The MobileDay JAMBOX Giveaway – Enter for FREE

Enter to win a JAMBOX™ by Jawbone, from MobileDay™ so you can CONFERENCE ON THE GO!

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JAMBOX by Jawbone

With a powerful, built-in microphone, JAMBOX, frees you to share crisp, clean-sounding conference calls anywhere – in the office, car, at home, alone or with a group. No more garbled, hard-to-hear chatter through your mobile phone or computer, no more being tied down by phone lines. Just crisp, clean wireless conference calls from your phone or computer. It’s also perfect for sharing video chats via iChat®, Skype®, Google Talk™ and more.

With MobileDay, you can now One-Touch into all the meetings on your smartphone calendar and use the JAMBOX in the conference room, your car or even in the park!  MobileDay operates with aall the conference calls in your calendar, including WebEx™, GoToMeeting™ and Google+ Hangouts™. Just a tap on the MobileDay app and you are in!

Participants may enter for free by:

1.)  Downloading the free MobileDay app at: http://mobileday.com/

2.)  Retweeting or sharing the MobileDay app message link to http://mobileday.com/ with others via: Twitter or Facebook.

3.)  Becoming a follower of MobileDay on Twitter (@MobileDayApp) and/or Facebook (http://facebook.com/MobileDayApp) to find out if you are a winner.

 

JAMBOX by Jawbone

MobileDay Inc. (“MobileDay”) Official Rules: MobileDay JAMBOX, Giveaway Terms & Conditions

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win: MobileDay will give away one (1) ultra-portable JAMBOX by Jawbone (Retail value $199.99) that will be delivered to the winner via parcel post when winner is selected. The MobileDay Giveaway is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older.

How to Enter: Participants enter for free by:

1.)  Downloading the free MobileDay app at: http://mobileday.com/

2.)  Retweeting or sharing the MobileDay app message assigned using the http://mobileday.com/ link with others via: Twitter and/or Facebook.

3.)  Becoming a follower of MobileDay on Twitter (@MobileDayApp) and/or Facebook (http://facebook.com/MobileDayApp) to find out if you are a winner.

Participants may enter from December 14, 2012, until Midnight EST December 31, 2012. No purchase is necessary. LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Award date is December 28, 2012. Winners will be notified via private message on Twitter or available email and must respond within 5 business days or another winner will be selected.

Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be determined via random selection of qualified entrants by MobileDay. Odds of winning are determined by number of qualified participants. Please ensure accurate name and contact information for verification and potential prize fulfillment purposes. Any attempt by an entrant to enter or participate contrary to these Official Rules will result in disqualification, at MobileDay’s discretion. Any attempt by an entrant to enter more than once will result in disqualification.

JAMBOX by Jawbone

JAMBOX by Jawbone

Eligibility: Eligible participants must be legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, at least 18 years of age, and not an employee or family member of MobileDay. Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the 50 United States or DC. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.

MobileDay is not responsible for any taxes generated by prize award. MobileDay is not liable for issues arising from the use of the Jawbone JAMBOX device, apps or associated services.

By accepting Giveaway, winner agrees to allow MobileDay to publish their name and release MobileDay from any and all liabilities that may arise from the use of the Jawbone JAMBOX.

MobileDay is not affiliated with nor partnered with Jawbone on this promotion.

Offer void where prohibited.

Sales Productivity – Evolve with Mobile

Sales is a business discipline that is really a life skill as much as it drives revenue for businesses. Becoming effective at sales is crucial to both a business and in our role citizens. The art of selling evolves over time and is often supplemented with technology. Increased quotas and a fixed time to achieve them say you’ve got evolve to survive. Productivity is a key to sales success, especially when you are mobile. Technology has long contributed to effective marketing and sales via the web. It’s difficult to argue that now mobile sales and marketing prowess are a large part of that evolution and a contributing factor of sales success. Some would say that grasping mobile technology is paramount to becoming productive and therefore more effective as a salesperson. It’s also not just about the hardware like iPhones, Android smartphones or tablets like the iPad. The mobile apps available to you in sales can help to leverage the devices that you have invested in and sell more effectively.

