Mobile Services

Average number of Apps soars, but think before joining the frenzy

Published 9th September Since Apple raised the profile of mobile phone apps two years ago, it appears smartphone owners are downloading more apps onto their devices than ever before. According to a new survey by Nielsen of more than 4,000 smartphone users who have downloaded at least one app in the past 30 days, the average number of apps they have…

The mobile touch web – virtual roundtable

Published 12th May Mobile. Touch. Web In the past 15 years technology has changed in ways that no one could have forseen. Now with the convergence of the mobile Web and touch screen technology we’re embarking on another journey into the unpredictable. However…  A Collaborative vision If we’re all heading in the same direction why not make use of the hive…

Mobile users, Going…Going…Gone. Whoops.

Published 12th January Retention of users and usage frequency will become far more important for mobile services and should be central to mobile strategy for many organisations as they start to attempt to deliver real value from mobile.   Last week I posted about the shocking reality of the retention levels of Apple and Android Applications. Analytics company Flurry recently…

Flurry of stats paints shocking picture of Application loyalty

Published 5th January Apple has announced that its App Store has now generated more than three billion downloads. News flying around about the partnership of Comscore and Flurry has brought something quite alarming into the open; iPhone and Android Applications for many organisations actually today represent a very poor investment. Why? Retention of users to iPhone and Android applications appears to be far worse…

Number of Mobile Devices Accessing the Internet Expected to Surpass One Billion by 2013, According to IDC

Published 10th December There were more than 450 million mobile Internet users worldwide in 2009, a number that is expected to more than double by the end of 2013. Driven by the popularity and affordability of mobile phones, smartphones, and other wireless devices, IDC’s Worldwide Digital Marketplace Model and Forecast (an IDC Database service) expects the number of mobile devices…

Mobile strategy – iPhone should factor but certainly not dominate.

Published 21st October Apple’s push into the mobile market has been interesting – some say a game change – they have certainly shaken the market up, but have they really delivered the results? If only they had sold as many devices as column inches that they have achieved. There seems to have been a global obsession with the iPhone. From…

Mobile web use to triple in Western Europe by 2014

Published 7th September More than a third of consumers in Western Europe will use the mobile web by 2014, says Forrester. Its new study claims mobile Internet adoption will grow to 39 per cent in the region from 13 per cent in 2008. It adds that a third of Western European consumers will own Internet-enabled phones in 2014. The context…