The best mobile apps are not just for iPhone and iPad anymore. These collaboration-minded apps help turn your Android smartphone or tablet into an essential business tool.
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Social media has become a serious channel not only for communicating with the general public but also for internal collaboration. That's especially true on tablets and other mobile devices, where brevity--often codified by rules such as Twitter's 140-character limit--is almost always a virtue. But there are many social applications, each with its own pros and cons. Enter Seesmic, a Web, desktop, and mobile interface for managing multiple Facebook, Foursquare, Chatter, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Seesmic also supports most popular video and photo sites, too. The free Android app is currently available, and the developer has a version optimized for Honeycomb-based tablets.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.