INTERAPT BLOG

How Can Colleges and Universities Notify Their Communities of an Emergency?

After the Virginia Tech shootings, many universities began working on systems and procedures to notify their students and administrators of campus emergencies. One that many of them began using was a mass text service, which was a great first step. On the downside, many of those text tools can be costly at up to five…

5 Reasons Why WiFi Networks Should Not Be Used for First Responders

A recent article in Homeland Security Newswire gave us a bit of a laugh this past month. In the article, some German technologists were promoting the idea that first responders could use a patched-together system of consumer home wifi systems for their communications. There would be an emergency “switch” that the responders can use to…

Making the Case for An Emergency Notification App at Colleges and Universities

Campus safety is one of the major concerns of every college administrator on every college campus around the country. Increased lighting, a campus police force, emergency phone boxes, and myriad different check-in procedures, IDs and systems all to keep students safe. But what if the students could use their own cell phones to help contribute…

Hospital Pagers: Tech Dinosaurs or Still Valid?

30 Rock fans recognize Liz Lemon’s ex-beau, Dennis the Pager King, as the human anachronism in the days of smart phones, but you would be surprised to know that a few doctors are still using pagers today. According to a story on WNYC, hospitals are looking at switching out the pagers for smartphones, because pagers…

Developing Mobile Apps for Pro Sports Teams

The Fantasy Football craze is just one of the many indications that there is a very real demand for fan apps. But we remember the days of Rotisserie Baseball, where you were updating your sheets on a daily basis. All the sports teams have finally realized they need a website — thankfully, most of them…

Finding Software Developers in the Midwest

Writing software is like being an artist. Everyone has their own style and their own signature. The really good ones are recognized in their field, and are highly sought after, because they produce some great quality work. Of course, a difficulty we face in Louisville is trying to find high-quality software developers who live in…

What Interapt is Doing for Public Safety and Emergency Alert Apps

In disaster situations such as tornadoes and ice storms, you have a 50% chance of 3G connectivity, and that connectivity is often overloaded. Everyone has a mobile phone, and they want to get in touch with family and friends to make sure everyone is doing all right, and to let everyone know they’re fine too….

The Law Firm App That Could Change Everything

One of our most interesting projects has been to develop an iPhone and iPad app for a law firm we work with on a regular basis. In researching the challenges facing law firms, we recognized an opportunity to create an app that would streamline everything from training and human resource functions to signing contracts, archiving…

Entrepreneur’s Reality Check

We meet with entrepreneurs regularly who have interesting ideas and wish to partner with Interapt on the tech side. Since we are entrepreneurial, we know that any new business idea needs to answer these questions: Who are you selling to or who’s going buy this? Have you proven your concept? How are you going to…

How to Know When Your App Makes Good Business Sense

Do you need a mobile app? Are you doing it for the right reasons? At Interapt, early on in our client consults, we identify if they actually need to be mobile, and if they are doing it for the right reasons. Here are some key points that we address in building apps for our clients….