The loss of socialisation in the family

April 23, 2017

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Data showing how TV is moving from group to individual.

Posted in: life, mobile, TV

Push notification fatigue – comScore data

February 15, 2017

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I find this interesting Yes is the short answer,  and it is entirely in line with other similar declines is use. We advertising in the late 1990’s had very good click through rates,  and now they are infitessimal. SMS and MMS advertising had huge response rates when first used,  guess what,  that’s right, they are […]

Mobile Web usage – and what comsore say

February 15, 2017

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ComScore have produced their 2016 US Mobile App report,  and it is full of very good data and graphs on all things mobile. However I would challenge their implied assertion that mobile users are not very interested in mobile web. I think a large proportion of the decline is that the mobile web sites are […]

Instant Apps and discovery

January 30, 2017

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Stories are going around about the fact that instant apps are finally starting to see the light of day.  But what are they and why should you care ? Firstly you should care because it should make a lot of actions we do on our devices much smoother and better.  For example you want to […]

About Watson

January 27, 2017

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I work for IBM in the mobile and emerging tech spaces. I have been asked a lot about what Watson does and what cognitive means. I was lucky enough to hear an over view from the Watson CTO yesterday,  and this is derived from my (rather sketchy) notes,  and hopefully is just enough to get […]

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How much functionality to cram into your app

June 18, 2016

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Sizing your app One of the perennial questions I get asked is regarding the functional sizing of an app, or set of apps, in particular for staff apps. By that I mean how much functionality should I put into an app ? Should you have one big app with everything in it,  or should you […]

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Is Cisco about to knock out the Mobile Operators ?

June 15, 2016

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Its been heralded many times,  the cornering of the mobile operator into just being a dumb pipe.  WhatsApp and Instagram have stolen the messaging business.  Will Cisco Spark, and the other new incantations of VoiP (or VoLTE if you prefer, mean that their voice revenue will go the same way. Of course the operators will sell us bundles […]

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