Nokia has announced a ‘Pop-up Network’ service for mass events and a cloud-based ‘Nokia Geo-Data as a Service’
Nokia has announced a ‘Pop-up Network’ service for mass events and a cloud-based ‘Nokia Geo-Data as a Service’ which “combines anonymized 3D geolocation data from devices with network data to provide accurate insight into network, device and application performance as well as subscriber behavior,” says Nokia
The Nokia Pop-up Network is designed to provide oodles of capacity on a temporary basis for big events where connectivity might be a prime concern, which covers a lot of events these days. Nokia says it can provide up to three times the average uplink speed and capacity at popular outdoor events.
BMW becomes the first car make to connect with IFTTT
BMW Labs, a program that allows drivers to test out the latest BMW ConnectedDrive services, announced its integration with IFTTT, a free service for linking apps and devices together so that users can carry out specific actions that are initiated by a trigger. The integration will, For example, allow tasks such automatically opening the garage door or turn on household lights when your car pulls into the driveway.
Facebook Shuts Down Parse
Facebook surprised its developer community by announcing the shutdown of Parse, its popular multi-platform cloud storage service. Parse offers a set of tools that make it easier for developers to focus on front-end mobile development, while providing an intuitive Web-interface that creates a logical database in the cloud, taking care of things like authentication, data storage, and push notifications.