Don’t just take it from me. In no particular order, here are a few experts in sales and marketing that I spend time following who have opinions on this topic of mobile sales and marketing.

Donal Daly, Dealmaker365 (@dealmaker365)

“Unless mobile is a core element of the strategic plan of any business, the business will face severe challenges over the next few short years. For business strategists, marketers, sellers and buyers alike, mobile is becoming the hub around which business revolves.”

Donal Daly’s blog is a wonderful collection of deeply insightful content that goes into the heart of developing global trends that could have a profound impact on how sales are done. The blog also focuses in on changes that can be made to the traditional sales model.

http://sales20network.com/blog/

Anthony Iannarino, The Sales Blog (@iannarino)

“A great salesperson won’t need your best leads; they’ll produce them. If you give them the best laptop, smartphone, sales force automation, mobile hotspot, and sales collateral, they’ll put it to good use, but these external accoutrements won’t be nearly as important to their results as to what is inside them.”

The Sales Blog is run by Anthony Iannarino, the President and Chief Sales Officer of SOLUTIONS Staffing, as well as Managing Director of B2B Sales Coach & Consultancy. The blog is Anthony’s tool to provide readers with advice and insight on the many different aspects of sales, such as cold calling and sales fundamentals.

http://thesalesblog.com/blog

Mark Hunter, The Sales Hunter (@TheSalesHunter)

“Just as we rely on technology to make things run smoother, we also rely on our sales processes to keep our profits coming in. When we run into a glitch in those processes, our natural tendency is to let our attitude tank. In every difficulty, though, there usually is an opportunity to learn and get better.”

Aptly nicknamed the Sales Hunter, Mark Hunter (along with occasional guest writers) provides keen tips and motivational words of wisdom on his blog. With over 18 years of experience in sales and 14 years as a sales consultant, Mark has plenty to offer for sales people of all levels.

http://thesaleshunter.com/category/blog/

Tibor Shanto, The Pipeline (@TiborShanto)

“One impact of technology on selling, are the increased number of ways of organizations and individual sellers can “connect with their clients”, even when they don’t have to.”

Tibor Shanto is the founder and President of Renbor Sales Solutions, Inc., as well as the main writer for The Pipeline sales blog. Through his blog, he offers great tips for sales people, drawn from his own longtime experience in sales.

http://www.sellbetter.ca/blog/

Ivana Taylor, DIY Marketers (@DIYMarketers)

“Technology of the 21st century has led most business owners to use only electronic means to market their products and services. Though these types of campaigns can be successful for your bottom line, direct mail is still an incredibly effective marketing tool.”

Ivana Taylor is the publisher of DIY Marketers, a blog with a great mix of innovative ways to utilize technology tools (did you know you can use a 404 error page for marketing purposes?) and fundamental sales advice.

http://diymarketers.com/blog/

Nancy Nardin, Smart Selling Tools (@sellingtools)

“In the dynamic and high-demand world of selling, the evolution of tools has had a significant impact on our ability to perform our jobs, present our ever-expanding array of solutions, service our customers, and generate revenue—the life-blood of our companies.”

One of our favorite features on author and sales consultant Nancy Nardin’s blog is the Sales ToolSkool, where she introduces technology tools that can help increase revenue and efficiency. The blog also has some great insight on sales tools, as well as sales tips in general.

http://www.smartsellingtools.com/blog/

Miles Austin, Fill the Funnel (@milesaustin)

“As a sales technologist, I am always looking for the next new thing…As a student of change, I look at it from the other side of the table. As a sales person, I see opportunities.”

