Windows Phone 7.5 Mango review
While Windows Phone still needs a glass of water to get rid of a few hiccups — and let’s face it, every mobile OS has plenty of their own — it ironed out a lot of the wrinkles from earlier versions and made it a much more feature-laden, user-friendly experience. With Mango, WP7 has caught up with Android and iOS in nearly every way, and in some areas it’s even surpassed the other two in functionality.
Since the application’s launch in August 2010, Shopkick has seen a whopping 700 million product views, and the startup expects to pass 1 billion product views this year. There have been over 2 million physical walk-ins to stores (which are measured from the shopkick signal device installed at the store). The device is installed at 3000 large stores and 250 malls now.
In the end, [CEO Kevin] Systrom said that the company sees Instagram as providing not just photos but “short entertainment experiences” that can connect users with their friends but also with brands. And the Instagram CEO said that the company is looking ahead to when it can provide more than just an iPhone app — with the near-term focus on both an Android app and a web-based version of the service.
PayPal Predicts Major Spike in Mobile Shopping on Thanksgiving Day
(Disclosure: PayPal is a Netbiscuits client)
It’s called “couch commerce” and 2011 will mark the first year it will really affect retailers. We’re predicting that after dinner on Thanksgiving Day will be the first mobile shopping spike this holiday season. Retailers looking to lure these early holiday shoppers should think about extending offers and deals to these mobile buyers.
Who wins the HTML5 vs. apps debate?
Mr. Broitman also said that there will be no App Store by 2015.
“I do strongly believe that the iTunes App Store is identical to what AOL was when it first got people online,” said Adam Broitman, partner and ringleader at Circ.us, New York.
[FT.com Managing Director Rob] Grimshaw said the app is also better at getting users to engage than the desktop version of the website. He told Reuters that FT web app users “are consuming about three times as many pages through the app as they are through the desktop in an average visit.”