Mobile phone schooling
The latest application developed by software company Totvs enables parents to access detailed information on their children’s schooling using their mobile phones. The application notifies parents if their child is late for or missing from class, informs them of exam grades and teachers’ observations as well as delivering memos and meeting requests.
Why it matters
The latest software developments in mobile telecommunications mean anytime access to a wealth of information. How will marketers help make this a useable tool and not just another source of information overload?
Scanbucks is an iPhone application that turns your supermarket into a playground. The rule is simple: scan the barcodes of the products the game asks you to find. Every time you scan a product and check-in the store, you win “scanbucks”. You can then convert them into gifts, iTunes credits, etc.
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