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Appcelerator doubles in size, adds new execs for cross-platform apps. Appcelerator’s success is accelerating.

Appcelerator doubles in size, adds new execs for cross-platform apps

The company, which has created a platform to let developers easily build software that runs across multiple devices, announced today that it has doubled in size since November, and that it is bringing on new sales and engineering executives. The news tells us that cross-platform application development is becoming even more of a priority to companies as smartphones become cheaper and more widely available, and tablets find their way into homes. The company says it now has 37 employees, up from 17 at the end of November. It’s primarily adding new employees in engineering and sales, but it’s also bringing on new people for support, marketing and professional services.

Trenton Truitt, former regional vice president for EMC’s Information Intelligence group, is joining as Appcelerator’s new VP of worldwide sales, while former Funambol operations VP Kincy Clark will serve as VP of customer engineering. Appcelerator Titanium mobile apps dev for iPhone & Android & desktop apps for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux from Web technologies.

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Five trends driving the mobile web

Led by Matthaus Krzykowski, a consultant at Mobile-Facts, and getting feedback from other experts, we’ve segmented the main mobile sectors. The diagrams below illustrate our conclusions. They highlight the significant trends. We also classify a sampling of start-ups accordingly. Note that we’ve placed a green arrow by the bubbles where we see the main momentum right now in the mobile industry, i.e., those areas most ripe for pillaging by start-ups. The diagrams are meant to be a starting point — we hope they’ll spark a debate among Venturebeat readers in the run up to our MobileBeat conference, where we’re commited to asking the larger questions. Do you agree with our assessment of segment adoption? Ringtones, wallpapers etc. represent a large proportion of the mobile data being transmitted on wireless networks today.

However, we don’t share this sanguine view. Mobilytics. Quattro. The Mobile SEO’s Guide to Mobile Analytics. As marketers look to take advantage of the opportunity inherent in mobile search in 2008, many of them are going to be looking to various technologies to help them get mobile faster (mobilizers), track mobile users better (mobile analytics), understand mobile search behavior (mobile keyword research tools), gain link popularity to their mobile sites (mobile directories), and become accessible to mobile search engines and the highest number of mobile users (mobile validators and emulators).

To facilitate this process, I will be looking at these technologies and processes over the next couple of months, and pointing out advantages and disadvantages of each for the mobile optimizer. Today I’ll be looking at mobile analytics, including why they’re necessary and what options are currently available to the mobile SEO. Why Mobile Analytics? Mobile Analytics Solutions Conclusion Yes, you can use or most other popular web analytics packages to track your mobile users.

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