(NJTechWeekly.com publishes a monthly roundup of selected, relevant stories that appeared on NJ-Connect, a website developed by the NJ-Connect Meetup group in Red Bank. The website aims to fulfill the same objectives of that group: raise awareness for technology companies and professionals in New Jersey and create a forum for those individuals and organizations to connect. These stories were published in September, 2013.)
Written by Megan Morreale // September 20, 2013
ASBURY PARK – Score Zone LLC released their new Score Zone iPhone app to the market, mixing social networking and crowd-sourcing to connect NJ Shore Conference Fall Football fans to real-time scores and commentary.
The new iPhone app aims to help to fill a long-standing gap in high school score updates, allowing people to check-in to the venue and update scores themselves. This crowdsourcing model will allow those not attending the sporting event to see Score Updates in real time.
Marathon Data Systems Introduces Viamente Route Planner to Expand Reach in Transport and Logistics Markets
Written by Samantha Tartas // September 24, 2013
WALL – Marathon Data Systems announced last Tuesday that the company would be expanding its field services to transport and logistics markets.The company specializes in office management cloud-based software, mobile software, and marketing services for its clients, along with helping mobile workforce companies with their service, transportation, and logistics.
“The transport and logistics markets are a natural fit for our products. These companies have trucks out on the road making deliveries and doing installs all day, every day, and they face many of the same challenges a company scheduling service appointments each day would. We can apply all the things we’ve learned in industries like pest control, HVAC, and plumbing to help logistics and delivery companies provide better service and be more efficient in their operations,” said Chris Sullens, President and CEO of Marathon.
Marathon acquired Viamente Route Planner to increase routing and schedule optimization and fleet management for transport and field services.
Written by Megan Morreale // September 27, 2013
CRANBURY – Infragistics, a design and user experience software company, released a new version of their user interface (UI) prototyping tool, Indigo Studio V2.
Indigo Studio is an interactive design tool that incorporates rapid, interactive UI wire-framing and prototyping with user-centered story-boarding. This prototyping tool now allows designers and developers to explore functional and animated prototypes while maintaining a strong focus on user experience, without requiring any code.
“Creating an unforgettable user experience is a reflection of who we are as a company,” Dean Guida, CEO of Infragistics said. “With Indigo Studio, we are giving app creators the chance to bring their ideas to life, whether they are seasoned coders and designers, or novice project managers.”