Month: July 2013

Welcome to the world of device management mobile apps.

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MokiMobility lets you manage all your devices from a single device.

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Thanks to the magic of apps, tablets and smartphones are now cash registers, kiosks, demo stations, public calendars, and more. Thanks to the magic of management, that tablet or smartphone in your organization could be mine, yours, or some company’s.

And now, for the first time, they can all be managed from one iPhone.

“Mobile is just fundamentally different than the PC world was,” Tom Karren, the CEO of MokiMobility, told this morning. “We’re seeing that mission critical apps need to be delivered where there’s no ownership of the device.”

That’s popularly called BYOD, or bring your own device, but reality is more complicated than that.

In fact, what MokiMobility sees is a world in which sometimes a company owns all of the devices it needs, sometimes its employees, agents, or affiliates own them all, and everything in between. That means that if you want to manage multiple devices for mobile cash registers, sign-up consoles, kiosks, or customer relationship management systems, you probably need a solution that handles all the alternatives.

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And on both major mobile platforms.

“If you have iPads or if you have Android tablets, you can use the Moki system,” Karren said. “If you have a mix you can use the Moki system … and we have the capability to run the app-level controls and device-level controls separately.”

In other words, you can now manage your company’s cash register on your employee’s iPad at the app level, or manage your company’s cash register on your company’s Galaxy Tab at the device level.

Or vice versa — your pick.

The app-level control is not only important for companies but also for organizations and nonprofits that might have volunteers running events or promotions. While the nonprofit will likely never get to the point where it can offer devices to all its volunteers, now the participants can simply download the organization’s app, accept a few permissions, and be a part of the official team, with full managed access to the organization’s data inputs and outputs.

MokiMobility is a multitenant software-as-a-service app which has been available online for some time. What’s new today is an iPhone app that enables you to manage your mobile mob right from your own device.

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That means that from comfort and accessibility of your own smartphone, you can add profiles for new users, monitor usage, check network connectivity status for remote workers, refresh or reset apps or even full devices, and manage security for all devices simultaneously, or separate devices individually. All without worrying about whether the devices are yours or not.

“We’re seeing that mission-critical apps need to be delivered where there’s no ownership of the device, so we have a solution that works both ways,” Karren told.

“You can have complete control, full stack, or you can do it at the app level.”

MokiMobility says that its new iPhone app is the first device management mobile app for iPhone.

“Given the importance of securing and monitoring mission-critical deployments, we wanted to provide administrators the right tool to be able to respond immediately to issues with their devices,” Ty Allen, MokiMobility’s president, said in a statement. “Now administrators can reconfigure a device quickly from digital signage to an mPOS device with a few taps.”

New apps: Know the answer before you ask the question

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Predictive search, a new infusion in technology.

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In Hollywood, there are umbrella holders. Outside corner offices, there are people who know exactly how much cream to pour in the boss’s coffee. In British castles, royals have their valets.

And then there is Silicon Valley, where mind-reading personal assistants come in the form of a cellphone app.

A range of startups and big companies like Google are working on what is known as predictive search – new tools that act as robotic personal assistants, anticipating what you need before you ask for it. Glance at your phone in the morning, for instance, and see an alert that you need to leave early for your next meeting because of traffic, even though you never told your phone you had a meeting or where it was.

How does the phone know? Because an application has read your email, scanned your calendar, tracked your location, parsed traffic patterns and figured out you need an extra half-hour to drive to the meeting.

The technology is the latest development in Web search, and one of the first tailored to mobile devices. It does not even require people to enter a search query. Your context – location, time of day and digital activity – is the query, say the engineers who build these services.

Many technologists agree that these services will probably become mainstream, eventually incorporated in alarm clocks, refrigerators and bathroom mirrors. Already, Google Now is an important part of Google’s Internet-connected glasses. As a Glass wearer walks through the airport, her hands full of luggage, it could show her an alert that her flight is delayed.

Google Now is “kind of blowing my mind right now,” said Danny Sullivan, a founding editor of Search Engine Land who has been studying search for two decades. “I mean, I’m pretty jaded, right? I’ve seen all types of things that were supposed to revolutionize search, but pretty much they haven’t. Google Now is doing that.”

But for some people, predictive search – also in services like Cue, reQall, Donna, Tempo AI, MindMeld and Evernote – is the latest intrusion into our lives, another disruption pinging and buzzing in our pockets, mining our digital lives for personal information and straddling the line between helpful and creepy.

