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What everyone is saying about professional apps »

The third Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2017 to January 2018. We analysed the 112 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.

23 Nov 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Professional apps vs. mainstream apps – what is the difference? »

Imagine a police officer, or anyone who uses a professional radio. They may look at a smartphone and then at their radio and think: “I could use some of these smart apps in my job. They would make my work a lot easier and more efficient.” Could it work? Would it be a good idea? How do consumer apps differ from professional apps?

9 Nov 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Professional apps , Public safety apps

How to recognize a professional push-to-talk application »

There are things that a professional push-to-talk app just has to deliver, but which a generic PTT app cannot. When choosing a PTT app for professional use, what should you look for? We look at 12 must-haves for a professional PTT app.

2 Jul 2018 by Pierre-Yves Roy  |  Professional apps , Public safety apps , Critical communications

Busting the myths of professional app use »

You might think you know how professionals use mobile apps – but do you really? The latest Airbus mobile app survey took an in-depth look at how professional organizations go about getting apps, how they use them, what their priorities are and what they expect of their app vendors. The results deliver some surprises so let’s dive in and bust ten myths of professional app use.

10 Apr 2018 by Rahim Zaknoun  |  Public safety apps , Professional apps

What Wikipedia can't tell you about hackathons »

Buzzword it might be, but the term “hackathon” frequently comes up in discussions. Yet, do you know what a hackathon actually is and why they are organized? What is so great about working 24 hours straight or a whole weekend, bringing your idea to life? Participants in an Airbus Critical App Challenge – a hackathon like event – reveal things that you won’t find elsewhere.

13 Mar 2018 by Tapio Mäkinen  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

Check these 5 things before buying a professional application »

Need to save lives but also want to save time and money? Tick off these requirements and get the professional apps you need.

20 Nov 2017 by Catalin Gheorghiu  |  Public safety apps , Critical communications , Professional apps

TETRA and your smartphone? It's a marriage made in heaven »

Tactilon Agnet continues to be a hot topic and people are really interested in it. No wonder! The app lets people vital to an operation to be connected easily and securely, even when they are using different devices or even different technologies in a hybrid environment. It took me some time to learn the important facts about it, and here's the summary of my findings - I hope you will find...

14 Oct 2016 by Petra Vakiala  |  TETRA future , Public safety apps , Professional apps

A guide to the professional mobile apps future »

We may not think of professionals as big users of smartphones and apps. When we picture ourselves a firefighter or a police officer on patrol, we think of them getting information using their TETRA or Tetrapol radios. Yet, it’s only logical that professionals too should benefit from mobile applications.

30 Mar 2016 by Mika Myllymäki  |  Public safety apps , Professional apps