Our very first Top 7 Apps post comes from Nick Gibson, Managing Director of Tiger Mobiles, a mobile phone comparison site. Nick’s role is to oversee day to day running of the company as well as playing a key role in marketing and understanding customers’ shopping behaviour to help them make better buying decisions. Nick’s […]
The lifeblood of innovation, in this section we profile applications and related services that come to our attention. If you’re a developer and you’d like your application featured — or, if you’ve just discovered a piece of electronic genius in the form of a must-have-application, email our editor, Ewan with details.
I’ve got a new feature coming soon here at MIR. It’s called Top 7 Apps. I’m asking executives from around the industry (and beyond) to list out their top 7 mobile applications with a line or two about each. I chose 7 rather than 5 or 10 as I think that will push each individual […]
The message for Android is increasingly bleak in the context of security. I really do wonder whether the average normob (“normal mobile user”) is beginning to form the view that ‘Android is insecure’. I don’t know if the message has penetrated widely enough and often enough in mainstream media yet. But I’m sure some damage […]
As I was setting up my new LG G3 piece of Android joy the other week I inevitably searched for the Amazon app. I was looking for the main Amazon app — the one I use almost daily on the iPhone to order all sorts of things (Most recent purchases: 4x 9V batteries, 1 x […]
I have been watching the growth of services such as Powered Now for sometime. Way back in the day, I used to run a physical magazine for my local town. I launched the magazine to prove I could build a physical publication from nothing and had a phenomenal time meeting the entrepreneurs and tradespeople in […]
Who knew? I didn’t. I had no idea. I thought Whatsapp would have been one of the key contenders. But apparently not. This is according to a recent release from Sandvine. (If you haven’t come across Sandvine, they are a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.) Regarding Snapchat, the precise […]
I know quite a few developers looking at the issue of app security so when @DominicTravers tweeted me this excellent app security primer, I thought it was definitely worth a quick post. Dominic highlighted the deck presented by Scott Alexander-Brown at RSA 2014 last week. It’s titled: Assume a hostile environment: securing mobile data in the […]
This evening, as per my previous post, I was in Smythson of Bond Street shopping on behalf of my wife. As I walked down to the Burberry shop on Bond Street I paused outside Smythson and flirted with the idea of looking in Smythson. They appear to do nice things and it’s a brand that […]
Good morning it’s Julian here once again, this time with part one of a two-part series on points to consider when developing enterprise applications. I know this will be a little obtuse to those who aren’t actively working in the sector so if you’ve any questions please do add them below and I’ll respond. Here […]
Anyone using Hailo today will have seen what I’ve just seen — a Halloween inspired Hailo figure. Nice touch!
I was at a big AirWatch mobile device management (MDM) pan-European pow-wow last week. At it were CEOs, MDs and reps from Multinationals whose brand names are the stuff of the daily papers. In amongst them all were small firms, AirWatch’s channel partners and consultants like me who had some spare time on their hands. […]
Recently you may recall that I was positively SPITTING BLOOD and GUTS, ripping doors of hinges and throwing televisions through windows at the service level from the initial versions of Sky Go Extra. The concept with ‘Extra’ is that you can download a limited range of Sky content on your mobile devices and then watch […]