Launched in November 2011, Hailo is a mobile app that connects people needing a ride with available taxi drivers.
Uber launched its mobile app in 2010, and expanded from San Francisco to more and more cities.
And it seems as if everyday a new web service or mobile app comes out that promises to be a “game changer.”
late 15c., from Middle French mobile (14c.), from Latin mobilis "movable, easy to move; loose, not firm," figuratively, "pliable, flexible, susceptible, nimble, quick; changeable, inconstant, fickle," contraction of *movibilis, from movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Sociology sense from 1927. Mobile home first recorded 1940.
city in Alabama, U.S., attested c.1540 in Spanish as Mauvila, referring to an Indian group and perhaps from Choctaw (Muskogean) moeli "to paddle." Related: Mobilian.
A sculpture made up of suspended shapes that move.
Note: Alexander Calder, a twentieth-century American sculptor, is known for his mobiles.