With Android KitKat, now Google really is the Chocolate Factory

As tech news days went, yesterday was probably one of the biggest in a long time.

First, Redmond announced that Microsoft was acquiring Nokia’s products, services and patents for $7.4bn, with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rushing to the top of the bookies’ list as red hot favourite for the Microsoft CEO berth.

It was huge news yesterday morning, but now seems like ages ago.

In the afternoon, Cupertino...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Advertising Technology, Android, Campaigns, Partnerships, Search Marketing, Strategy.

Google Glass is “the next iPhone” says analyst, prime for marketing?

Wearable computing has taken headlines by storm recently; from wrist-based such as the Kickstarter-success Pebble, to those sitting on your nose like Google’s Glass. Amid concerns and “fashion” issues; many wondered whether these devices would take off, alongside privacy concerns.

Well it looks like it will, it looks like it will be big, and due to the popularity we’re left thinking how it could be great for some innovative marketing.

According to a new report by...

By Ryan Daws, 21 June 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Advertising, Android, Apps, AR, Commerce, Infographic, Location, Mobile, Research, Search Marketing.

Regulator shuts down TweetDeck due to accounting irregularities

TweetDeck is a well-known product for many diehard (otherwise known as “power”) users of the popular micro-blogging platform service, Twitter.

So in less than 140 characters, let’s explain the situation: “TweetDeck fails to file financial records, gets ‘dissolved’ by Cardiff-based Companies House”.

Let’s go a little more in-depth. Twitter first bought TweetDeck Ltd in 2011 for a reportedly cool £25 million deal from programmer Iain Dodsworth, maybe going...

By Ryan Daws, 07 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Apps, Branding, Campaigns, Twitter.

Global mobile ad impression report shows 'two horse race'

Apple and Samsung are locked in a two horse race to dominate the smartphone advertising market, with nine of the top ten devices in terms of mobile ad impressions attributed to the two manufacturers.

Adfonic, which serves over 100 billion global ad impressions a month, drew the data from its global ad network, and claims in its latest Global AdMetrics report that both firms increased their market share over Q3.

Apple and Samsung devices accounted for nine of the top ten by share of ad impressions, and the...

By Matt Henkes, 19 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Android, Apple, Mobile.

Opera: Rich media and iOS most lucrative for mobile advertising

Rich media mobile advertising has seen a rapid increase in popularity among marketers over the last six months, according to a new industry report from Opera Software.

Opera, probably most well known for its virtually ubiquitous mobile browsing services, had made a quiet splash in the mobile advertising space after paying out around $100m on a series of acquisitions like Mobile Theory, AdMarvela and 4th Screen Adverising.

The firm now claims to have dished out over $240m to mobile publishers, serving over 35bn ad...

By Matt Henkes, 20 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Android, Apple, Mobile.

Most Popular Android Apps by User Age: Nielsen

Nielsen’s latest report looks at the most popular Android Apps by age in the US.

The report, ‘App-Happy with Android’, states that Facebook and apps from Google (such as GMail) and the Android Market are the most popular smartphone apps among Android owners aged 18 and over in the US (based on users who have used the apps over the last thirty days).

Android Owners are Social

Facebook’s app for Android has an 80 percent reach amongst Android owners aged 18 – 24 and 25 – 34;...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 20 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apps, Research.

8 principles behind an effective branded app strategy

A gaggle of experts were on the ‘Apps as Marketing Tools’ panel at Apps World in London this month, including Mike Anderson from the Chelsea App Factory, Oren Todoros CEO of Apps Marketing.Mobi, Ed Lea, CTO at Grapple Moblie and Bronwyn Martin from Imanao. The name of the game was how brandded apps can help your business.

Here are eight key points from their session, brand marketers, take note:

  • Analytics: You wouldn’t build a website without analytics, so why do it with an app? There are tools out there that you can build into an app from the start that will tell you who’s using it, when, and how. Going to a developer...

By Matt Henkes, 30 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising Technology, Android, Apple, Apps, Campaigns.

Poor mobile strategy hurting retailers

Retailers are losing out on a vast swathe of potential business because of poor usability of their mobile web presence, according to a new report.Only a third of retailers surveyed delivered a dedicated mobile optimised web presence, while many mobile sites were not transferrable across multiple mobile browsers.Ecommerce analyst dotCommerce studied 12 leading high street brands, scoring their mobile presence across 22 different metrics, from usability to security and integration with other marketing activity.Alarmingly, the study found the half of all the mobile sites assessed would not load on Android handsets,...

By Matt Henkes, 21 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Campaigns, E-Commerce, Mobile.

Android Market Sees Continued Growth

Research2guidance’s latest report, ‘Android Market Insights’, examines download patterns and the number of new applications added to the Android Market over the last few months.

US Android Users Downloaded 240 Million Apps in September 2011

The United States remains the largest market for Android in terms of user base and number of apps downloaded with US Android users generating over 50 percent of all Android app downloads; totaling nearly 3.5 billion.

The US comprised 42.3 percent of all...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 17 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Commerce, Research, Search Marketing.

How are Brands Interacting with Apps?

91 percent of top brands have a presence in at least one of the major app stores according to a recent publication by Distimo. This has increased compared to 18 months ago when only 51 percent of brands published or licensed an application.

The report, ‘2011 Top 100 Global Brands and their App Store Status’, draws upon the ‘Interbrand 2011 Best Global Brands’ as its source for the top global brands and covers the Apple App Store for both iPhone and iPad, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 02 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Apps, Campaigns, Data & Analytics.