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October 24, 2013

A new product is designed to allow people to carry their smartphone, money, photo ID, credit card and key in one container, and the company is giving thousands of them away for free as part of a limited-time offer.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new product is designed to allow people to carry their smartphone, money, photo ID, credit card and key in one container, and the company is giving thousands of them away for free as part of a limited-time offer.

Grab N Go Band said it would give one free band for everyone who signs up at its website, and the final number of giveaways is limited only by the number of backers of the associated Kickstarter campaign.

October 22, 2013

A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS — A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

Fairview Pharmacy Services, which runs about 30 retail pharmacies across the state and also specialty, compounding and mail-order facilities, said the new app would allow customers to scan and refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders and locate stores and specials. Non-smartphone users will have a text-messaging option.

September 30, 2013

Customers at Oklahoma City-based Homeland Stores can pay for groceries with their smartphones, thanks to a new mobile payment system announced Monday.

PASADENA, Calif. — Customers at Oklahoma City-based Homeland Stores can pay for groceries with their smartphones, thanks to a new mobile payment system announced Monday.

Homeland and Pasadena, Calif.-based mobile payments technology provider DoubleBeam announced the completion of a pilot of SwiftScan, a mobile application currently accepted at 20 of the chain's 78 stores. The chain will add 26 more stores by the end of October.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

The FDA announced the issuance of guidance on the apps, saying it would adopt a "tailored policy" toward regulation, focusing its regulatory oversight on those apps that present greater risk if they do not work as intended.

September 17, 2013

Speck, a designer of slim-fitting protective cases and covers for smartphones, tablets and laptops, on Tuesday announced a new iPhone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Speck, a designer of slim-fitting protective cases and covers for smartphones, tablets and laptops, on Tuesday announced a new iPhone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

September 12, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Aug. 21 to 27, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 501 respondents who were at least 18 years of age.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Aug. 21 to 27, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 501 respondents who were at least 18 years of age.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

 

September 10, 2013

Walmart announced today that starting Sept. 21 consumers will be able to receive immediate credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when they trade in their current smartphone at more than 3,600 participating Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club locations across the United States.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced today that starting Sept. 21 consumers will be able to receive immediate credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when they trade in their current smartphone at more than 3,600 participating Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club locations across the United States. Wal-Mart's trade-in program offers an immediate credit from $50 to $300 for more than 100 smartphones.

September 6, 2013

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global market for mobile health apps and other products is expected to reach a value of nearly $21 billion in five years, according to a new report. That's some 3.5 times larger than today — MarketsandMarkets estimates health apps generate some $6.3 billion today. That's also a lot of consumer/patients interested in getting a better handle on their own care — and that spells opportunity for pharmacy operators.

The truth is, these could be very conservative figures. Both smartphone and tablet penetration is on a steep incline across the world, leading to more app downloads. And the baby boomer generation — tech savvy most of them — aren't getting any younger. And that leads to more health and wellness downloads.

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global market for mobile health apps and other products is expected to reach a value of nearly $21 billion in five years, according to a new report. That's some 3.5 times larger than today — MarketsandMarkets estimates health apps generate some $6.3 billion today.

September 5, 2013

UPS stores in San Diego and Washington are offering 3-D printing services of objects ranging from pet-feeding devices to high-tech smartphone attachments to car parts, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — UPS stores in San Diego and Washington are offering 3-D printing services of objects ranging from pet-feeding devices to high-tech smartphone attachments to car parts, according to published reports.

The Atlantic recently reported online that the San Diego store had hired an engineer, and customers could come in with an idea, get it on paper and then print the object. Customers have included owners of old cars that needed replacement parts, engineers and doctors.

August 14, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from July 10 to 16, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 512 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and have a child in school (i.e., elementary, middle or high school) or college.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from July 10 to 16, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 512 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and have a child in school (i.e., elementary, middle or high school) or college.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

August 8, 2013

For the three months ended in May, smartphone penetration reached 61% of the U.S. market, according to Nielsen. Penetration of smartphones remained lowest among Americans ages 55 years and older (42%), but this group is catching up fast, as penetration among this demographic has nearly doubled over the past year.

For the three months ended in May, smartphone penetration reached 61% of the U.S. market, according to Nielsen. Penetration of smartphones remained lowest among Americans ages 55 years and older (42%), but this group is catching up fast, as penetration among this demographic has nearly doubled over the past year.

August 1, 2013

A new app allows patients to communicate through audio and video with their pharmacies using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario — A new app allows patients to communicate through audio and video with their pharmacies using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Face to FaceRx announced the launch of its Prescriptions Mobile App, which also allows patients to send the prescriptions directly to a call center where it will be input directly into the pharmacy's system for immediate dispensing.

