Mason Blog

Product Updates

March Updates: Remote ADB + New CLI + Mason OS 2.9.0

With February now in the rear view mirror, we’ve got some exciting new product announcements to share as we roll into Spring! These MAJOR updates include a new look for the Mason Controller product, a revamped CLI workflow, a new Mason OS version, and the star of the show – our new X-Ray feature.  You […]

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Remote ADB with Mason X-Ray
Product Updates

Remote ADB with Mason X-Ray

Our goal at Mason is to make the process of building, scaling, and managing fleets of dedicated Android devices seamless. One of the biggest challenges and cost drivers companies face related to the management of their device fleets is troubleshooting issues experienced in the field. At Mason, we’ve developed tools for you to customize the […]

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Mobile Device Operations
Operations

Operational Considerations for Deploying Dedicated Mobile Devices

The biggest challenge most companies face when choosing to deploy and use corporate-owned single-use devices is learning how to operationally deploy and manage physical assets.  In most cases, the core competencies of the organizations building these products lie in software, but the processes, challenges, and complexities of deploying and managing software are much different than […]

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Android

11 Most Popular Android OS Customizations

One of the biggest benefits of Android being open source is that it gives anyone the ability to build their own custom ROM to make the OS look, feel, and behave exactly as they want. This customization ability has been a big pull for hobbyists in the consumer world who want to personalize their smartphone […]

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Hardware
Software

Mason DeviceOps Series: Part 1 Introducing DeviceOps – DevOps for Device Fleets

The accessibility of cheap touch screens and internet of things (IoT) devices opened new options for businesses in how they can interact with their users. Today, these devices are largely based on consumer phones. Forcing businesses to use systems known as Mobile Device Management (MDM), that were invented to help solve Bring Your Own Device […]

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Software

Mason Custom Broadcasts—Push Notifications Made Easy!

Today we’re excited to announce that you can use the Mason APIs to send custom notifications to all of your devices. We kicked off our API project earlier this quarter, starting with providing the ability to read devices, manage groups, and some limited ability to send notifications such as reboot or check for updates. Allowing […]

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Hardware

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Hardware for Dedicated Devices

“Software is eating the world.” You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, maybe you’ve even been a part of building that software. As different categories of software get increasingly more crowded and competitive, innovators are looking for creative new ways to deliver their software to end-users. One trend that’s been gaining increasingly more traction is including […]

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Health

The Top 4 Hidden Costs of BYOD in Healthcare

Mobile technologies in the healthcare space have had tremendous impacts on almost every aspect of the industry, ranging from nurse communication to non-emergency transportation to remote monitoring.   A large driver of this innovation comes from the smartphone and mobile app market, which has experienced massive growth since the launch of the iPhone. While the early […]

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Company News

Announcing Our $25M Series A – Our Journey to Build A Beautifully Efficient World

I’m beyond grateful and extremely excited to officially announce that the Mason team has raised a $25M Series A. We’re proud to be adding Coatue Management, GGV Capital, and Base10 to our amazing team of investors. We’ll also be welcoming Arielle Zuckerberg and Thomas Laffont to our Board. Now that the “official” announcement info is […]

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