Canvas apps are a great way for business professionals to get more out of their Android smartphones.
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) February 2, 2010
Canvas mobile apps for business now run on smartphones running Google's Android 1.5 and 2.0 operating systems, building upon existing support for BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Netbook devices. Businesses and mobile professionals can now use Android smartphones to connect with customers, collect valuable business information, and use that information to collaborate over the web. The recently published IDC study, Worldwide Mobile OS 2009-2013 Forecast and Analysis forecasts that from a very small base of just 690,000 units in 2008, total Android-powered shipments will reach 68.0 million units by 2013, making for a CAGR of 150.4%. Canvas now offers the largest selection of business applications for this rapidly growing user community.
Over 200 Business Apps for Android Smartphones
The Canvas web site makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones. Since the service launched in August 2008, the Canvas user community has published over 200 mobile apps. These apps now run on all currently available Android 2.0 phones.
Image Capture, Data Collection and More
Canvas users can collect valuable business information using their Android phones. Canvas apps can replace paper forms or surveys, and they can do even more with unique features of Android phones. Canvas apps support image capture by integrating with Android cameras, and Bluetooth peripherals support scanning and printing.
"Android offers an open platform that enables Canvas to deliver a great user experience for business professionals,” said Matthew Warner, VP of Mobility for Canvas. “Data collection is just the beginning of what we can do on the Android platform. We look forward to offering even more capabilities on the Android platform to service our customers in the future.”
Android Phone Store
In partnership with LetsTalk, Canvas also offers customers the ability to quickly and easily purchase Android phones certified to work with Canvas. The Android department of the Canvas phone store at http://gocanvas.letstalk.com offers a variety of Android phones, including:
· DROID by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)
· HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)
· HTC Hero (Sprint)
· Samsung Behold II (T-Mobile)
· Samsung Moment (Sprint)
· T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google (T-Mobile)
“Canvas apps are a great way for business professionals to get more out of their Android phones,” said Delly Tamer, CEO of LetsTalk. “We are pleased to offer support for Canvas customers with the largest selection of Android phones at competitive prices.”
Canvas - Smart Apps for Smartphones - makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones, reducing paper consumption, redundant data entry and excess process for businesses and mobile professionals. The Canvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their smartphones, analyze that data on the Canvas web site, and share information across their business community. Founded in October, 2008, Canvas Solutions, Inc is headquartered in Herndon, VA.
LetsTalk is a leading online retailer of cell phones, wireless devices and service plans. LetsTalk helps consumers research, compare and purchase cell phones and service plans in a user-friendly environment free from bias and sales pressure. LetsTalk was founded July 1999, and is based in San Francisco.
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