Author Archives: rayand

Carrier Billing – Got to catch them all!

The urgency to get direct carrier billing deployed and active, to avoid long term loss of access to high spending users has been brought into sharp focus over the last few weeks by the big surge in revenues coming in to app stores from … Continue reading

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Apple investigated over moves to close our alternate payment options.

According to the Wall Street Journal and MacObserver, Apple’s recent moves to prevent applications running on iPad and iPhone sending people outside the “Apple Payment Channels” to pay for extra content, subscriptions or services have been referred to the DOJ. … Continue reading

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Latest Wifi vs MNO stats show continued fast growth in Wifi use

Bango has just made available the latest data showing the share of web access from mobiles that comes through Wifi vs Mobile Operator networks. To download the full stats click on the link below: Bango WiFi Market Data 2 Q09 … Continue reading

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Payment experience on the Nokia Ovi store – where’s operator billing?

Like many, we eagerly awaited the new Nokia Ovi store to see what was available and how easy it was to buy paid-for apps. The store did seem to be packed with free apps, mostly in the entertainment genre which … Continue reading

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Could the Apple App Store overtake the Crazy Frog?

The Apple App Store seems to be on the same track as the Crazy Frog. Although Apple is very secretive, the App Store may be managing to achieve similar sales growth over its first year or so. While Apple’s sales are a tiny part of the overall multi-billion dollar mobile app and content market, since it is restricted to 20 million or so iPhones/iTouches it has captured the imagination of journalists and the technorati. It has re-invigorated interest in app stores among other phone makers and even breathed some life into operator portals. Continue reading

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iPhone: Not the only game in town

I love the Apple iPhone. It’s done more than most to get people browsing the internet on their phones. As the CEO of a business focusses on helping companies capitalize on the mobile internet, this is great news. Apple’s PR … Continue reading

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App store or mobile internet shop? Why the web is the way forward

App Stores for mobile phones do seem to be flavor of the month, judging by the announcements at Mobile World Congress this month. Along came Apple and launched a highly successful iPhone App Store and now nearly all the major … Continue reading

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