I was asking myself a question the other day...Are 99c apps on the iTunes
Appstore more popular? Lets face it everyone likes something for free and you
can imagine that the free apps on the Appstore get a lot of downloads.
So I started to check out around the web and came across a great article from
the guys at Mobile Orchard
My analysis after reading through it is, sure the Free apps get a LOT of
downloads but surprisingly the 99c apps get roughly the same amount of
downloads as the higher priced apps.
I think that shows that iPhone users know the benefit of well thought out and
written software... that in turn bodes well for the iPhone developers out
I wanted to flag a recent article from Rachael King, that appeared on
BusinessWeek.com discussing a study by Gartner that shows office land lines
decreasing as corporate users rely more on their mobile devices. This is
interesting and following on from my previous post where I state that
'Mobility is an exciting place' , and the posting on Apple's Enterprise
iPhone usage etc including an impressive customer video.
Back to Rachael's story, you can see she also quotes Phillip Redman, research
vice president at Gartner...“The mobile device is starting to become more
valuable than a... (more)
The New York Times has posted an article with the headline, “Apple iPhone
Owners Don’t Use It For Work” – quite a bold statement, though now has
been clarified and re-written as "Apple iPhone Owners Favor Personal Uses,
Not Business". The writer, Jenna Wortham, sites findings from a Compete study
who surveyed smartphone users and seems to be taking a perspective that the
iPhone is being used for personal productivity whereas users of BlackBerry,
Nokia, HTC and such use it for business/work needs. You can find the New York
Times article here.
In response to the New York Times art... (more)
On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC.
Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from
Sybase/iAnywhere showing off the Enterprise capabilities they have for
In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the
industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and hopefully hardware
becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget
Lab in Wired.com.
Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each,
that the feature will be announced with... (more)
iPhone Developer's Journal on Ulitzer
What is a SatNav? I would define it as a small pocket sized computer, with a
built-in GPS receiver, running navigational software on a lightweight but
efficient Operating System. Indispensable in today's age, but adding to the
number of small technological marvels that need to be carried on your person.
Unless you have a utility belt or do not worry about carrying a rucksack,
then it won't be an issue.
Just to renew my call... one thing I would mind carrying around as a separate
device would be a small mobile printer... check out I have got th... (more)