Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Need a Virtual Assistant?

November 20, 2009

No need to rush in to the office to submit those travel expense reports – this new app from Concur Technologies has solved the dilemma for those of us perennially on the go!

Here’s the post from TechFlash that explains:

Back in March, TechFlash reported on Concur Technologies big push into the mobile app business with new ways to fill out travel and entertainment expense forms while on the go. At the time, they wondered when an iPhone app might emerge.

Today, the Redmond company formally announced that iPhone app in the Apple App store. The service allows customers to manage itineraries, change air travel dates and add or delete expenses for hotel rooms, rental cars, dining and taxis. You can see how it works here, including the nifty function of taking photos of receipts.

The company, in the video, notes that until now filling out expense forms can be a total “time suck.”

In order for iPhone users to use the free app, they most be a client of Concur’s Travel & Expense, Cliqbook or Concur Expense products.

Scared of Flying? There’s an App for That

November 15, 2009

Oh Virgin Airlines – you’re so clever!

Learn more about their new stress relief app in this Reuters article:

People scared of flying can now press a button on their iPhone to help them deal with their panic.

Long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic Airways has launched an application, or app, for its Flying Without Fear course which boasts a success rate of over 98 percent. Apps are a source of information, games and other novelty ideas for users of Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The airline said in a statement that this app was designed to help people overcome fear, be it of the unfamiliar aircraft, the strange noises a plane makes, or of losing control.

Afraid of flying?

Afraid of flying? Photo from ABC News

“Our first iPhone app will bring the benefits of our successful Flying Without Fear course to millions of people around the world who are now using mobile technology to make their lives better,” Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement.

“The app will put many travellers at ease and enable them to prepare for their first Virgin Atlantic flight.”

The airline developed the app with Mental Workout, a company developing software to help people resolve issues and increase mental performance. A spokesman from Mental Workout said an estimated one in every three adults were scared of flying.

The Flying Without Fear app has an introduction by Branson, a video-based in-flight explanation of a flight, frequently asked questions, relaxation exercises and a fear attack button for emergencies with breathing exercises.