UK-based total equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube introduced the launch of its Android cellular app. The investment portal found out that more than 1/2 of its investor interest happens on cell devices and stated on account that its launch, over £9 million has been invested thru the Crowdcube iOS App, with one in five investments on Crowdcube at the moment are made in this manner:
“We’re eager to make sure that cell investors have got admission to the nic ansible Crowdcube experience, and we’ve replied with great upgrades to our investor adventure on cell net, coupled with the launch in 2016 of our local Crowdcube iOS App. Today we’re extremely joyful to make the native Crowdcube cellular enjoy available to buyers with Android gadgets.”
Crowdcube cited that its cellular programs allow customers to browse funding possibilities, observe possibilities and archive opportunities that aren’t suitable for them. The platform explained that investments are brief and smooth via the app with the repute of all the user’s investments to be had in their portfolio.
“You may be notified of recent investment opportunities after they launch, and they may be synced in your telephone for surfing offline. Access to Company Updates and Discussions isn’t always available in nowadays’s Android launch, but will observe in a future update.”
The Crowdcube Android App is now available on the Google Play Store and is supported thru any mobile device running Android five.Zero (aka Lollipop) and above
Payments company seeks investment as it pursuits to hit retail market
A Norwich-based totally company specializing in mobile payments is searching for to raise £three hundred,000 to fund a move from the charity quarter to fashionable transactions.
Things, primarily based in St James Mill, Whitefriars, has developed a device for proximity payments and interplay via stickers and QR code, which can be scanned with the aid of a cellular telephone.
The firm, a member of the Future50 organization of progressive businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk, has already worked with nearby and countrywide charities to make collection containers interactive and suitable for contactless bills.
The funding round, which has already received nearly £100,000 inside the first week, is aiming to roll out the technology to the wider retail enterprise, a marketplace Thyng’s founder Neil Garner said may be really worth £300bn by using 2020.
Dr. Garner stated: “Things has spent the last yr or so growing a sustainable business model for the £9.7bn UK fundraising area, operating with the neighborhood, nearby and national charities, letting them take cellular donations from almost something, along with gathering bins, display home windows, and even personnel.
“This new funding will assist us to develop the commercial enterprise and take benefit of a big possibility in the international market for cell proximity payments, which can be already commonplace in China and the East and are anticipated to account for £300bn in sales through 2020.”
Things have bought 250,000 units already and Dr. Garner believes the flow towards a cashless society is set to maintain.
He stated: “People are already carrying fewer coins, having adopted contactless price strategies, however, all the predictions advocate that contactless cards will ultimately deliver the way to cellular wallet payments.
“With customers carrying nothing but a cellular telephone when they buy groceries, outlets will increasingly want to locate approaches to have interaction them as they browse, and allow them to make purchases speedy and easily at the factor of engagement, now not simply at the till.
“Things makes this a reality, without requiring complicated or expensive integration with point of sale systems or needing clients to download a unique cell app.”
The firm is crowdfunding the funding via online investment platform Crowdcube.
Huawei has delivered EMUI eight.0, based totally on Android eight.Zero Oreo. The EMUI eight.0 is the agency’s modern model of person-interface and successor to EMUI 5.1. With EMUI eight.0, Huawei will carry AI-powered functions like the real-time scene and item recognition, smart recommendations, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerated Translator to the imminent Honor nine Lite phone. Huawei’s modern day flagship device – Honor View 10 already ships with EMUI eight.Zero-based totally on Android Oreo. The brand new UI will also be rolled out for Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite, though the timeline is unclear at this factor.
Based on gadget mastering algorithms, the EMUI eight.Zero may also convey in AI-abilities along with aid allocation, context awareness in addition to consumer behavior or behavior prediction. It will facilitate one-hand operation navigation dock on smartphones and deliver users get entry to pinned shortcuts, customised topics, and private area optimisation. Other functions encompass smart resolution, dynamic wallpaper, and navigation bar customisations.
Huawei’s EMUI eight.Zero UI additionally lets in for single-touch switching among user areas, activate records switch and quick record-sharing. Meanwhile, customers could be capable of getting right of entry to capabilities like break up-display screen interface, navigation dock, one-hand operation and clever view, thanks to Android eight.0 Oreo.
“The upgraded EMUI 8.Zero is an avant-garde technological software program that is green, comfy and particularly, person pleasant. Eradicating lag, they can witness a quicker and smarter cellphone revel in, powered by advanced AI technological capabilities. The replace notably cuts down on the number of steps needed to achieve the desired function thru its smart programs like navigation dock and smart screen and permits the consumer to reach ninety according to cent of the center capabilities in just an unmarried-click on. We have developed the EMUI eight.Zero for those who stay and work on-the-cross” stated a Huawei R&D spokesperson in a press assertion.