One additional reason, beyond the UI, hardware, awareness etc why Android s much less successful in the tablet space than on smartphones might be linked to who makes the purchase decision. When most people buy a new smartphone, they go to their carriers and ask what they can have. The carrier is effectively making the purchase decision as their representative will give the consumer a choice of phones. Unless the consumer asks for an iPhone, ...

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It’s usually with a condescending tone that many people consider tablets to be “only consumption devices.” If this is true, can the iPad remain competitive when faced with the Amazon Kindle Fire? And yet, the iPad is selling much, much better. If the tablet is only a content consumption device, why is Microsoft reportedly bringing Office to the iPad? Why is Adobe releasing a Photoshop tablet edition? Is it feasible that content can ...

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1. How can your application help your business be more efficient? A mobile application can make people within your business work more efficiently. This can go from reducing duplicate date entry, to having location based information automatically populating a form. There are other potential ways of helping your people work more efficiently too, via improving communication between them to having mobile digital tools available as they are ...

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Mobile applications are here in a big way, and since they exploded into popularity with Apple’s App Store, their design has become increasingly sophisticated. Here are ten things that we always take into account when designing applications here at Digital Possibilities:   1. Audience The most important consideration to bear is that of who the target audience is. Are you designing for children, can they read? Are you designing ...

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Apple surprised almost everyone this morning by announcing its latest update to its Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. Coming less than a year after Lion, Mountain Lion adds in a lot of apps and features from iOS into the Mac operating system. We're really excited about: the increased use of iCloud, and iCloud enabled applications such as reminders and notes. the Share Sheet menu which will make sharing easier from all apps ...

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John Gruber wrote: Matthew Panzarino, on Cook’s Goldman Sachs appearance: He also announced that its syncing service iCloud now has over 100M users. Just last month, Cook said that the service had 85M users, making this a growth of 15M users in 21 days. Maybe this just correlates with the number of new iPhones and iPads sold over the past three weeks, but even if so, it shows that Apple has been successful at getting users to sign up for ...

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Here's an interesting article from the New York Times that quotes Adam Smith of the subject of specialization: Efficiency, Smith explained, comes when individuals focus on specific tasks. The miracle of the Industrial Revolution was that through specialization, humankind became far more productive. This rings a bell with us at Digital Possibilities where we have different people with specific talents that we know work very well in a team ...

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The number of applications available for iOS devices is increasing faster than those available for Android devices, according to statistics generated by analytics company Flurry and reported by Businessweek. Apple has more than 550,000 apps in its store, compared with over 400,000 for Google’s Android Market. At Digital Possibilities we would put this down to three different phenomenon: iOS has fewer hardware formats so is easier (less ...

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As more and more customers or potential customers have mobile devices, there are an increasing number of opportunities to engage with them on their device. Yet, it's not simply a question of putting information on a smartphone, and expecting a customer to engage. Mobile is a new way of interacting, it's more personal, location aware and much more social and interactive. This whole new paradigm introduces many more opportunities for engaging ...

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The Wall Street Journal posted a story suggesting that Apple is considering launching a smaller screened iPad. TAIPEI–Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said, as it looks to broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition and maintain its dominant market share. John Gruber at Daring Fireball suggested that, from his ...

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