Weekly Twitter Highlights for Socialize Mobilize

October 10, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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  • Looking forward to attending #GDC Online in Austin next week with @telesocial! It’s going to be awesome. #mobile #games, #GDC #socialmedia #
  • I’m watching the live blogging of the #apple announcement on @mashable. http://t.co/P0jlHObv #
  • @arfrank I don’t think so… @brezina and @sincerely are awesome, but @touchnote and others have been doing it longer. #
  • Comparing the @Amazon Fire vs. iPad2 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. #Nook Color… And the Winner is…http://t.co/y3xMk3rF #in #
  • Join me @AppDevConf Oct 26-27 – Santa Clara. Great speaker line-up covering app development, marketing, revenue http://t.co/aRp15I2D #in #
  • Review: “Poptuit packs a punch: social phone book and yellow pages, LBS and more. Get a free beta invite.” http://t.co/NLgZOwPd #
  • @jack I’d love a @telesocial integration- The ability to set up instant conference calls w/ your Twitter followers or followers of a # topic #
  • Wow @venturebeat! “$38 Android tablet launches in India” http://t.co/fcUByqNZ #
  • Curious about @movile‘s HTML5 app store, #Zeewe Check out this video: http://t.co/wDJoGECO #in #
  • Kicking off #mobilehappyhour at 5:30 – North Beach, SF (thanks Billing Revolution!). Ping me if you are in the neighborhood & want to come. #
  • Developers: Keep your eyes on my client, @telesocial. They’ve got some very cool things coming. #

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Poptuit packs a punch: social phone book and yellow pages, LBS and more. Get a free beta invite.

October 5, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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I recently sat down with Henry Vogel, the President and CEO of Apptera to talk about their new Android app, Poptuit.  Poptuit is a multi-faceted consumer-focused app that brings together your favorite people and merchants together with your phone’s dialer, SMS messenger, email client, camera, maps, social apps and more into one easy to use interface.  This app packs a punch and does a ton of things that normally would require several apps to do… It reminds me of a mobile version of Xobni mixed with a social address book, smarter Yellow Pages, Glympse and the new “Family and Friends” app Apple announced today for the iPhone 4s. (more…)

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Comparing the Amazon Fire vs. iPad2 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. Nook Color, And the Winner is…

October 4, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Uncategorized
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I was excited to hear about the launch of the new Amazon Kindle Fire last week… Who wouldn’t love a $199 tablet, except for the executives at Apple, Samsung, and Barnes & Noble?!  In launching the Kindle Fire, Amazon proves their validation that content is king… By offering this device at lower price point than any of its competitors (and likely not much more than cost of goods sold), Amazon is betting on  selling a TON of content to make up for its low hardware price.  It’s a smart strategy.

Here’s how Amazon’s Kindle Fire stacks up to its competitors from a hardware perspective: (more…)

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Weekly Twitter Highlights for Socialize Mobilize

October 3, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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The Gamification of Mobile Apps

September 30, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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In 2010, the most over-used buzz words in my more mobile-focused circles were “monetization” and “virality”. This year’s buzz word bingo winners are  “gamification” and “gaming mechanics,” which encompass both “monetization” and creating “virality.”  The mobile world is quickly catching on to what the gamers and social web folks have known for a long time – one of the best ways to get people to use your app is to improve engagement through gamification. While these two words are often over-used, it’s with good reason. Introducing gaming mechanics into your app can help drive usage in the short, medium, and long term. (more…)

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Will Enterprise Be the Game Changer for HTML5 and Tablet Apps?

September 27, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Enterprise, Mobile
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I’m at the second day of GigaOm’s Mobilize 2011, listening to the “Will Enterprise be the Game Changer for HTML5 and Tablet Apps” Panel with moderator Nathan Clevinger, Chief Software Architect, ITR Mobility. The panelists are:

  • Santiago Becerra – Co-Founder and CEO, MeLLmo
  • Adam Blum – CEO, Rhomobile
  • Chris Kemmerer – Director, Mobility SOlutions, Verizon
  • Sean Whiteley – SVP, Salesforce.com

Here are my live notes… The conversation kicked off with a discussion on the consumerization of IT… (more…)

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Is 2012 The Year for Mobile Payments?

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization
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I’m at Mobilize 2011 in San Francisco, and the “Mobile Payments 2012: Will This Be The Year?” is kicking off.  I share my notes below…

Karen Webster, CEO of Market Platform Dynamics is the moderator. Panelists are:

  • Brad Greene – Senior Business Leader, Visa
  • Chris Hylen – VP and GM, Payment Solutions Division, Intuit
  • Dave Talich – VP, Global Product Management, Verifone
  • Laura Chambers – Senior Director of PayPal Mobile, Paypal (more…)

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Zeewe 2.0: Making Mobile-Ready HTML5 Web Apps & Games Easier to Find and Monetize

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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As I mentioned in my post over the weekend, I’ve been doing business development consulting for a cool company based in Latin America called Movile, and today, they’re launching something pretty cool…Zeewe 2.0.  Here’s the press release:

Today Movile, the leading mobile services company, announces Zeewe 2.0 (go.zeewe.com), the new version of the pioneering HTML5 app store and directory for smartphones and tablets. Zeewe has more than 1.5 million users worldwide, and these users typically use at least 5 web apps that they discover on Zeewe.  Movile also announces the launch of several exciting new features for Zeewe including off-line mode which enables users to use the Zeewe store and select apps without an internet connection on iOS devices. Beside this, Zeewe also now offers developers a payment API that enables them to charge for Apps and transact in-app purchases. (more…)

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11 Lessons For the Mobile Industry from GigaOm

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Mobile, Review
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Today GigaOM launched a report entitled, “The future of mobile: a segment analysis.”  Among many other things, the report summarizes 11 critical lessons learned by the mobile industry, many of which I discussed in my recent post: “Waging the Mobile Patent War and the Future of Mobile Innovation…”

  1. “Avoid channel conflict” There have been several examples over the years of mobile companies struggling to make/maintain meaningful partnerships because they’re playing both sides of mobile – hardware and software. As GigaOM points out, Nokia had difficulty getting other OEMs to adopt Symbian because it had a head start on developing hardware for it. Google may have the same issue now that it’s acquired Motorola Mobility.  I talked about this one a lot in the above mentioned post. (more…)

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Weekly Twitter Highlights for Socialize Mobilize

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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