
Tappy Cricket keeps track of each player’s game statistics throughout the course of their careers. Logged statistics include:

– Total Games
– Total Runs
– Average Score
– Highest Score
– Number of scores above 50
– Number of scores above 100

Multiplayer Mode
Tappy Cricket allows players to hold matches against family and friends. Game modes include:

– Single inning-games
– Twenty20 games (5 games, total score wins)
– One-Day International (10 games, total score wins)
– Test Match (20 games, total score wins)

Future Features
Tappy Cricket will soon be launching several key features including:

– A new Tournament mode to coincide with the 2015 Cricket World Cup
– The development of over 50 new worlds
– A new rewards program that will allow players to upgrade the ball and unlock new worlds
– Multilingual functionality to feature new language support

Allan Bennetto, Founder of Fruitful Technologies and Tappy Cricket said: “Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport behind football with an estimated 2.5 billion fans in the world. Many of these fans are located in Asia, where there is an perfect storm of cheap, powerful devices coinciding with new faster networks and data plans. And they love games.

With Tappy Cricket, we didn’t just want to create another simulation style game. We wanted to gamify the whole social cricket experience so the anyone could play regardless of age. We wanted the Grandparents to be challenging the Grandkids.

Se we ended up creating a game with a really simple games engine, but bolted on a sophisticated stats engine to record all player details, just like in professional cricket.

What you have now is a game that is really simple to play, but difficult to master. But like cricket, the longer you play, the better you get and the more 100s you score and the better your average is.”

Tran Cong Than, Chief Technical Architect of Fruitful Technologies said: “We’re thrilled to finally get Tappy Cricket out to the public. The game is the product of the many hours of hard-work from our development team here in Vietnam. Tappy Cricket may look simple to play, but a lot of work has gone into getting the stats engine right and syncing up scores from both iOS and Android so that players can seamlessly compete with each other. We’re just getting started too. We’ll be introducing new worlds and new game modes in the coming months. We hope the players enjoy the game as much as we did making it.”

Tappy Cricket is free to download and play. The game is available in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

About Tappy Cricket
Tappy Cricket is a wacky and addictive take on the classic game of Cricket. Extremely easy to pick up and play, Tappy Cricket provides hours of fun for players of all genders and ages. Simply tap the screen and send Tappy the ball through various cricket worlds and obstacles and compare your runs, highest score and average against the best.

Tappy Cricket is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

For more information, visit www.tappycricket.com.

About Fruitful Technologies
Fruitful Technologies is a mobile application development company and a venture capital firm for start-ups wishing to enter into the competitive mobile arena. Fruitful Technologies takes pride with creating beautiful and immersive custom mobile applications for its clients based on their requirements.

Fruitful Technologies serves a worldwide audience and currently has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hanoi, and Amsterdam.

For more information, visit www.fruitful.io.
Contact-Details: Allan Bennetto
howzat@tappycricket.com

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FullSpeed Provides Spreadsheet-like Macros in Cloud-based Accounting Apps: QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Others

Madison, Missouri, September 26, 2014 , Most people who have used word processing software know what a macro is: a group of commands you can put together quickly to do a repetitive job, like adding blank spaces at the beginnings of several lines, or changing underlined words to italics on an entire page. Wouldn’t it be great if someday macros could apply calculations to multiple lines of data in applications like QuickBooks Online, Xero, or other cloud-based accounting software?

That day is here! FullSpeed lets you set up simple formulas in its own internal spreadsheet and applies them to data in other programs at the press of hotkey. In fact you can have multiple macros defined, each with its own unique hotkey.

What kinds of things can FullSpeed do? …calculations involving multiple columns of an invoice, column subtotals and totals, calculate discounts or freight surcharges or special taxes, autonumber lines, provide customized messages like “A discount of $123.45 is available if paid by October 15, 2014”, and a lot more. FullSpeed supports a wide range of Excel-compatible spreadsheet features such as numeric and statistical functions, IF logic, date/time functions, text manipulation, and plenty of ways to format results: currency, numeric, date/time, etc.; even the ability to display decimal amounts as fractions.

FullSpeed works in invoices, estimates, purchase orders, sales orders, bills, checks, sales receipts, grids, etc.–almost anywhere you can enter accounting data. It is compatible with any Windows-based Web browser which supports Microsoft’s UI Automation technology, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. FullSpeed is not limited to browser-based apps though: it also works in some native Windows applications like QuickBooks desktop editions. (Though FullSpeed can work with a variety of application types, it has mostly been certified to work with accounting applications in this first release of the product.)

Many cloud-based accounting applications have limited space available for data or calculated results. For example, neither QuickBooks Online nor Xero currently supports custom fields in the line items area of invoices. But FullSpeed overcomes this problem in two ways:

(1) It supports storing data in the Description field of sale or purchase items, and can extract it to use in calculations. For instance, users can store a per-unit shipping weight in each item’s Description, and FullSpeed can use it to calculate the total shipping weight for an invoice.

(2) FullSpeed’s Scratchpad feature allows macros to temporarily store results of intermediate calculations, so they don’t have to be written to the target application where no space may be available to hold them.

Maybe the most unique feature of FullSpeed is that it works directly on data in the target application. Users get to see the results of calculations immediately while working in an invoice, purchase order, or other form. There’s no need to export the form’s data to do calculations in Microsoft Excel or some other program, and no need to re-import or Copy and Paste results that were calculated elsewhere.

FullSpeed is priced at $119 for a single-user license, less for multi-user licensing. FullSpeed is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and all later versions including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

A downloadable 30-day free trial and step-by-step examplesare are available from FullSpeed’s main Web page: http://www.goflagship.com/products/fullspeed.htm

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Contact Details:

Mark Wilsdorf
Flagship Technologies, Inc.
14976 Monroe Road 1039
Madison, MO, USA

info@goflagship.com
660-291-3000

FullSpeed home page: http://www.goflagship.com/products/fullspeed.htm

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