Mobile world capital: so what is the DNA of a truly mobile city and which cities really vie for the title?
The GSMA announced this week that the city that hosts its annual conference from 2013 to 2017 will also be crowned Mobile World Capital. The shortlist includes six European cities that would make great places for a big conference, but aren’t necessarily the first places that mobiThinking would have expected to be Mobile World Capital: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cologne, Milan, Munich and Paris.
Carnival of the Mobilists (No 243): music, psychology, consumer behavior, apps, ads, movies, handset share and more
Welcome to Carnival of the Mobilists (COM), your round up of the best mobile and wireless blogs and one completely average one. Last week the itinerant COM was hosted by Antoine RJ Wright, next week COm drops in at MJelly. If you want your blog to be considered, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
mobiThinking was recently sent this video of a presentation given by Rehan Allahwala, the founder of Mobile Monday Karachi at the recent Mobile Monday 10-year Anniversary Summit in Helsinki. We hope to be hearing a lot more on mobile in Pakistan from Mr. Allahwala, in the meantime we highly recommend watching this video. It puts things into perspective.
The MobileSQUARED team has given mobiThinking five free tickets for the New York Roadshow next week to anyone who can answer these questions. All the answers can be found in articles in the MobileSQUARED newsletter.
- 6.9 percent of US consumers that view a mobile ad go on to purchase the item, but what ethnic group is most likely to make a purchase after viewing an ad: a) African American; b) White; or c) Hispanic?
The next best thing to attending an excellent event is receiving a blow-by-blow report of the conference highlights.
Ian Homer, director of services – and design guru - at mobile agency Bemoko, fills us in on lesson’s learned at last week’s Design for Mobile… It seems we missed an “inspirational conference”.
• Also see this guide to mobile design with tips from the speakers at this event:
Charity and education: it’s all about targeting young people through their channel of choice – mobile
As young people are for the most part surgically attached to their cell phones, it makes sense to engage them via mobile. This makes mobile an attractive proposition for many sectors, but particularly for the charitable sector that had previously struggled to connect with this demographic and for the education sector where the target audience is mostly young people. However, it is only recently that either sector began to wake up to the potential.
Latin America – i.e. South and Central America – and the Caribbean has the hallmarks of a mobile market as exciting, if not in some ways more so, than Asia or Africa. Prompted by the Mobile Marketing Association’s Latin America conference last week, mobiThinking has been on a data quest.
Why doesn’t the Apple App Store give download figures? Would the truth be unAPPetizing? Know the facts…
There’s no doubt that some companies do really well with download apps for smartphones. The question every potential app publisher should ask is: will we?
Meet the biggest South African mobile sites – top 10 shows that on mobile the World Cup host nation is football (soccer) crazy
As the World Cup host nation kicks off the first match of the tournament today (Friday morning in America, Friday afternoon in Europe/Africa, Friday night in Asia/Pacific) versus Mexico, so commences a fascinating case study in mobile Web.