Archive for June, 2011

Why Flurry Got It Wrong On Mobile Apps Vs. Web Browsers

The debate between the Web vs. Apps, between HTML5 vs. Native applications, has long been marked by half-truths, spin, and misinformation.

This week the supposed conflict took another false turn.  The app analytics company Flurry put out a press release that alleges that “Mobile Apps [have] Put the Web in Their Rear-view Mirror.”

via Why Flurry Got It Wrong On Mobile Apps Vs. Web Browsers.

Mobile devices overtake computers on Wi-Fi networks — Tech News and Analysis

Mobile devices, led by the iPad and Android phones and tablets, have overtaken computers on Wi-Fi networks, according to a new report from cloud networking provider Meraki. It’s another sign that mobile is increasingly the way people access the Internet, bypassing traditional computers in their hunt for information.

via Mobile devices overtake computers on Wi-Fi networks — Tech News and Analysis.

3 Tips for Making Your Mobile App More Discoverable

While some like the Financial Times have bypassed app stores by creating HTML5 “web apps,” the vast majority of Android and iOS developers have to think about how to market their listings within app stores. Marketing within app marketplaces is still a black box. Most marketplaces (like Apple’s, for instance) provide no analytics or feedback. But by using the little information you do get, and comparing results across various marketplaces, an app developer can start to get an idea of the marketing tactics that work. These tips can help drive traffic, and hopefully sales, to your listing.

via 3 Tips for Making Your Mobile App More Discoverable.

Google Sites Now Automatically Render for Mobile

Google Sites, a service that lets you create and collaborate on a simple webpage, has just gotten a lot prettier on smartphones. Google has added an automatic mobile rendering feature to Google Sites for iOS 3.0+ and Android 2.2+ devices, as well as a mobile version of the Google Sites lists.

via Google Sites Now Automatically Render for Mobile.

Connected apps twice as popular on iOS than Android | News | TechRadar UK

New data from the GSMA shows that UK iOS users are using far more internet-connected apps than any other operating system.

By monitoring app data requests using a bespoke Mobile Media Metrics application, the GSMA discovered that iOS users accounted for 65 per cent of the total number of unique connections through an app in April, while Android trails behind with 31 per cent.

via Connected apps twice as popular on iOS than Android | News | TechRadar UK.

iPhone 4 named most popular camera on Flickr | News | TechRadar UK

The iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr, according to new figures released by the photo-sharing website.

An update to its running tally of the most popular cameras used by the Flickr community of photographers reveals that the Apple iPhone 4 has overtaken the Nikon D90 as the most prevalent camera.

via iPhone 4 named most popular camera on Flickr | News | TechRadar UK.

Shazam Wants To ID Your TV

Shazam, a popular mobile app that identifies music, is now investing in “Shazamable” television shows and ads.

The company announced Wednesday that it had raised $32 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners and DN Capital to continue expanding its TV efforts.

via Shazam Wants To ID Your TV.

Lytro Camera Interactive Gallery Lets You Try The Magic Yourself [PICS]

We showed you the Lytro Camera, which uses an entirely new way to take pictures, almost miraculously letting you forget abo

via Lytro Camera Interactive Gallery Lets You Try The Magic Yourself [PICS].

AppleInsider | Analyst: Android US smartphone share drop to continue

After Google’s Android experienced its first loss of market share in a region since 2009 during the March quarter, one analyst believes Apple’s iPhone will continue to win back share in the U.S. smartphone market.

via AppleInsider | Analyst: Android US smartphone share drop to continue.

BBC iPlayer to Go International on Connected TV and Tablets

Reversing an earlier decision, which called for a slowdown in plans, the BBC has decided to go ahead and roll out a free based iPlayer TV application around news on connected TVs.Plans for an ad-supported, fully fledged iPlayer are also in the pipeline from BBC Worldwide.

According to William Cooper at Informitv, it will be followed by  a global version of the iPlayer, initially available on the iPad in Europe for a monthly fee.

via BBC iPlayer to Go International on Connected TV and Tablets.