Category Archives: Cross Platform

Articles related to all mobile platforms or cross platform technologies

5 reasons why you should write apps for Nokia smartphones .. Now ..

I talk to a lot of people in the industry and their reaction to Nokia in smartphone ecosystem is lukewarm at best. We at Mobisy decided to focus on working with the Nokia ecosystem especially with their imminent launch of new WP7 Mango smartphone this month. Here is why .. Early bird gets the money […]

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Mobile Apps are the new Web and appstores the new Browsers?

This is a slightly modified reproduction of my article published in IAMAI magazine called ‘thinking aloud’ In 2010 alone 155 million mobile handsets were sold in India and according to IDC 6 million of them were smartphones. Getjar reports 3 million app downloads per day and Nokia ovi reports 3.5 million app downloads per day. […]

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Mobile developer economics

If you have not already done so, I would strongly recommend you to read up Andreas’s blog about Mobile developer economics here. When Andreas says developers, he doesn’t just mean the individual developers but the whole Mobile app publishing industry. Most interesting bit he notes is that Mobile developers are choosing platforms based on Monetization […]

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SMS based apps, killer content delivery mechanism ?

What’s great with SMS as medium? It’s one medium that can reach all the mobile users without any issues of handset compatibilities and so on It’s a push mechanism by definition It’s offline (lesser spammy than a voice call) It’s extremely cheap (at least in India) What’s not so great? It’s very difficult to make […]

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Is there a business model for a downloadable app

Every now and then people talk to me about converting their kickass idea into a downloadable mobile application. The reasoning goes that “Everyone is going  to use it”.  Well here is some light on the actual data from app stores so far. I have taken some reference data from pluggd.in, readwriteweb and pinch media. As […]

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Browser is the new OS even for Mobile phones

At Mobisy we always believed that the future of Mobile computing is in the cloud. And Browsers are the doorways to access the rich information available over Internet. But on the other hand, mobile device native applications provide much richer functionality that browsers cannot match. Our platform mobitop was born, exactly to solve that problem. We […]

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How to improve usage of Mobile Applications

It’s one thing to generate downloads for your application while it’s completely another thing to generate usage and hence value. Recent post from Ashish again highlighted this issue to me. Our experience in working with various companies to develop their Mobile applications has taught us some valuable lessons, so here I am sharing some insider […]

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