Boston, MA (PressExposure) July 22, 2011 -- When Carl Johnson got the call about his daughter's car accident, he rushed to the emergency room. After consulting with doctors, he made calls to his wife and family members. He was in the middle of giving an update on his daughter's condition when his smartphone's battery died.
This incident was the inspiration for founding VoltUp ( http://www.volt-up.com ) last year, a Boston-based start-up headed by Joseph "Yossi" Weihs, an embedded devices engineer and a 20-year tech veteran.
"Smartphones that carry the Google Android platform can rest assured their phones will not fail them when they need them most," said Weihs, "Of course we can't make the battery last forever, but in most cases we can double battery life, which can make all the difference, especially during emergencies."
A simple mobile phone (tongue in cheek "dumb" phone) can last two weeks on a single battery charge. But most smartphones are stacked with power-hungry applications that typically drain batteries in less than eight hours.
Volt-Up's patent-pending technology controls how a device's many radios - 2G/3G/4G, WiFi, FM, GPS, Bluetooth - are managed. PowerMax by VoltUp puts these radios to sleep when the user wants to trade functionality for battery life..
Limiting a cellphone's radio frequencies also bodes well for the controversy surrounding the use of cellphones causing brain tumors, although the National Cancer Institute found this link "inconclusive."
PowerMax by VoltUp analyzes personal usage patterns, essentially learning how the owner uses the phone. The app reads information on how fast the battery is discharging and lets users know how much battery power is being saved and used.
PowerMax by VoltUp offers a free version and can be downloaded from Android Market by clicking: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.voltup.powermax . A permanent license can be purchased once the free trial concludes. Over 300,000 copies of PowerMax have been installed (as reported by Flurry).
BatteryStorm Mobile Inc. is the parent company behind VoltUp, a growing company providing technology to extend battery life of mobile devices. At VoltUp, our mission is to lead the mobile device power management optimization market and open up a new world of possibilities for users.
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