Don’t ignore the small screen viewers

UK brands don’t understand the value of mobile visitors

Smartphone users swayed by mobile ads

Android to have 45% of smartphone market by 2016

Don’t ignore the small screen viewers

One of the key parts of producing a mobile website is understanding the screens of the devices that visit your site, Too many websites are built for and tested on…

Smartphone users swayed by mobile ads

A new survey by Google shows that smartphone users are more inclined to click. According to a new Google study, “The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users,” released on the Google…

Don’t ignore the small screen viewers

One of the key parts of producing a mobile website is understanding the screens of the devices that visit your site, Too many websites are built for and tested on the iPhone and take no heed of any other screensize after all who doesn’t have an iPhone? Well lots of people don’t and lots of…

100+ million tablets to ship in 2012

ABI Research predict tablet sales will reach more than 100 million in 2012, the figures are based on a very successful first quarter, where 25 million tablets were sold with Apple gaining the lions share of the market. Figures from ABI show the April to June quarter of 2012 set a new record for media…

One in five phones to have facial recognition by end of 2012

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A new report from ABI Research “Facial Recognition for Mobile Devices” estimates  almost 20% of annual smartphone shipments will include facial recognition capabilities by the end of 2012 with over 665 million devices featuring facial recognition shipping annually by 2017. Facial recognition has been on the technology radar for some time. It was developed in…

Up the Digital Staircase to Facebook

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Facebook has been on the mobile acquisition trail, again, and  this time the target was acquired three-year-old mobile startup Digital Staircase, the developer behind a series of mobile photo and video applications including MovieCam, SmartSplice and StereoCam. Digital Staircase is the latest in a series of mobile startups acquired by Facebook this year. The first…

37% of published apps have been removed from the Android Market

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Research by Research2guidance has revealed that the Android market is growing faster than iPhone and it would be almost catching up with IOS if it wasn’t for those pesky App store owners. The Research2guidance (R2G) research shows that while there are tens of thousands of new Android apps appearing, there are an equally significant number…

One in ten online videos viewed on mobile

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Online video consumption in the UK is growing by over a third year-on-year, and mobile is a key driver. UK Internet users are spending a phenomenal time watching video, and it’s a trend that’s going up rather than down, and while this isn’t strictly a mobile story, we’re convinced that video is becoming a driving…

Smartphone users swayed by mobile ads

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A new survey by Google shows that smartphone users are more inclined to click. According to a new Google study, “The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users,” released on the Google Mobile ads blog 71% of smartphone users search because of an advert they’ve seen either online or offline; 82% of smartphone users notice mobile ads,…

Angry Birds Rio 10 million downloads in 10 days

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Angry Birds latest mobile game hit 10 million downloads in as many days. Game developer Rovio Mobile said that the latest addition to its exceptionally popular Angry Birds series surpassed 10 million downloads within its first 10 days on the market. Rovio Tweeted “10 in 10 :-) Angry Birds Rio breaking all records” The 10 million milestone…

BlackBerry app developers get free Webtrends analytics

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Webtrends official blog has announced that they’ve officially launched their free analytics service to BlackBerry app developers. Webtrends, Director of Mobile Analytics, Eric Rickson announced on the Webtrends official blog “We are excited to announce that BlackBerry Analytics powered by Webtrends is now available to the general public in open Beta”. According to Rickson the…

More than half of Americans on Facebook

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New study shows more than half of Americans are now registered with Facebook According to the upcoming report from Arbitron and Edison Research, The Infinite Dial 2011: Navigating Digital Platforms, more than half of all Americans ages 12 and older are on Facebook. The study, fielded in January of 2011, indicates that 51% of all…

Mobile ad sales held back by short-sighted ad agencies

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A new report reveals why mobile advertising is not advancing as fast as mobile handset sales Following on from the disappointing figures for mobile advertising revenue in 2010 that we reported yesterday we get a new white paper that explains some of the reasons behind the disappointing figures. New research by mobile research agency mobileSQUARED…

Amazon launches Android Appstore in US

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Amazon has launched its own Android Appstore in the US to compete with Google’s Android Market store, and offers an innovative “Test Drive” try-before-you-buy service. Amazon has finally launched its Amazon Appstore for Android, offering consumers in the US the choice of either downloading applications for Android smartphones and tablets on their site or on…

