The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps (F+W Media, March 2013)
The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business is my “how-to” guide equipping you to make, monetize, and market your mobile app. It draws on the vast experience of its authors and the insights of more than 25 mobile professionals and contributors to provide you clear direction, critical information, and best practices around developing, distributing and promoting your mobile apps.
Mobile Search App Review & Road Test: Hipmunk
We continue our series of alternative mobile search app reviews and road tests with Hipmunk, a vertical search engine taking the agony out of travel planning. Instead of horizontally searching across the entire web like Google, Bing and Yahoo! (GBY), Hipmunk searches up and down through one topic area at a time. This laser focus on doing this one thing …
Tablets Transforming Mobile Advertising; Account for 1-in-5 Ad Impressions
Shift happens… New data from independent mobile ad and data platform company Millennial Media reveals a continued shift among consumers to tablets and other connected devices like MP3 players and e-readers.
Indeed, these ‘non-phone’ mobile devices show impressive hockey stick growth, generating 20 percent of all ad impressions across the Millennial Media mobile advertising platform during the first quarter …
Mission Critical: Why Mobile Commerce Services Must Protect Our Assets
The widespread adoption of mobile commerce services enabling transfers, transactions and payments creates a requirement for stronger security. At one level, it’s about measures to make sure our personal information and assets are protected. But there also has to a balance that will allow us to share data with the companies and services we trust to deliver us personalized and …
Mobile Search App Review & Road Test: Biznar
Today we are kicking off with a new look and a new series of alternative search engine iPhone and iPad app reviews and road tests with, a mobile search app available for both the iPhone and the iPad that takes a unique approach to searching for business related information.
Why “alternative?” Because that’s where the excitement and the …
Kindle Fire To Heat Up European Tablet Market; What Can Advertisers Expect?
Did Amazon's Kindle Fire cost Apple some holiday iPad sales? Only Amazon knows. However, reports coming in over the last days indicate that Kindle Fire sales outpaced most analysts' forecasts. What's more, the new tablets device is seeing ad impressions grow at an average double-digit daily rate since its launch in the U.S. market in November, a data point that could mean the imminent release of the Kindle Fire in Europe could do more than burn up iPad sales. It may mark a seismic shift in how brands and sellers approach marketing in the mobile channel.
A raft of recent developments supports the observation that this device is indeed a game-changer, starting with buoyant sales numbers that have exceeded everyone's expectations. Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente (via All Things Digital) has upped his original estimate of 4.5 million units sold last quarter to 5.5 million. Piper Jaffray is convinced Amazon is on track to sell 10-12 million Kindle devices (Kindle and Kindle Fire), up from the initial estimate of 9 million units. Meanwhile, analyst Tavis McCourt at Morgan Keegan has downgraded his iPad sales forecasts for the quarter from 16 million units to 13 million. (Again, sales lost to Kindle Fire.)
Finance Sector Makes Mega-Investments In Mobile Advertising
Who are the big-spenders in mobile advertising? In Q3 2011 the financial services sector jumped from third place in Q2 2011 to become the leading vertical in the U.S., ranked by mobile ad spend, followed by Entertainment, Retail & Restaurants, Telecoms and CPG (consumer packaged goods). Globally, finance placed number four.
This massive growth, with ad spend increasing over 356 …