Tech Talk: Another new Israeli start-up success story

With any laptop or mobile device, students can connect instantly to the main display, view it, edit documents together in real time and then use the main display as a digital whiteboard.

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November 18, 2015 17:05
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Israeli start-up Kramer . (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Kramer has released a wireless VIA solution for Education and Training at InfoComm Connections 2015. VIA Campus, the newest addition to the VIA family of wireless presentation and collaboration solutions and based on direct input from experts in higher education, enhances student engagement in classrooms and multi-use corporate training rooms.

With any laptop or mobile device, students can connect instantly to the main display, view the main display on their screen, edit documents together in real time and then use the main display as a digital whiteboard. Both teachers and students can share any size file and stream smooth full-frame HD video.

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The solution’s e-polling and e-exam features help teachers easily and instantly measure how much students are actually learning. With e-exams, teachers can give interactive, multimedia tests and get immediate feedback. E-polling lets teachers conduct instant surveys of student knowledge and opinion to help stimulate relevant and lively discussion and debate.

This bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution also features full on-screen collaboration, seamless Mac/PC and iOS/Android mirroring and third-party apps for remote learning and collaboration.

Dira – new task organizer

Dira is an Israeli app that helps families and roommates coordinate household responsibilities, such as preparing grocery lists, paying bills and doling out chores. Created by Omri Suderi, an undergraduate student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the app can be downloaded for free from Google Play on Android phones (and, in the future, on Apple products, too). The app deals with three main aspects of home management: Joint grocery list: All roommates can add items to the list, and it’s clearly organized to see which items each individual adds. You can add pictures too, which reduces the chance that someone purchases a product at the grocery store that is different from the one that was requested.

Chores: This is the section where roommates can make a list of the tasks that need to be accomplished for the shared home to run smoothly. Everyone can see at a glance who carried out each task. The app will also remind you to carry out your task so you don’t forget.

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Paying bills: Each roommate can enter the data about a bill he or she paid. The app can even calculate how much each person owes the others at the end of the week or month. Also, you can upload pictures of the utility or grocery bills in case anyone is interested in a more detailed understanding of the payment.

Additional features: The app also includes a recent activity log that enables you to track all the household tasks you recently carried out at home.

In the near future, Dira will be offering additional features, such as recurring tasks, saving previous lists for future use, additional languages and compatibility with iPhone.

AVG acquires Israeli start-up MyRoll

Online security firm AVG, which provides online security services to more than 200 million subscribers worldwide, acquired MyRoll last week. MyRoll (formerly known as Flayvr) was founded just three years ago. Flayvr is a mobile app that streamlines photos and videos on your smartphone, highlights the important memories and lets you share them with friends.

MyRoll and Gallery Doctor, which was engineered by the same folks that brought you MyRoll, joined forces in June at AVG’s Startup Roadshow in Tel Aviv.

MyRoll’s app, which removes bad or duplicate photos that can slow down your Android or Apple smartphone, will be included with all AVG platforms starting in the first quarter of 2016. MyRoll employees will be integrated into AVG Israel, which current employs 150 people.

“We are committed to continuing our ongoing investment in development and delivering innovative solutions to more than 105 million customers who use our mobile apps,” said Harel Tayeb, AVG Israel’s country manager. “We are extremely pleased to incorporate Flayvr’s seven incredible employees into our team here in Tel Aviv. This is our third acquisition in the region, and we hope to continue working with more local innovative security start-ups that work on mobile applications.”

If you run a young start-up, have developed an interesting app or have a question, please feel free to contact info@social-wisdom.com.

Translated by Hannah Hochner.

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