iPass, Inc. (IPAS) Open Mobile Announces Further End-User Experience Enhancements for iOS and Android Devices
iPass, the leader in Wi-Fi roaming for enterprises and telecom service providers worldwide, announced that it has developed considerable enhancements to its iPass Open Mobile Wi-Fi clients for iOS and Android devices. Specifically, these upgrades will give Open Mobile iOS and Android smartphone and tablet users the ability to easily activate their account by merely entering their email address, and quickly connect through the iPass Mobile Network whether on the ground or in the air.
“iPass has a deep understanding of Wi-Fi but that doesn’t mean our end user customers want to be experts themselves,” said Barbara Nelson, CTO, iPass. “In addition to providing a solution that is cost effective and fast, it needs to be consistently simple to use at any location around the world. That is a lot harder than one would think given that each network can be set up uniquely. Making the end-user experience simple has been and will continue to be the driving force behind our development efforts since bringing simplicity to an expanding and complicated Wi-Fi network not only improves the end users’ experience but it removes the support burden from IT.”
According to the Q1 2013 iPass Mobile Workforce Report, “Forty-two percent of mobile workers are already limiting their 3G/4G data use because of limitations in their plans. They also increasingly care about cost. The key is giving them the bandwidth they need, packaged in an affordable and easily accessible service.” In addition, the report states that workers have difficulty with Wi-Fi access at least once per week.
The myriad of enhancements for iPass Open Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices includes easy end-user account setup, featuring simple email setup and clear messaging to relieve the need for IT help to get started. The updates also include decreased power consumption, inflight support for iOS devices, and the addition of loyalty programs through which loyalty program members often receive complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access among other rewards. Additionally, with the new enhancements, both iOS and Android apps now allow the IT administrator to choose which set of networks are allowed to have auto-connect capabilities. Finally, the iPass Mobile Network has swelled to include over 1,244,000 commercial hotspots in 123 countries and territories and over 1,800 planes.
The iPass Open Mobile clients for iOS v3.1 and Android v2.7 are immediately available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play.
For further information, please visit www.ipass.com
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