6 main elements of beautifully designed smartphone apps

The importance of mobile design really cannot be exaggerated these days. In 2014, 60 percent of web traffic came from a mobile device. That’s well over half, and more than enough reason to convince any sane person of the importance of mobile first design. But building a top smartphone app is tough. Contrary to what… Continue reading 6 main elements of beautifully designed smartphone apps

4 reasons #socialmedia has most people jumping on the smartphone bandwagon

Believe it or not, people are still using flip phones, Motorola Razors, and phones with buttons!… what? But those folks are increasingly in the minority. A new study by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that 61% of American cell phone users are now using a smartphone. But why now? I think social media plays… Continue reading 4 reasons #socialmedia has most people jumping on the smartphone bandwagon

Leap Wireless shows the iPhone still can’t be popular for low income consumers

Hindsight is 20/20, or so they say. This is important for Leap Wireless as it seems on the surface that their failure to sell a no-contract iPhone was a doomed concept from the start. Last year, the company became the first pay-as-you-go carrier to offer the Apple iPhone. Now, they’re on pace to sell half… Continue reading Leap Wireless shows the iPhone still can’t be popular for low income consumers

Walking Dead app turns your iPhone pictures into zombie walkers

The vast majority of attempts to tie in a mobile app to a television show have been completely lame. There is something potentially lucrative about taking advantage of “the second screen” in television entertainment, but nobody seems to have found the secret formula. AMC still hasn’t found that formula, but their Dead Yourself app is… Continue reading Walking Dead app turns your iPhone pictures into zombie walkers

Research in Motion is now simply “BlackBerry”

For RIM, you are what you eat. The latest twist for tumbling company Research in Motion, they’ve chosen to change their name and branding to reflect who they really are. Instead of being the once-proud RIM brand, they will be known simply as “BlackBerry” going forward. This is a good move. It focuses all attention… Continue reading Research in Motion is now simply “BlackBerry”

5 ways the smartphone is changing healthcare

The US Department of Health and Human Services calls it “mHealth.” The m stands for mobile and the term defines and includes the many ways in which mobile applications and devices are being used “to monitor a patient’s health remotely” and “improve health outcomes, healthcare services, and health research.” With an estimated 40,000 mobile health… Continue reading 5 ways the smartphone is changing healthcare

Smartphones to beat projections, account for half of all mobile phones by 2013

It wasn’t supposed to happen until 2015. Smartphones accounted for 35% of the worldwide market last year but they are projected to jump to over half of the market by next year. According to AllThingsD: “This represents a major upgrade for the outlook compared to a year ago, when smartphones weren’t expected to take the… Continue reading Smartphones to beat projections, account for half of all mobile phones by 2013

Advertising has yet to catch up to time spent on mobile phones

The use of mobile phones has dramatically increased; in fact you probably own a Smartphone and perhaps even reading this article from it, people much like yourself enjoy being able to remain connected to Technology even whilst on the go. Therefore the rising boom of Smartphones will increase and has already surpassed PC sales making… Continue reading Advertising has yet to catch up to time spent on mobile phones