December 11, 2012
See cloud sync, web access and collaboration in action.
Klisto is the mobile database app for your iPhone® and iPad® that syncs with the cloud to help keep your data organized.
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November 12, 2012
Mobile Database Now Available in Apple’s App Store
PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 12, 2012 – Infogenium Software today announced the availability of Klisto, a mobile database app for iPad and iPhone devices that syncs with the cloud, to keep data organized on multiple devices while also providing web access and collaboration features.
Klisto lets users organize and edit business and personal data with an easy-to-use native iOS mobile app. Users can create and customize any list for their needs. Klisto works with the cloud, to keep data in sync on all your devices and support data access and collaboration through a desktop web browser at Klisto.com.
“We’re very excited to offer Klisto to the community of empowered iPhone and iPad users.” said Andre Oporto, founder of Infogenium Software. “Klisto has cloud features that set it apart from other mobile database products, including automatic syncing, as well as web access to cloud data for editing and collaboration. Small to midsize businesses and consultants will find Klisto especially useful, thanks to templates that are provided for organizing business data such as customer information, sales and inventory. Power users will find it useful as a productivity tool. This is a very flexible app that makes it simple to keep your data in sync on all your mobile devices.”
Klisto is a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It is now available worldwide in Apple’s App Store for $9.99 in the U.S. and is priced accordingly in other regions. Cloud sync and Klisto.com access require a paid subscription, which is available through In App Purchase. A 14-day subscription is included with the purchase of the Klisto app. Cloud storage for records and files is limited based on the selected subscription. For more information visit: http://www.infogenium.com/klisto
Infogenium Software LLC is a privately held company with headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help individuals and organizations grow and share knowledge, by providing simple and effective productivity and collaboration tools.
Klisto and the Klisto Cloud logo are trademarks of Infogenium Software LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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Infogenium Software LLC
November 9, 2012
Klisto™ is a mobile database app for your iPad and iPhone that syncs with the cloud to keep your data organized and accessible. Organize your business and personal data. Create and customize any list for your needs. Works with the cloud to keep your data in sync on all your devices. You can also access your data through a web browser at Klisto.com.
November 6, 2012
Some of the most useful mobile apps sync their data with cloud storage. Apps sync either with a custom-tailored cloud service (ex: Things and Klisto™) or using services such as Dropbox or iCloud. Cloud syncing is critical for users with multiple devices, but there are certain app features that are required to make this an ideal experience.
An automatic sync should start on app launch, when returning to the app from multitasking, or after updating a data record. Customers cannot be expected to remember to sync. Forgetting to do so results in confusion from incomplete or stale data. Duplicates or conflicting updates may be entered if a user does not see the latest entries. This is especially important for multi-user solutions.
One of my favorite apps requires me to manually sync to Dropbox by clicking a button. Syncing at startup or app switch should be just as simple but is not supported. I have had more than one occasion where I wasn’t sure what happened to my latest entries, (“didn’t I already add that password?”), only to find them when I synced. This doesn’t happen often but when it does it is very frustrating.
There is something very reassuring about being able to click a button and know all your data is updated and in sync. Sometimes a user just wants to be sure. Without the means to sync manually, users are less confident: they feel they have less control of their data.
Whether manual or automatic, it is critical that all updates are synced when this takes place, by both downloading the latest changes from the cloud to the app, and uploading your changes from the app to the cloud.
“When did I last sync? What is the progress of my current sync?” This is information the customer needs to know. A timestamp should be displayed, preferably on the same screen as the manual sync button. During a sync, the user needs to know what is happening.
The worst train rides I have experienced involved breakdowns where nobody told us what was happening for what felt like forever. Communication is vital to good service, and a cloud-enabled app is no exception.
No worries! Users need to feel confident that the data they are looking at is the latest and is consistent. Data needs to be available, even when an internet connection is not. Uploads and downloads should be as fast as possible and let you continue working. Any conflicts or issues must be made known immediately.
Apps that do these five things well make syncing almost an afterthought. The technology does its job and users can keep working. Apps that struggle in these areas become a burden or concern, which will make customers hesitate to use them and look for alternatives.
What cloud features do you look for in your mobile apps? Please let us know in the comments section below.
September 5, 2012
We are looking for beta testers for Klisto™, the mobile database built for the cloud. You can join via TestFlight. Details including the latest screenshots are available at http://www.infogenium.com/klisto.php.
December 6, 2011
Look past the hype. The cloud can be your competitive advantage.
Cloud computing is an obviously overused term and many small businesses are skeptical, as I can attest to from some recent conversations with local entrepreneurs. I’m not surprised as this term has been stamped on so many products to the point where it loses its meaning, but if we ignore cloud technologies we pass up on several advantages for our business.
Real Savings & Less Distractions
The cloud can host your applications and data. Here the potential savings in cost, time and resources can be substantial. You don’t need to manage your own email, collaboration or CRM server: you have multiple service providers to choose from. Even documents and spreadsheets can be created and stored online with Google Docs. This results in reduced IT staffing costs and savings on licensing and infrastructure for your business. You can’t beat the economies of scale of a SaaS vendor. When the need arises for temporary computing power, cloud infrastructure solutions such as Amazon Web Services can fill the gap, a better alternative to having hardware sit idle and underutilized. You as an entrepreneur can stop being a part-time IT resource and focus more on your business.
Stay in Sync
Once you start using multiple devices (i.e. smartphone and tablet), the need for the cloud becomes even more obvious. When you are out in the field you want to access and update your information, but once you are back in the office you may be more productive using your desktop. This requires desktop and mobile applications that can sync their data. Without the cloud, keeping data consistent among multiple devices is much more difficult, even more so if you want to collaborate with your team. More and more mobile apps with corresponding web/desktop versions are coming to market with the ability to sync with the cloud. The team that can communicate and collaborate more efficiently wins here, and the cloud can help streamline all this.
Smaller organizations have the advantage in adopting new cloud and mobile technologies which are becoming available at an increasingly faster pace. In most cases a small business can adopt innovations at the pace they choose. Large companies must go through a long vetting and purchase process, creating a significant lag in realizing productivity gains. If you find a mobile cloud enabled database app that you know will make life easier, you could start using it today. App stores with customer reviews and vendor web sites with adequate product information, demos and testimonials should help you to find the tools that fit your needs without being on the bleeding edge. This knowledge and experience could also be valuable information that you can pass on to your own customers.
Agility & Advantage
It is natural to be skeptical of the cloud, but don’t miss the chance to gain an edge. Look at the tools available and understand what real problems you can solve. Become more agile and responsive than your competition by having the right tools and information at the right time.