Trend areas to watch• Mobile communication shift towards data• Content: access evolving w/ tech expectations• Location as layer of access and interaction• Visual element to stories
Apps emerging at end of 2011 to set the stage for 2012
Reverse engineering major technologies to analyze underlying trends Apple’s iPhone 4s and iOS5 include features that reflect major trends of this year. Facebook incorporating trends equates to validating their impact
Social location with Find Friends Location based actions with Reminders Location tracking with Find my Phone
Photo editing in iOS5mirrors popular photoapplications Data communication and SMS choice with iMessage
Current state of mobilecommunication. + data + group messaging + location features -SMS _________ = iOS iMessage? GroupMe? Facebook Messenger?
Current role of location is as facet of everything
“Facebook confirmed today that it has hired some of the Gowalla teamincluding its co-founders, but did not buy its technology, user data or product— which will be shut down at the end of January. “ http://allthingsd.com/20111205/yup-its-an-acqhire-facebook- gets-gowalla-for-its-people/?mod=mailchimp http://blog.gowalla.com/post/13782997303/gowalla-going-to-facebook
Visual narrative: from photo sharing to image as facet of our stories
Instagram hits 14 millions users,coming soon to Android, and namediPhone app of the year.
Path updateas example
comes to iPhonePersonalized visual magazine
Got laughs out of the Alec Baldwin airplane ordealGreat opportunity to chat about the Words with Friends phenomena
Important mobilemessaging techgets a fundingboost – impactsdevelopment ofmobilecommunicationdevelopment
Evernote releases new food andsocial connections apps.Huge because of Evernote’sprominence, and because theapps reflect established trendswith large market appeal.Does the Hello app occupyHashable’s space?
2 stories fromTechcrunch:Facebook addingSubscribe button towebsites will be hugefor content providers.If Siri’s API is openedup, voice AI maybecome a wider formof info seeking andengagement
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/kindle-fire-usability.html“What’s annoying, heavy and slow and suffers from bad UI design?Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, according to the usability experts at the Nielsen NormanGroup. In a report published Monday, Group founder Jakob Nielsen says the Fire suffersfrom all sorts of usability problems and offers a disappointingly poor user experience. “ http://allthingsd.com/20111205/usabi lity-guru-pours-cold-water-on- fire/?mod=mailchimp
Another sign of Tumblr’s massive growthhttp://allthingsd.com/20111205/longtime-google-policy-guy-andrew-mclaughlin-headed-to-tumblr/?mod=mailchimp
Huge sales figure for online holiday shoppinghttp://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2011/12/6_Billion_in_Cyber_Week_U.S._Online_Spending_Sets_New_Weekly_Record
Snapfinger integrates new iPhone app into restaurant POS systems http://www.mobilepaymentstoday.com/article/187751/Sn apfinger-integrates-new-iPhone-app-into-restaurant-POS- systems
“Text Messages to Woo Patrons”http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/text-messages-to-woo-patrons/ http://valutext.shopalerts.com/sho/ddr/index.html?ref=portal
ReadWriteWebs Most Promising Company for 2012 http://www.appmobi.com/“This years Most Promising Company is tapping into two trends that are rapidlyincreasing in importance: Mobile Web and the next version of the Webs markuplanguage, HTML5.” http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/most_promising_company_for_2012.php
“Six percent of U.S. online adults use geolocation apps, up from 4 percent lastyear, according to new research from Forrester.” http://allthingsd.com/20111206/checking-in-from-the-cutting-edge-only-6- percent-use-geolocation-apps/?mod=ATD_iphone “Checking in From the Cutting Edge: Only Six Percent Use Geolocation Apps”
“HBO Go users, who canwatch shows like “Game ofThrones” on their iPad,iPhones, and Android devices,watch 30 percent to 50percent more than non-users*, Time Warner CEO JeffBewkes said today at the UBSmedia conference.” http://allthingsd.com/20111206/hbo-ipad-more-hbo-watching-steady-hbo- subscribers/?mod=ATD_iphone
http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2011/12/10-billion-android-market-downloads-and.html As of October 4, iOS device users have downloaded more than 18 billion apps. http://allthingsd.com/20111206/android-market-now-on-pace-with-apple- at-more-than-1-billion-downloads-a-month/?mod=ATD_iphone
Consider the external pressuresCurrent examples include:•Indian government being up wantingcensorship a social media.•Record-breaking cyber Monday andBlack Friday sales.•Eurozone crisis
Can now make free conference calls w/Google+ Hangoutshttp://on.mash.to/uaktCvWill this boost Google+ & transformvirtual meetings and presentations?
Other developments discussed• Facebook’s graphic Timeline finally coming.• Flipboard for iPhone.• Check out the top Damn You Autocorrects of the year when you get back to the office.• Oh, and then there was this - Twitter as community reacting and creating with humor http://mashable.com/2011/12/06/gop-muppet-hearings/
Big trends for 2012:- More confluence of above trends plusstronger focus on creation, manipulation &action- NFC and proximity- More location (less stand alone check ins)- New intimate displays - contact lenses- More Google plus- More dramatic eBook growth- More iPad- More using Flipboard as content model
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