Upward Mobility Blog

Into the cycling world we go!

February 9, 2013 2:52 pm

You never quite know where the content business will take you, and with our Founder Ted Chan’s enthusiasm for cycling, maybe it’s not a surprise that we would end up in the business.

We recently released an app for aspiring indoor cycling instructors to learn relevant information.

Ted also launched a site called Bike Tour Buzz, which provides bike tour reviews, information, and a destination guide.

And of course, our sister language learning app Noyo.com has some great cycling and outdoor images!


Upward Mobility on the Barnes & Nobles Nook

2:42 pm

You can find our apps on one of favorite devices, the Barnes and Nobles Nook.  Due to a quirk in the developer account creation process, we’re listed under our erstwhile founder Ted Chan’s name.  Just click here to see our full portfolio of apps.


EMT-B Prep Course recommendation

2:38 pm

Some of our customers ask us for a full-fledged EMT review course.  We suggested EMT Exam Ace, which provides a detailed EMT certification prep course.  Give it shot.  You can use the code EMTPASS for $10 off.

Study on, everyone!

A few new partners

2:34 pm

We have a mission of promoting free and low-cost educational models, so we are collaborating with PracticeQuiz.com, a site that provides free prep test review materials.  We’ve loaned them some questions sets from exams we’re not longer supporting.


Proud to Present our Sister Product: Noyo Language Learning

February 6, 2012 3:19 pm

we are pleased to announce that Noyo, the sister company of Upward Mobility, has released it’s first product into the iPad and Android Tablet education markets.

Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder – Beginner features over 1800 vocabulary words, beautifully depicted in nearly 200 charming illustrations, each word voiced by a professional voice artist and native Spanish speaker.

Noyo is available for $7.99 on iTunes for iPad, and for all Android tablets on the Android Market and the Amazon App Store

Ted Chan featured in VentureFizz

January 19, 2012 5:50 pm

Upward Mobility’s founder Ted Chan gives his analysis in VentureFizz about how Amazon’s venture into the app store and tablet markets has the potential to become a serious competitor to Apple and Google, if they execute well.

Much of Upward Mobility’s catalog of Android test prep apps are already available on Amazon, with the remaining few due out soon.

Also available on Amazon, is the premiere Spanish learning app, Noyo: Spanish Vocab Builder from our sister company in the edutech space, Noyo.

Our PMP app is still at the head of our pack

December 21, 2011 4:09 pm

Techrepublic lists our Project Management Training app for PMP as one of their “Apps of the Month”.

Avaliable for Android and iPhone, as well as BlackBerry, Palm webOS, and Windows Phone 7.

We’re not a company to rest on our laurels, however. An update to our PMP app with updated questions and explanations, as well as many all new questions is in the works, to be released early in the new year. This update will, of course, be free to all existing app users, so don’t hesitate to start your project management exam prep today!

VTNE Exam Prep is a Quality App, according to AAHA

October 14, 2011 1:54 pm

The American Animal Hospital Association mentions Upward Mobility’s VTNE Veterinary Technician Exam Prep app (Android, iOS) in a Trends Today post about Veterninary Apps.

VTNE Exam Prep by Upward Mobility remains the best selling, best rated practice quiz app for the Veterinary Technician National Exam!

Upward Mobility in MIT’s 30 in 30 video

October 13, 2011 1:34 pm

MIT Entrepreneurship Center created a 30 in 30 project to feature inspiring 30 second videos from leaders of the entrepreneurial community. Note Bill’s shirt!

And further along, Ted talks about bootstrapping Upward Mobility.

Ted Chan, Government App Expert

October 3, 2011 2:27 pm

Ted Chan, the founder of Upward Mobility, was one of the three experts chosen by Nextgov, the federal IT community, to judge 12 government released apps for effectiveness, functionality, and design.

See the results at Nextgov’s Expert Perspectives site!