Last November, while stuck in a waiting room, I shopped for Christmas presents via my smartphone. Few of the stores I visited had a mobile site, making the navigation and checkout process time consuming and frustrating. I gave up on several, seeking out their competition. I am not alone... Read … [Read more...] about PeC: 11 Ways to Increase Conversions on Mobile Devices
Each week I pick 5 key folk to follow on the web (and Twitter) based on a selected topic. Keeping up on the latest technology isn't as easy as we'd like. Fortunately, there are some key sites that keep us in-the-know. From the latest mobile devices to computer software, these guys feed us the news, … [Read more...] about Follow Friday 5: Tech News
This past May I explained how working in the cloud could have repurcussions. One of the most popular cloud tools is Gmail, Google's uber-popular webmail/email service. Gmail is attractive because it's free, accessible from anywhere and most smartphones support its usage. All arguments of potential … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Email Options
Hundreds of iPhone app developers are in "sit around and wait" mode over porting their apps and services to webOS. For many, action could be prompted by webOS users' requests for their services. For some, it's their lack of knowledge concerning Palm's available "porting" tools leading to the delays. … [Read more...] about Not Hip to Be Square?
Earlier this month Nielsen produced a report detailing what Americans do online with their computers, laptops and mobile devices. The data collection company produced charts and graphs based on responses from a pool of 5,000– with a different group of respondents chosen each month. Disclaimer: My … [Read more...] about Nielsen Tells Us Not To Ignore Mobile Devices
Part of my THE WAY I SEE IT series, where I quick-hit a few topics per week. Remember Everything. That's Evernote's motto... but, is it really? This company seems to have forgotten what it takes to "grow". Evernote is a cloud service that allows users to keep track of many things - such as notes, … [Read more...] about Evernote is Missing the Boat on webOS
This week, Mashable reported on Best Buy's latest social media marketing campaign: auto checking in customers who have an iPhone. According to the article, Best Buy will use shopkick to auto-login shoppers not via GPS, but rather, via a store sensor. Those running the shopkick app on iPhone and … [Read more...] about No Thanks, Best Buy, et al
With the smartphone market exploding, there's tremendous competition amongst manufacturers and carriers, not to mention loyalists of device types. When will we be able to use the devices we want and still communicate with each other effectively? In years past I used PalmOS (Treos). Most of my … [Read more...] about We Need Standards For Sharing Contacts on Mobile Devices