Upvise is now available on Google Android platform

I’m pleased to announce you that Upvise is now available for Google Android platform.

To my best knowledge, it is the first business application suite for Google Android, and we submitted it to the Google Developer Contest!

Ok, there is no phone available yet, but Samsung and HTC should announce phones running on Android before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can try it on your computer and download the Upvise Client for Android. It works with the Android Emulator on your computer.

Upvise for Android comes in two editions:

Upvise Personal Edition for Android: lets you manage and synchronize  your indispensable information between your (upcoming) Android phone and your free Upvise web account.  It comes with the following mobile apps: Contacts, Notebooks, Shopping Lists, Wikipedia, News Reader, and more…

Upvise Business Edition for Android: provides mobile on-demand collaboration software and hosted services for your company. It enables you and your team to access, share and update your key critical company data anytime anywhere on any mobile phone. It comes with the following mobile applications:

  • Mobile Contact Manager and simple CRM. Keep track of who your business talks to, what was said, and what to do next. Assign tasks to yourself or co-workers, manage opportunities.
  • Mobile Project Manager. Collaborate with your team and clients. Tasks, milestones, issues and more.
  • Mobile Workspaces. Organize, store, and share your company knowledge and data.

Some screenshots of Upvise running on the Android Simulator

Upvise Business Contact home page on Android    Upvise integration with Google Dialer application

Upvise Google map integration on Android    Upvise on Android


Unyverse for Google Android Mobile Platform

These are exciting times for mobile software companies and for all of us. I’m sure you all know that Google is entering the Mobile Os market and will provide a free open source complete operating system and application player for mass market mobile phones. Mobile phones using the Goolge Android platform should be available second half of 2008.

From a customer point of view, this is just great as it pushes new innovations at an even quicker pace in the mobile phone and mobile software market.

Although the Google announcement does not give a lot of technical details, a complete SDK will be released on Nov 12th 07 and you can be sure we will start working on it as early as next week to provide you a Unyverse client version for the Google phones.

By looking at the YouTube video found on the Open Handset Alliance website, we can figure out there will be a Virtual Machine for the Android platform. Another Open Handset Alliance partner, Esmertec, just announced they are providing a complete Java ME stack for it. It means the current Unyverse version for Java phones might even work on the Google mobile platform…. That’s cool.

Of course, I’m pretty sure we will have some work to have a better and complete integration such as Google Maps or GMail integration, but it is likely we will have a Unyverse client pretty quickly.