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Carnival of Mobilists #210

This week it is Martin Wilson from Indigo102’s turn to provide his take on a week in mobile. Here are some of the week’s highlights: “Location” is the topic for Ajit Jaokar of Open Gardens, who praises Nokia for going back to grass roots and believes Nokia is setting the agenda as an industry leader once again. Praise continues for Nokia as Dennis Bournique, at Wap Review, gives his views on the N900 and describes how he believes it represents the next generation of mobile browsing.
Our own Caroline Lewko interviewed industry veteran Francisco Kattan, from Alcatel Lucent, about the changing shape of mobile development. Kattan gives his views and demonstrates how Alcatel Lucent is firmly focused on supporting developers. This support is evident by their sponsorship of the WIPJam taking place February 18th at MWC App Planet.

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Carnival of Mobilists #209

RioCarnival 209Complete with a carnival pic from Rio, Carnival #209 is brought to us by Dennis at WAP Review. It is bursting with great material as always. Here is a small selection of what you will find: “iPad: The (attempted) Windows killer” by Michael Mace; Mobile Mandala’s Mark Jaffe makes a wake up call to the mainstream entertainment business in Mobile Is Not An Island; and an interview with WIPJam Lead Sponsor Ericsson submitted by the WIP Team who are getting ready for WIPJam on February 18th taking place in the new App Planet at MWC. Jam On!

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Carnival of Mobilists #208

Antoine J Wright brings us this week’s Carnival. There are some great articles as always! Check out the submission from MobiThinking on how soccer clubs use mobile to engage fans! Very cool! The Vision Mobile blog on the Smartphone Craze is worth a read! Another interesting read is the blog from Ajit Jaokar on th meaning of mobile to younger users!

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Carnival of Mobilists #207

carnival-masks-2This week’s offering is brought to us by Volker on Mobile complete with carnival masks for carnival season.

Aviv Revach looks forward to the Mobile World Congress and is once again compiling a list of networking events. We know that he has already signed up for our WIPJam taking place on Thursday, February 18 at MWC in App Planet. It is a great networking event for developers and this one is shaping up to be our best one yet! The Carnival also features a WIPJam post written by our guest Malik Saadi, Principal Analyst at Informa. His article explains how the emergence of a fragmented smartphonosphere will make native development incredibly more difficult to scale and thus less and less economically viable and much more.

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Carnival of Mobilists #205

2010 made of sparks and fireworksThe first Carnival of this new decade is hosted by Ernst Doku at Omio, a major mobile phone comparison site, who makes his debut today. This week’s offerings include: Chetan Surma’s expansive and comprehensive survey of mobile industry predictions for 2010, as well as a brilliant wrap-up of the previous decade; Alexei Polyakov’s in-depth report on the state of mobile social networking in Japan and many more. Happy mobile reading!

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Carnival of Mobilists #204

This week’s carnival is brought to the mobile world by London Calling. This last carnival of the decade is bursting with interesting reading. Including an article from Raj Singh, a regular WIPJam attendee and member of our Developer Advisory Team, entitled Geo-monopolies. Volker Hirsch has a post on “The Power of Open: Why Android is Big” and our own Thibaut Rouffineau provides a comprehensive comparison of app stores! Here at WIP, we are looking forward to another great year of Carnival of Mobilists in 2010!

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Finally after 2 months of inputting, cleaning up, asking for data about the various appstores in the market we’re finally at the stage where we can publish a summary pdf gathering all the data the wip appstore wiki holds about the 27 appstores inputted there at the beginning of December (and we have now reached 29…)

Our objective in publishing this information as a document is to make it easier for you to compare the various appstores by sitting them next to one another on a few sheet of paper. Whatever your purpose is : platform choice, country choice, pricing decision in a bird’s eye view you’ll have all the channels in the market. Going forward we will publish a monthly “dump” of the wiki  for you to keep track of evolutions and changes in this space.

Having put this together for the first time there are a few things that jump to mind:

  • The sheer volume of channels for Windows Mobile applications, with 60% of appstores do sell Windows Mobile applications. Quite interestingly this is also where the majority of “established players” come from, posing the question whether or not the new Windows Marketplace will change this state of affairs.
  • The growing support for widgets in appstores with the :  Android Market, Palm App Catalog, JIL, Vodafone 360 initiatives being the most prominent examples.
  • Despite the absence of “large players” (apart from Google)  in the Android apps market, the growth of the small and independent Android stores., driven by 3 factors:
    • Apparent and relative freedom to create appstores for smaller players… [PS: Just as I was writing this blog the news leaked that Motorola were looking at launching an Android specific appstore SHOP4APPS which would show that larger player are also getting involved... watch this space]
    • Working around the content filters imposed by the Android Market :  mikandi focusing on creative mobile adult content and AndAppstore
    • Focus on niche devices and applications reflecting the variety / fragmentation of the Android space with Camangi Market specializing in MID sized devices (5 to 9-inches Android device)

Now publishing the information in a doc is just a first step we’re after your thoughts, demands on how we can make this information more useful, more usable, more complete to you… if you have any thoughts you want to share please tell us, we have a few thoughts such as making the appstores  comparable online or searches based on platform but the if you have a few ideas of your own please let us know, whether it is it improve the quality, quantity of the data, the usability of this data and the ability to compare the various fields… all will be welcome.

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Carnival of Mobilists #203

1230269_venice_carnival_2 This week’s Carnival, brought to us by AntoineJRWright, comes complete with a Carnival image from Venice. Featured articles including: Will Mobile Phones Replace In-Store Retail Salespeople? by Mark Jaffe, Mobile strategies for small business by Jose Colucci and an article from our own Caroline Lewko, Open Innovation Gets a FAIL with Mobile Developers.

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Carnival of Mobilists #202

This week, the Carnival is hosted by Mobile Strategy where you will find thought-provoking pieces, inside scoops, tough questions and overall interesting posts on a variety of topics. Included is an interview that our Wipster Thibaut conducted with Victor Shaburov, the CEO of Handster, a company that provides a mobile appstore and specializes in white label appstores for OEM and Operators.

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Carnival of Mobilists #201

clown noseThis week’s Carnival is hosted by Burning the Bacon with Barrett. It includes an interesting article from Francisco Kattan “Why Droid will hurt RIM more than the iPhone” where he predicts and outlines why he believes the new Droid will fail to impact the iphone and will instead take a bite out of the blackberry. Check out other articles including; the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition by Volker Hirsch and C. Enrique Ortiz’ perspective on where the NFC industry is at and what it needs to do to start reaching its potential.

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