Aquaponics AI, a social-impact aquaponic technology company, has released their mobile app to compliment its data management and visualization solution. Designed to improve the way aquaponics growers grow, Aquaponics AI’s new mobile app brings real-time access to system data, insights, and farm management into the palm of your hand.
“We started Aquaponics AI to cultivate the relationship between regenerative agriculture, next-gen farmers, and technology. Each data point that gets collected contributes to the global community of growers and their understanding of earth’s awesome biosphere.” – Jonathan Reyes, CEO of Aquaponics AI.
Aquaponics AI is a streamlined mobile toolkit for efficiently updating and managing your aquaponic farm data. The application optimizes and brings the important items needed when in a grow space, without being digitally complicated and providing confusing features. This simplicity in recording metrics, maintenance schedules, libraries, and calculators on hand, minimizes the effort and amount of time it takes to manage your grow space.
About Aquaponics AI Aquaponics AI is the leading provider of cloud based aquaponics software. A data and intelligence-driven approach to growing with Aquaponics enables small and large farms to simplify data, understand your system and become a better grower. With Aquaponics AI, growers can leverage key data insights to increase overall success and impact. For more information visit www.aquaponics.app/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DoorBird app has been awarded the “Software Made in Germany” and “Software Hosted in Germany” quality seals. The German Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises in the IT Industry (Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.) awards the seals to German companies whose software meets particularly strict data security and quality criteria. The app is the central control tool for DoorBird IP video intercoms developed and manufactured by Bird Home Automation in Berlin.
With the DoorBird app, all functions of the DoorBird IP intercoms can be accessed and configured from any location. The app enables users to see on their smartphones and tablets who is ringing at the front door and talk to visitors. If someone presses the call button or a motion is detected, the door station sends automatic push notifications to the resident’s smart device. Electric door openers and connected smart locks can be unlocked comfortably from the app. Access rights, visitor history and action schedules are also configured via the app. The DoorBird app is available free of charge for iOS and Android devices.
The “Software Made in Germany” Initiative is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The “Software Made in Germany” seal is awarded to companies that develop their software in Germany, offer expert service and multilingual user interface and documentation. The “Software Hosted in Germany” seal confirms that the software data is hosted in a computer center in Germany, and that the hosting contract underlies the German data protection law
About Bird Home Automation Group The Bird Home Automation Group develops, produces and markets high-quality IP video door intercoms under the trademark “DoorBird” around the world. The company’s headquarters and production plant are located in Berlin, Germany, with a further office in San Francisco, USA. “DoorBird” stands for the combination of exclusive design with the most innovative IP technology in the field of door communication. The products are made from corrosion-resistant precious metals and manufactured in Germany according to the highest quality standards. For more information, visit www.doorbird.com.
A new directory service called Blue Pages “App” (Blue Pages), https://www.bluepagesapp.co.uk/, has launched its website in the UK aimed at providing a one-stop-shop for information about non-emergency services such as charities, government departments and other non-profit making organisations. Under Blue Pages these are called “Member Organisations.”
The aim is to provide an easy and cost effective way for these organisations to publicise what they do and to make it easier for consumers or members of the public to find the information they need as quickly as possible.
The original idea, to which Blue Pages owes its thinking, comes from research into the number of waste calls made to the emergency services 999 number. In the coronavirus pandemic research highlighted that there had been a marked increase in demand by the general public for all kinds of help. Looking further back, specifically at 999 calls, it was found that of the 30 million plus calls made to 999 each year, some 30% were deemed a waste i.e. non-emergency, costing the UK Taxpayer approximately £50 million per year.
The idea has now evolved into a more comprehensive directory service providing member organisations with the ability to list their services whilst taking advantage of features such as Events, Classified Ads (e.g. Jobs) and Articles. There is a range of affordable member subscription options available, including a Free option and £1 per year at the Silver level.
Director, Ray Sherry, of Greenforce (Wales) Limited who has launched the service says, “By chance I came across an article on waste 999 calls. After a bit of research, I found that there wasn’t a single website or app out there that brought all these help services together in one place. Instead people would just call 999 because it was the easiest thing to do. I hope we can influence that over time but for now we just want to make it easier for people to find the right help.”
With more and more people using mobile phones, to access help services, a mobile phone app will follow in a few days. The website initially lists over 200 member organisations and will be launching its marketing campaign on 5 July 2020, to coincide with the NHS’s 72nd Birthday.
