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Do you know when to make the call on your product?

Today, something died! Google today announced that it is shutting down its popular Google Reader app. The social media space is ablaze with tributes and regrets on closure of this product. The product was widely used and the largest user of the RSS feeds. This will have impact on RSS also and many believe it is

 
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Can you judge an app by its icon?

Recently, I came across the following video about the making of the album cover for singer John Mayer’s new album Born & Raised. It describes the effort  that went into finding the graphic artist Dave Smith and the process Dave went to get a very unique piece of album cover which in itself is an

 
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Mailbox App: The missing features

Recently, there has been a lot of hype around the Mailbox app for iPhone on how it can get the user to “Inbox Zero”. If you haven’t seen the video yet or are one of the several hundred thousand iPhone users waiting patiently for your turn to use the app, you can see the video

 
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The missing ingredients in Mobile Commerce success

Mobile commerce is a key strategy for retailers these days. There are thousands of apps from various retailers, service providers and other commerce stakeholders to choose from. The marketplace is vast and confusing. However, all these apps currently are missing two key ingredients needed for mobile commerce success: Timeliness and Location. Both these contextual ingredients

 
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The Changing Landscape of Mobile App Monetization

Mobile App Monetization has been the holy grail for most app developers so far. Until last year, the monetization strategy involved selling apps in the app store or providing free apps and generating revenue through advertisements in the app. Things are beginning to change this year, according to a recent survey of developers conducted by

 
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Mobile App Development: 10 Questions to Ask Before Developing Your Next App

The popularity and adoption of mobile apps has skyrocketed over the last few years. Moreover, customers are willing to pay for these apps as evidenced by the $5 billion in mobile app revenue in 2010 and estimated $15 billion revenue in 2011. Development of a mobile app is a great opportunity for  your company to

 
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Mobile Development: Platform Selection

Anyone endeavoring to develop a modestly successful mobile application has some tough decisions to make before even writing a single line of code. From platform to pricing model to functionality to distribution to marketing. In this series of blog posts we will explore the various factors that we need to consider in order to develop

 
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Can Apps and Mobile Web (HTML5) live together?

When mobile phones first started out, they could do few things well: make calls and send text messages. If you wanted to get data, you were out of luck. Then came the mobile web with text only display. Slowly, 8-bit images were added for adds.That was the status quo for a while, sure the graphics

 
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Fatboy in Lean World

Published on February 9, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Here is a great primer on what and how to do lean software development, especially in a startup world. I think this process has great applicability in product development processes in enterprises too. This could really change how companies do software development. As this process matures, I can see it being adopted in large enterprise as an efficient way of reducing software

 
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BilltoMobile Opens Verizon Carrier Billing To Boku And Others

Published on January 27, 2011 by in Uncategorized

This puts BilltoMobile in a sweet spot and could become a major headache for financial services companies. Boku is just the beginning, tip of the iceberg. I expect to see a few major brands jumping onto BilltoMobile in the next few months. BilltoMobile Opens Verizon Carrier Billing To Boku And Others via GigaOMTech by Ryan

 
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Responsive iFeature Pro Slider

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The Responsive iFeature Pro Slider now adjusts dynamically when being viewed by a mobile device such as an iPhone or iPad. It also includes image resizing, and thumbnails.

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