“To the question of creepiness, the answer is it depends who you ask,” said Andrea M. Matwyshyn, an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who studies the legal implications of technology. “What works for a group of 30-something engineers in Silicon Valley may not be representative of the way that 60-year-old executives in New York tend to use their phones.”

Many software programmers have dreamed of building a tool like this for years. The technology is emerging now because people are desperate for ways to deal with the inundation of digital information and because much of it is stored in the cloud where apps can easily access it.

“We can’t go on with eight meetings and 200 emails a day,” said N. Rao Machiraju, co-founder and chief executive of reQall, which sells its technology to other companies to make their own personal assistant apps. “We have a technology that isn’t waiting for you to ask it a question but is anticipating what you need and when is the best time to deliver that.”

The services guess what you want to know based on the digital breadcrumbs you leave, like calendar entries, emails, social network activity and the places you take your phone. Many use outside services for things like coupons, news and traffic.

Google Now, which came to some Android phones a year ago and iPhones in April, tells you when it is time to leave for a dinner reservation. That is because it noticed an OpenTable email in your Gmail inbox, knows your location from your phone’s GPS and checked Google Maps for traffic conditions.

A couple days before you travel, it will show you weather in your destination, and when you arrive, currency exchange information and the time back home. Ask aloud that Google Now remind you to pick up milk next time you step in a grocery store, and an alert will appear when you are at Safeway.

Successful predictive search, though, is as complicated as real life. If you are in London on business, which an app would know from the events on your calendar, you probably want a PDF related to work. But if you are there on vacation, you might want directions to Big Ben.

“By the time you search, something’s already failed,” said Phil Libin, chief executive of Evernote, a note-taking app that actively shows previous entries related to current circumstances.

Many of the apps use machine learning to get to know people over time.

ReQall’s service, for instance, can block calls from interrupting you during meetings. But one day, the young son of reQall’s co-founder, Sunil Vemuri, was sick at home with Vemuri’s father, who was urgently trying to reach him with a medication question. Because he called more than once and reQall knew the two had the same last name and spoke often, the app interrupted the meeting.

The goal is to move beyond logistical help to sending you anything you might need to know. Google recently added book, movie and music recommendations, for instance.

“You can just imagine several years down the road, if that personal assistant was an expert in every field known to humankind,” said Amit Singhal, Google’s senior vice president for search.

Ads are not far off.

“The better we can provide information, even without you asking for it, the better we can provide commercial information people are excited to be promoting to you,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, told analysts in April.

Some skeptics say pushing ads and other unwanted information could be annoying or even a violation of privacy as the apps extract information from your private online files. If you watch a movie trailer on YouTube, for instance, Google Now might send local showtimes when the film arrives in your city. But what if you hated the trailer?

“People could find the interface disruptive rather than helpful,” Matwyshyn said. “It may not be the information you need just at that moment, because of the unpredictable rhythm of your life.”

Baris Gultekin, a product management director at Google who helped invent Now, said the company is aware of that risk and is “very conservative” with what it shows people.

Daniel Gross, co-founder of another personal assistant app, Cue, said that is why it has started with alerts in which a person has signaled interest, by creating a calendar entry for example.

“It’s a really tricky problem, because on one hand you really want to give someone the best experience you possibly can,” he said. “And on the other hand, you don’t want someone to have this uncanny valley type of moment: ‘Oh my gosh, this feels too good.'”

App: Its all the same.

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ME AND MOBILE looks at as to why all apps seems like the mirror image of each other.

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You’ve probably realized deep down inside that while our smartphones are capable of providing amazing experiences, dozens of our most-used apps are beginning to feel like clones of each other.

With 100 billion downloads and 1.6 million apps available in the Google Play and Apple App Store, you’d think this homogenization of app features wouldn’t be an issue. Yet, anyone who follows the mobile market will admit that a plethora of popular apps liberally ‘borrow’ cues from others. And that trend’s not slowing down. A growing number of developers are producing near identical core functionalities, save for slight nuances in aesthetics and branding. A few guilty parties:

  • Overkill #1: “Pull down to Refresh” – Main Perpetrators: News Apps
  • Overkill #2: “Swipe to Reveal” – Main Perpetrators: Social Networking Apps
  • Overkill #3: “Slide to Delete” – Main Perpetrators: Mail Apps

Where does it come from?