Blue Pages App aims to donate at least 25% of its directory income to good causes from Year 4 onwards.
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Brick Township, NJ, June 19, 2020: Five organizations that serve Long Term Care facilities have teamed up to create Tracking-19, a free resource that helps nursing homes to manage the exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 related requirements. SNF Metrics, SHOPP, PRIME SOURCE, Zimmet Healthcare, and People Powered Nursing created Tracking-19 and the associated app that fills a desperate need for reliable and efficient infection tracking and reporting for both residents and employees. The app also helps nursing homes meet continually changing reporting expectations by government bodies like the CDC, and State and County Health Officials. The benefits beyond COVID-19 will be the ability to track signs and symptoms for residents to get ahead of infection outbreaks.
“Long term care facilities have their hands full during the pandemic caring for residents and ensuring their employees are healthy and safe.” said Ken Berger, President & COO of SNF Metrics. “Add to this, the new reporting demands and employee testing requirements. This puts an impossible strain on LTC organizations already struggling to cope with the toll this virus has taken on the industry.”
The complimentary app offered on Tracking19.com takes the guesswork out of employee and resident COVID-19 testing, tracking and reporting. Facilities can easily use the app to input line listing and employee testing data from any department or any facility. The app, updated daily, will always have the latest reporting requests and formatting so facilities can devote more time to resident care and employee safety and not struggle with version control, time-consuming duplication, manual tracking and careless errors as a result of unimaginable workloads.
“This gives all parties the confidence to win in this pandemic,” said Michael Greenfield, CEO of PRIME SOURCE. “Residents are getting the best care, employees know they are working in a safe environment with reduced risk of infection to themselves or the residents they care for, our government partners are getting the data they need, residents’ families feel relieved their loved ones are in good hands and the facility operators have the right data to know they are running their organizations in the best way possible under unimaginable circumstances.”
Country-wide, long term care facilities face steep financial penalties, and could face permanent closure of their facilities if they are not able to comply with the changing government reporting demands.
Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex (June 18, 2020) – Cruise bookings, and all the excitement that goes with them, just got a whole lot easier and smarter thanks to a brand new App available from The Cruise Line.
Cutting through the confusion of countless deals, discounts and destinations, this eye-catching App is designed to help both existing clients and those new to cruising easily navigate more than 30,000 itineraries from 30-plus ocean, river and expedition cruise lines.
Developed in collaboration with Liverpool-based travel software company, CruiseAppy, the free App offers live pricing, on the go, for well-known cruise brands as well as detailed destination guides that allow users to research the places they want to visit, with information on sight-seeing, dining and shopping for hundreds of ports and cities throughout the world.
There is also a comprehensive Cruise Video section, where new content is added on a regular basis. Here, users can view beautifully detailed videos on a variety of cruise-related subjects, including travel tips, exclusive ship tours and details of new ships and product launches.
Available to download from today on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, other user-friendly features include:
• My Profile: Store loyalty numbers and view upcoming sailings booked through The Cruise Line. • Smart search: Search itineraries by keyword, date, cruise line or ship. • Cruise Watch: Monitor cruise fare fluctuations and receive push notifications when discounts or offers are published. • Cruise Chat: Connect with The Cruise Line’s Voyage Consultants to discuss sailings or make enquiries. • Special Offers: Browse the latest cruise deals – many of which are exclusive to The Cruise Line.
David Smith, Marketing Director of The Cruise Line said: “With so many holidaymakers now using mobile devices to book their upcoming trips, the introduction of the App represents a logical evolution for The Cruise Line. It will give users the ability to seamlessly find their next voyage and allow us to continue to provide unbeatable, personalised service, which has always been the cornerstone of our company’s ethos.”
Peter Whittle, Co-founder/CEO of CruiseAppy said: “The Cruise Line is one of leading luxury cruise specialists in the country and the latest agency to utilise our innovative App platform for cruise sellers. The partnership has worked really well, with The Cruise Line team inputting new ideas for the App at both design and back-office level. They have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to expanding the platform in the next phase to also incorporate their website to provide a frictionless & unified digital experience for their customers”
About The Cruise Line:
Based in West Sussex, The Cruise Line was founded in 1993 and is regarded as the UK’s original luxury cruise specialist. Offering ocean, river and expedition cruises throughout the world, The Cruise Line is a leading agent for Silversea, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Windstar Cruises and SeaDream Yacht Club.
