Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
prabhakar_deosthali   9/29/2010 7:08:52 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree with you. But like every medicine has side effects, any technology though developed for some good cause has bad side effects because of misuse or over-use. These cannot be totally ignored !

yalanand
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
yalanand   9/29/2010 6:41:09 AM
NO RATINGS
@prabhakar Why blame the technology for that. Why do you forget the fact that the same mobile helps you to track your kid where is. Sticking to the topic, I feel the fight will be between android and Apple. Symbian has lot of catching up to do. The projected numbers though looks big but they are easily achievable looking at the pace of growth.

yalanand
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
yalanand   9/29/2010 6:33:07 AM
NO RATINGS
R_Colin_Johnson, I disagree with you on one point that apps are without commercial interruption.I have downloaded many android apps onto my smartphone most of which has tiny ads popping up. So the trend has already started.

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
prabhakar_deosthali   9/29/2010 6:19:50 AM
NO RATINGS
Web Vs Apps ! What about eyeballs and clicks? All these smart phones and their apps are going to make the next generation permanently blessed with sore eyes by continuously watching those tiny screens, and deformed fingers by operating those minuscule QWERTYs. The popularity of an app will then be measured by no of sore fingers and red eyes! While in Television we are moving to bigger LCD and LED screen with less eye strain ,less radiation hazard and here with these mobile apps we are spoiling the young kids who keep twiddling their fingers to send some stupid SMSs !

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
eewiz   9/29/2010 5:42:16 AM
NO RATINGS
15B by 2013!. Bit skeptical about the numbers here. Definitely number of users and apps will explode, but most of them will be freeware or using Google Admob/Apple iAD based monetisation.

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
Charles.Desassure   9/29/2010 5:06:51 AM
NO RATINGS
I don’t think we have a war of “Apps vs. Web” as of yet. But if the trend continues, this topic will indeed be on the cover of Times Magazine. The graph shows some interesting numbers, but I think it is too early in the game.

CamilleK
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
CamilleK   9/28/2010 10:47:22 PM
NO RATINGS
And the search window of course being also the place where you enter your query/choice.

CamilleK
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
CamilleK   9/28/2010 10:43:25 PM
NO RATINGS
One can view an application like the bookmark of a browser. This means a universal 'easy button' would be 'what do you want to do' then bring up dynamically a small menu of choices with the default you choose being one or two clicks away. No download, no update, just cloud resident dynamic app. This is also analogous to mail search. I used to organize my email in folders. I no longer do it with the 'search-and-retrieve' flat folder with everything on the server side. Applications will be search-able by keywords. I only need 6 choices under 'what do you want to do?': View/Read, Write, Dial, Play, Transact, Upload. Auto power on, auto shut off. Is there an app for that? Sign me up.

Mark Wehrmeister
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
Mark Wehrmeister   9/28/2010 4:40:23 AM
NO RATINGS
At the rate the number of new apps released is growing, we will soon have more apps than traditional web pages! Selecting among the various, nearly single purpose, apps is difficult at best. At least the free apps can be tested and discarded if they don't meet your needs. The paid apps are a different problem altogether. Organizing all the apps will soon require an app itself.

HUGUES.OLIVER
User Rank
Author
re: Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
HUGUES.OLIVER   9/27/2010 11:40:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Well written native apps have a far better user experience than any web apps whatever the platform (iOS, Android, etc.). After using my native banking app on iOS, I don't want to go back to the web version. I experienced the same with the eBay orTwitter apps. It's not only a page size problem, it the general look and feel. Apps feel less "clunky" than their equivalent web sites. For me, this debate is like DOS vs GUI 25 years ago.

<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

March 28 is Arduino Day -- Break Out the Party Hats!
Max Maxfield
7 comments
Well, here's a bit of a conundrum. I just received an email from my chum David Ashton who hails from the "Unfinished Continent" Down Under. David's message was short and sweet; all he said ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
1 Comment
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll