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M-Commerce for the Masses is About Mobile Web

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Every e-commerce website wants an app. But let’s face it: apps don’t do everything. Phones are getting crammed with apps that soon become forgotten and never get fired up again. Going mobile is a necessity though: look at all the m-commerce business giants such as eBay and Etsy. However, those who’ve been in business through the infancy of m-commerce have now all reached the same conclusion, and Ebay’s VP of marketing puts it bluntly: “eBay is not m-commerce or e-commerce, it’s commerce period,” says eBay Europe VP of marketing, Read more Apps…read more

There’s no mobile or PC – only apps.

Posted by in Mobile, Technology

I remember the days when thinking mobile was a real exercise where you needed to totally rethink your product so it can still being value to your users while surviving the limitations of the mobile itself: * ridiculously small screen * hectic Internet access * buttons and T9 text input * j2me or WML as sole way to display contents Building something reasonably useful on those platforms was a real challenge while flash and HTML were already rocking the place on the desktop world. But let’s face it, phones those…read more

Android: why it’s not only for the geeks anymore

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I’ve been an iPhone users since day 1 (literally). I’ve owned all google flagship devices since the very first one (I still miss the G1’s keyboard). And yet – I never told anyone to buy Android. Android is brilliant, it’s Linux, it’s open, it’s easy to hack, to toy with, it has everything a geek may want, including a compiler to build your java apps straight on the device, gazillion of hooks letting apps replace stock functionalities and hence a potential far beyond iOS. But apps on Android sucked. App…read more

The mobile advertisement puzzle

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I’ve been spending some time in the mobile ad space lately. I’m not an “ad” guy – and indeed I never see the ads on the web and just find them ugly. The only one that work on me are the retargeting ads showing me over and over again that gadget i’m trying not to buy. Anyway back to basics… Why are brands advertising? Brand equity: Let’s be fair, this kind of non-ROI-based advertisement has mostly disappeared from the web. This is the kind of advertisement that was typically used at the…read more

Tablets: why Apple only scratched the surface

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iPad was revolutionnary … 2 years ago. We all marvelled about that piece of technology letting us consume digital media in a whole new different way. 2 generations later, I’m still in love with my iPad, love to read RSS on it or play chess… but I believe the iPad will never go beyond the media consumption paradigm. iOS which was one of its strength thanks to its ease-of-use is proving way too limiting to enable any actual work to be done on that device – which is a shame…read more

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The New Ipad : I expected more usages and less technology

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I’ve been an iPad user since day one, and I believe tablets are way superior to laptops when it comes to consuming media. Watching a movie, reading a magazine (and accessing all the foreign magazines in a few seconds thanks to the newsstand…), reading newsfeed (I’m a lover of the reeder app), browsing the web… Yet every time I tried using it as a creation tool it failed painfully. Creating keynote presentations, pages documents, writing code… all the usual stuff are still no good on that platform.  Every time I…read more

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Windows Phone 7 : getting there!

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I got the opportunity to play with a WP7.5 phone a few days ago, and was pretty amazed by its progress. ‘ve been a believer since day one, and against all odds. I really think Microsoft is a real and serious player in the mobile OS war (as opposed to Palm, which despite the fact that they made a nice OS did not have the money to support it). After playing with the latest 7.5 release, and notably with the Spotify app, I think it’s safe to say that WP7.5…read more

Mobile is now html5 or native – Flash is out

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Adobe has just posted on their official blog about their backing out of flash plugin on mobile. Here’s basically what they’re saying: This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. These changes will allow us to increase investment in HTML5 and innovate with Flash where it can have most impact for the industry,…read more

Google trials “Google Wallet”

Posted by in Default, Mobile

From the official Google Blog:Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo ofGoogle Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet. Youâ??ll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC). Weâ??re field testing Google Wallet now and plan to release it soon. Because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will do more than a regular wallet ever could. You’ll be able to store your credit cards, offers, loyalty cards…read more

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Android gets an ecosystem of accessories

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Yesterday, Google announced the “Android Open Accessory Toolkit” and this announce got me really excited. iPhone already supports accessories, but as you will discover very fast if you actually try to hook up an accessory to an iPhone the official way : it’s a pretty damn close ecosystem they’re offering here. You need some special hardware, pay licenses to apple, and the communication with the device is very limited. Thus although it has been around for over a year now, few devices have actually emerged around the iPhone. Contrary to…read more

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