At-home fitness brand Peloton now enables cycling enthusiasts broader access to its gym experience from home with the introduction of real-time class participation through an iPad app.
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LiveDeal has sped up its discount-serving engine to meet consumers’ growing demand for fast restaurant offers.
A new mobile application called Carebacks addresses the recent boom of homelessness and panhandling in New Orleans with features that address the hindrances of text-to-give scenarios and outsmart Apple’s ban on donation apps.
Newcomer Payfriendz wants to innovate mobile peer-to-peer payments with a unique messaging feature, but whether social is enough to compete against the likes of PayPal is questionable.
Web-based travel booking tool Orbitz.com released a customized app for Amazon’s new Fire phone that removes friction from mobile booking experiences by enabling users to jump into destinations quickly from the homescreen.
EBay and Fandango, among the first merchants to build apps for Amazon’s Fire smartphone, are using the phone’s unique features to eliminate the number of taps and swipes between search, browse and purchase for a more streamlined shopping experience.
Regional supermarket chain Giant Eagle is seeking to gain ground on its drugstore rivals with the launch of a new mobile pharmacy application that includes some of the basic functionality available from larger chains such as Walgreens and CVS.
El Cid Vacations Club has released a free mobile application from which travelers can use their smartphones to become fluent in resort activities, dining, and amenities, but the service fails short by informing but not engaging users.
Salon franchise Supercuts has partnered with Comcast across 33 locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to improve the efficiency and accurateness of its mobile application by uploading real-time data to provide users with approximate wait times, check-in abilities and choice of stylists.
In a significant expansion of its already cutting-edge mobile platform, Marriott is piloting the use of iBeacons to send guests push notifications based on their location at one of its properties.