CruiseAppy is a trading brand of Digital Travel Marketing Group Ltd, based on the waterfront of the maritime city and global home of passenger shipping, Liverpool. CruiseAppy are a team of developers, designers, content producers and project managers utilising state of the art TV production facilities and a wealth of cruise technology experience to make cruise sellers and customers happy.
In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, UK company, Vestigo has launched a new website to promote its efforts to develop a digital tracing app called Dot2Dot and test the prototype within the next few weeks.
Dot2Dot will digitise the manual contact tracing procedures utilised by health professionals, making those processes more efficient and less costly by harnessing AI capabilities and social network tracing to maximise the effectiveness of the process. It will mean more contacts can be traced than through current manual practices, at pace and at a lower cost.
The digital contact tracing app, which is at development stage, will primarily be of use in the war against Tuberculosis, but could help health authorities with other infectious diseases.
Dot2Dot was inspired by the daughter of Faye Grundy, one of the founders of Vestigo who, as a result of failures of manual contact tracing, went on to develop tuberculosis meningitis. The TB also spread to other organs, causing permanent damage to her brain, lungs and eyes.
Faye said: “In March 2017, I took my 11-month-old daughter, Dottie, to her village GP. At that time, she was recovering from her meningitis vaccination and had an ear infection.
“At the same time, there was another patient waiting to be seen by the GP who was confirmed – post appointment – to have highly infectious TB. Contact tracing was undertaken for his friends and family.
“However Public Health England’s manual practices failed to identify Dottie as a contact.
“Tragically Dottie went on to develop TB meningitis, pulmonary TB and ocular TB. She was critical on a ventilator in Intensive Care when she was diagnosed, having also developed hydrocephalus which required emergency neurosurgery and multiple subsequent neurosurgeries. She has miraculously survived but has lifelong injuries. As a family the impact is immeasurable.”
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, currently infects one-quarter of the world’s population, with a 5–15% lifetime risk of falling ill from the disease.
The symptoms of active TB disease are very similar to COVID-19 – amongst them, a cough and fever – which may be mild, leading to delays in seeking care, thereby spreading from person to person through the air by coughing or sneezing. A person needs only to inhale a few of the bacterium to become infected.
Current contact tracing for the disease is conducted using paper-based questions to try and establish a history of movements. However, this process is flawed – paper records are error-prone, not centralised, and there is too much dependence on human interpretation.
Dot2Dot removes the need for paper-based questionnaires and digitises contact tracing to eliminate errors and make the whole process of infectious disease control much more efficient.
Martin Green, co-founder of Vestigo, said: “Digital contact tracing has the potential to revolutionise the process by which a health authority identifies people who might have been in contact with a person carrying an infectious disease.
“When combined with isolation of infected individuals, contact tracing can be very effective in containing and stopping a disease outbreak.”
Avoidable transmission of disease is the number one priority of public health officials and now governments globally.
Martin said: “The most effective way to delay the spread of an infectious disease is to apply accurate, effective and efficient contact tracing as soon as an initial index case is identified.
“The current models for contact tracing are antiquated and too subjective. As a result, practice is inconsistent and dependent on the competency of individual practitioners. Contacts are missed, often those who are the most vulnerable in society.
“The consequences of infectious disease outbreaks are significant both for public health at a macro and micro level, together with huge economic impact, again at both a macro and micro level. And this doesn’t begin to consider the individual human loss and devastation caused to families.”
He went on to say: “Dot2Dot has been designed primarily as a tool to help with manual contact tracing for TB, whereas a lot of the COVID 19 discussion is about population-level tracing.
“Having said that, we’re keen to help if the app can be successfully deployed in the context of the current COVID-19 epidemic.”
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Denver, CO: Secret Dance Addiction, a dance party and social community for the sober curious movement, announced today that they will be launching their live streaming events beginning April 10th, 2020. Once the ban on live events is lifted due to COVID19, SDA will incorporate in-person parties in Denver, Los Angeles, and New York, expanding to 20+ cities around the world. Until then, the mindful dance party will launch their social movement from the Secret Dance Addiction (SDA) app, allowing their virtual parties to be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world.
