CENTER STAGE: GetJar VP Patrick Mork Talks App Store Competition & Future; Which App Store Models Will “Crash & Burn?”

Topic: Books, Mobile Apps, Research | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: May 26, 2010

facebook getjar appIn brief: This week we set the stage for a soon-to-be released Netsize report that reveals the business models and payments mechanisms necessary for app stores to achieve mass-market commercial success. Perfect timing to continue the Netsize Guide 2010 "Best Of" series with Patrick Mork, GetJar VP Marketing, and his sober look at the app store landscape.

With 75 app stores (and still counting) open for business it's clear that creating competitive differentiation is going to be critical in the next weeks. What will likely separate the leaders from the laggards? Choice? Ease of payment? Content discovery? Something else?

CENTER STAGE: Sony Ericsson’s Christopher David Speaks Out On Apps, Strategy & GetJar Partnership; Tips To Avoid Being A ‘Me-Too’ App Store PLUS Get Ready For App Economy Report

Topic: Books, Mobile Apps | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: March 15, 2010

Christopher David Sony EricssonThe Netsize Guide 2010 is breaking download records and an increasing number of "fans" have even purchased a paper copy of this must-read mobile industry resource. In view of the phenomenal popularity of this content, MSG is joining with Netsize to showcase a "best of" selection of executive interviews and hot topics that have everyone talking. We start the series with a timely and telling interview with Christopher David, head of Developer and Partner Engagement, Sony Ericsson. Over the next weeks I'll expand the focus to include in-depth features and podcasts with the companies and influencers at the forefront of mobile and mobility.

Fact-Packed Netsize Guide 2010 Focuses On Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Exciting Verticals & Augmented Reality Mega-Trends

Topic: Books, Research | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: February 23, 2010

Netsize Guide downloadRegular readers will know that a high point of my year is collaborating with the Netsize team to collect the information, ideas and insights from industry authorities and +25 c-level execs that make the Netsize Guide the industry's number one reference work. This year is no exception. To the contrary, I'm proud to report the Netsize Guide 2010 – the 9th Edition of the Netsize almanac– is widely regarded as the best edition ever (!).

One reason for the heightened interest could be the sharp focus on the future of mobile and mobility. The Netsize Guide, aptly titled Mobile Renaissance, pushes the boundaries and examines the

Apple App Store Leads The Pack; Will Operator App Stores Struggle?

Topic: Books, Mobile Apps, Research | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: January 28, 2010

graph iconAs promised in my earlier post, I'm back with a sneak peek at the controversial findings of the Mobile Trends Survey 2010, conducted by Netsize, a Gemalto company and leading mobile communications and commerce enabler. Drawing from an online survey of over 1,000+ mobile professionals and practitioners, the survey found that the vast majority (87 percent) of respondents believe the Apple App Store will be the most successful app store in the mobile space.

Google's Android Market is a distant second (60 percent), followed by Nokia's Ovi Store (30 percent) and RIM's BlackBerry App World (27 percent). Respondents could choose more than one answer - which is why the total exceeds 100 percent.

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