A well known expert on using Web Tools for sales, speaker and trainer Miles Austin uses his blog to share his favorite Web Tools, as well as how to use them effectively for sales.

http://www.fillthefunnel.com

Alen Mayer, The Science and Art of Selling (@mayeralen)

“Technology is developing at a pace that rarely anyone can catch up, and especially the last two decades many trained sales people are not in the position to utilize the advantages of the technology. In this regard, the technology can be your friend or foe.”

Sale expert Alen’s blog has many informative articles spanning various segments of sales. Carefully categorized, the blog offers gruseful content for anyone who may want to brush up on their sales knowledge and skills.

http://www.alenmajer.com/

Dan Waldschmidt, Edgy Conversations (@DanWaldo)

“Websites structured data with imagering and videos, allowing persuasive conversations to be prepared ahead of time. Then came video messaging and Skype which made peer-to-peer communication fast and free. And then it all came to the mobile phone. The conversation got supercharged.”

“Business is always looking for ways to make the conversations more effective. Stop worrying about the latest tools used to manage and create new conversations. The tools aren’t that important. It’s the conversation that matters the most.”

A CEO by the time he was 25, according to his biography, Dan’s blog is straightforward and no-nonsense in getting to the root of the problems that plague sales today.

http://danwaldschmidt.com/blog

MobileDay on Android Now Supports One-Touch into WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype Mobile Meetings

MobileDay Has Been Listening

Thanks to our fanatical users for the fantastic feedback about how you use MobileDay on Android. We’ve been listening and, as a result, have implemented a few new things to make your work days even easier.

One-Touch Online Meetings

You can now join GoToMeeting®, Google+ Hangouts, and WebEx® meetings with One-Touch via multimedia or audio-only. MobileDay interoperates with these services so you no longer need to toggle between apps to enjoy the multimedia experience. We’re just getting started with online meetings and would love your feedback.

One-Touch Skype Audio

With our new Skype audio feature, you can join a Skype voice call anywhere in the world. MobileDay auto-detects Skype audio meetings in your calendar. MobileDay recognizes the following URL format to give you One-Touch into Skype audio calls: skype:chris.smith?call

 

 

Calendar Selection

You can now select which of your calendars appear in the MobileDay app. Simply go to the menu and tap “Calendar Selection” to choose which calendars to display.
 
 
 
 
 
 

We’ve Been Listening: New iOS Features Include iPad, Skype and VoIP Support

MobileDay on Your iPad

We’re excited to launch MobileDay for iPad. With the ability to One-Touch join WebEx®, GoToMeeting®, Google+ Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype audio, and to connect via VoIP for any call, it is time for an iPad version of the MobileDay app. Give it a try and tell us what you think.

 

One-Touch Mobile Skype Calls

With our new Skype audio feature, you can join a Skype voice call anywhere in the world. MobileDay auto-detects Skype audio meetings in your calendar. MobileDay recognizes the following URL format to give you One-Touch into Skype audio calls: skype:chris.smith?call

 

One-Touch Mobile VoIP Calls

You now have the option to join your calls via VoIP directly from the MobileDay app. If this feature is right for you, go to Menu and select VoIP Settings. MobileDay interoperates with Talkatone and lets you decide when you’d like to use it.

 

 

Canadian Call Sequences

MobileDay now dials a ‘1’ for long-distance calls placed from within Canada. Utilizing the phone’s location, the app automatically determines if a call will be local or long-distance, and dials a ‘1’ when necessary.

