Browsing All posts tagged under »mobile«

Places and people to follow for all things mobile

March 18, 2014


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 […]

Paym – mobile to mobile payments across all banks

March 10, 2014


During my 14 or so years thinking about mobile, and delivering services to boot, there has been a common thread for many of them and in particular person to person P2P services. And no not lots of money,  and no not über coolness, nor even a perfect idea, it is … Perceived ubiquity. For P2P […]

NFC Payments – chance for the roadblock to be cleared

February 20, 2014


I try not to just comment on rolling news about mobile, as there are so many more people who do this, and do it full time.  However sometimes an important event occurs that makes me sit up and think.  Here is one. Using your mobile phone to pay for things at a point of sale […]

M2M – the need for roaming and international SIMS

February 19, 2014


M2M or Machine to Machine, or Internet of Things, or the instrumented world.   OK bored now. M2M has a problem that needs to be addressed and it is good to see that T-Mobile USA are trying to fix it with a new tariff. You see the thing with M2M is that they are SIMs […]

Mobile and addiction

February 19, 2014


I saw this article from Mobile Youth *(well a post advertising a report,  but hey they have to spread the word somehow) and I agree with the findings,  however I have a slightly different take, and would like to set some context (at least from my point of view, as someone who’s youth blossomed long […]

Adaptive optimisation and stressful situations eg 3ES staff

February 8, 2014


In my last post I considered those apps that replace the main home screen of your phone with something that will change the apps etc on display based on the home screens understanding of your behaviour.  this should be brilliant,  what you want and need are right there, just as you require them.  As I […]

Making decisions to optimize a UX (mobile or web)

February 6, 2014


 One of the issues that has been a bone of contention for as long as web sites have been created (and indeed in software interfaces for years before that) is deciding the best layout, style and functional precedence for your site/app. It’s not easy because so often is is a case of personal preferences and […]

Context Sensitive home screens really starting to deliver

February 4, 2014


  I read this on the Verge and I though about how for the last 10 years the mobile phone UX people have been trying to solve this conundrum. So it would seem that the world is waking up to the fact that the home screen on a phone does not need to be static.I’ll not […]

Characteristics for Mobile API Services

October 10, 2013


For the last few years APIs have become more and more important for business, often they become either a source of revenue, or central to success when use by third parties is the key driver.  However when making APIs for mobile it is necessary to consider some characteristics that will make the difference between success […]

Bluetooth Low Energy and indoor connectivity

September 19, 2013


I am mentioning this because Apple has added support for Buetooth Low Energy (BLE) and called it iBeacon If you google this you’ll see lots of good articles about what BLE and iBeacon are so I’ll just be brief. Bluetooth low energy is what it sounds like,  a form of bluetooth that does not consume much radio energy, and as a […]