SDA is so much more than a fad driven by sobriety, current live streaming trends, and EDM drug overdose stories. Secret Dance Addiction reimagines dance parties, intentionally leaving out modern-day distractions like drugs or alcohol. Millennials and 21+ Generation Zs are drinking much less, but don’t want to miss out – they want to experience dance parties in the same way drinkers do. Secret Dance Addiction is leading a mindfulness movement and a desire to have social gatherings less focused on alcohol, by keeping the focus on health conscious, empowering experiences, both on and off the dance floor.
Keeping the spirit of the old-school rave alive, you won’t find SDA on Facebook or Instagram. Secret Dance Addiction created their own ad-free social media community that can be downloaded on Google Play or iTunes, or has a web-based version. SDA is bringing mindfulness to the dance party movement by sharing meditations, interviews with sober influencers, and blazing the mocktail trail with tasty recipes from inspired mixologists, all shared from within the SDA app. Live streamed DJ sets and curated content are shared daily, and members are encouraged to collaborate with like-minded, self-empowering party people through chat and themed groups.
Also a live event series, SDA hosts dance parties in secret locations that are lit up with dance music, brilliantly costumed performers, and show-stopping surprise acts. Mocktails and other delicious beverages are available in the place of alcohol.
“We want to take out the unhealthy parts of clubbing; becoming intoxicated, hangovers, drama, feeling out of control… and instead bring people together with a party positive experience,” explains Amber Handby, co-founder. “SDA is where nobody ever has to feel out of place because they are not drinking.”
The founders of SDA are husband and wife DJ duo DoubleCrush, Michael and Amber “Ambie” Handby. Entertainment industry influencers, the couple tours from gig to gig in their 35’ travel trailer and speak at mindfulness events.
Michael Handby has clear views on mainstream social media giants like Facebook. “We believe shared experiences, interests, and beliefs connect us far more deeply than data, followers, or “likes” ever could. We intend to build a social media platform upon which you can dance and enjoy yourself. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your data will be sold to some random company, or used to throw an election. When you log into SDA, you’re there to dance and celebrate a healthy lifestyle, that’s it.”
Currently free to join, SDA is looking to launch live events beginning in Denver in summer of 2020. Until then, the app is hosting party positive virtual events that feature DJs, live performers, and member collaboration. Members are able to connect through the SDA app, creating a strong community connection that is free from the ads and negativity often seen on mainstream social media.
About Secret Dance Addiction:
Secret Dance Addiction is the new era of dance party and social platform, designed to free your mind and fuel your soul. 100% free from bad vibes and hangovers, SDA hosts health conscious, multigenerational dance parties around the world. No intoxicants needed. https://www.secretdanceaddiction.com/
Businesses can now use a new app to easily publish COVID-19 updates on their websites so customers understand how to contact them and what effect it has on their services.
UK based business Wildfire Internet has developed the app following a flood of requests from website owners who needed to inform customers visiting the websites of their trading position, delays to shipping and how to contact them with offices being closed down as staff moved to homeworking.
“We started to get phone calls from clients needing an urgent message added to their website to let people know what was happening” said Neil Whelan, MD of Wildfire Internet.
“Many companies wanted to reassure people they were still providing essential services in line with government guidelines, such as electrical services and food deliveries. Others needed to advise product deliveries were impacted, or how to stay in touch due to office closures.”
Typically businesses put a message somewhere on their home page, but visits to websites often come in to many different landing pages where the message is not displayed. Using the app, the message is published at the top of every single page on the site so all visitors are informed irrespective of which page they first visited. The app only needs a single line of html code added to a site once and then marketers can post and change updates without the need for a developer thereby eliminating delays and costs.
Continuing, Neil added: “We quickly realised that many other businesses were in the same position and just wanted to get their message out really quickly so we rolled our sleeves up and released the app as fast as we could to help them out.”
With the COVID-19 lockdown being so widespread and disruptive, the company took the decision to release it for free to help as much as possible during a difficult period.
“It’s a generally useful app for pushing out all sorts of important updates or promotions so we will keep the core banner service free even once the pandemic finally ends.”
As Coronavirus disrupts travellers’ holidays, a new travel app Colibra guarantees passengers their money back if their flights have been delayed by the deadly virus.
