Tag Archive | "iphone"

Is it the right time to buy a tablet? iPad vs. PlayBook.

November 16, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review
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Looking at the emerging tablet market, it’s difficult to decide which product to buy… For starters, there’s already the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the RIM PlayBook coming soon.  Then, there are the e-reader devices (i.e. Kindle, NOOK, etc.), which I suspect will evolve quickly to become more like tablet computers rather than […]

Plotting Today’s Web Landscape with Points of Control, The Map

October 15, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Review, Social Media
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I recently stumbled across a visual map of the web 2.0 landscape, created by John Battelle and team, called Points of Control.  (Note: If you’re interested in social media and you’re not familiar with John Battelle, check him out… He’s the Program Chair of the Web 2.0 Summit, and his nearly 40,000 followers on Twitter […]

Mobile Internet will be bigger than desktop Internet in 5 years. What about discoverability?

April 14, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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Yesterday, veteran Internet industry analyst, Mary Meeker (who has been covering the Internet since Netscape days), and the team from Morgan Stanley published a new Internet Trends report.  The full report is well worth a read, and you can download all 87 pages here in .pdf.  In this post, I’ll review the highlights from this […]

Check out my latest client, Chomp: a recommendation engine for mobile apps

April 5, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Review, Social Media
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Today, I started a new consulting project with a mobile app discovery start-up called, Chomp, Inc.  I’m excited to be working with a team of smart, motivated, and fun people.  I’ll be leading mobile business development for Chomp – evaluating opportunities for growth.  I’d love to tell you about but can’t.  Here’s what I can […]

Evaluating the future of the “Mobile Touch Web”… Will mobile apps die in favor of rich, mobile browser-based apps?

February 4, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Research
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Today, I read a fascinating report today from Mobile search engine, Taptu, which outlines trends in the “Mobile Touch Web” (i.e. content that can be run on “any touch screen device equipped with a Webkit- based mobile browser.”)  Taptu “analyzed, categorized and measured more than 100 million sites on the mobile touch Web and classified […]

AT&T Wows the Crowd with Device & OS Announcements at the AT&T Developer Summit

January 7, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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Yesterday, I attended the AT&T Developer Summit at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.  It was one of the best mobile developer events I’ve attended in recent memory, not the least because AT&T shared some of it’s best announcements with mobile developers first…

Is Viral Broken In Mobile? Yes. My Thoughts on How to Counteract It.

October 23, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Social Media
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After listening to the podcast I did on Wednesday with Motodev on how to incorporate social media into mobile applications, Matthäus Krzykowski,  (a fellow mobile consultant, freelance writer for VentureBeat, and fascinating guy) tweeted: “@motodev @lisawhelan is great, enjoyed the podcast. However, as @danshapiro http://bit.ly/3eRvaK says viral broken is in mobile. Thoughts ?” It’s a […]

Incorporating Social Media into your Mobile App (with pictures)

October 21, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Social Media
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Today, I did a MOTODEV podcast with Randy Ksar of Motorola: “Social Media Marketing for Mobile Developers Part II”. The podcast addressed mobile developers and focused on the benefits of incorporating social media into mobile applications. You can see the social dialogue surrounding the podcast on gsnap and listen to the podcast below: Here’s the […]

Recap of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley in San Francisco August 3, 2009

August 4, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Events, Financing, Mobile, Monetization
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Last night, I attended the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley event at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. There was a panel discussion on “Mobile Monetization,” which drew a large crowd, which seemed in direct proportion to the level of excitement around the topic of monetization.  The panel was moderated by Julie Ask, VP […]

The iPhone 3G S… Why I Was Hoping for More.

June 12, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Review
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I’d been looking forward to Apple’s announcement of a new iPhone for a long time, and while the iPhone 3G S (announced earlier in the week) looks marginally better than its predecessor, there are a handful of important features I’d hoped to see in this release that just aren’t there



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