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June 2, 2015

The State of the Mobile Apps Stores: Google Play vs iOS vs Amazon vs Windows

" comparison index of  google play, ios, windows and amazon"
This statistic contains data on the number of apps available for download in leading app stores as of May 2015. As of that month, Android users were able to choose between 1.5 million apps. Apple's App Store remained the second-largest app store with 1.4 million available apps..

May 27, 2015

mobile app review for your car : Ulysse Speedometer


"mobile app  review  for your car  :  Ulysse Speedometer"

 Ulysse Speedometer is compatible wit Blackberry and Android 

 This app is  a brilliant  multitasker  which has GPS  assisted speedometer which is more accurate than your factory fitted car speedometer, which   is prone to having variations  nd errors. The app notifies you every time you cross the speed limit in that particular region ( you have to set up the limits manually)

 It records the current, yesterday and weekly journey length speeds, can trace your journey  and export the data in SD card  or email this as  Google Earth KML format ★

Ulysse Speedometer  Multiple shift setting and latest version   has the ability to access the phone dialer and contacts within the app providing quicker access while you may be be  behind the  wheel

 The HUD mode projects the car speed at the windscreen, but  mostly this is readable once the suin goes down . The pro mode will remove the ad which is quite an irritation

May 14, 2015

Has android become the new " windows " across mobile Os

" Is android the new windows "?

THE WIN-ANDROID-IZATION OF MOBILE OS


Just as Windows held a almost monopoly across desktop OS in the last 15 years.Android is set to rule the mobile OS  in the same way.Android's mobile OS  share is increasing at record speed. From overall  49% market share  its expected to become 63% by 2016.. and by 2019 almost 85% unless  a mobile OS  become strong enough to challenge it . Apple's iOS definetly wont make it and  windows mobile  is now where in the radar// So is it ripe for someone  to disrupt the Android monopoly?.

The rise of digital virtual economy powered by bitcoins

"The rise of  digital virtual economy powered by bitcoins"

The state of virtual  currency wallets is led by the explosive growth of bitcoin, coinbase, multibit and blockchain


May 13, 2015

2009 to 2015 :change in the mobile industry competitive ecosystem


" the change in the mobile industry " 2009 to 2015"

 Just 6 years have shaken up the mobile devices competitive landscape

The  above chart  compares and depicts the changes in the mobile industry since 2009 onwards In just over 5 years  the mobile landscape has undergone  a massive shift across its competitive ecosystem . RIM and its brand Blackberry have almost but disspeared. The mobile OS Symbian is history. Microsoft has started making phones  after picking up Nokia which was not a long time ago " the market leader in many counties ..Android today has over 60%  mobile OS share as compared to just 4% share back in 2009 

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May 12, 2015

Top 10 android smartphones with the worst battery life


" android  smartphones  and devices with worst battery life" The creators of battery Stats Plus for Android charted the most unfriendly battery devices tried and tested based on reports from 474 Android devices and 5585 battery statistic reports in the span of the last three weeks.

 Bear in mind that the app is installed on user's phones all over the world, so some of the phones and tablets with the best and worst battery stats might surprise you in the stat

May 6, 2015

Mobile ad monetization : Android vs iOS

mobile ad monetization compared "android vs iOS"

Android is global leader for traffic and revenue, but iOS and tablets are tops for monetization

Android devices overtook iOS devices in mobile traffic last year on the Opera Mediaworks platform, and as of this past quarter ( q1 2015)they’ have now caught up in terms of mobile ad revenues (45.8% and 45.4%, respectively). But, iOS devices still lead in monetization: their share of mobile ad revenues is about double their share of traffic (45.4% vs. 22.3%), Android continues to dominate the market, with a 65.2% share of impressions higher than 42.8% share of one year ago.

May 2, 2015

microsoft windows 10 improvements set to be gamechanger


" how microsoft that destroy competition after windows 10 release

Infographic via Perception System
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Windows 10 would be all about  touch, speech, mouse and keyboard rolled into one

Microsoft  is set to  make the  Desktop OS market  by storm with its impending  windows 10   upgrade Windows 10  made everyone stand up and notice  when it made public of how engaging and all-encompassing Windows 10  will be. Giving everyone a taste of the power this latest Microsoft OS
 via build 10074. This time, this Windows iteration may likely succeed where Windows 8 and 8.1 failed miserably -by integrating  every device from PC's to tablets to handheld devices into one dependable OS.

In a break from the past when Windows platform  is no longer built in a walled garden  but set to  blow the windows  environment  open .Windows 10 will allow apps written specifically for the iOS and Android platforms to  be ported directly into Windows 10 environment

And the best part is that once released officially, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for everyone - available for older versions and even for pirated ones. With this development, of windows 10,Microsoft could  be a  serious challenge  and in a one clean  sweep come very close to its biggest rivals, Apple and Google, cortana OS  is expected to be l be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages


April 12, 2015

led by 300% growtth, US smartphone penetration exceeds 75%, Android consolidate its lead in US




smartphone usage exceeds 75% in US
Mobile OS comparison in US : Android vs iOS

US SMARTPHONE PENETRATION VS MOBILE OS MARKETSHARE

US smartphone penetration has just touched 75% as the chart from comscore shows. From 2% in 2005 to 75% in 2015, the US  is the biggest market to touch 75%.in  a decade..  During the last 4 years smartphone usage in United states registered a  spectacular ,almost 300% growth  from 27%  in 2010 to 75% in 2014

In terms of mobile OS. the second chart shows the beginning of the end of  the darling of  mobile users  since 2005, Blackberry. Nothing sums up the story of  the demine if blackberry better than observing the green band above. From a marketshare of 43% in 2008, RIM now holds less than 2 marketshare. Anroid has extended its lead in US and currently holds 53% marketshare as compared to iOS 42%


April 4, 2015

conversion rate and CTR by devices:


 devices and conversion rate

devices and conversion rates




Desktops, Tablets are among the devices where conversion rates  is the highest. Further  among tablets the iPad, Kindle has the highest conversion rate  9% and 8.64% respectively. Windows phone has the lowest CTR,

March 29, 2015

Android Apps set to be available on Windows phone

Android apps set to be available on windows phone

NUMBER OF MOBILE APPS ACROSS MOBILE OS .GOOGLE PLAY VS APPLE VS WINDOWS VS AMAZON

The beleaguered windows phone continue to suffer from not  having enough Apps in its windows store . Android and iOS continues to dwarf that of windows  apps . Apples  App Store and Google Play Store respectively boast an app catalog north of 1 million, while the Windows Phone store just last November reached 300,000  as of July 2014 .Microsoft is acutely aware of this fact, thinking of integrating Android App in the upcoming windows phone 10

While most  Android apps are compatible, and some builds even sport a working Google Play Store client. However  questions about the legality of the emulation’s implementation and its potential effects on native Windows Phone development have kept the project from being given a green lighty

March 25, 2015

"top 5 facts on global tablet sales : The Story in charts"

State of tablets and marketshare


data via statista
While Apple’s iPad was  not the first company to launch tablets it was the "Linus Write-Top tablet was launched  in 1987 and became the first consumer tablet .. However the timing of the launch made enormous f difference as it became the first tablet to achieve significant success amongst consumers from its launch.  Within its first year the iPad sold more than 19 million units globally and has generated billion dollar revenue figures for Apple on a quarterly basis,

March 17, 2015

Consumer Engagement by Mobile OS : Android vs iOS vs Gaming


 Time spent across cross device activity


 Mobile Applications account for 86% of the time consumers spend  spent on mobile by users. And 14% time for browser based activities 
 On the other spectrum along with Gaming, Facebook, and social messaging accounts for  60% of the time spent on mobile.

March 6, 2015

The 10 Markets Where Android is facing its toughest Battle with iOS


Kantar media  state of Smartphone OS Marketshare













The Kantar Media Mobile OS data  for last Quarter, Q4,2014 shows  how much  churn there has been across the most popular Mobile OS platforms across  Europe , Asia and North America and how Android is being threatened by iOS for the first time in  the history ..

The numbers  clearly show that the iphone 6 is having  a dent in  Android sales . Kantar media latest  12-week smartphone sales figures, for the three months to the end of November 2014, show Android losing share in the U.S. for the first time since September 2013. 


Evidently iOS is also taking share from smaller platform players in the U.S., such as Windows Phone (which dropped 1.6 percentage points) and others, likely BlackBerry . In UK Android sales have been hit as as it dropped a larger share than in the U.S., declining 6.7 percentage points year on year. Germany market saw Android  sales being hit by 2%Even Android nations have taken a hit,  Spain, with over 90% Android  shows a marginal 2% fall . Australia  it declined by 3% China's Android share dropped by 5%  

This is not a huge surprise, given that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus  are Apple’s largest ever iPhones — went on sale starting last September. Yet the Android platform has had larger form factor ‘phablet’ devices for years, so iOS buyers  seem to  now catching up on their size habbits

March 1, 2015

Top 5 Conversion banner categories across Mobile Devices : Android vs iOS


android vs iOS conversions
The  chart from  one of the biggest Mobile Ad networks  Inmobi shows the banner conversions across Mobile and tablets  across Non Gaming Mobile Apps .
The conversation rates ( CTR )  are compared across iOS and Android devices  is as follows

In iOS  Powered Smartphones the top 5 most converting categories 
Software: 3.3%
Weather: 2.6%
Travel/Local: 2.4%
 Shopping: 2.4%
Tools: 2.3

In Android Smartphones . The top 5 most converting  rates across categories  are
Software: 3.5%
Business:2.8%
Education:2.5%
Medical:2.2%
Finance 2.2%



October 24, 2014

Why Demographically Apple Users are Younger than Androids



iOS users vs Android users : which OS us used by demographically younger audience





iOS App Users Skew Younger than Android Counterparts - comScore, Inc: "OS users skew younger than their Android counterparts across the smartphone and tablet segments. 43 percent of iPhone users are between the ages of 18-34 as compared to 39 percent of Android phone users. In addition, 57 percent of iPad users are under age 45 as compared to 53 percent of Android tablet users." One reason might be that " Apples launch of iPhone happened in 2007 the generation that was growing up due to media proliferation web by then the smartphone revolution has gathered more momentum and speed.. which affected more number of apple devices being sold.. Googles Android gathered critical mass a bit later around 2010,20111..?

