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Nearly half of Australian adults own a smartphone, a figure that has grown over 100 per cent since May 2011. It is fair to say we are becoming, if we aren't already, addicted to mobile.
Many people dubbed 2012 “The Year of Mobile” and looking at the stats, one can’t help but agree. Especially given there are more smartphones in the world than there are people!
Samsung seems to be making all the money from Google's Android mobile platform. So, how is Google going to claw back some income from the mobile space? With Google Play and, the Cookie Monster.
Recently released, the 2012 Stayz Holiday Habits Report reveals that Australians are struggling to escape work or resist heavy use of social media while on annual leave, often to the detriment of relationships with their travelling companions. Commissioned by Australia’s leading holiday rental website Stayz.com.au, the research was conducted by Nielsen and surveyed 8,900 Australians.
NoQ was born from a moment of inspiration on the part of its founder, Brad Moran. In 2011, Moran found himself waiting in line for a movie but wanting to get some food without loosing his spot. The scenario got him to thinking of way that he could pre-order and pay with his mobile so that he could grab his food and go without additional queue time waiting for the food. Voila! NoQ was born.
Mobile devices are where it’s at. This is something we all know. Having a mobile-formatted website is simply a must-have at this point. In spite of this seemingly compulsory information, survey says: (dramatic pause) - Fewer than ten-per cent of SMEs in Australia have mobile-friendly websites. Ouch.
There's no question that mobile devices have become a staple in everyday living around the world. Now more than ever it's important that websites be optimized for mobile devices. But, do you really need a website specifically for mobile cusomers?
The good people at Google recently released research offering insight into how Aussies use and abuse their smartphones. It's not a huge surprise that the research found that smartphones have become the technology du jour for most Australians. But have businesses stepped up to the plate?
Here’s a factoid to wow your brains: in 2010, 36% of all smartphone users browsed the internet on their mobile. Note: this stat is over 12 months old. Recent figures suggest the mobile browsing is now as high as 70%. According to Gartner research, by 2013 more people will use mobile phones than PCs to get online.
The new calendar year is looming large. So, Dr Caroline Hong, Chief Executive Officer of the SME Association of Australia, decided it was high time to share her thinkings on upcoming trends for small to medium enterprises.
We suspect the first word in this small telecommunications company's name has nothing to do with liplocks and everything to do with "keep it simple, stupid." Founded in Melbourne, Kiss Mobile offers a pay-as-you-go alternative to the contractual phone plans from the big telcos.
Google’s recent announcement that it had snapped up Motorola Mobility for a cool $12.5bn cash has techie types all a-quiver. Top smartphone and tablet manufacturers that use Google’s Android operating system to power their devices have put on their game faces following the announcement. However, many pundits have speculated that they're collectively bricking it (our words, not theirs).
The popularity of QR Codes is on the rise, but still a lot of people don't quite understand what they are.
Poor old Bluetooth. For a while now it’s been misappropriated by loud, shouty types stomping up the high street fog-horning ‘Buy! Buy! SELL!’ into their ear pieces. We here at Anthill -- with a liberal dollop of help from the delightful folk at Intel -- would like to reclaim Bluetooth as much more than just a conduit for idiots.
Kei is the Founder and CEO of Infinita Inc, a multinational mobile research, consulting and development firm located in the heart of Tokyo. His company is one of the very few companies in Japan that covers the three business areas all under one roof, consists of a multinational team and possesses in-depth working knowledge of the world's most advanced mobile market. Their goal is to help clients across the globe create world-class services on connected devices.
Appalogues (see what they did there?), created by Brisbane company Min-i-Mags, is a smartphone application that combines old-school catalogues with new mobile technology to create a product it hopes will replace shopping catalogues -- Australia’s third largest consumer-directed advertising medium (after newspapers and TV).
Top-ranked digital marketing agency, Resource Interactive, predicts mobile devices will rewrite the retail rulebook. And fast. Plus, 68% of B2C companies in North America claiming to have acquired customers via Facebook.
A service that employs a real person to call you each day to tell you how awesome you are -- and charges $45 a month for this 'feel good' moment -- was the forehead-slapping winner of Ovum's annual Wireless Turkey Awards.
Five billion apps downloaded in 2010. A 347% jump in Twitter mobile usage. Mobile Future, a coalition of businesses, non-profits and individuals pushing for advances in wireless technology, wants us to know that mobile is going to be really, really big in 2011.