Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Canvas, a global leader in mobile apps for businesses, today announced that MyCanvas, a secure, personal data Cloud that provides consumers and business users with searchable access to important and useful data collected about them, their property or their business, was named a finalist in the Enterprise Solution – Mobile Cloud category of CTIA’s annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition.
The CTIA E-Tech Awards honor the industry’s most innovative new wireless products and services in mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and network. Winners will be announced at CTIA 2013™, taking place May 21-23, 2012 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
MyCanvas is unlike existing Cloud services or so-called “data lockers” that place the burden on the individual to manually enter information they want to store – a time-intensive and error-prone process. MyCanvas is a free Cloud service that removes that burden from the individual by providing a personal data Cloud where service providers who use Canvas mobile apps can securely store a digital copy of invoices, warranties, job estimates and other field data in real-time, and from any mobile device. MyCanvas has several business-to-consumer and business-to-business applications:
- Consumer – With the MyCanvas Cloud, a consumer has a single, secure location to search through a digital history of transactions, such as major purchase receipts, insurance information and school records.
- Property – With the MyCanvas Cloud, an individual has ready access to their data on, for example, warranties, home repairs and rental agreements.
- Business – With the MyCanvas Cloud, businesses can easily view a history of work that service providers, such as a pest control company, has done for a particular store location, and small businesses have an affordable, secure way to store and search data on work done by vendors and partners.
“We are honored that the MyCanvas solution has been recognized by the CTIA E-Tech Awards for its innovative approach to providing users with greater transparency into their data, and enabling individuals and service providers to more efficiently and dynamically collaborate,” said James Quigley, co-founder and chief executive officer at Canvas. “From a complete history of plumbing repairs made at a home to a business needing to organize invoicing information on services provided by subcontractors, there are really no limitations to how individuals can use MyCanvas to start owning and benefiting from their data.”
Canvas has established itself as one the fastest growing mobile business app stores in the world, with thousands of organizations leveraging the Canvas Application Store to replace cumbersome paper forms with highly-customizable mobile business apps that work on nearly every smartphone and tablet on the market. The Application Store now has thousands of ready-made apps to use or customize to an individual business user's needs. Canvas also offers a do-it-yourself app builder toolkit that enables non-technical users to build mobile apps in minutes. Canvas subscribers range from large enterprises like Pepsi Bottling Ventures, HAFSCO and the Olympic Development Authority to local plumbers, construction companies, medical professionals, grassroots organizations and other small businesses.
Businesses can learn more about MyCanvas by visiting http://www.gocanvas.com/content/mycanvas_providers. Consumers who are interested in gaining 24/7 access to their data can visit http://www.gocanvas.com/content/mycanvas_users.
Nearly 300 entries were judged by a panel of highly-respected industry experts, reporters and analysts. Submissions were scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. E-Tech winners, including Best in Show and Online Pick will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. PDT at CTIA’s Exhibit Innovations Stage on the trade show floor within CTIA World, booth #5646.
Between now and May 20, website visitors may vote for the “Best Online Pick” at http://www.ctiashow.com/awards. CTIA 2013 show attendees will vote on-site via text message for entries in the E-Tech Awards display to win “Best in Show.”
About CTIA Shows
CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit http://www.ctiashows.com.
CTIA–The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
Canvas is an easy, fast and economical way for businesses to find, customize and create mobile apps to replace paper forms. Canvas is a cloud-based software service that enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile apps specific to their needs. Canvas apps work on Android, Blackberry, BlackBerry Playbook, iPhone, iPad, and Windows mobile/desktop devices. Every Canvas app is customizable by the end user and can incorporate such functionality as GPS, image capture, barcode scanning, electronic signatures and access to business lists such as parts catalogs and patient records. To date, Canvas has automated millions of manual processes and replaced over 24 tons of paper for businesses, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services in the world. To learn more, visit http://www.GoCanvas.com.