October 4, 2014

How Android finished the iOS mojo in 5 years


The story of mobile OS from 2009 to 2013

The Mobile OS marketshare compared by year from 2009 to 2013. Observe the growth of Android. From a 4% marketshare to  78% market share in 4 years.Android has been growing exponentially from 4% to 27% to 46% to 66% and in 2013 at 78%  from 2009 onwards. iOS is number 2 and has seen its market share  almost flat ..during the last 5 years

September 15, 2014

'Google One 'attempt to take over Indian mobile manufacturers might fall flat

English: Micromax A70 android phone
English: Micromax A70 android phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It seems that Android one smartphones will too follow the chinese manufacturers who sold through Flipkart.com . In a news which was leaked at flipkart and later was removed . Its quite clear that " the distribution" network as of now will not be through physical stores but by Flipkart. This seem all the more puzzling, that when Google talks about taking their smartphones to the Hindi Heartland , they are thinking of selling it via online marketplace

Infact the word on the street is that no one from Micromax, Karbon and Spice which are partners in the project  knows anything on the phones and what route will the sales take. On the ground unless Google spends considerable money to create awareness among the million retail stores, educating  dealers and distributors, this model will be killed before its born. 
.. and dont expect Micromax and Karbon to spend money on these phones , as they already have their market segment pretty much mapped out.. and for a selling a few hundred thousand phone .."in the guise of being powered by android.. awont make a difference.. as  the platform which they use to sell is based on the same OS

Therefore, the one route Google one will use to sell its Phones would be online ..If they actually cared about making their phones available across sub cultures and Hindi heartland, they should create a social  shopping portal in other languages which they can use to sell their android one  or have a  tie up with a local online marketplace  powered by vernacular languages

Here were the 2 phones which was leaked 
owever the 2 phones which were leaked by Flipkart wasSpice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 phone, priced at Rs 6,999, was listed on the website for a few hours. . Spice is one of the three Android One OEM partners, announced at the Google IO conference in June. Prior to the listing, AndroidOS.in had also published the detailed specifications of the phone. Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 sports a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (480x854p) display 

August 13, 2014

Apple Countries vs Android Countries : Kantar Media Report on the Latest Smartphone Face Off


Apple Nations vs Android Nations :  Kantar Media faceoff

Windows continue to falter and Apple continues to grow in fits and starts , as the smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to March 2014.
Apple performing strongly during this quarter mainly due to the powerful launch of iPhone 5 specially in Japan and Australia
Across Europe, Android remains the top OS with 70.7% share, while Apple holds second position at 19.2%. 
Windows, at third, accounts for 8.1% of smartphone sales globally
By Brands here is how Apple's IOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows stand 


APPLE 

  • Apple saw its smartphone market share rise in five out of nine countries surveyed “primarily due to the strong performance of the iPhone 5s.
  • The iPhone did, however, lose market share in the USA, China, Germany and Italy. 
  • The nations where Apple showed more good  growth was Australia/ Europe and Japan.
WINDOWS

  • Windows had a tough start to the year as a result of its entry-level Nokia models facing fierce competition from low-end Motorola, LG and Samsung Android smartphones. 
  • Windows lost marketshare  across China and Unites States , grew the highest in Australia


ANDROID

  • Android Grew above 5% points across Germany, Italy and US while it decreased in Spain, Japan, Great Britain


August 5, 2014

Ater 16 Months , Inmobi Shuts down its Android Plaform App Publish

 InMobi's  Android app distribution platform App Publish to shut down
Mobile advertising network InMobi is shutting down its Android app distribution platform App Publish 16 months after its launch in March 2013, 


The app platform was powered by InMobi’s acquisition of Metaflow Solutions, a UK-based mobile app management and distribution solution provider. App Publish allowed developers to submit their app on several app stores concurrently.

The platform allowed developers to publish and manage their apps across 130 global app stores. The objective was to reduce cost and time required in submitting apps to multiple 

In an email received by developers by , InMobi   quoted as saying that  post  August 4 they won’t be able to submit any apps through App Publish, noting that all apps submitted through App Publish will be now be unpublished from the app stores. 

Informed sources claim that  InMobi is in talks with the respective app stores to devise a way on republishing the apps directly via its  App Publish dashboard