Archive for the 'WAP' Category

The Web vs Apps Outcome

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

There was time when some people thought the future of mobile development was the web. That thinking was based on the fact that the web was a common platform across all types of device and that would be the only way to solve fragmentation. If you look at the ‘Web Technologies’ section at the bottom […]

Apps vs Internet

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Orange has some new free Orange Exposure research conducted by TNS that concentrates on the path to purchase across the UK, France and Spain. It concludes that 4G networks are igniting uptake in m-commerce, showrooming is on the rise and Android’s dominance over iOS is continuing (also with a leap in tablet market share).
An interesting […]

Tablet Usability Study

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Nielsen Norman Group have a new article on the results of six rounds of usability studies with tablet users across iPad, Android and Windows tablets.
The main problems were the same as for applications on other platforms…
"Difficult features, mismatch with user workflow and poor instructions that people don’t read"
Nielsen Norman Group observes that websites are […]

Gartner Technology Trends for 2013

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Many companies doing development are looking at the ‘here and now’. I previously observed how successful products sometimes project the technical and market roadmap to the next few years and try to fill a gap. In mobile, things change very quickly, timescales are compressed and it’s rarely sensible to try to project more than a […]

MoMo London HTML5 vs Native

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

On Monday evening I was at MoMo London at the ‘annual’ HTML5 vs Native debate. It was excellently chaired by the entertaining Ewan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review, with two teams of debaters. Andrew Betts (FT Labs), Sam Arora (DeviceAnywhere) and Jose Valles (BlueVia) were in the ‘Pro-HTML5′ team  while Nick Barnett (Mippin), Alex Caccia […]

Mobile Web Technologies Tide is Turning?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

There’s a thought-provoking article at at AlThingsD that observes that the Mobile Tide is Turning Towards Full-Fledged Apps rather web-based technologies. It describes the case of Facebook and to a lesser extent Quora who have embraced native rather than web technologies.
The lesson here is that if you want the best user experience you have to […]

Developer Garden Component Marketplace

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Developer Garden Component Marketplace is a new online marketplace from Deutsche Telekom (powered by Verious) where developers can buy and sell software components for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and HTML5. It includes some Deutsche Telekom components as well as those provided by Verious.
Components are a great way to get your project up and running quickly. However, here […]

Web App Tips

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

People underestimate the effort required to create a great web app. They tend to get blinded by the write-once promise but in practice it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Brian Leroux takes a deep look at in his presentation on how the mobile web is a mess. I have previously written a lot about […]