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Do you want your app reviewed in Vogue America?

Here’s my pitch: You’re a journalist writing for some of America’s biggest and most influential consumer media publications. You’re busy doing your job and you don’t have a lot of time to focus on this new burgeoning market of mobile applications. You understand that it’s not all about the iPhone but you simply don’t have […]

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10x Champagne-Beta-Testers required by Touchnote

I heard from Ed Hodges, this morning. When he’s not setting the hearts of many a mobile industry female fluttering, Mr Hodges heads up Mobile for Touchnote. Touchnote needs some testing help from Nokia S60 users, specifically Nokia S60 3rd Edition users. They’ll pay you a bottle of Champagne (and, knowing Ed, it’ll be the […]

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AdMob: 10% of UK smartphones are running Android

You know AdMob, the chaps who serve billions of mobile advertisements every month? Well they’ve been publishing a metrics report every month for quite a while and it makes absolutely fascinating reading. It is my no means illustrative of the market as a whole — they can obviously only track the users who’re visiting mobile […]

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Who’s the arse using his phone for directions? Me!

I was on Chiswick High Street today trying to find a cash point that worked. Eventually I found the Natwest and managed to obtain some cash and as I departed the bank, a chap stopped me on the street. He was wearing a Tesco supermarket jacket. “Excuse me, mate,” he said. I turned round. “Do […]

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How many downloads do iPhone apps get?

The eternal question.. answered directly by super-shit-hot UK developer, Simon Maddox, on the MoMo London email discussion this afternoon: Hey Will, My app, 0870, was accepted into the app store a week and a half ago after 429 days in review. I’m planning to release all of the stats on my blog, but here’s a […]

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Why the Ovi Store is still total bollocks

Yes I’m a fan. A big Nokia fan. Using my new N86 I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the background-processing abilities with the likes of Nimbuzz running along with Google Maps, ShoZu and so on. The camera is, of course, brilliant, too. But the Ovi Store? Oh dear. Here’s just one indication why it’s struggling.

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Touchnote launches on iPhone to connect your photos to the real world

My wife still sends letters. Thank you letters, the odd note to her friend, that sort of thing. She does it a) because it’s good manners and b) because it means something. Knocking over a Tweet to say ‘thanks for the lunch at Claridges’ might be acceptable in a fast-paced-busy-blogger-about-town lifestyle, but at some point, […]

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Look what I found! A Touchnote!

I was doing my customary ‘touchnote‘ search in the iTunes Store this evening and woosh… look what I found! It’s arrived! More on this in a moment.

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GPush app pushes your Gmail to your Apple iPhone

I just had a note in from the chaps at Tiverias Apps to tell me about their latest addition to the iPhone App Store — ‘GPush’. It does what it says on the tin. Making use of the relatively new Apple push-update function, GPush prompts you with the subject and sender of mail sent to […]

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Mobango has delivered half a billion content downloads

It’s been a little while since I last stopped by Mobango. Last night at the MIR Mobile Mixer event in London, somebody mentioned them in conversation and I thought I should take a closer look. Mobango, in case you need a refresher, is all about mobile content. They’ve done a ton of work to make […]

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Can we all admit that ‘Mobile Web’ is total rubbish?

Long time SMS Text News and Mobile Industry Review columnist, Malcolm Murphy, is back! And he’s taking no prisoners with his first contribution to MIR 3.0: The mobile web is getting it in the neck. Read on to see if you agree. Over to you, Malcolm: – – – – – How do you access […]

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Mark Curtis of Flirtomatic: Don’t forget the mobile web

I popped by the Flirtomatic London offices today to meet with founder Mark Curtis and the team.