Over 200 Business Apps for Google Android Smartphone Launched by Canvas

By James W Quigley on February 2, 2010

Over 200 Business Apps for Google Android Smartphone Launched by Canvas

Data Collection and Image Capture Now on Droid, Eris, Hero, Behold, Moment and MyTouch Android Smartphones

Herndon, VA – February 2, 2010 – GoCanvas mobile apps for business now run on smartphones running Google’s Android 2.0 operating system, building upon existing support for BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Netbook devices. Businesses and mobile professionals can now use Android smartphones to connect with customers, collect valuable business information, and use that information to collaborate over the web. The recently published IDC study, Worldwide Mobile OS 2009-2013 Forecast and Analysis forecasts that from a very small base of just 690,000 units in 2008, total Android-powered shipments will reach 68.0 million units by 2013, making for a CAGR of 150.4%. GoCanvas now offers the largest selection of business applications for this rapidly growing user community.

Over 200 Business Apps for Android Smartphones

The GoCanvas web site makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones. Since the service launched in August 2008, the GoCanvas user community has published over 200 mobile apps. These apps now run on all currently available Android 2.0 phones.

Image Capture, Data Collection and More

GoCanvas users can collect valuable business information using their Android phones. GoCanvas apps can replace paper forms or surveys, and they can do even more with unique features of Android phones. GoCanvas apps support image capture by integrating with Android cameras, and Bluetooth peripherals support scanning and printing.

“Android offers an open platform that enables GoCanvas to deliver a great user experience for business professionals,” said Matthew Warner, VP of Mobility for GoCanvas. “Data collection is just the beginning of what we can do on the Android platform. We look forward to offering even more capabilities on the Android platform to service our customers in the future.”

Business Apps for Google Nexus One
Business Apps for Google Nexus One

Android Phone Store

In partnership with LetsTalk, GoCanvas also offers customers the ability to quickly and easily purchase Android phones certified to work with GoCanvas. The Android department of the GoCanvas phone store at http://gocanvas.letstalk.com offers a variety of Android phones, including:

  • DROID by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)
  • HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)
  • HTC Hero (Sprint)
  • Samsung Behold II (T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Moment (Sprint)
  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google (T-Mobile)

“Canvas apps are a great way for business professionals to get more out of their Android phones,” said Delly Tamer, CEO of LetsTalk. “We are pleased to offer support for GoCanvas customers with the largest selection of Android phones at competitive prices.”

About Canvas

GoCanvas – Smart Apps for Smartphones – makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones, reducing paper consumption, redundant data entry and excess process for businesses and mobile professionals. The GoCanvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their smartphones, analyze that data on the GoCanvas web site, and share information across their business community. Founded in October, 2008, GoCanvas Solutions, Inc is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

About LetsTalk

LetsTalk is a leading online retailer of cell phones, wireless devices and service plans. LetsTalk helps consumers research, compare and purchase cell phones and service plans in a user-friendly environment free from bias and sales pressure. LetsTalk was founded July 1999, and is based in San Francisco.


James Quigley