Apps vs. Web
by David Armano | 8:03 AM July 18, 2012 While the globe grapples with uncertain economic realities, “mobile” appears to be gold. Facebook is expected to announce their uniquely targeted mobile advertising model before the end of the month. Amazon is talking to Chinese manufacturer Fox Conn with ambitions of building their own mobile device to serve as a complement to Amazon’s considerable digital ecosystem of products and services.
Sir Mix-A-Lot's Facebook profile pic Seattle’s own Sir Mix-a-Lot, aka Anthony Ray, has a new iPhone app based on his 1992 multi-platinum hit “Baby Got Back,” and the press release announcing it is about as cheeky as the song’s music video, which was once banned from MTV but seems almost quaint by today’s standards. The app, according to the release, is the “ultimate 21st century booty-based app, exclusively for the iPhone” and “comes fully-packed with a buttload of hands-on features.” Its release is timed to help hype the upcoming 20th anniversary of the song’s release, next May. For anyone who doesn’t know the song, the references in the press release are over-the-top plays on Mix-a-Lot’s best-known rap, whose signature line is “I like big butts and I cannot lie.” Sir Mix-a-Lot: Seattle's king of (r)app
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99,517 views More stats about the mobile apps market than you can shake a stick at, including data on app stores, consumer usage of apps, analyst forecasts, and some of the success stories in the apps market. ... More stats about the mobile apps market than you can shake a stick at, including data on app stores, consumer usage of apps, analyst forecasts, and some of the success stories in the apps market.
Mobile Web vs. mobile app: When and why - Mobile Marketer - Columns April 14, 2011 Tony Long is senior technologist at Band Digital The world is a big, diverse place where more than 1.7 million species of animals, plants and algae exist, all subject to the same cycle of extinction and evolution that has been taking place over millions of years. It is with this in mind that we briefly explore the various factors that go into pursuing either a mobile Web strategy or a mobile application strategy. The reason for this helpful context is that, in spite of what has been published throughout the business press about mobile Web versus mobile apps, and regardless of what we have all read on the various strengths and weaknesses of the different mobile computing platforms, there need not be one final either/or decision.