Archive for the 'Mobile' Category

App Market Peaking

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Mobile World Live, brought to you by the GSMA, has a new article on how the app market is close to peaking in the UK and Deloitte says this trend could become global over the next few years. Apparently, there’s an increasing number of ‘casual users’ who are less interested in downloading app releases.
I see […]

Google Play Revenue vs App Store Revenue

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Yesterday I posted on how Android now has 84.7% of the Smartphone market. However, Android users are less affluent than iOS users and tend to be less inclined to pay for apps or in-app purchases. So when might there be enough Android users to counteract Android users’ unwillingness to pay?
Strategy Analytics has new research that […]

IDC Q2/2014 Smartphone Shipments

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

IDC have details on smartphone shipments for Q2 2014. Android and iOS now account for 96% of the market. Total shipments were more than 300 million in Q2.

 
Windows Phone and Blackberry are just about dead. iOS market share is starting to become worryingly smaller. However, most of Android’s growth is in developing countries. Having said […]

Discover The Enterprise Mobile Opportunities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Good Technology have a new free Mobile Index Report (pdf) to "track and analyze the impact of mobile apps and platforms". The report concentrates on the use of apps in the enterprise.

Top usecases include document editing, instant messaging, business intelligence and CRM. Enterprise app activations increased 20% quarter over quarter.
 
"Android device activations jumped significantly quarter […]

Developer Lottery

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Vision Mobile has a new post on "Will Developers Stop Playing the App Lottery?". In summary, the majority of developers don’t make money. However, the ecosystem will exist as long as there’s a supply of developers hoping to get rich.
The analysis of ‘developer’ (whatever that means) in this way is probably narrow in that it […]

Tablet Shipments Stalling

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Strategy Analytics confirms that tablet shipments have stalled. Apple also saw a decrease in number of units shiped and a reduction in market share from 29% to 25% mainly due to the strength Android (70% market share).
 
It’s interesting that tablet shipments have peaked at approximately 50 million units per quarter. This is much less than […]

Android AOSP Devices and Development

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

ABI Research has some interesting findings in that Forked Android AOSP grew 20% quarter-on-quarter and now accounts for about 20% of the market. Chinese and Indian vendors accounted for the majority of smartphone shipments for the first time with 51% share.
 

Some people might think AOSP implies Chinese devices for use in China. However, this isn’t […]

Severe Security Flaws Found In Security Apps

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Trend Micro has a post on how flaws have been found in some file locker apps. The problem is that developers have mistakenly thought that hiding sensitive information makes it secure. Unfortunately, you can’t get security through obscurity. The scary thing is that consumers have been trusting these apps with their particularly sensitive information. One […]