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April 26, 2010

iPhone Users Can Find the Best Public Workspaces with WorkSnug Pro App

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

WorkSnug Pro, the latest version of WorkSnug's free iPhone app was launched by WorkSnug and Plantronics (News - Alert). The app is useful to the more than one billion mobile professionals as it helps locate the best places in major cities to work efficiently and comfortably. WorkSnug Pro, already available in Barcelona and London will now include workspace information for San Francisco and New York City. 

As a smarter work initiative to help mobile professionals to work comfortably and efficiently from anywhere, Plantronics has partnered with WorkSnug The app will also feature the new Plantronics Decibel Meter to accurately measure and report noise levels by uploading information to WorkSnug in real-time. This will enable other WorkSnug users to pick an ideal location that best meets their noise preference.

Users can hold up their iPhone (News - Alert) and view surroundings with augmented reality with the WorkSnug Pro. The app also throws up information as pop-up about the nearest potential workspaces like cafes, libraries, formal co-working spaces and Wi-Fi hotspots. Details on Internet connectivity, community feel, noise level, and even quality and availability of coffee is provided by WorkSnug Pro along with workspace reviews. With the application users can also post their own workspace finds and ratings.

According to WorkSnug founder, Richard Leyland, WorkSnug Pro is perfect for anyone who works remotely and is looking to remain productive in a public workspace. The way of working is changing, and WorkSnug is excited to be an instrumental part of this remote worker revolution.

Amy Huson, director of marketing, Plantronics said for the past 50 years, Plantronics has helped people work smarter through audio innovations which enable efficient communications. With workforces become more distributed and remote, Plantronics is committed to developing products, such as the Voyager PRO UC, that empower employees to work effectively across all workspaces. She added that teaming with WorkSnug is a natural extension of this commitment.

Hundreds of workspaces locations have been reviewed by a Community of Mobile Workers WorkSnug for the launch of WorkSnug Pro. Users of the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch have the WorkSnug Pro available in iTunes, while the augmented reality function is available only for iPhone 3GS.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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