Why mobile is yet to become a leading industry

At the start of the last decade I was working for a magazine dedicated exclusively to mobile phones and the mobile industry. Still to this day I remember the excitement with which I wrote about the time when mobile phones would have cameras (and mind you, this was all still purely theoretical at the time!)! A few years later, in 2004 (wow, is it possible that that was 10 years ago?!), I wrote: According to all accounts, what the future holds in store for us is an ultimate device, a kind of one for all, which we will be using to read emails, surf the Internet, write texts, play games, watch TV, and do God knows what else in connection with technology. A year later Trip Hawkins will predict that in 2013 mobile users in the USA will be spending ten billion dollars on what he called mobile social applications. Given that the market doesn’t even exist yet, and isn’t tracked by market research companies, that might sound like hubris from most entrepreneurs.

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Top 10 Weird Online Stores that will make you want to start your own

Usually when you ask somebody what their most common internet purchase is, the answer is most likely to be: books, movies, music, electronics or clothes. However, there are online stores out there offering some pretty strange and unusual products that make you wonder – who would ever buy something like that? Still other shops have a clear purpose, but they are intended for such a narrow circle of consumers that at first they seem weird to us. Here are 10 interesting examples:

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Top 5 mobile trends for 2014

In the technological industry each year is more exciting than the last. The best proof for that are the years we’ve left behind us – the memory of the first iPhone version, the last goodbye to the Blackberry, the EDGE. We even take this progress for granted; throwing tantrums like kids cause the whole world isn’t covered by LTE yet! But we’re getting there, and with a big smile on our face.

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Seth Godin’s Tribes: Lead your community through mobile apps

The renowned marketing expert Seth Godin published an excellent book called Tribes back in 2008, right before social networks just exploded around the world. Communities, of course, are nothing new, it’s just the way that we get together that has changed. The Internet and mobile communications have enabled us to find people have a lot in common with, which was earlier much harder to do.

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App Spotlight: Reggae 411 – Everything Jamaican in one app

 

In our latest app spotlight we get the scoop from the crew behind the Reggae 411 App where they introduce us to the app, Jamaican culture, and the idea behind going mobile. We talk about the feedback from the public, how the app was received in the Jamaican community, and what it was like to build it using our App Maker.

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Infographic: Top 5 reasons to choose ShoutEm on Cyber Monday

It’s not over yet – You can still save big with ShoutEm! Check out our Cyber Monday deals and save 50% on yearly subscriptions or 30% on monthly subscriptions. And remember – you can buy now and make your app later!

Cyber Monday is explained with this great infographic!

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How did the movie Alien inspire iOS7

Do you ever pay attention to the design of those icons that you click on daily as you use your computer programs or mobile apps? Naturally, what matters most to the majority of us is how functional the programs and apps are, and what we can use them for. However, the design of the interface is also an important part of user experience, and so is the appearance of the icons themselves, as they represent the first step of doing actual work on a computer.

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