Are you a serial entrepreneur with too many ideas rattling around in your head? Then you’re going to like this one: a new mobile app called Elevatr will help you keep track of your inspirations, as well as develop a business model, in order to turn your passing thoughts into plans actually worth pursuing some day.
The beautifully designed app was dreamed up by New York-based David Spiro, a recent college of engineering and business school grad from the University of Michigan, who had spent time working with the standard tools for business model development, like the Business Model Canvas and Lean Canvas, while in school.
The product itself is simple. Elevatr is essentially a note-taking app which takes the structure of a traditional business plan, and makes it more accessible to design and develop on the smaller screen of mobile devices. After tapping the button to add your idea, the app prompts you to describe the idea in 140 characters or less, just like Twitter. Click here to read more.
Farming is – and always has been – rooted in careful analysis of data. From deducing the best conditions to achieve bumper crop yields to keeping track of the bounty from their hectares of arable land, farmers have to deal with as much information as some City traders.
Yet they may not realize it. One farm laborer, asked whether his employer used any technology to track weather conditions and output, replied: “Why would we need to? We check the weather forecast.”
A new crop of apps and websites attempt to convince skeptical farmers that computers may be better than their brains. These apps can help replace the reams of paper records that show planting and harvesting times demanded by government from the farming industry, and help to advise a farmer whether he needs to increase or decrease the use of pesticide on a specific field. Click here to read more.
Source: The Economist
SendHub, the call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is now available for both Android and iPhone devices.
SendHub includes support for calling and texting over Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or cellular voice networks, support for group messages, the ability to add auto-responders and contacts, and more. In addition, it includes support for call transfers. The call transfer feature, like many the company has added in recent months, is designed with the needs of businesses in mind.
“The Manager launch has shown us that businesses … is really where the demand is, and where we’re going to spend our time focusing,” says SendHub co-founder Ash Rust. ”We’ve added call transfer, and other calling features like simul-ring, call forwarding, and we’re about to launch auto attendant as well, so we can really provide that full-featured PBX system in the cloud for our users.”
A conference calling feature is also in the works, and further down the road, the plan is to enable even more collaboration features, including support for files, photos, and videos, through integrations with cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and others. Click here to read more.