So what has caused this? Have developers become bored with the design process? Is there no further need to explore mobile interfaces? Have we gotten to a point where we’ve reached the pinnacle of app design and user experience? Probably not, but here are some key causes to consider:

  1. Timing: Unlike the desktop market, which had close to 30 years to create, evolve, and refine user experience on PCs and laptops, the mobile app market has existed for essentially five years. Developers haven’t had the luxury of taking chances with non-proven UI methods for fear of becoming quickly obsolete in the rapidly evolving industry.
  2. Platform UI Kits: Google and Apple have done well to create stock interface components and experiences, enabling developers to ride on the shoulders of their IDEs of choice rather than venture out further into the unknown.
  3. Screen size: The ability to create new modes of interaction is consistently hampered by the fact that developers only have a 3” x 4.5” area to play around with, making it tough to alter information density, layouts, and the like.

But, by and large, these are relatively external-facing issues, ones that developers and app design firms aren’t in control of. So, what is it that they can control to create fresh experiences for mobile app users? The answer is touch.

A [Touch] friendly gesture

The lack of touch and multi-touch innovation have created a stagnant state in app design. More specifically, the lack of experimentation with custom touch gestures contributes to a confined, limiting experiences on mobile.

Android and iOS depend on taps, flicks, drags, and pinches to artificially create more real estate within their environments. And judging from the early days of PalmOS and Windows Mobile, apps would admittedly be nowhere near as revolutionary without these interaction models. Yet, recently there has been little to no change in how we articulate with our fingers. It seems that every once in a while, a new gem, like Pull to Refresh comes along, only to be adopted by everyone else that can find a way to apply it. But they come along far too infrequently.

True touch and gesture-based improvements create revolutionary experiences, and oftentimes, the evidence lies in consumer adoption. Take an outstanding example of touch innovation, ‘paper’, which has become a best seller by reimagining what can be done with a touch interface. The iOS sketchpad app incorporates a custom gesture that replaces the traditional ‘undo’ button with a two-finger counter-clockwise rotation, a unique take that makes the need for the extraneous and cumbersome button completely obsolete. Today, Paper has raised millions in funding and aims to reinvent mobile productivity on a much larger scale.

In a rapidly evolving industry like the mobile market, while design innovation is admittedly difficult, it’s not impossible. And while there are clear examples of companies inventing new ways of human computer interaction, they just don’t seem to happen often enough.

MOBILE ETIQUETTE

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11 things you must know  about using mobile phones.

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Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places.

Clearly there’s a lack of understanding of what is and isn’t acceptable in terms of cellphone etiquette. Following is a list of do’s and don’ts:

*Do respect those who are with you. When you’re engaged face-to-face with others, either in a meeting or a conversation, give them your complete and undivided attention. Avoid texting or taking calls. If a call is important, apologize and ask permission before accepting it.

*Don’t yell. The average person talks three times louder on a cellphone than they do in a face-to-face conversation. Always be mindful of your volume.

*Do be a good dining companion. No one wants to be a captive audience to a third-party cellphone conversation, or to sit in silence while their dining companion texts with someone. Always silence and store your phone before being seated. Never put your cellphone on the table.

*Don’t ignore universal quiet zones such as the theater, church, the library, your daughter’s dance recital and funerals.

*Do let voicemail do its job. When you’re in the company of others, let voicemail handle non-urgent calls.

*Don’t make wait staff wait. Whether it’s your turn in line or time to order at the table, always make yourself available to the server. Making servers and other patrons wait for you to finish a personal phone call is never acceptable. If the call is important, step away from the table or get out of line.

*Don’t text and drive. There is no message that is so important.

*Do keep arguments under wraps. Nobody can hear the person on the other end. All they are aware of is a one-sided screaming match a few feet away.

*Don’t forget to filter your language. A rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t walk through a busy public place with a particular word or comment printed on your T-shirt, don’t use it in cellphone conversations.

*Do respect the personal space of others. When you must use your phone in public, try to keep at least 10 feet (three meters) between you and others.

*Do exercise good international calling behavior. The rules of cellphone etiquette vary from country to country.

Good cellphone etiquette is similar to common courtesy. Conversations and text exchanges have a tendency to distract people from what’s happening in front of them. Cellphone users should be thoughtful, courteous and respect the people around them.

