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HotSchedules Responds to Accelerated Android Use with Employee-Facing App

HotSchedules, a provider of online employee scheduling and labor management solutions for the restaurant industry, announces the release and immediate availability of its restaurant employee scheduling application for Android mobile devices. This is the company's third mobile application, following applications for the iPhone and BlackBerry.

Q2 market research shows Google's Android operation system is now installed on one of every three smartphones sold, more than BlackBerry (28 percent) and Apple (22 percent). Additionally, Android mobile web use has increased 400 percent in the second quarter, outpacing both the iPhone and BlackBerry. Witnessing the rapid increase in adoption for the Google platform, HotSchedules began developing the app earlier this year and is excited to now offer easy mobile scheduling to Android users.

The initial release of the HotSchedules Android app includes employee-facing functionality, giving restaurant employees the ability to:

  • Check their work schedule anytime, anywhere with a fast, mobile-optimized app
  • Request time off, pick up a shift, or release a shift and check manager approvals directly in the app
  • Call or e-mail co-workers on their HotSchedules contact list with one click
  • Access their HotSchedules inbox and send messages

An app update enabling manager-facing functionality, including dashboard access, is expected to become available later in the year, followed by Google Calendar integration. The HotSchedules Android app is now available in the Android Market for $2.99.

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