 

 

 

Mobile Productivity and BYOD – 9 Experts Weigh In

 

As with any good argument there are usually at least two possible outcomes: The Good and The Bad. Such is the case with the Bring Your Own Device  (B.Y.O.D.) trend that has come to business mobile. That is, employees bringing the mobile device of their choice to use at work, such as smartphones and tablets. We won’t pass judgement or opinion in this post, but here is a list of experts we found whose opinion is well regarded on the topic of this consumerization of the enterprise. Does the increase in mobility that a corporate BYOD strategy offers increase or decrease ones personal productivity and therefore a company’s overall productivity? See what these experts have to say:

BYOD decreases productivity

  • Fabienne Faur (@fabiennefaur) of the AFP news service writes that checking email is beginning to cut into productivity: “Many employees are consumed by emails because they are driven by a need to feel part of an organization.” Many companies are finding that restricting access to email outside of work reduces stress, which in turn increases productivity.
  • Tom Kaneshige (@kaneshige) of CIO.com writes that BYOD can limit productivity when employees travel internationally. “Many BYOD smartphone-carrying knowledge workers often take international vacations” and don’t check in on work because their company won’t pay for international roaming. Before BYOD companies would automatically pay for global roaming because the phone was a corporate asset and employees would check-in on work during international vacations. He further predicts that BYOD will decline in 2013 because “support costs, compliance risks, and usage reimbursement typically lead to a higher total cost of ownership with no discernible return on investment or productivity gains,” citing a report from Nucleus Research.
  • Ndubuisi Ekekwe - On the Harvard Business Review Blog Ndubuisi writes that 24/7 connectivity eliminates predictable time off (a key part of a work/life balance) and this jeopardizes long-term productivity. At his company, “there was a perception that if a customer or a colleague needed something and couldn’t get it immediately, the firm would not be taken seriously,” so they implemented a 24/7 availability policy. “Six months later, we noticed that customer complaints were actually up, and team morale was down.”
  • Pedro Hernandez (@pedrohernandez), for Datamation, writes that privacy fears threaten gains in productivity from BYOD. He says 82% of enterprise workers were concerned or extremely concerned that their employer can track their web browsing, and 86% were concerned or extremely concerned that their personal data (photos, music, email) would be deleted without their authorization, citing a survey by Harris Interactive.

BYOD Increases Productivity

  • Peter Silva (@psilvas) in his series on BYOD policies for SYS-CON Media writes that using their preferred device makes employees happier. He goes on to say that “80% of Americans work an extra 30 hours a month on their own time with BYOD,” citing research from Good Technology.
  • Denise Deveau (@denisejdeveau), for the Financial Post, writes that telework has had no negative impact on productivity. “Productivity increases when people know they have the freedom to fit things in when they need to.”
  • Caroline Baldwin (@cl_baldwin) - On ComputerWeekly.com Caroline writes that, “nearly 60% of employees feel work would be more enjoyable if they had a say in the technologies they used, while 60% feel they would be more productive with better IT resources,” citing a report from Evolving Workforce Research.
  • Cesare Garlati (@CesareGarlati) write on the Trend Micro Consumerization Blog that BYOD boosts productivity because, “employees want to use their mobile devices, laptops and home PCs for work, and are also likely to get more out of the technology because they’ll be more familiar with it.” Further, “although productivity gains may offset many of the costs and risks associated with BYOD,” IT leaders should carefully evaluate the role BYOD would play in their organization before making a decision.
The Mobile-Only Experiment
  • Benjamin Robbins (@paladorbenjamin) – The true mobile productivity test is underway. Can one truly be productive on a mobile device? How productive? Benjamin is contributing columnist with The Enterprise Mobility Foundation spending a whole year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. Will he remain mobile-only after 52 weeks? Benjamin is also  regular blogger on all things mobile in the enterprise.

As most anyone can attest, time is a valuable asset. In business, time is often a gating factor yet getting more done faster is the standard. The undeniable trend of mobile growth in business and personal productivity is both a variable and an opportunity when it comes to managing what little time we have.

Are you more productive in business when you are mobile?

Please share your comments.