Apple all the way…

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Google apps lag behind as apple emerges clear winner in apps war.

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While the market is flooded with Android tablets, Google’s mobile operating system and the app ecosystem around it, is not really known to be conducive to the growth of tablets. Barring some showcase devices like the Nexus 7, that have gained popularity, Android tablets face stiff competition from Apple’s iPad and iPad mini that run iOS and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets that run a heavily customised fork of Android stripped of standard Google integration.

However, at an event where Google unveiled the next generation Nexus 7 tablet, which has been made in partnership with Asus, Google announced that it has witnessed 70 million tablet activations, a major increase from the 10 million tablet activations that it recorded the year before.

It also announced that it now has 1 million apps on Google Play, with over 50 billion app downloads, a major increase compared to 20 billion app downloads that it reported last year. However, it did not give the count of tablet optimised apps, which are far and few.

Google also announced that revenue per user on Google Play has increased 2.5 times over the last year, which implies that more tablet users are now paying for apps, which is good news for developers.

It also announced that its Nexus 7 tablet had done really well with over 10 percent of Android tablets being Nexus 7 devices, and that 45 percent of Android tablets sold in Japan during holidays were Nexus 7 tablets.

To offer some context, Apple sold 14.6 million iPads in the last quarter. If we total the number of iPads sold by Apple in the last four quarter, the figure comes out close to 71 million which is a little more than the figure given out by Google. It’s worth mentioning that a lot of Android tablets including a majority sold in China are not connected to Google’s Play Store and might be excluded from the count. Out of the 900,000 iOS app available, around 375,000 are made for the iPad. Clearly, the iPad has a much better app ecosystem but with the Nexus 7 Android is trying to close the gap, even as the apps lag behind.

Smart: Apple to teach management skills to its batteries

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Apple wants to improve your battery life with GPS tracking

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Your iPhone battery probably never gets you through the day on a single charge. Apple’s trying to change that through more efficient battery use.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an Apple patent application today, AppleInsider reports. The application is for “Power Management of Electronic Devices,” and it reveals a method for a device that self-adjusts its settings to preserve battery life based on user habits.

It does this by analyzing the device’s current location and determining a known charging location. For instance, the iPhone learns that you charge it at home every night. It uses this information to determine (or estimate) how long it will be before you charge it again. Based on this, it will adjust by changing settings that eat up more battery power. The iPhone may turn off certain apps that aren’t in use or adjust the brightness to save power. It’s all based on your typical pattern use.

The patent application also describes that the device will charge faster in an unknown location. Travelers with only enough time for a quick charge before boarding a plane or bus will benefit because the device optimizes “to charge at a maximum rate.”

At this point, it’s only a patent application. Apple may choose to pursue the idea, or it may simply want to grab the patent to sit on it before anyone else gets it. Either way, I need more battery life out of my iPhone.

Recreating ‘Silicon Valley’, on indian shores

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‘Startup Village to help entrepreneurs grow’

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The ‘Startup Village’ in Kochi can provide cash-strapped entrepreneurs an ecosystem to flourish if they have the intelligence and courage to pursue their goals, said its chairman Tuesday.

The Startup Village the first public-private partnership incubator in the telecom sector of the country – is on course to achieve its five-year goal at the end of its very first year, having already received more than 900 applications, Sanjay Vijayakumar, chairman of the enterprise that is looking to create a ‘Silicon Coast’ in Kerala, told reporters Thiruvananthapuram.

Startup Village has already an innovation zone set up by Blackberry (RIM).

Many other global leaders are also in talks with Startup Village to set up similar zones that will provide better eco-system for innovations.

Vijayakumar noted that Kerala and India are at least 40 years behind Silicon Valley in creating an environment for promoting entrepreneurship.

“When it comes to intelligence, our engineers are on par with their American counterparts. What Kerala lacks is in capital and infrastructure. Also prospective entrepreneurs seldom used to get encouragement,” said the IT entrepreneur.

Vijayakumar, the co-founder and CEO of MobME, recalled the company’s association with megastar Mammootty in 2005. The tech-savvy actor entrusted MobME with the publicity of ‘Rajamanikyam’, the film he was involved at that point in time.

“Our work was success, and Mammootty subsequently handed ten similar projects over to us. The confidence that we thus gained was great,” he added.

Simcard: Hackers delight, Users fright

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SIM card hack could affect millions worldwide.

