“Okay Google”. Exactly 49 minutes. All the $900 tickets for Google I/O 2013 were sold out in less than fifty minutes. That’s very impressive when you know that all registrants are also required to have a Google+ and Google Wallet accounts. Following the traditional giving away of devices, all got offered a Chromebook Pixel. Let’s have a look at Google’s big announcements at I/O 2013.
Just because some surveys say smartphone owners prefer mobile apps over mobile web does not mean you need a mobile app. If you need one, please enumerate some good reasons to build one?
- Smartphone users downloaded over 30 billion apps last year.
- We have to go mobile
- We already have a mobile site
- It’s a good way to be seen
- The marketing guys ask to have one
- Our competitors have one
- It’s cool to say we’re on the App Store.
Ok now you got your good reasons. Let’s see what does it take to create mobile app user engagement.
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According to a report from Globes, Facebook is in advanced talks to acquire social GPS mobile app Waze for $500 million. Other reports estimate the deal to be between $800 million and $1 billion. There’s a huge difference between half a billion and a billion.
It’s not the first time we heard rumors about Facebook buying Israel’s Waze. Back in October 2012, Facebook and Waze partnered to release an updated version of its app to allow users to share their destination with their Facebook friends. At the same time, the four founding members of Waze raised $30 million from Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Ifund. The company has raised $67 million to date.
Waze is a free mobile app that includes GPS navigation and use real-time crowdsourcing to ‘outsmart traffic’. Waze uses satellite signals from its users to map traffic data. All is shared in real-time, to allow drivers to make the best decision when going to a destination. The mobile app has been awarded “Best Overall Mobile App” at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards!
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Someone needs to build a mobile app that takes a photo and checks simultaneously into Foursquare, Facebook, Yelp and creates a moment on Path. Then it will automatically apply your favorite filter, Instagram it and pin it on the most accurate Pinterest board. It will update your Google+ and Facebook status and tweet it to your followers with the hashtag of your location. Finally your friends nearby using Banjo will receive a one-minute-snap via Snapchat and a Glympse via SMS. No, seriously. Mobile entrepreneurs, here’s the plan.
The early days of success: creating a buzz pre-launch
The mobile trend is not going to fade out soon. Mobile apps are hot right now. So another mobile app launching soon will be listed as under-the-radar. Plus if your mobile app doesn’t solve any problems, it will look sexier and surely get a lot of attention among tech writers and readers.
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Mobile Video Domination gives you the exact strategy to quickly grab the attention of any business owner and force them to contact you for more information on your services.
The Mobile Video Domination method is the simple formula to show you how to generate “mobile website” clients using a video introduction approach. An over the shoulder step by step basic course takes you inside two video lead generaton approaches and campaigns that have been created and tested and worked successfully week after week for many months.
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Mobile Slider PRO allows you to show off your “Mobile Websites” and “Mobile Apps” in the form of smartphone templates. Now you can show off your mobile website portfolio on your website in a much more professional way.
You get access to many mobile website screenshots and image templates, which website users had to scroll through.
The plugin allows you to showcase your portfolio in such a way that you can place your entire portfolio of mobile website images into one smartphone template.
This portfolio showcase then automatically showcases your portfolio for clients while they are on your website. They can also browse through your portfolio with a simple “click”.
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Are you sitting on the fence about whether or not jumping into the world of mobile to build a successful business or create a passive income? You need to dive in. Consider these mobile advertising trends:
Seventy-five percent of the world’s population has some access to a mobile device. Mobile has long arrived and will require brands, agencies & ad technology providers, and rich media providers to all work together to improve and innovate the media ecosystem. To make sure that it hasn’t merely arrived, but that it also stays and shifts marketers and agencies into new forms of thought, mobile will have to become the central point around which brands build their overall advertising strategies. TV and print won’t cut it much longer.
Freelance UX designer Anna Dahlström shares the best advice for those starting out in mobile website design.
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Coming one day before Apple is expected to announce a next-generation iPhone running iOS 6, which will no longer include a built-in version of YouTube, Google on Tuesday rolled out a standalone version of the app giving iPhone and iPod touch users…
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