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Updated data zapping for Windows Mobile

Rating: Delete that sensitive data via SMS

Given the bad publicity stemming from the accidental loss of sensitive data, British software developer, Aiko Solutions, has released a new version of its SecuWipe app. The app is aimed at Windows phones and Windows CE terminals. Continue reading

The open application store industry is where iPhone will see competition. PocketGear has bought out Handango

bigstockphoto_fire_ants_170281 Mobile applications are often the subject of some seriously ostentatious advertising and promotion. Apple regularly quotes its most recent “billion” landmark, and the Wholesale Application Community announcement at MWC last week was the very definition of grandstanding. But in the older market of platform agnostic app stores, things are quickly getting very interesting. Todays announcement that PocketGear has bought out competitor Handango is only the most recent of several interesting developments.
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Nokia reinvents NFC with Explore and Share mobile content service

picture-23Here’s a quickie on a “new” service from Nokia that it has released an official video for today. Explore and Share is a way for people who buy their phones in a Nokia retail store to get content from the Ovi store onto their phones incredibly quickly. Continue reading

You know what? Novarra’s “OneWeb” mobile app program is actually pretty good.

picture-4How many times have you heard “develop once, publish anywhere”? It’s a phrase that actually makes me stop listening these days. It has been promised so many times by so many different companies that it has lost all meaning. So when OneWeb came up in my interview with Randy Cavaiani, VP Marketing for Novarra, I almost shook my head in despair. But as I talked to Randy, I realised that Novarra might actually be on to something here. Might be. Continue reading

DeviceAnywhere taps into Latin America

Rating: 3G networks making virtual Lab viable

It seems that remote testing specialist, DeviceAnywhere has spotted the opportunity that Latin America offers as one of the world’s largest cellular markets. Hence it has partnered with local specialist, Certified, to offer its Virtual Developer Lab (VDL) through Vivo. Continue reading

Evolving avatars – the next phone craze

Rating: Charge the phone or the fish gets it

Forget ringtones and wallpapers, the latest fad for mobile phone is evolving avatars. Or so Bluestreak Technology and Cellfish Media would have us believe. The first two avatars are Pilou the Hamster and Surimi the Fish. Continue reading

Cloud development the key says FeedHenry

Rating: Write all your mobile apps in one cloud

mygomoRating: Write all your mobile apps in one cloud

A ‘Hosted Development Environment’ is developers’ Heaven says FeedHenry. Its cloud-based platform allows them to build and run apps across multiple mobile platform including, iPhone, Android, Symbian and Blackberry. Plus they can also run across social media sites such as Facebook or MySpace. Continue reading

MWC: Sony Ericsson pushes for open source, mobile content creation – based around social communities

creations-logoHow many buzzwords can you count in the headline for this article? I interviewed Christopher David, Sony Ericssons Head of Developer and Partner Engagement, Content & Services, Creation & Development (damn, that’s a long job title). He was very enthusiastic about a new service coming from Sony Ericsson (SE) called CREATIONS – and while it is genuinely interesting, it also genuinely ticks a lot of boxes on the marketing committees list of “what’s hot in mobile”. Continue reading

@MWC Vodafone turns up the heat for Android app Vodafone People and Vodafone 360

mwc20102Vodafone starts Mobile Word Congress with an air of arrogance, boasting:

1. New app allows full access to the Vodafone People service, including wireless syncing of contacts and aggregation of social network feeds, chat and email accounts

2. Nearly 300,000 Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 and M1 phones sold since service launch

3. Downloadable 360 services now available for 100 devices

4. Hyves social networking site now integrated Continue reading

Mobile content may not be sexy, but in some places it’s still King. Flycell launches content portal in Aregentina.

flycell Flycell is a New York based content company that specialises in entertainment for both mobile and on-line internet. It maintains its own mobile content portal in nine countries, with a focus on ringtones and wallpapers – the question is how will this kind of content compete with applications? Continue reading

Micropayments heavyweight Hi-media wades into the mobile arena

money-dollars-cashThings are about to get very interesting for mobile content purchases. A Paris-based company that has 10 years experience in digital content has today announced a major launch. Hi-media is opening an office in San Francisco for its micropayments system, Allopass. Let’s have a look! Continue reading

Want to launch your own mobile app store? Go talk to GetJar

app-store-application-shop GetJar is an independent mobile application store – unlike the Apple Store or the Android Market, it doesn’t have manufacturer backing as a safety net. But it also isn’t tied down to one device, and GetJar offers free applications to download for pretty much every smartphone platform available. GetJar also claims to be the 2nd largest application store in the world behind the Apple Store (a title that Nokia somewhat amusingly attempted to yoink in December). And today GetJar is announcing the launch of a new service that could be very interesting. App Catalogue Express is a white label mobile app catalog that allows other mobile entities to instantly launch their own app store based on the GetJar catalogue. Continue reading

Mobile proves itself as a news media platform: Verve reports its 2009 figures

woman_reading_newspaper Verve Wireless is a company that really interests me, personally. It straddles the border between mobile media and news media, creating customised mobile apps for local media companies including TV stations, newspapers and radio stations. As a former newspaper employee, I’ve always felt that mobile is a great direction for news to go in. And the readership figures that Verve Wireless is racking up show that it is a viable channel. Continue reading

madvertise das deutsche AdMob

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Carsten Frien, Mitgründer und CEO von madvertise, wird am 28.1. 2010 auf den M-Days zum Thema „Mobile Performance Marketing“ sprechen, unter Berücksichtigung der Schlagwörter „Mobile-In-Application-Advertising“, „effizientes Targeting“, sowie „Advertising Marktplatz“.Folgende Fragen vorab an Carsten: Continue reading

Tetris is now the most purchased mobile game ever: Alexey Pajitnov dances with joy

picture-12When Tetris was first released in the mid-1980s, its creator basically got screwed. Under the USSR, the government held all copywrites and the game was distributed for free. With the founding of the Tetris Company in 1996, Alexey Pajitnov has been able to draw profits from his creation – so the news that it is now (once again) the most downloaded mobile game in existence is welcome news. Continue reading