Posts tagged apps

(via • Chart: Free Apps Do Have a Price: Your User Data | Statista)  
Bottom line: if you don’t pay YOU are the content!

(via • Chart: Free Apps Do Have a Price: Your User Data | Statista)  

Bottom line: if you don’t pay YOU are the content!

emergentfutures:

With Personal Data, Predictive Apps Stay a Step Ahead

Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.
Full Story: Technology Review

emergentfutures:

With Personal Data, Predictive Apps Stay a Step Ahead

Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.

Full Story: Technology Review

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT

If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the ability to observe people through the data they share…”
Really not sure I am willing to extend the Faustian bargain that far (adds Gerd)

A record-breaking 1.76 billion iOS and Android apps were downloaded the week of December 25th-31st alone, according to Flurry Analytics, with an estimated 89 percent of the 45.6 billion total downloaded in 2012 available completely for free
(via IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - The App Revolution: How this Varies By Market)
"Does all this point to the death of the web, and the rise of the ‘app-internet’? While it’s true many companies are moving away from web towards an app-based culture -Google thrives on the web but hasn’t stopped its march towards Android & apps - so don’t start measuring the casket yet. In the same way some experts talk about the death of the PC despite there still being life in the old monitor yet, the internet isn’t going anywhere soon…”

(via IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - The App Revolution: How this Varies By Market)

"Does all this point to the death of the web, and the rise of the ‘app-internet’? While it’s true many companies are moving away from web towards an app-based culture -Google thrives on the web but hasn’t stopped its march towards Android & apps - so don’t start measuring the casket yet. In the same way some experts talk about the death of the PC despite there still being life in the old monitor yet, the internet isn’t going anywhere soon…”

How the Music Industry Explains the Weird Economics of the App World - The Atlantic

For a taste of the App Economy’s inequality: Of the $6.5 billion that Apple has paid to app developers, only 25% made more than $30,000 and 4% made more than $1 million.

Crosby, Stills and Nash have released an iPad app developed by Contendis that allows fans to subscribe to exclusive content, updates and premium fan features. Think online fan club without access to concert tickets. The band is calling it the first subscription-based iPad app for a recording artist to be approved for sale in the Apple App Store. The app is free to download. A subscription costs $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year and can be purchased within the app.
Wired, for its part, hasn’t found enough advertiser demand, Mr. Mittman said. “I’m interested in ways to bring advertisers in front of our community,” he said. “When Flipboard becomes that, I would love to reengage and reinvigorate our product. Until then, we have to wait and see and not allow intermediaries to build their own platforms without direct monetizable benefit back to us.
(via Location Apps Generate Privacy Concerns, Report Says - NYTimes.com)
Has this changed since then?

With the rise of texting and chat apps, voice-mail use is waning.

infoneer-pulse:

With the rise of texting, instant chat and transcription apps, more people are ditching the venerable tool that once revolutionized the telephone business, displaced armies of secretaries and allowed us to eat dinner more or less in peace.

The behavioral shift is occurring in tandem with the irreversible fading of voice calls in general, prompting more wireless carriers to offer unlimited voice minutes.

In data prepared for USA TODAY, Vonage, an Internet phone company, says the number of voice-mail messages left on user accounts was down 8% in July from a year ago.

» via USA Today

Makes total sense

(via MediaFuturist: The Future of Newspapers: print is just one of the screens (but a crucial one for now))
(via If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study | TechCrunch)
That effectively means that while your total content experience perhaps doesn’t need to be designed for a smartphone experience, at least the initial part of it should be, and that part should be integrated with how that content might be used on other devices — so, for example, watching a film first on a phone and then finishing it on a TV, or starting a shopping experience on a phone and finishing it on a PC….

(via If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study | TechCrunch)

That effectively means that while your total content experience perhaps doesn’t need to be designed for a smartphone experience, at least the initial part of it should be, and that part should be integrated with how that content might be used on other devices — so, for example, watching a film first on a phone and then finishing it on a TV, or starting a shopping experience on a phone and finishing it on a PC….

If Apple is going to create a true platform out of Apple TV, as I believe it will, the advertising-driven business models of the broadcast networks and the subscription + advertising models of the cable companies will exist side-by-side—and compete head-to-head—with new models.
courtenaybird:

In-App Purchasing Is Driving Mobile App Revenue 

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