BlackBerry Dating App CupidRadar Makes Meeting Your Match Easier
CupidRadar, a location based dating website, announced its launch of its BlackBerry App to Canadians this week. Available for free through BlackBerry App World, this launch marks CupidRadar’s first international foray with its popular dating app.
“CupidRadar has been available to BlackBerry® users in Canada since we launched back in 2011 and will continue to be available to them through any smart phone or web-enabled device at our web site cupidradar.com,” said Mehrdad Sarlak, President of CupidRadar.com. “But with the launch of our BlackBerry® App, we’re enabling an entirely new level of real-time matching as our users live their busy lives going about their day. They no longer need to log in and manually search for users, because the app quietly runs in the background and enables us to do the searching and matching for them.”
How does CupidRadar work? The app connects CupidRadar members based on real-time locations. Once a match is made, users are able to interact through CupidRadar’s private messaging system within minutes.
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“The programming challenges specific to the BlackBerry® platform vary greatly from country to country, so to enable our existing BlackBerry® app to also work in Canada required additional programming and changes, which our team mastered rather quickly.” added Sarlak, “The technical solutions we discovered and implemented enable us to have one CupidRadar BlackBerry® app that will work in all countries, which we like, and it will allow us to roll out our BlackBerry® app in additional countries very quickly from here on out, which we feel our users will like.”
Canadians can get access to the app through the following networks: Virgin Mobile, Bell Mobility, TELUS, Fido Solutions and Rogers.
“Unlike traditional dating websites where you spend countless hours messaging and talking on the phone with someone only to finally meet in person and realize you weren’t a good fit, CupidRadar enables you to meet your matches right away because you know they’re already near you,” said Sarlak.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.