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m-Tickets for trains, at last some movement, but more to be done

March 25, 2014

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I saw yesterday (24th March) that First Capital Connect have started supporting mobile tickets. you can see a capture of their tweet from yesterday. I am glad that this is happening,  and it would appear to be a lot like the airline’s model: That is the “ticket” ends up being a QR code read by the entry gates at the […]

Showrooming – appears not to be as damaging as feared

March 25, 2014

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Showrooming – you know,  this is where you’re checking online prices of something your looking at in a store in the real world, the fear being you just go ahead and order it online, rather than buy it from the store. This is a nightmare scenario for the stores involved, in particular smaller stores, that […]

Mobiles are changing the very way we think – Part 2

March 21, 2014

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 [eds note: This post is too long,  so here it is in 15 words: Digital Natives and Immigrants are very different in how they use mobiles so design accordingly.] In the previous entry on this subject we looked at how mobiles are changing the way we think. In summary: We are ever more reliant on external memory, provided by […]

Mobile app / web responsiveness

March 20, 2014

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In short: Ensure your apps react quickly (sub 1 second), and tell the user when delays are expected, because with a flaky mobile connection these delays can happen more often than you’d like. For many years at the birth of the internet there was a lot of effort in making web pages load fast over […]

Wearable tech – working together

March 19, 2014

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i read that Google now have a version of android for wearable gear,  kinda makes sense to me. However what I want to see is the greater intercommunication between wearable kit. If I have a screen projected on my glasses I do not want to be touching my head,  or waiving my hands around in […]

Is using a tablet, in your house, a mobile use case ?

March 18, 2014

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I have been looking at a range of usage figures for web sites,  and several well known online only shopping brands,  and research from IBM into black friday have been showing that about half of shoppers online are using tablets,  and the inference is drawn that this is a growth in mobile e-commerce. And I […]

Places and people to follow for all things mobile

March 18, 2014

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I am often asked for places on the web for advice and so here a few that help. Before that though,  if you look for the  tag stats in my blog you’ll see some interesting sites. Of course there are a million and one places to get mobile information,  many of them little more than […]