Category Archives: cool mobile stuff

Bango and Costa Coffee – shop of the future

As a member of Cambridge Wireless, Bango were invited to submit a proposal outlining how our technology could be deployed by Costa Coffee for the “coffee shop of the future”. Over 50 submissions by local, national and international companies were … Continue reading

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MWC 2016 roundup: Payment will be everything – everything must be able to pay

The Mobile World Congress 2016 catchphrase, ‘mobile is everything’ could equally have been, ‘everything is mobile’. Although the big Android handset manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Sony and our close partner Samsung, all launched new handsets as usual, it was the … Continue reading

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Coverage from BlackBerry Dev Conference

Watching RIM’s CEO Jim Balsillie at their annual DevCon yesteday, he came across as the most thoughtful leader of the major players in the smartphone market. He listened to questions carefully. More pauses, less polemic. Jim believes profoundly in the … Continue reading

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Crossing the apps bridge to the mobile web…the German way

This is exactly what the guys at RTL TV in Germany have done, with the creation of their hybrid iPhone application, launched last week. The application, developed by Netbiscuits, is a combination of web site and app that uses the … Continue reading

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Is it working?

Well, do your mobile analytics homework and you’ll find out… At a time when smartphones and tablets are in almost every person’s hands – or in the case of tablets, laps – New York hosted two insightful conferences on mobile … Continue reading

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The future’s bright the future is mobile

At least this was the conclusion that mobile executives came to at the Orange Connect event, which I attended last week. The event took place at Shoreditch House in London and was attended by industry peers from different parts of … Continue reading

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Android is taking a slice of the Apple pie

The gap is narrowing…rapidly As much as I agree with the common view that Apple has created one of the most innovative mobile devices, the iPhone, and is widely credited forhelping drive the uptake of the mobile internet worldwide, I’m actually … Continue reading

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BLOOM-ing marvellous learning opportunities on mobile

When it comes to mobile learning, no one knows more about this than BLOOM, the Bite-sized Learning Opportunities on Mobiles project headed up by Tribal with input and support from Bango. “Mobile learning succeeds because its palm-sized micro-courses can fit … Continue reading

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Dear Santa – All I want for Xmas…

Dear Santa, It’s been over 20 years since I last wrote to you, but it’s taken some time to get over the disappointment of not getting the Cabbage Patch doll I wanted, you know. This Christmas, though, I’ve only got … Continue reading

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Living with a super model – the HTC Touch HD

The first 5 days with a HTC Touch HD I had my first Windows Mobile phone when I worked at Microsoft – an original Orange SPV that I hated because of its poor UI and short battery life. But here … Continue reading

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