Best open market apps 2012

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SEATTLE, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/
— OpenMarket (www.openmarket.com), a leading mobile messaging and payments company, today announced it has joined MEF’s Privacy in Mobile Applications Initiative to develop standards and tools for the mobile application ecosystem that protect consumers.Tim Ritchie, Vice President of Sales and Account Management at OpenMarket, and Jeff Lowder, Director of Global Information Security and Privacy at OpenMarket, will both support MEF’s Mobile Applications Privacy Initiative. Lowder is President of the Society of Information Risk Analysts (SIRA), and will join the Initiative’s working group to bring a strong understanding of global best practices and strategies to implement them. Tim Ritchie has been appointed to MEF’s 2012 North America Board of Directors and will help guide MEF’s privacy and security initiatives in this region. At OpenMarket, Ritchie is responsible for North American sales, account management, campaign management, and carrier relations, with a unique perspective into content provider needs, subscriber preferences and carrier requirements.
“Enterprises are now broadly recognizing that mobile is a critical channel for commerce,” said Ritchie. “MEF holds a strong position to accelerate market growth while protecting consumers, and I look forward to contributing to these privacy and security efforts.”

Headquartered in London with operational chapters and offices in Asia, EMEA, Latin America, Middle East and North America, MEF is a member network with international reach and strong local representation. Ideally positioned to drive market growth, MEF represents the total mobile ecosystem, providing an impartial and powerful voice for pioneering companies across the mobile content and commerce value chain.
“Tim is a mobile industry veteran with a strong industry background and experience in balancing content provider needs and consumer protection,” said Marjorie Daleo, General Manager of MEF North America. “Jeff brings a unique background having experience in information security. We look forward to working with them to help fulfill our mission of driving new opportunities for mobile content and commerce.”
About OpenMarket OpenMarket, a subsidiary of Amdocs, powers mobile business. We provide a comprehensive set of mobile solutions for enterprises to engage and transact with their customers via their mobile devices. From the largest public companies to the smallest business ventures, clients depend on OpenMarket for our superior domain expertise, global scale, demonstrated performance, and industry leading reliability. OpenMarket’s intelligent, integrated platform provides deep mobile operator connections with global network reach. For more information, visit www.openmarket.com.
About AmdocsFor 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers’ success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of approximately $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs and its over 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.
Amdocs’ Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs’ growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs’ ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company’s products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, filed on December 8, 2011 and our Form 6-K furnished for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 on May 15, 2012.
The open source nature of Google’s OS means there are plenty of fantastic apps for Android to be found.
And most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the work of developers who do it for love alone.
So here’s our pick of the top free Android apps you should install.

1. Seesmic
There are many Twitter apps on Android – and Twitter itself shook up the scene with the launch of its own-brand app – but we’re sticking with Seesmic. Offering support for multiple accounts, a home page widget showing latest tweets and an incredibly slick and professional design, it’s one of the finest examples of app development out there today.

2. Facebook for Android
Facebook for Android is lacking in features compared to Facebook itself, but a recent update added Inbox support to the Android app, finally allowing its users to communicate in almost real time. The app’s fast and stable, with a simplicity that reminds you of the old days when using Facebook used to be bearable.

3. National Rail Enquiries
After the original free, third-party National Rail apps went paid-for, National Rail has finally brought out its own free app. National Rail Enquiries enables you to check live train times, plan your journeys, and get notifications of delays. On first use, the app prompts you to enter a home and work train station, and then you can use the ‘Get me home’ button to see the next available trains.

4. UK Jobs
Hey, times are hard and you’ve got to pay for your oppressive monthly mobile phone contract somehow. Offering a fully searchable database of current UK job vacancies, UK Jobs, which pulls in its data from independent employment site 1job.co.uk is, a slightly cumbersome but useful and non-governmental tool.

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