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Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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6/28/2014 | 2:23:59 PM
Re: Everything is mobile now
SusanN,

Obviously this revealation has many ways of impacting consumers here in the US also .

If one has to look at Differences,I would say that Smartphone Percentages (particularly iPHones) would be very-very high in America.

This is not because Americans in General are richer than the Average Brazillian(they are'nt they are just in much more Debt) but Because telecom firms give away Smartphones with 2 year/3 year contracts relatively easily.

You can't do that in most other countries so consumers have to largely pay for these Phones in Cash(especially if they have poor Credit History).

How app designers use the fact that there are more iphones in American Consumers hands to deliver the best possible App Experience remains to be seen going ahead.

You feel its possible for the Authorities in Detroit to communicate the fact that they plan to cut off Water Supplies much quicker than they do?

http://news.yahoo.com/no-money-no-water-detroit-shutting-off-h2o-204442922.html

Regards

Ashish.
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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6/28/2014 | 2:03:35 PM
Re: What is the IW Pick Badge?
Broadway,

You are'nt the only one.Believe me,I have been in that very same boat dozens of times previously.

It has often reached a situation for me personally that I abandon FB and other Social Networks for a significant degree of time when I don't feel like it.

Speaking about Facebook,I just came across this interesting article on how FB is fighting a Court's Demand for Access to User Data.

Guess its okay when FB wants to sell the Data to the Highest Bidder around but if the Court wants to use that Data to protect Taxpayer Resources its a problem?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055909

LOL!!!

Regards

Ashish.
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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6/28/2014 | 1:44:31 PM
Would'nt Geolocation work wonders here?
Curt,

I was wondering about your post;especially the Point where you said most employees tend to look for Jobs in Areas close to where they work and wondered;Can't you get all this Data directly from the Phone Company?

I mean,why go to all the trouble of interacting with all these Consumers in the first place?

Sure,you would have to pay the Phone Company then;in addition you won't be able to provide Consumers with a personalized /customized Service.

But apart from that I don't see any major obstacles here.

Just Thinking.

 

Regards

Ashish.

 
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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6/28/2014 | 1:36:30 PM
I have seen similar trends in place in Africa for Mobile Commerce
Curt,

I have seen similar trends in place for Mobile Commerce in Africa;where again you get consumers using just Basic SMS for Financial Transactions.

And surprisingly the solution works very well.

Maybe there is a lesson for all of us Techies here?

A little less Complexity and a little more Practicality is essential to gain the Best Benefits of Technology?

Regards

Ashish.

 
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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6/28/2014 | 1:31:42 PM
Re: Everything is mobile now
Curt,

I have seen this issue firsthand myself too.

The Older Generations[Primarily the Boomers];take time to get used to Smartphones and their various Apps.

However, as Demography changes this issue will sort itself out.The only issue is that most future Generations are much smaller in size than the Baby Boomer Generation here in America.

This will affect the whole App Development Game in ways we can't imagine today.Also,the Boomers will need Apps which are more intuitive/Larger Sized to take care of their weaker eyesight .

Guessing,more Voice is the way to go here?

Regards

Ashish.

 
Broadway0474
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6/21/2014 | 11:28:28 PM
Re: What is the IW Pick Badge?
@Technocrati,maybe I am being a little harsh. I am friends, after all, with people who like their own stuff. But err on the safe side. Don't do it!
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Technocrati,
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6/21/2014 | 6:48:53 PM
Re: What is the IW Pick Badge?
@Broadway0474      Interesting I didn't know that but I agree.  Liking your own stuff is bush league.  : ) 
Broadway0474
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6/19/2014 | 10:28:48 PM
Re: What is the IW Pick Badge?
@nomii, as an editor, I know firsthand what it's like when someone thinks their stuff is the greatest ever ... when it's really not that decent. That's why editors have always existed, and why crowdsourced content is contingent on other people's opinions ... not the creator hitting like over and over and over ... ; )
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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6/19/2014 | 2:38:43 PM
Re: Everything is mobile now
@Susan, the information I've seen indicates that the split in the US is more generational than socio-economic, and that the age split is an issue that will solve itself in the next decade. Those in their 70s and 80s still lean heavily toward feature phones while younger users are already deeply into smart phones.

Companies like Wal-Mart have made smart phones quite cheap here in the US: The real question for marketers is which platform to support with apps.
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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6/19/2014 | 1:23:26 PM
Re: Everything is mobile now
@PedroGonzales, one of the key issues is being able to discover which technology (or technologies) your audience has in place. For those who are trying to sell products or services to the general public, that can mean figuring out what sort of gadget "everyone" is using. One of the things that's becoming obvious is that there are huge differences from region to region or even nation to nation -- a situation that creates enormous challenges for companies trying to sell things around the world.
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