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In e-health, one app to rule them all

By GREGORY ZELLER // With thousands of healthcare-related software programs and mobile apps now available to patients and providers, creating an industry-wide standard to evaluate their performances has been a virtually impossible mission – until now. An innovative professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is developing a tool that can evaluate the quality and “therapeutic potential” of computer- and mobile-based e-health applications – the first-ever digital resource designed specifically to compare and rate…


Moiety app makes long-anticipated Android debut

BY GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a little late showing up, but that probably won’t happen anymore. In a quantum scheduling leap for the Samsung set, the Moiety app debuted Tuesday on Google Play, the online store for products designed for Android operating systems. The iOS version of Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC’s flagship scheduling app – designed to work with any social group but especially divorced or separated co-parents and their “crews” – debuted in October…


FlightPartner, now landing everywhere

By GREGORY ZELLER // Now, everyone is in the air-charter-booking business. Well, not precisely. But any website can host the new “Quote and Booking” widget released this month by FlightPartner Technologies Inc., allowing visitors to research and reserve super-fancy private-jet flights from virtually any third-party webpage. FlightPartner is a virtual middleman between aircraft owner/operators and brokers who arrange private flights for professional athletes, C-suite executives and other high-net-worth clients. Incorporated in 2015 by founder and…


Admiring healthcare’s long view, seventeen years in

By GREGORY ZELLER // With a steely eye on an often-overlooked population and a dramatic growth plan in the works, eVero Corp. is in it for the long haul. That’s the sweet spot for the Melville-based provider of healthcare software solutions – long-term care, particularly for developmentally disabled patients. Founded in 2000 by brothers Christos and Constantine Morris, eVero aims to streamline long-term care management through a series of patient- and provider-friendly apps and software…


Major upgrade for onTime railroad-scheduling apps

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s all come together, literally, at Mobileware Inc., the Stony Brook-based app-maker aiming to keep the nation’s big-city commuters on or close to schedule. Mobileware, spun out of 2008 software startup FYI Mobileware Inc., has launched onTime Commute, a new iOS application that unifies the software maker’s previous catalogue of onTime apps – each offering customizable scheduling information for a different major commuter railroad – and mixes in a host of…


With lasers, almost time to cut the data center cord

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Credit Where Credit Is Due file – and the Stony Brook University Department of Computer Science – comes a potentially groundbreaking innovation laser-focused on the future of data centers. The plan: to use light beams and mirrors to replace the thousands of miles of cables snaking through the nation’s digital hubs, creating quantum leaps in performance and significant energy-usage reductions. But while recent coverage of a National Science Foundation-funded optics-infrastructure…


New patent, new goals for automated-text ace

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s official: Nobody automatically responds to texts like Judy Wieber. Wieber on Tuesday was issued Patent No. 9559991 – yes, the 10 millionth U.S. patent is coming soon – by the federal Patent and Trademark Office, granting permanent exclusivity to her Automated Text Response System. That tech – essentially, software allowing a mobile device to acquire and compile data on a carrier wave, and generate an appropriate response on the same…


FYI Mobileware remakes trendsetting finance app

A Stony Brook-based software startup has redesigned and re-launched one of the most popular – and, literally, one of the first – mobile apps for iOS devices. FYI Mobileware Inc., launched in 2008 by founder and CEO Yun Zhang, has upgraded its critically acclaimed iXpenseIt personal-finance app, optimizing the award-winning program for the latest-generation iPhones and iPads. One of the first 500 apps approved for Apple’s fledgling App Store back in 2008, iXpenseIt rode the…


Tools4Ever: Bringing order to data chaos, and fast

A Netherlands-based software firm with a thriving Long Island operation is clamping down on unstructured data. Tools4Ever, a global provider of digital identity and access-management solutions that runs its New York operations out of Lynbrook, has launched an “enterprise resource authorization manager” designed to help users regain control of unstructured data – information floating around an enterprise computer network that’s not organized according to network specifics. Also called “unstructured information,” such data is usually text-heavy, but…


Melville tech firm shares nonprofit know-how

A Melville-based tech manufacturer specializing in “alternative fundraising solutions” has opened an online school to teach charities the fundraising ropes – and will pay participants to attend. Digital Donations Inc. – which produces point-of-sale, ATM, online and mobile “donation-request” technologies – has opened the Digital Donations Learning Center, an educational platform offering ongoing training and mentoring for nonprofit founders, board members, staff and volunteers. Qualified 501(c)3 organizations who sign up for Learning Center programs receive…


Hot Moiety eyes ‘enhancements,’ Android

A month after it hit the ground running, Moiety is finding its legs. So says Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC, which this week reported on the progress of its flagship scheduling app, roughly a month after launching in the App Store. Designed to be useful to any social group but especially to divorced or separated co-parents and their “crews,” the app debuted on iOS devices Oct. 19, and Aeonic Ventures “couldn’t be happier” with its performance….


Nomorobo: De-bugged, and loving it

By GREGORY ZELLER // At times, the fates have appeared aligned against Aaron Foss and his robocall annihilator Nomorobo. While the developer’s creation has killed it on landlines – literally, to the tune of more than 150 million thwarted robocalls – transitioning to mobile lines has been a long frustration. The robocall blocker has faced challenges both political and technical, and while diligently overcoming them all, it’s repeatedly found its carefully measured progress delayed by…


Patent secured, heartfelt app-maker stays tuned

By GREGORY ZELLER // An East Islip startup on the edge of financial ruin – and the brink of mobile-tech greatness – has taken a big step forward. Science Mobility LLC, the app-maker with a heart launched in 2014 by former Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory science librarian and grant writer Judy Wieber, has earned its first utility patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering Wieber’s Automated Text Response System. The now-patented system, which…


At Zuznow, giving enterprise mobility a voice

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s been a busy week for artificial intelligence-focused app-developer Zuznow, which has taken a bold step into voice-controlled software and recruited an IBM veteran to up its enterprise-mobility game. The Israeli tech import, a resident of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University, speaks to the AI revolution with Susie, the “world’s first intelligent assistant plugin that brings voice-control and chatbots to any enterprise mobile…


The SBU ecologist who came in from the cold

If you’ve ever dreamt of tracking Antarctic penguin populations – and really, who hasn’t? – Stony Brook University can now make it happen. No, the university won’t fly you to King George Island or outfit you with a state-of the-art military-surplus Marpat Level 7 ECW Hooded Jacket. However, through a collaboration with NASA, the university is recruiting citizen scientists to lend a hand with a virtual census, of sorts, of Antarctica’s iconic inhabitants. Jokes aside,…