Planet Of The Apps: Handy apps for your smartphone

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Create and publish forms to mobile devices

ResourceTrack’s new product pro-Forms allows users to publish and design business forms onto a mobile device, eliminating a paper trail for companies receiving information from field based staff such as engineers, sales teams, healthcare workers and surveyors.

Pro-Forms is BlackBerry compatible and scheduled to be available for the iPhone and Windows Mobile early next year. Pro-Forms claims it enables faster invoicing and improved cashflow, better customer service and a reduction in the cost of managing field staff.

Resource Track chief executive Jon Crofts said: “The no-contract, monthly subscription model is proving popular in the current economic climate with growing interest from mobile dealers and several already reselling the product. We have recently joined the BlackBerry Alliance and this is a great opportunity for BlackBerry users to leverage further business efficiencies from their existing devices.”

contact@pro-forms.co.uk

Find your way with Navmii

GPS software provider GeoLife has launched its Navmii navigation software for Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets.

Navmii allows users to type in an address, postcode or point to a destination on a map to get the route to a destination with live maps and spoken directions.

When driving, it offers speed camera and speed alerts. It also incorporates local points of interest. Navmii offers a walking mode and also features a GeoFriend feature to allow users to locate and navigate to anyone in their mobile phone address book.

Once the user contacts their friend to find out where they are Navmii can trace their location and provide directions.

Navmii has a recommended retail price of £45.99 with free updates for the next 12 months including both maps and new software features. A dual license DVD version retails at £69.99 while a USB stick version retails at £45.99.

sales@navmii.com

Translate English to Arabic through

Electronic dictionary developer Paragon Software has launched the ‘talking’ Al-Mawrid Al-Qareeb Arabic-English and English- Arabic dictionary for Windows Mobile devices and the iPhone (Symbian versions were released in the summer).

Paragon claims its software offers the most comprehensive coverage of vocabulary in the Arabic-speaking world as its content comes directly from the oldest and largest publishing and distribution house of Arabic books and educational materials, Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin.

The dictionary contains more than 33,000 words, phrases and definitions, and English examples of the most difficult audio pronunciations that the user can listen to directly through their handset. It also features instant dictionary browsing with the touch of a finger and English audio pronunciations prerecorded by English native speakers.

sales@penreader.com

Get stock market info on The Street

Polar Mobile has launched an application for Android, The Street, which offers users push-delivered market data, a customised stock portfolio, articles and commentary from financial experts and more.

The Street is also already available for BlackBerry and iPhone, claiming to be one of the strongest cross-platform financial applications in the market.

The application’s features are based on content from the website TheStreet.com, which describes itself as a leading digital financial media company. The company’s network includes RealMoney.com, Stockpickr. com, BankingMyWay.com, MainStreet.com, Rate-Watch.com and Promotions.com

The Street is the first of a range of Android applications to come from Polar Mobile. It is a free application, so there would be no reseller opportunities but it would be a handy app to recommend to customers.

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