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A United Nations group that advises nations on cyber-security plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones.

The bug, discovered by German firm, allows hackers to remotely gain control of and also clone certain mobile SIM cards.

Hackers could use compromised SIMs to commit financial crimes or engage in electronic espionage, according to Berlin’s Security Research Labs, which will describe the vulnerabilities at the Black Hat hacking conference that opens in Las Vegas on July 31.

The U.N.’s Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union, which has reviewed the research, described it as “hugely significant.”

“These findings show us where we could be heading in terms of cyber-security risks,” ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré told Reuters.

He said the agency would notify telecommunications regulators and other government agencies in nearly 200 countries about the potential threat and also reach out to hundreds of mobile companies, academics and other industry experts.

A spokeswoman for the GSMA, which represents nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, said it also reviewed the research.

“We have been able to consider the implications and provide guidance to those network operators and SIM vendors that may be impacted,” said GSMA spokeswoman Claire Cranton.

Nicole Smith, a spokeswoman for Gemalto NV, the world’s biggest maker of SIM cards, said her company supported GSMA’s response.

“Our policy is to refrain from commenting on details relating to our customers’ operations,” she said.

Becoming the SIM
Cracking SIM cards has long been the Holy Grail of hackers because the tiny devices are located in phones and allow operators to identify and authenticate subscribers as they use networks.

Karsten Nohl, the chief scientist who led the research team and will reveal the details at Black Hat, said the hacking only works on SIMs that use an old encryption technology known as DES.

Nohl said he conservatively estimates that at least 500 million phones are vulnerable to the attacks he will discuss at Black Hat. He added that the number could grow if other researchers start looking into the issue and find other ways to exploit the same class of vulnerabilities.

The ITU estimates some 6 billion mobile phones are in use worldwide. It plans to work with the industry to identify how to protect vulnerable devices from attack, Touré said.

Once a hacker copies a SIM, it can be used to make calls and send text messages impersonating the owner of the phone, said Nohl, who has a doctorate in computer engineering from the University of Virginia.

“We become the SIM card. We can do anything the normal phone users can do,” Nohl said in a phone interview.

“If you have a MasterCard number or PayPal data on the phone, we get that too,” if it is stored on the SIM, he said.

The newly identified attack method only grants access to data stored on the SIM, which means payment applications that store their secrets outside of the SIM card are not vulnerable to this particular hacking approach.

Yet Nohl warned that when data is stored outside of a SIM card it could fall victim to a large range of other already known vulnerabilities, which is what has prompted the industry to put payment information on SIMs in the first place.

iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
The mobile industry has spent several decades defining common identification and security standards for SIMs to protect data for mobile payment systems and credit card numbers. SIMs are also capable of running apps.

Nohl said Security Research Labs found mobile operators in many countries whose phones were vulnerable, but declined to identify them. He said mobile phone users in Africa could be among the most vulnerable because banking is widely done via mobile payment systems with credentials stored on SIMs.

All types of phones are vulnerable, including iPhones from Apple Inc, phones that run Google Inc’s Android software and BlackBerry Ltd smartphones, he said.

BlackBerry’s director of security response and threat analysis, Adrian Stone, said in a statement that his company proposed new SIM card standards last year to protect against the types of attacks described by Nohl, which the GSMA has adopted and advised members to implement.

Apple and Google declined comment.

CTIA, a U.S. mobile industry trade group based in Washington, D.C., said the new research likely posed no immediate threat.

“We understand the vulnerability and are working on it,” said CTIA Vice President John Marinho. “This is not what hackers are focused on. This does not seem to be something they are exploiting.”

Skip the que with que with ZappRX

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What’s the next innovation in health IT? According to Boston-based entrepreneur Zoe Barry, it’s about time we made easier to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy.

 

Barry today launched a mobile app and digital prescription service, dubbed ZappRX. If the service takes off, patients may be able to bypass checkout lines at pharmacies. All they will need to do is show the ZappRX app to a pharmacist and immediately pickup their medication.

 

Barry said she was inspired by the “mobile boarding pass” experience at airports, and she envisions that pharmacies will operate in a similar way.

 

The app is still in beta and undergoing testing in New York by two doctors at the New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical Center and the independent Zitomer Pharmacy.

 

When it launches in the coming months, patients should be able to download the app, add payment and health insurance information, and introduce the ZappRX system to their doctor.