July 1, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has bolstered its mobile app by adding the new Drug Interaction Checker, which is an industry first that allows customers to easily check for potential drug interactions by comparing OTC products with their prescriptions and other OTCs on their smartphones.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has bolstered its mobile app by adding the new Drug Interaction Checker, which is an industry first that allows customers to easily check for potential drug interactions by comparing OTC products with their prescriptions and other OTCs on their smartphones.

May 22, 2013

Swirl launched a new software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop.

BOSTON — Swirl today launched a new software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop.

May 14, 2013

Aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, announced that its mobile shopping and searchable store maps smartphone app is available to use within more than 12,000 retail stores throughout the United States.

ST. LOUIS — Aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, on Tuesday announced that its mobile shopping and searchable store maps smartphone app is available to use within more than 12,000 retail stores throughout the United States. 

May 9, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Feb. 13 to 15, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 644 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and owned either a smartphone, cell phone with Internet access or a tablet.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from April 16 to 18, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 698 respondents who were at least 18 years of age.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

 

April 24, 2013

Notice of nearby savings could bring smartphone owners into stores, according to a new survey.

WHITING, Ind. — Notice of nearby savings could bring smartphone owners into stores, according to a new survey.

CouponCabin released results of a survey Wednesday finding that 20% of smartphone owners have visited a store after receiving notification that specials, coupons or deals were available nearby. The online survey, conducted between Feb. 28 and March 4, polled 2,219 adults, including 1,096 smartphone owners.

April 21, 2013

According to research, ownership of smartphones and tablets in particular have grown rapidly over the past couple of years, and that has created a multi-headed omnichannel hydra of a customer who retailers across all channels are desperately trying to appease.

According to research, ownership of smartphones and tablets in particular have grown rapidly over the past couple of years, and that has created a multi-headed omnichannel hydra of a customer who retailers across all channels are desperately trying to appease.

April 21, 2013

Hointer, which opened last fall, allows men to buy jeans by combining "online conveniences without the offline B.S." Customers walk in, download an app onto a smartphone or tablet, scan a QR code on the tag and are automatically directed to a dressing room.

SEATTLE — Hointer, which opened last fall, allows men to buy jeans by combining "online conveniences without the offline B.S." Customers walk in, download an app onto a smartphone or tablet, scan a QR code on the tag and are automatically directed to a dressing room. After trying on the pants, they can either buy them on the spot with a credit card or drop them into a chute, which will automatically remove them from the "cart."

April 12, 2013

CVS/pharmacy on Friday announced that up to 1 million free smartphones will be offered to eligible customers, allowing easy access to its convenient mobile app.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy on Friday announced that up to 1 million free smartphones will be offered to eligible customers, allowing easy access to its convenient mobile app. Upon receipt of the phone, consumers will receive a text message prompt to download the CVS Mobile app to provide the convenience of CVS/pharmacy stores and pharmacy services at their fingertips so they can save time and money.

April 12, 2013

The makers of a new smartphone app say it will synchronize engagement between pharmacists and patients through mobile devices, social media, websites and printed media.

AUSTIN, Texas — The makers of a new smartphone app say it will synchronize engagement between pharmacists and patients through mobile devices, social media, websites and printed media.

RxWiki announced Friday the beta release of Mobile+, a customizable mobile application that delivers medication information, news and alerts to patients' smartphones. The app is currently available for Android devices and will soon be available for Apple devices.

April 11, 2013

Five regional retailers — including mass-merchandisers Meijer and Fred Meyer — are selling a mobile point-of-sale credit card processing system compatible with most smartphones and tablets in their stores.

TROY, Mich. — Five regional retailers — including mass-merchandisers Meijer and Fred Meyer — are selling a mobile point-of-sale credit card processing system compatible with most smartphones and tablets in their stores.

April 5, 2013

Starting this month, the more than 8.6 million readers of Costco Wholesale's member magazine will be able to use smartphones and tablets to scan more than 50 digital watermarks included in articles and ads.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Starting this month, the more than 8.6 million readers of Costco Wholesale's member magazine will be able to use smartphones and tablets to scan more than 50 digital watermarks included in articles and ads.

March 15, 2013

A new technology will allow standard point-of-sale laser scanners to scan coupons, loyalty cards and gift cards on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone without any changes to existing technology.

SAN FRANCISCO — A new technology will allow standard point-of-sale laser scanners to scan coupons, loyalty cards and gift cards on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone without any changes to existing technology.

March 11, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Feb. 13 to 15, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 644 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and owned either a smartphone, cell phone with Internet access or a tablet.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Feb. 13 to 15, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 644 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and owned either a smartphone, cell phone with Internet access or a tablet.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

 

Gender