Clayton Associates’ FCA Venture Partners has placed $1.5 million with Catavolt Inc., an Atlanta-based mobile application software development company. Also in on the deal was angel investor and Clayton advisory board member George Salem, according to a statement.
Catavolt’s creation, dubbed Catavolt Extender, is a “hybrid cloud service” package that connects a client company’s enterprise data — large-scale blocks of information — to specified mobile phones in real time. To put it in the company's words: “The idea is to deliver mobile phone applications without the expensive need to develop proprietary software to process information on the client end. Catavolt's unique approach, based on its patent-pending Dual Model Architecture, enables organizations to rapidly create and deliver mobile applications to business users without the need for costly and traditionally resource-intensive software development projects.”
Mobile application software development has of late captured the interest of local investors. We reported just this week on the launching of Streamweaver, a split-screen mobile video application company initially funded by two TNInvestco participants, Mountain Group Capital’s Limestone Fund and the Tennessee Communities Venture Fund. Funding levels weren’t specified for either fund.
Electronic medical record developer DigiChart has partnered with fellow local Dialog Health to add a mobile platform to its PracticeSmart product. Dialog's add-on will enable doctors to communicate with patients via texts about appointments and procedures.
“Using the latest in mobile technology, Dialog Health’s program, when integrated with PracticeSmart, helps our customers to improve efficiency, free up staff time, increase revenue, boost patient satisfaction via easy, convenient engagement, and drive greater adherence and compliance. Dialog Health is a dynamic, innovative company, and our customers and their patients will benefit significantly from this partnership,” explained Mr. Suiter.
Cool Springs-based app developer Metova has wrapped up the development of Wi-Fi Parent, a tool that will let mom and dad put limits on when their children can use their Android mobile devices. Wi-Fi Parent is based outside Kansas City and is the brainchild of software architect and frustrated dad Stephen Pickell.
"I was already paying $4.99 a month for a service through my carrier that could set curfews on placing calls or texting, but it couldn't turn-off Wi-Fi, music or games. Kids are smart enough and technologically savvy enough to know that just because they can't call their friends, doesn't mean they can't Skype them. That's how this app came about."
TruMist, LLC, a faith-based software development company based in Brentwood, announced today the launch of its Prayermaker iPhone app.
The app, available through the Apple Store for $0.99, is designed to create personal customized prayers for specific intentions and offers the user a choice of faiths (Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, New Thought and Protestant, with Islam to be available soon).
TruMist conceived the application, and Nashville-based Bytes of Knowledge developed it.
“Prayer is universal and we are excited to help make it accessible to today’s mobile society with the Prayermaker app,” Laura Landress, managing partner of TruMist, said in a release. “Through our partnership with developer Bytes of Knowledge, we have created a unique product that is easy to use for the end user and administrators, allowing both the ability to create, post and organize prayer content.”
HCA's TriStar Health System today announced that it is the first health system in Tennessee to implement a mobile electrocardiographs (ECG) monitoring system. The application, AirStrip CARDIOLOGY, allows cardiologists to review, analyze and manage near real-time ECG data on an iPhone and iPad, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment.
“AirStrip CARDIOLOGY supports our commitment to implementing the latest technology that transforms the way our physicians care for their cardiac patients,” said Doug Ardoin, M.D., chief medical officer at TriStar Health. “Having ECG information directly available on a mobile device provides faster access and more precise data to off-site physicians, saving time and improving outcomes.”TriStar Health installed the AirStrip CARDIOLOGY technology at three hospitals: TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar Skyline Medical Center and TriStar Summit Medical Center. Currently, TriStar Health is the only hospital system in Tennessee utilizing this technology. TriStar Health plans to expand AirStrip CARDIOLOGY to additional TriStar facilities in Davidson County, as well as Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga and Cartersville and Redmond Regional Medical Centers in Georgia.
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