UK mobile advertising grew by 116% in 2010

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Mobile advertising spend grew by 116% over the last year to hit £83m According to research carried out by the IAB and accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) advertising spend increased by over 100%, and although a 116% increase is a lot, it’s not what we expected considering the growth in smartphone handsets. Search commanded the largest…

iPad apps outnumber Ovi, BlackBerry and Windows combined

Apple now has over 300,000 iPhone apps in the US, more than twice the nearest competitor according to February’s Distimo figures The latest Distimo report for Feb 2011 looks in depth at the Mac app store and has some interesting things to say about Mac desktop app users versus Apple mobile app users. Distimo reports…

Shipments of smartphones to exceed 1 billion per year by 2015

Shipments of smartphones grew 74% in 2010, and are set to hit the billion mark by 2015. According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global shipments of smartphones increased 74% in 2010 to 295 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.4%, shipments are forecasted to reach 1,200 million…

Vodafone pre-registration for iPad 2 opens

We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of the Apple iPad 2 and the networks are starting to come out of the woodwork. The first is Vodafone. Vodafone have opened up their web registration for the iPad 2 launch – it’s the 25th March just in case you have forgotten or live on…

Google launches AdMob toolkit for Windows Phone 7

Google have launched an AdMob beta SDK for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) so Windows app developers can get access to revenue and advertisers can exploit the new OS. The new Beta WP7 developers allows developers to integrate advertising into their applications, control where the ads appear, and what types of ads are shown in their…

Tesco sells more Android phones than iPhones

Tesco now sells more Android phones than iPhones. File under “It had to happen”, Mobile Today has a report that Tesco are now selling more Android phones than iPhones. It comes as no surprise that Apple iPhones are being outsold by Android, after all there are more models and more manufacturers producing Android phones, and…

One in two Americans are accessing their news via mobiles and tablets

Nearly half (47%) of US adults access local news and information via mobile phones or tablet devices finds a new survey. The latest report “How mobile devices are changing community information environments” published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looks at the way US adults are using mobile and follows up a report…

Amazon Kindle gets bundled for free with mobiles

Carphone Warehouse are to bundle the Amazon Kindle with certain mobile phones. Amazon have now added Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy UK, to it’s long list of retailers already selling the Kindle. Carphone and Best Buy deals are an extension of a deals the two companies started in the US last September and they now…

Android app downloads exceeded 1.9 billion in 2010

Android in it’s various guises notched up 1.9 billion downloads in 2010, a quarter of the total 2010 downloads. 2010 saw considerable growth in the mobile applications market for both Apple and Google Android and more competition is expected in 2011. Despite more proactive involvement in app store development from other platform providers, Apple’s iTunes…

Mobile web growth: 1 in 5 internet users don’t use a computer

On Device Research (ODR) surveyed over 15,204 people in 12 different countries to see how they were accessing the internet and the surprising results show just how many people are accessing the internet on mobile only. In the UK and US, a staggering 20% of Internet users are already mobile only users of the internet,…

Android the best selling smartphone handset in the US

comScore’s January US figures from their MobiLens survey shows Android taking the lead among smartphone platforms with 31.2% market share, after two short months in second place. Of the 234 million Americans ages 13 and older with mobile phone almost 65.8 million (28%) now have a smartphones, that’s up 8% from the preceding three-month period and it…

Get your entries in for the Lovie awards

The Webby awards have always been a bit of an American event despite their claims, so it’s good to see that we’re now getting a European version – The Lovie Awards. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) – the international organisation responsible for presenting the Webby Awards, Internet Week New York and…

2010 mobile sales see Samsung growing fast

ABI Research figures for 2010 are all in and unsurprisingly Nokia still dominate the market with just over a third of the Worldwide market, however Samsung are catching up and account for one in five phones in the market. The ABI Research figures for Q4 2010 make for some interesting viewing. Nokia is still the…

IAB launches new mobile web measurement guidelines

A joint task force, comprised of members of the IAB’s Mobile Advertising Committee and the MMA’s Measurement Committee, has released the “Mobile Web Advertising Measurement Guidelines”, which covers how businesses should approach measuring mobile web advertising. The intention of the guidelines is to get everyone – customers, advertisers and web publishers – singing from the…