Archive | Applications

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.

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My Top 7 Apps: Nick Gibson of Tiger Mobiles

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 […]

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What are your top 7 apps?

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 […]

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Snapchat drives more traffic than any other messaging app on North American mobile networks

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 […]

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Building secure applications: A useful primer

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 […]

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Sky Go Extra: All is forgiven; it’s now much improved

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 […]

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