Posts in Mobile

Site comparison: newspapers on mobile

Despite being pretty advanced online, The Guardian's mobile site is well behind the times, and the newspaper has now hired a consultant to improve its mobile strategy.

Guardian  mobile edition

The mobile edition doesn't match up to the web version and, with this in mind, I've been taking a closer look at the Guardian's and some other newspaper's mobile sites...

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Mobile site review: Amazon.co.uk

Amazon's mobile site has been going for a while, and I've been testing out the site to see how easy Amazon makes it to make a purchase by mobile phone.

Amazon mobile

According to this survey, Amazon is one of the more impressive mobile shopping sites, so what is it doing right? 

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Great music apps for the iPhone

Among the many apps available for the iPhone are a number of ways to listen to music other than that stored on the phone.

There is more of a choice in this area for US iPhone users, as services like Pandora are not available in the UK, but there are still a few good apps around...

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The Web Week in Review

As we've been reminded recently, there are few guarantees in life. Except the end of the week and The Web Week in Review. So here we go (again).

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10 VoIP applications for your mobile phone

Making calls on your mobile phone can get quite expensive, especially when calling internationally.

Fortunately, there are now a number of great mobile VoIP services that make international calling from mobile phones dirt cheap.

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An SMS primer

With the mobile internet attracting more and more attention and use, it's getting very difficult for online businesses to ignore the world of mobile.

SMS (Short Message Service) is the technology behind text messaging and even though it's far from being the most cutting-edge mobile technology, it's often the first one companies will experiment with because it's the most widely-used. Over 200 billion SMS messages were sent in 2007.

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The Web Week in Review

Few things are certain in today's crazy world but the weekend is one of them. So without further ado, here's this week's The Web Week in Review.

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Fight club: BBC Mobile v ITV Mobile

ITV has been adding more video content to its mobile service recently, as well as promoting it between TV programmes.

With this in mind, I decided to take a look at the site and compare it with the BBC's offering, which was upgraded earlier this year...

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The human phone booths of Colombia

The sharing of mobile phones is an interesting phenomenon, and an example of market competition in action.  

It also means phone usability in that market is important as people switch between different phones.

Columbia - mobile phone sharing

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Mobile app review: eBay for iPhone

Updated a few months ago, the eBay on iPhone app lets you keep up with your buying and selling activity, as well as looking for new items, while on the move.

eBay Mobile  

I've been testing out the app to see how effectively it works for mobile..

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Where's the best place to launch your product?

According to a study published recently by Marketing Science, the country where you launch your product has a measurable impact on its uptake.

As AdAge reports, the study, entitled "Global Takeoff of New Products: Culture, Wealth or Vanishing Differences," analyzed data from 31 countries, including developing countries and ranked the countries based on how long it usually took for 16 consumer products to "take off" over the past 50 years.

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The Web Week in Review

For some reason, the news that interested me the most dealt primarily with two words: music and Google.

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