Customers worried about their travel plans being uprooted by delayed flights can download the Colibra app before take-off and know that they will be compensated if anything were to go wrong.
Currently, under EU261 regulation, only a third of flights that are delayed by three hours or more are eligible for compensation as most of these cases are classed as not being the fault of the airline. Furthermore, flight delays between 1 and 3 hours also not covered by anyone. Until now. Colibra guarantees travellers their money back whether the delay is the fault of the airline or not meaning those affected by Coronavirus will receive guaranteed pay-outs. At Colibra they believe that any delay is a pain and that flights delayed between 1 to 3 hours should be eligible for compensation too.
The company is able to do this by taking the risk themselves, instead of placing the risk on the customer, and redistributing potentially eligible claims upfront to all their customers who experience a delayed flight. This way Colibra can turn the delays no airline would pay for into real compensations.
To have the opportunity of receiving compensation for their flights, travellers will need to download Colibra no later than 20 minutes before take-off. They can then use the default 60 min. pay-out feature for guaranteed payment, or move the time slider to increase the value of their compensation. Within 24 hours after landing they will be compensated, for any delay reason, 100% guaranteed.
Miroslav Zaporozhanov, Co-Founder & CMO of Colibra:
“The spread of COVID-19 and the reasonable precautionary measures that have been undertaken by countries globally have led to a severe travel ban disrupting thousands of flights and millions of passengers around the globe. Flight companies have two possible moves: they could rather cancel flights because they won’t be profitable (since numerous passengers are cancelling themselves, which means a drop in demand) or they could fly anyway to secure their landing slots but experience tremendous losses. This means that most of the airlines are forced to suspend all flights on the affected routes.
If passengers have booked with an airline and they’re worried about their routes being affected by Coronavirus there are a couple of things customers can do to prevent any nasty surprises.
They could try to contact the airline to gather some additional information. However, reaching them in light of the recent events would be extremely difficult and we’re positive most of the airline companies are now flooded with requests.
Alternatively, passengers could hire a lawyer to check the flight’s status and potentially file a claim.
A collaboration between BSS; Travis Perkins Group’s largest and leading distributor of pipeline and heating solutions in the UK and Soter Analytics, a global wearable tech company housing the smallest and lightest safety tech device on the market, has reduced musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace by 55% over the last 12 months.
The SoterSpine solution developed by Soter Analytics has automated the ergonomics process starting from the worker and filtering through to management. “Musculoskeletal safety in the workplace shouldn’t be difficult, we make movement safety simple and automate the process. Workers can create a personalised injury reduction program, no supervisors, just the employee and the technology,” said Matthew Hart, CEO, Soter Analytics.
The wearable technology solution captures 8 different types of hazardous movements and is accompanied by a mobile app for the worker and an online dashboard for management. The solution provides a shift in manual handling behavioural change by transferring the responsibility to the individuals. Real-time feedback, autonomous micro-learning and self-tracking elicits the increase in awareness required for self-adjustment, empowering employees to stay safe.
Mr. Budhdev reports that not only has user engagement been really positive, the reduction of high-risk movements has been paramount. “In one simple instance, the device highlighted that one of our colleagues was bending at a low level roughly around 100 times a day so by easily moving some things around we have saved around 26,000 high-risk bending movements in a year, you can appreciate that small device pointing us in the right direction”.
Not only has the solution largely reduced the number of high-risk movements, now having been rolled out throughout the BSS warehouses, for 12 months the company has seen a 55% reduction in manual handling injures compared to the previous year.
Mr Vimel Budhdev, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Travis Perkins says, “Using innovative ideas is what we strive to do. Adopting the SoterSpine solution to link in with one of the problems that we have within the business, [manual handling], and employing this device to help eliminate, reduce and also teach people the right way of doing manual handling has been the perfect marriage”.
Ms. Hope added: “When you can track, compare, share, engage and take home your learnings, being actively safe at work is fun and promotes positive imbedded behavioural change”. User engagement is one of the Soter Analytics biggest priorities and working with Travis Perkins has been a great opportunity to not only prove the merits of the solution but showcase the design and engaging interactive features.
The collaboration between Soter Analytics and the Travis Perkins Group shows strong evidence for the use of wearable technology and analytics within industry when used by health and safety professionals in collaboration with industrial workers to identify and reduce the risk from workplaces and tasks.