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?
Queen’s University Human Media Lab has developed the PaperPhone. This mobile computing device has all the functionality of a smartphone, yet it's as flexible as paper and uses no power when the user is not interacting with it.
‘Layar’ is the world’s first Mobile Augmented Reality Browser. It combines GPS, camera and compass to identify your surroundings and then overlays information on screen, in real time.