Mynd Calendar Named Best B2C Solution at Concur's The Perfect Trip DevCon

Award from The Concur Perfect Trip Fund Will Help Mynd Calendar Enhance the Business Traveler Experience

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mynd Calendar, the powerful mobile "smart calendar" from Alminder Inc., was named winner of the "Best B2C Solution" at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2013 on October 2, 2013 in San Francisco.  Sponsored by Concur (CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, The Perfect Trip DevCon 2013 brought together hundreds of leading innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing next-generation business travel solutions.  Mynd Calendar was one of eight finalists for $100,000 in awards, taking home its prize for providing business travelers with a contextually aware mobile "smart calendar" that leverages artificial intelligence to make busy people's lives easier at home, at work, and on the road.

"We are honored to be named Best Business to Consumer solution by such an esteemed group of judges," said Max Wheeler, CEO of Alminder, Inc. maker of Mynd Calendar. "This is great validation of Mynd Calendar and the strong value that our app delivers to busy people, including business travelers."

"We believe the business travel market presents an amazing opportunity for developers," said Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of Platform & Data Services at Concur. "By leveraging our open platform and the Concur App Center, we are enabling developers to tap into the business travel market which is estimated to be more than $1 trillion annually. Innovators like Mynd Calendar exemplify the kinds of solutions that we see providing immediate tangible value to business travelers and corporations worldwide."

The Perfect Trip DevCon showcased the Concur Open Platform, which provides access to more than 20 million business travelers and 18,000 companies worldwide, who leverage Concur's solutions for their travel and expense solutions including flight, hotel and car bookings, expense report automation, invoicing and compliance requirements.  Through the Concur Perfect Trip Fund, Concur awarded $100,000 in awards to the top apps for the business travel and expense market. The Perfect Trip DevCon 2013 winners were selected by industry experts including: Rich Barton, founder of Expedia, Zillow, Glassdoor, Trover and a partner at Benchmark Capital; Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director of Thayer Ventures; and John Torrey, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Concur.

Mynd Calendar's sophisticated algorithms identify the places that users drive within the content of their calendar events and accurately predicts, in advance, how much buffer time should be scheduled between meetings, given the typical traffic at that time of day.  As appointments draw near, Mynd Calendar tells users when to leave for meetings, based on current traffic conditions and launches the user's preferred navigation app to get them from point A to B on time.  It also:

  • Notifies users when they're running late and enables them to quickly email, call or text the people who need to know from the calendar.
  • Automatically identifies conference call numbers and codes and facilitates one-click dial-in.
  • Discovers the people listed in calendar events and displays their LinkedInprofile information.
  • Pulls in relevant Evernote notes into the calendar, making meeting preparation a breeze.
  • Delivers weather forecasts for current and anticipated locations.

Download Mynd Calendar for iOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mynd-calendar/id568604969.  To be notified when Mynd Calendar is available for other platforms, please send your email address to: Support(at)Alminder(dot)com.

About Alminder, Inc.
Mynd Calendar from Alminder Inc. is an award-winning intelligent mobile calendar that acts like a virtual assistant, saving users time and making life easier at home and work.  Mynd Calendar syncs with a user's existing iCal calendar (and any calendars within it including Google Calendar, Exchange Calendar and more), Address Book, Evernote account and LinkedIn account to deliver a seamless and contextually aware calendar experience that facilitates one-click conference call dial-in and gets users to meetings on time.  Unlike conventional calendars, Mynd Calendar not only helps users manage their day, it also learns where users spend their time / who they meet along the way, leveraging advanced artificial intelligence to deliver a calendar experience that improves with use over time.  Mynd Calendar accurately predicts how much buffer time is needed to schedule between meetings, tells users when to leave for meetings based on current traffic conditions, and launches their favorite navigation app to get them to their appointment on time.  Alminder Inc. is based in Palo Alto, California and is supported by Tugboat Ventures.  The executive team includes key talent from Good Technology and the early Android team at Motorola Mobility.  Download Mynd Calendar for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mynd-calendar/id568604969.

About Concur
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur's easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. In support of the mission to fuel The Perfect Trip, Concur delivers continuous innovation through The Concur T&E Cloud, the open platform that enables the entire ecosystem to build upon and extend applications, content and T&E data aggregated through Concur; Concur Open Booking, which ensures fully integrated travel and expense for every trip – regardless of where it is booked; and Concur Big Data, which leverages the industry's most comprehensive source of T&E data to provide enhanced value in accordance with their travel policies. Learn more at http://www.concur.com or the Concur Blog.

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