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Top 10 VisionMobile articles for 2012

[This has been a great year for the VisionMobile blog, with tens of great articles, as well as some amazing infographics and reports. As 2012 draws to a close, we'd like to do a roundup of our blog and present the top 10 articles. Hope you enjoy them!]

So, without further ado, here are the top 10 articles for 2012:

10. Why some publishers are abandoning apps and betting on the Web

VisionMobile - Why some publishers are abandoning appsWhy are publishers abandoning apps and betting on the Web? VisionMobile Senior Analyst Andreas Pappas looks into the flight of magazine publishers from native iOS apps to web-based platforms

9. Ambient intelligence: how well does your phone know you?

VisionMobile - Ambient intelligence: how well does your phone know you?Did you ever wish that your handset understood you better and you didn’t have to tap, type & scroll to tell it what you want it to do? Well, that moment may not be too far away. VisionMobile Senior Analyst Andreas Pappas discusses the future of ambient intelligence and the way handset evolution has brought us closer to that vision

8. 100 Million Club – Top smartphone facts and figures in 2011

VisionMobile - 100 Million Club H1 2012The mobile market is evolving, as increasing smartphone penetration is quickly shifting the balance of power between the major players. Marketing Manager, Matos, examines the latest figures from the mobile market and determines the winners and losers of the platform and handset race for 2011. Also presenting our latest 100 Million Club report – in infographic format!]

7. Cross-Platform Developer Tools 2012

VisionMobile - Cross-Platform Developer Tools 2012We ‘re proud to announce the launch of Cross-Platform Tools 2012 – the free, industry-first report on cross-platform developer tools. You can download a free copy here. Cross-platform tools (CPTs) allow developers to create applications for multiple platforms with a small incremental cost. Their impact is both tactical in allowing developers to target more platforms, but also strategic in having the potential to disrupt the Apple/Google duopoly in mobile ecosystems

6. The Dead Platform Graveyard: Lessons Learned

VisionMobile - The dead platform graveyardWe ‘re proud to announce the launch of Cross-Platform Tools 2012 – the free, industry-first report on cross-platform developer tools. You can download a free copy here. Cross-platform tools (CPTs) allow developers to create applications for multiple platforms with a small incremental cost. Their impact is both tactical in allowing developers to target more platforms, but also strategic in having the potential to disrupt the Apple/Google duopoly in mobile ecosystems

5. The Kindelization of Tablets, Part 2: The Silk Strategy

VisionMobile - The Kindelization of Tablets, Part 2Is Amazon’s Silk an elaborate attempt at avoiding privacy concerns? VisionMobile Product Manager, Stijn Schuermans, examines Amazon’s strategy and argues the reasoning behind a Kindle smartphone and the likely plans for licensing Silk

4. [Infographic] The Rise of the New App Economy

VisionMobile - [Infographic] The Rise of the New App EconomyWe’re proud to present our latest infographic, The Rise of the new App Economy – presenting some of the key findings and insights from our Developer Economics 2012 research report (which is available for free download .

3. Fashion Tech: how retailers are accelerating the app phenomenon

VisionMobile - Fashion TechDid you ever think that your mobile can be your remote control for shopping? It’s getting there. Guest author Zabetta Camilleri reviews how mobile apps are changing Fashion Retailing with brands such as Burberry, Forever21, Shopkick, Shopstyle, SalesGossip, Chanel,Tommy Hilfiger & Clotheshorse leading the way in mobile app innovation.

2. Which apps make money?

VisionMobile - Which mobile apps make money?Andreas Pappas takes another look at the results of VisionMobile’s Developer Economics 2012 survey and comes up with interesting new insights on app monetisation: how does app revenue vary by app-category and by country? Is there a correlation between time spent developing an app and they money it makes?

1. [Infographic] The Mobile Industry in Numbers

VisionMobile - [Infographic] The Mobile Industry in NumbersPresenting our latest infographic – The Mobile Industry in Numbers – the H1 2012 edition of the 100 Million Club, the watchlist of the top mobile platforms and handset manufacturers. This infographic will give you some insights into the mobile market and help put things into perspective.

These were the top 10 articles for 2012, hope you enjoyed them! Thank you for helping us make the VisionMobile blog one of the most successful analyst blogs – see you in 2013! Happy Holidays!

– Matos (@)

 

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