This is a great article taking into account everything from market share to subscribers to profits. So who is winning — iOS or Android? On some level, it’s too crude a question to take very seriously. There are just too many ways to define "winning," and neither platform leads in every area. But here’s the closest thing to an objective answer: "Android if you’re talking about market share; iOS if you mean financial success. So far, this is a strikingly different market than the PC business back in the 1990s, when market share translated directly into financial success." Read >
DEMO Mobile: Big Themes In Early Stage Mobile Companies (BI Intelligence)
We were in attendance at the DEMO Mobile Conference yesterday, watching companies present their pitches to the crowd of investors and other attendees. There were several big themes to take away:
Mobile Health: There is quite a lot of activity in this space, mainly focused on changing patient behavior and relationship with the doctor or health care provider and how that improves health-related outcomes.
Mobile Enterprise: Workplaces are being streamlined. For example, email is being reengineered around mobile to help employees work faster, and documents and forms are being handled on mobile devices.
Mobile 2.0: The Internet of things and virtual realities are coming into play.
Mobile Platforms: There is a real focus on security as well as cloud infrastructure.
Social Mobile: Taking online chatter and creating real and measurable value offline.