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Victor Meldrew (Grumpy Old Man) Moments

I try not to prejudge, to write-off, as we all suck at predicting the future.  But I sometimes just need to rant, here are a few. Connected Car. Why when everyone in the car already has a smartphone / tablet that’s up to the minute and customized to their needs.  Not 3-6 year old technology […]

Developer Community / Ingestion Management Taxonomies

I show below a sample of a taxonomy of the operators’ developer communities across consumer applications (e.g. widgets), consumer content (music, ring-tones, caller ring back tones, wallpaper), enterprise applications (e.g. field force automation tools) and enterprise IT (that is having enterprise IT departments build apps for their employees only). As discussed in the “Emerging App […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

This article reviews some upcoming themes and the passed year’s themes. Looking Forward: MWC 2010 and some themes for the coming decade What will probably be the main themes of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2010? Unfortunately, LTE (Long Term Evolution) will be a key focus of the show.  I’ve discussed previously why most operators do […]

Preview: 4th annual SDP Asia event, Singapore 27-28 October 2009

The 4th annual SDP Asia event takes place in Singapore from 27-28 October 2009.  Some of the operators presenting will be: Krishna N Basudevan, GM, Information Technology, Aircel Ltd, India; Clark Lam, Director of Service Platforms in Consumer Products, SingTel, Singapore; Rahadian Krishna Sundara, Head of Business Research, R&D Center PT Telkom, Indonesia; Alex Ibasco, […]

The Emerging App Store Ecosystem

There are 4 main application store provider categories: Operating System: Google Android, Microsoft Mobile Consumer Electronics: Apple, Nokia (Ovi), RIM, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft Xbox Mobile Storefronts: Getjar, Handango, and in the future Amazon (they’ve already started with Kindle) Operator: Vodafone (Live), OrangeWorld, O2 Active Though the term app store is not entirely correct, as some […]

Is the On Device Portal (ODP) Evolving to Rich Mobile Applications (RMA)?

The term ‘on-device portal’ (ODP) describes ‘thin client’ software that provides a graphical user interface to improve the presentation of content on mobile devices,  addressing the ‘3 Ls:’ Latency, Look-and-feel, and Lack of availability (not always connected). The ODP market remains nascent.  However, we’ve seen this year some significant steps forward with the selection of […]