MobileDay Now Available for Android Jelly Bean

We are proud to announce that MobileDay is now available for the Jelly Bean version of the Android Operating System. Current Jelly Bean enabled Android phones that are eligible for MobileDay’s latest version :

  • Samsung Galaxy S 3 (Galaxy S III)
  • Google Nexus 7
  • HTC Desire X

Upgradable devices such as the following are also ready to use the MobileDay app:

  • Nexus S
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Motorola Xoom
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One S

 

 

 

Here is what you will find in this latest version of MobileDay, with a new look and great new features that will make your colleagues envious. There’s a brand new view of all your calls including awesome features like:

  • See what calls/events are going on right now
  • Easily scroll through events on current and future days to see what’s coming
  • Quickly send meeting reminders or notify others you will be late
  • Enhanced application performance
  • Support for both Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean operating systems
  • Improved One-Touch dialing accuracy

“Wow What An Amazing App For My iPhone! I Have Told My Team And Everyone I Come Across How Great It Is! Thanks MobileDay!!!”

Tammy N., Chicago, Il.

Title: Consultant

Company: Technology

Testimonial:”Wow what an amazing app for my iPhone! I run a consulting practice and have between 25-30 calls a week. A majority of those calls are made from client sites, my car or just trying to get from point A to point B. This application has changed my ability to be effective. I never thought my favorite app would be business related! My two favorite features are  the one touch “join” button and the reminders. It’s hard to remember some of the longer call entry sequences and when you dial from your phone while referencing the calendar details on the phone can be challenging. This application dials it for me!! I also love that the reminder pops up when it’s time to make the call not 15 min before. Sometimes I get distracted in those 15 min so the instant reminder is great. I have told my team and everyone I come across how great it is! Thanks MobileDay!!!”

We’ve Been Listening: New MobileDay Features on iPhone

Developing a successful mobile app is a challenge.  If it were not for the tremendous feedback that we receive from our users, our smart business app would not be what it is today.  We capture all of your feedback, categorize it, prioritize it and apply much of what we learn to upcoming development efforts to ensure that your mobile day goes smoothly.  We’ve been listening.  As a result, MobileDay now includes the following new features:

  • Online Meetings - One-Touch access into any Cisco WebEx®, Citrix GoToMeeting®, Google+ Hangouts or Apple FaceTime meetings that are scheduled in your calendar

  • Quick Call - Users can easily start or join ad hoc voice conference calls with the ability to store meeting host and guest call entry information in the app

  • Reminders - Users can easily send call entry details to guests via SMS text to provide One-Touch access to their calls, right from the text message

 

  • Siri - Launch MobileDay using Siri with the general command, “open MobileDay”, where Siri is available

The new features join the following core functionality:

  • Calendar Integration – Seamlessly detects upcoming scheduled calls and conference calls in the user’s mobile calendar .
  • One-Touch Dialing – Automatically dials into conference call in your mobile calendar without the need for users to enter codes, #, 1s, or other characters.
  • Support for any conference calling service –Whether host or guest of any conference call, MobileDay provides access with a single tap of the Join button.
  • Call Notification – Notifies the user 30 seconds before each call with options to join, dismiss, or snooze the alert with one touch.
  • Communicate with Meeting Attendees – Enables users to quickly and easily email or text their fellow meeting or conference call attendees with standard messages like, “I’m running late” or “Are we still meeting?” or even a custom message.

Keep the feedback coming.  We hear you!

Sending Feedback is Easy During Your Mobile Day

Thumbs up or Thumbs Down?  That is the question.

This is our support team’s favorite feature in the MobileDay app.  “Why is that?” you say? Well, it is the fastest way for us to understand what is working for you as a user.  It is also an even better way for us to understand what did not work so well when you tried it.

Here’s how it works.  When you have used the MobileDay Join button for entering a meeting or conference call, the MobileDay interface will then have these opposing thumbs show up on the meeting that has transpired.  If you had an issue with your call you can quickly send us meeting details so we can research the issue and fix any problems by clicking Thumbs Down. When you have a great experience with MobileDay, simply press Thumbs Up and opt to share this mobile meeting success with your colleagues.  We need your help spreading the good word about the magic we call MobileDay so thank you!