Tag Archives | Mobile Applications

My new business: 1,000 Twitter followers for $99

If you can’t beat them — that is, get annoyed at the ludicrous nature of follower obsession — join them. Who made money in the gold rush? The hundreds of thousands of folk who went to find gold? Or the people who sold’em spades? 😉 Enter my new business. I will sell you 1,000 followers […]

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Mobile Network App Stores: Utter, utter rubbish today

That’s the fifth presentation that I’ve been to — in as many weeks — featuring some kind of Mobile Operator attempting to explain to a room full of application developers just what they’re trying to do to support mobile development. My most recent experience was watching the chap from Orange France at Mobile Monday Paris […]

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Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague

Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague from Ben Smith on Vimeo. In advance of our trip to Prague tomorrow I met up with James Whatley and we talked Nokia Maps and whether Rafe Blandford’s comments about side-loading map data and pre-planning points of interest could be right.  We also waved a pre-release […]

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Fring – MWC Mobile Monday Peer Awards Winner

Hello James from the mjelly mobile 2.0 blog here at Mobile Industry Review with another Mobile 2.0 Service of the Week.  Fring is an amazing bit of mobile software that I’ve been using for a while and always planned to cover as one of our featured apps.  Earlier this week, (Monday) it was announced that Fring had […]

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Fun Text to be pre-loaded on Sony Ericsson handset

After attending MIR’s first developer’s event last week (see the video here), we’ve had fantastic news in from the team at Fun Text, who’s application provides a range of professionally-produced media such as ecards, emoticons, viral videos and virtual gifts for inclusion in text and multi-media messages.  Over to them: Today Sony Ericsson is announcing […]

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Blacklisted GetJar now on every operator’s Whitelist

I followed up with Patrick Mork, VP Marketing of GetJar (got a video of him coming from the MIR Developer Networking event). I wanted to know more about how operators are reacting to GetJar nowadays. For a long time, mobile operators were seeing services such as GetJar (effectively a huge, free app store for mobile […]

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Google Latitude’s #1 Problem Can’t Be Fixed

You can’t fix trust. Not with a click of a button. Have a read of this: 1 in 3 Australians will snoop in the phones of their partners (according to a Virgin Mobile survey). 60% of them do it when their partner is in the shower. 41% do it with their partner in view. (quote […]

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The INQ1 gets an update

At a small (but select) gathering tonight INQ – the makers of the ‘social’ handset the INQ1 – that grew out of the operator Three announced ‘Update 1’, an over-the-air refresh of the INQ1’s application suite which makes a number of improvements and feature-additions.  These improve Windows Live Messenger performance, give better general stability, pre-cache […]

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