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I’m hanging out at DEMO the next few days, and wanted to start off with a quick rundown of the mobile apps launching at the show. With 72 companies to check out in San Diego, plus the competing coverage out of the TechCrunch50, I figured I […]

I’m hanging out at DEMO the next few days, and wanted to start off with a quick rundown of the mobile apps launching at the show. With 72 companies to check out in San Diego, plus the competing coverage out of the TechCrunch50, I figured I should keep it short and sweet. So, without further ado, I present the 10 mobile app companies showing at DEMO in 10 words or less.

  1. HeyCosmo: Call with questions. Cosmo’s machines find answers. In 60 seconds.
  2. Message Sling: Voicemail to SMS, email or web. Free on any carrier.
  3. Say Where: Say a place. Get local maps or information on iPhones.
  4. G.ho.st Mobile: Takes the free virtual g.ho.st desktop and makes it mobile.
  5. Maverick Mobile: Online backup and remote tracking or locking for Nokia phones.
  6. Rocketron: Call 408-907-2323. Hear ads. Get personalized news. Comment via voice.
  7. SkyData: Send secure corporate data to mobiles from the cloud.
  8. UbiSafe: Stalk teenagers, monitor older people and track thieves using GPS.
  9. WebDiet: Finds nearby healthy food using GPS and tracks calories.
  10. Xumii: Single sign-in connects IM, media and OpenSocial apps on mobiles.
By Stacey Higginbotham

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  1. Nice review…some more information about G.ho.st Mobile: The G.ho.st Virtual Computer already allows users to access their desktop, files, settings and apps from any browser. Now the G.ho.st Mobile service allows the same users to access their files, settings and apps from any mobile phone! The main VC service is live at http://G.ho.st and the new Mobile service may be accessed from any mobile phone browser at http://G.ho.st .

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  2. In the case of HeyCosmo, it’s great to watch how social networking turns what is a VoiceXML/IVR polling application into a fashionable gadget. This kind of apps had roots in the business world–goes by the formal name “communications enabled business processes”– in which the IVR systems polls decisions makers about a glitch in a business process. But the nice twist that HeyCosmo adds is the ability to let ordinary users create prompts on the fly from their cell phones. Kudos.

    Andy Green
    Avaya Global Managing Editor
    http://www.avayablog.com

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  3. Stacey Higginbotham Monday, September 8, 2008

    Andy. Indeed, and if they can actually deliver ads via coupons for related services as they plan, it could be pretty compelling.

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  4. Thanks. Looking forward to more DEMO coverage. ‘Say Where’ links to an older GigaOm post … if intentional, couldn’t see the relevance.

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  5. [...] Fehrenbacher, Monday, September 8, 2008 at 9:53 AM PT Here’s another one for Stacey’s list of the top 10 mobile applications launching at Demo — but this one’s greener than the rest. Irish company Mapflow is showing off an iPhone [...]

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  6. Stacey Higginbotham Monday, September 8, 2008

    Kaveh, thanks. fixed.

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  7. There is an interesting talk organized by VLAB at Stanford Business school. The topic is Lifestreaming: The Real Time Web on Sep 16th. FriendFeed and Seesmic are going to be there on the panel. Check it out http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=221

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  8. [...] GigaOM: 10 Mobile Apps in 10 words. [...]

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  9. [...] GigaOM: 10 Mobile Apps in 10 words. [...]

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  10. [...] GigaOM: 10 Mobile Apps in 10 words. [...]

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