Tag: Android

As Cloud software matures and businesses look for ways to reduce costs, many are looking at replacing their productivity suites and email systems with Google Apps. On paper, the offer of cut-price software replaces the more costly Microsoft Office applications seems perfect for cash-strapped companies. The option of shifting corporate email to a hosted, Gmail […]

In an effort to balance the BYOD free-for-all with the need for standardisation, enterprise IT departments need to choose their own preferred mobile platform. Apple has dominated the workplace for several years with iOS-powered devices, but the low entry cost of Android is of particular interest to the cost-conscious enterprise. Windows Mobile has also started […]

In the ongoing battle for the supremacy of the exploding smartphone and tablet device market Apple’s courtroom drama with Samsung over patent infringement has blown the landscape wide open. What has been advertised as a straight fight between Apple and Samsung is actually a little more complex than that. The role that Google’s Android mobile operating system […]

As various venders make a play for the enterprise market I wonder what it is that makes for a good enterprise tablet. Apple’s iPad is the king of the consumer market but with Microsoft still placed as the enterprise technology incumbent there is real potential for Windows 7, and now Windows 8, based tablets to […]

Having recently done a whole bunch of work with in-app purchases that had to be systematically ripped out and binned, I thought that it might be worth highlighting some of the issues that you might face if you are considering using in-app purchases (IAP) as means to generate revenue from your app. The Current State […]

Recently, we have been working with a local college to help answer some of their questions on mobile strategy. As part of this, the college studied the browsing habits of their mobile savvy audience. This included students, would be students, parents of students and other miscellaneous visitors to their website. In addition to this they […]

Ecosystems. We’ve talked about them before. A good ecosystem is mature. It takes time to build. And it’s kind of self perpetuating. It has this buy-in power that makes you want to spend more time and money living inside of it. It has tenticles. When Apple made the iPod, and iTunes with it, it planted […]

The rise and rise of the smart phone has made a lot of other devices very nervous. Your smart phone; Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, yes even blackberry, is a Swiss army knife for the digital age. It’s a multi-tool. It can do pretty much everything. And if it can’t, well, there will be “an app for that” […]

The next few days will hail the arrival of HP’s TouchPad in stores all over the UK. It’s yet another tablet device come iPad wannabe that has been met with a lukewarm reception and average reviews. So, whats new? Well, it’s among the first of HP’s devices running the new webOS. That’s right, it’s not […]

While iOS is the undisputed consumer app king, Android sits as the mobile device OS whose growth is accelerating the fastest. However, quite opposite to some of the headline stats out there, Android does not have a larger install base than iOS. It is true that there are more Android based devices than iPhone’s but  if […]