Socialcast App Receives Update

Socialcast App Receives Update

Sep 13, 2014

Socialcast, the mobile iteration of the popular enterprise collaboration utility, is getting an update that brings a host of new features and enhancements.

Per the Google Play app page, this update brings:

New design and optimized performance
Improved search now lets you see results for Messages, People and Groups
Search results now highlight the search term
Infinite scrolling
Send and receive ‘Thanks’
Enhanced user profile to include Photos and ‘Thanks’
Contextual message posting based in groups
See group members and leave a group; leave a conversation
Support for viewing Challenge Ideas, polls and Project Tasks
Messages & conversations update in Real-time
Chrome used to authenticate with SSO

Socialcast is available for free on the Play Store.

CES 2013: Dell Wyse Announces Project Ophelia, an Android Dongle Designed for Enterprise and Cloud Services

CES 2013: Dell Wyse Announces Project Ophelia, an Android Dongle Designed for Enterprise and Cloud Services

Jan 8, 2013

Dell Wyse has a new small form factor piece of Android-powered technology that hopes to turn any display into a way to manage cloud-based content. Codenamed Project Ophelia, this small dongle, resembling a USB stick but instead having an HDMI MHL output, allows users to connect to a wifi network and connect Bluetooth accessories to turn a monitor or TV into a productive device.

Now, this kind of device is nothing new – various Chinese manufacturers have made similar devices, but this one promises to differentiate itself by integrating in Dell Wyse’s cloud services. It has integrated enterprise security for secure access from various users. It can interface with remote desktop software from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. It’s compatible with many Dell Wyse thin clients. It’s built on an unspecified Android 4.x version, so it will be compatible with many recent Android features.

Software support is often the concern with many of these Android-on-a-dongle devices, particularly their unofficial nature that may have limited access to services like Google Play. However, with a clear goal for this device, this could be interesting for business users or anyone just looking for a useful, portable Android device to use on a large display. Project Ophelia should be available in the first half of 2013.