Tablet users will help shape the future mobile app market

Between 2010 and 2011 the global installed base of app consumers increased by 104%. While the installed base of smartphones increased by nearly 274 million, tablets were the fastest growing segment.

The number of new tablet app consumers increased by 58 million. As a result, tablet owners now constitute 8.6% of the installed app consumer base.

Global installed app user base +58 million in 2011

By Research2Guidance, 03 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Consumers, Devices.

Why More Americans Adopted Connected TV Apps

According to the latest market study by Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 38 percent of all American households now have at least one TV set connected to the Internet via a video game system, a Blu-ray player, a streaming media set-top box, and/or the TV set directly. The current U.S. connected TV adoption estimate is up from 30 percent last year, and 24 percent two years ago. As a result, watching over-the-top video content has become a mainstream consumer activity, with many more people engaging with online video entertainment applications. Video...

By David H. Deans, 19 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Entertainment, N America.

Mobile App Management Space Starting to Consolidate

The news that Symantec has acquired Mobile App Management (MAM) firm Nukona wasn’t surprising – not that Nukona was being acquired, but that it’s a matter of time the MAM space would start to consolidate.

Last year, we saw a significant uptick in mindshare when it came to MAM – internal enterprise app stores that provides an easy self-service app distribution and management model for the enterprise.

MAM has been growing in momentum with several vendors in the space. Some are recent startups like...

By Partnerpedia, 29 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Industry, Mobile.

Ultro-low power microchips to enable 'internet of things'

UK-based microchip designer Arm holdings has released what it says is the “world’s most energy efficient microprocessor”, a low-power chip that could see everyday objects and devices from washing machines to light bulbs, connected wirelessly to what’s being called “the internet of things”.

While many non-pc domestic devices already contain 8- or 16-bit chips, Arm’s new 32-bit Cortex-M0+ processor, consumes just one third of the energy of these, while delivering...

By Matt Henkes, 14 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, WiFi.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the latest enhancement to the existing, standardised HTML specifications, mandated and approved by the W3C. Although the full recommendations are not expected to be approved / released until 2014, many aspects of the work are now stable and there are working implementations of HTML5 that have already been released by vendors and application developers.

Essentially, HTML5 is intended to enhance the capabilities of existing versions of HTML (and related standards) for the creation of web applications....

By Redmill Communications, 31 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Mobile.

Carriers Validate Enterprise Mobility Space

By Sam Liu
Partnerpedia's VP of Marketing

Recently we have seen carriers enter the enterprise mobility space, specifically Verizon Wireless’ private app store for business and AT&T’s mobile app management solution. This is a good indication of the continued maturation of enterprise mobility.

Carriers are known for supplying commodity voice and data plans to corporations...

By Partnerpedia, 25 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Mobile, Operators.