 

Doctors can then use the ZappRX app to create a digital prescription and securely send it to a patient. They can also notify the nearest pharmacy so that its staff can begin processing the order.

“We combine all the information that is necessary to checkout a prescription at the pharmacy — so you can just grab medication and get back to life,” said Barry.

The app also lets patients or family-members set smartphone alerts to take medication — and it notifies the doctor when the order has been fulfilled.

Barry said she hit on the idea for the app when working at Boston-based electronic health record giant Athena Health. She conducted some research on macrotrends in health care and concluded that the drug prescription and pickup system is broken.

I point out that seniors could most benefit from this service, but they aren’t typically glued to a smartphone. Barry disagrees; she said she’s been surprised the proportion of elderly patients that have purchased iPhones, a trend that is set to continue.

The app is broadly targeted at anyone who takes medication but is tired of lines and frequent payment issues (some small pharmacies won’t accept credit cards). By digitizing the process, the app also reduces the risk of human error. Each year, thousands of patients in the U.S. unknowingly take the wrong medication or dose.

Barry interviewed doctors in her network about her idea for a digital prescription service and received resounding support. In 2012, she raised $160,000 in financing from friends and family to hire a small team to build the app.

In the future, ZappRX may make money by selling data about medication and the patient experience (she stresses that it will be stripped off personally identifiable information and will not breach patient privacy). But for now, the primary focus is marketing, user experience testing, and ultimately getting ZappRX in the hands of doctors and patients.

Top 5 free expense management apps for Android

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where did the money go…? Here are few free apps that will help in expense management.

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Keeping track of daily expenses is a bit time consuming, but it certainly gives clarity to a person: where did the money go? If you are often left broke and wondering at the end of the month, it is a good time to get started with tracking your personal finances.

Before you make drastic changes you can start by recording and tracking your daily, weekly or monthly expenses.

Here are five free apps that will help not only in expenses or income tracking, but some will even allow setting budgets, or give reminders about due bills. You can find all these apps on Google Play Store.

Expensify

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Frequent travelers and those who move to new places should get the Expensify app. It is a semi-automated expense tracker for keeping a tab on cash expenses, credit card expenses and bank account. Built-in optical character recognition technology allows scanning receipts and note data through a SmartScan feature. Of course, shabby and illegible handwriting will not be recognized.

This information gets marked as cash expense if it doesn’t match with the items in the credit card statement. Time-related expenses can also be added. For those who ride or drive, the app can use GPS for tracking the mileage of the vehicle. You can also submit your bills via email. All the expenses can be synced to create reports for analysing your personal financial situation.

Toshl Finance

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Toshl is a multi-platform expense tracking app with online syncing and several nifty tools. Feed in your expenses to keep a track of them. Users can also set expenses as recurring in order to save time. Weekly or monthly budgets can be set using the easy and versatile functions that also help to track and manage those budgets.

The bills organiser acts as the reminder service for pushing alerts about bills that are due soon. While travelling, the foreign currency converter along with a daily exchange rates chart makes it easy to keep track of the money spent outside the country. Finally, the entire personal financial data can be analysed using graphs and infographics.

Daily Expense Manager

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As the name suggests, this app is meant to record and note down your daily expenses as well as income-pretty good for those involved in freelancing projects. The colour coding helps in navigating through the app’s interface. Users can always add different categories of income sources and expenditures.

The Expenses can be viewed by date, month, payment and even category. Reminders can be created for weekly and monthly income-expenses. It is a simple app for users who just want a quick record.

Expense Tracker Plus

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It is yet another simple expenditure tracking app that also incorporates income tracking. In Expense Tracker Plus, all kinds of expenses can be tracked by simply adding the income received. One can feed expenses and track them on a daily, monthly and even a yearly basis. The income and expense categories are suggested but can always be customised.
 
The app also tracks savings from the incomes received and reflects that on the home screen of the app. Users get control to edit the date, time and categories while feeding income or expense data.

EasyMoney

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This app acts as the expense tracker, bill reminder, checkbook register and also a budget planner. Note the expenses with relevant categories and timing so that they can be analysed later based on categories or time. Notifications about upcoming or overdue bills can be received from the built-in bill reminder. Monthly and yearly budgets can be set for different accounts.

Categories can be customised to enter more accurate information. The data can be exported as qif or csv information to be analysed over the desktop. Add images of the bills and receipts.