M-Pulse ANALYSIS: Bango Helps Mobile App Developers Hone Their Sales Pitch

Topic: Media, Mobile Apps | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: March 27, 2012
bango enabling app payments

bango enabling app paymentsAt M-Pulse it's a month dedicated to mobile developer issues and we talk mobile app business basics opportunities with Ray Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Bango, a U.K.-based billing and analytics company that enables mobile developers to collect money for their apps.

But it's not just about providing a platform that makes it possible for mobile app developers to sell apps and collect payments using carrier billing. Bango has cleverly inserted itself at the center of the burgeoning App Economy, collecting data and insights (about how users pay and how they prefer to be treated when they make their next purchase). It's a stockpile of anonymized data that allows app

GUEST COLUMN: Should iPad Be High On Your Radar? Or Low On The List?

Topic: Mobile Marketing | Author: Andy Bovingdon | Date: May 17, 2010

iPadEditor's note: This provocative guest column from Andy Bovingdon, Bango VP Product Marketing, takes a hard look at the critical questions publishers, developers and advertisers need to ask themselves as they architect truly effective mobile strategies. Should the Apple iPad, just now coming to Europe, be considered a mobile device (and therefore take a central role in mobile strategy)? Or do other factors beyond technology play a deciding role?

In the run up to launch of the iconic iPad device it's no wonder that the topic has come up in several recent mobile marketing meetings with clients and colleagues alike. The emotional bond – even obsession – with this device is understandable. But the need for hard-nosed business realism (particularly if you are a publisher or marketer aiming to delight your particular customer base or target demographic) is much greater.

How-To Series: Mobile Search Advertising With Bing

Topic: Search | Author: Maria Sanchez | Date: May 8, 2010

bingThis is the first of a series of post in which we’ll review mobile advertising and search networks to give you a heads up on what you are going to find when you decide to run a mobile advertising or mobile search marketing campaign. We’ll review the same points in all of them, so you can quickly get an overview on how much effort and money you have to put in.

Can I set up my campaign online? Yes

How long does it take to set up? Less than 10 minutes.

Payment options: Credit and debit cards, but not those with chip and pin security

Minimum payment: There is no minimum; it will depend on how your campaign performs
Bidding options: CPC, with either a monthly budget or a daily budget so you can adjust for heavier traffic during a promotion.

How-To Tips: Measure Your Mobile Campaign Conversions In A Couple Of Clicks

Topic: Uncategorized | Author: Maria Sanchez | Date: March 3, 2010

In recognition of the increasing importance of permission advertising and getting people to opt-in to campaigns (as a means to really measure conversions) Maria Sanchez provides us some helpful tips to get the most (accurary) out of our mobile campaigns using her Mobislim mobile website. More about her Mobislim blog and campaign road tests here.

mobislim At the end of January I was interested to see that Bango reported 83% of brands don’t use mobile specific analytics tools, leading to inaccurate data on campaign performance. But even more surprising, 27% of brands don’t measure at all! I know it would make life easier if you didn’t have to report on the performance of your mobile marketing campaigns, but surely real marketers would like to know?

Not wanting to know conversion rates or what to do to improve them seems a bit crazy to me?! The good news is it’s actually quite easy to accurately measure your mobile campaign conversions and best of all you can see the results a in couple of clicks.

Mobile Web Usage: Smartphone Drives 600% Growth; BlackBerry Takes Lead, Wi-Fi Access Going Strong

Topic: Uncategorized | Author: Vanessa Daly | Date: February 16, 2010

BlackBerry retains #1 position on mobile browsing leader board

blackberryBango – the mobile payments and analytics specialist – reports a 600% growth in traffic to mobile websites. The company analyzed traffic to a range of mobile sites over the last 12 months. Data was gathered by sampling across 50 million phone users worldwide who have accessed third party mobile sites through its platform.

The key findings from Bango’s annual mobile usage study record 6 times the number of visits to mobile websites, comparing December 2009 with the same month a year earlier. The average time on site is measured as 3 minutes, 21 seconds, averaged across user visits to all sites, compared with just over one and half minutes the previous year. The analysis also measured the average number of pages viewed per visit at 5 pages, up from just over 2 pages per visit twelve months before.

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