21 Sep

Carnival of the Mobilists #192

Another week, another Carnival of the Mobilists. It is my pleasure to host once again the Carnival, this time #192!

This week we have great entries on topics that include Opera Mini, Mobile Learning, App Stores, HD voice and Mobile music. So let’s begin…

Let’s start with Dennis Bournique (the WAP Review) who wrote a very informative entry on “Opera Mini 5 Tips and Tricks”. As usual Dennis provides a great review/summary and in this case it includes great tips and tricks. A good read.

Next we have WIPJam with guest Mitch Oliver, vice president of ecosystem development for Qualcomm. Here Mitch writes You’re on an app store; now what? – a good background on App Stores, current issues, scenarios and thoughts. Another good read.

Judy Break, our Carnival of the Mobilists goddess, writes a very interesting piece titled Festival may kick-off the handschooling era, where she covers how the mobile handsets and smartphones are transforming learning. I believe in this future in which the mobile handset will play a big role in learning — always on learning.

Our next entry by Mark Hooft gives us a Mobile Learning Round-Up from mobile learning “stuff” to “projects” to “news” — hmm, will textbooks be replaced by their electronic counterparts?

Tsahi Levelt-Levi writes Consumers HD Voice – Where is the Incentive? where he covers the lack of real incentives to move to HD Voice – especially in the mobile domain.

Next we have Volker Hirsh with his piece Mobile to Rescue Music Business!? about the potential impact of mobile on the music business; a well written piece.

The next entry is from a first timer to the Carnival, Dr. Kiran Mudiam, who also is as a guest blogger to my blog (About Mobility) – Kiran wrote an opinion on App Stores.

Our last entry is from Dr. Jim Taylor who wrote an interesting piece titled Psychology of Technology: The Evolution of Connectivity that covers the evolution of connectivity, including the mobile handset.

Favorite post of the week:

I have to say that I have 3 favorite posts this week: 1) Volker with his piece on mobile and music, 2) Dennis with his write-up on Opera Mini 5, and 3) Mitch with his piece on App Stores. Congrats to all!

Last is a reminder about the Mobile Application Stores Conference at CTIA 2009, organized by fellow Mobilist Ajit Jaokar, and that is happing next month (October) in San Diego.

Thanks for visiting!

Next Carnival is on September 28 at Volker’s weblog.


18 Sep

Reminder: Next Carnival of the Mobilists – Submit your Entries!

First, let me acknowledge the last 3 Carnival of the Mobilists: Carnival #189 (Peggy Anne Salz at MSearch Groove), Carnival #190 (Caroline Lewko at WIP JAM) and Carnival # 191 (Phil Barrett at BurningTheBacon.com) for hosting great editions of the Carnival, and for including my entries; I was very happy to see my entry selected at Carnival # 190 as post of the week…

So I am hosting the next Carnival, number 192, to be published next Monday September 21, 2009. So please go ahead and submit your entries by sending them (no later than Sunday) to mobilists@gmail.com.

I’m looking forward to a great edition of Carnival of the Mobilists #192 and see both seasoned and new mobility bloggers participate!


02 Jul

Carnival of the Mobilists #180

CoM 180 (m-trends)

This week’s Carnival of the Mobilists is hosted by Rudy de Waele at the m-trends blog:

Looking back at the many contributions done by so many mobilists till now, this is still what’s it’s all about! The Carnival stays probably the best online resource to read about different views and opinions by industry experts, pundits, marketers, and mobile (social) media watchers on the evolution of the mobile phone. And what an EVOLUTION we have seen the last couple of years…

…this week with contributions from Ajit Jaokar, Carl Martin, Carlo Longino, Dennis Bournique, C. Enrique Ortiz, James Coops, Jamie Wells, Judy Breck, Marek Pawloski, Mark K. Kramer, Phil Barrett, Ronan Mandel and Tomi T Ahonen.

So head on to m-trends.org and enjoy the Carnival of the Mobilists #180!

Thanks to Rudy for including my entry on this week’s Carnival…


15 Dec

Carnival of the Mobilists #154


It has been one year since the last time that I hosted the Carnival of the Mobilists. And it is with great pleasure that I bring you the Carnival of the Mobilists #154, the last one for 2008.

This week we have a number of great entries from top Mobilists from the blogosphere. So let’s get started.

Our first entry is from Raddedas (Techype blog) who writes Trutap – Riot-E for the IM Generation. Here Raddedas compares the recent events of Trutap with Riot-E. Trutrap has generated a lot of noise recently with its demise. And all I’m going to say about them is that the Trutap folks are great set of folks, and that it is very easy to comment on things as an outsider. It takes a lot of courage to go through what the Trutap folks are going through as we speak.

Next we have more on Trutap, this time from Ajit (Opengardens blog) who looks at this but from a different angle: lessons learned. In his piece Lessons from Trutap: Part two – Do we need a Zopa like funding model for the Mobile data industry? he looks into a different funding model for the mobile industry startups.

Our next entry is from mobile broadband expert Martin Sauter (WirelessMoves blog) who writes German Computer Magazine measures 5.76 MBit/s in HSDPA Downlink, where Martin educates us on some published numbers related to HSDPA Downlink.

Next, Barbara Ballard (Little Srpings Design) writes UX discussion at Off-Deck Mobile Content where she ponders on the user experience design for off-deck versus on-deck applications; a great read. In addition, Barbara gives us a bonus entry on animation from her book on the Designing the Mobile User Experience

Next is one of my favorite authors, Tomi T Ahonen (Communities Dominate blog). His entry Trillion with a T, the Newest Giant Industry has Arrived: the Money and Meaning of Mobile is a fascinating piece that walks us over market comparissons, SMS, MMS and other and how the mobile market has become a Trillion dollars industry.

Dennis Bournique (WapReview) writes The New Mobile Social Windows Live where he providers a great summary review (as usual) this time on the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile web version of Windows Live.

Rudy de Waele (m-trends.org) shares with us his insights from the recent Nokia World event on his piece The Bright South of Nokia.

The next entry is from Farooq (Systems View) where he writes Seven Mass Media –A framework. Here he adapts Tomi Ahonen’s Mobile as the Seven Mass Media concept as a Framework that allows him to better understand (and explain) the complex issues related to mobility for mass media. Interesting.

James Pearce (dotMobi), distinguished Mobilist joins us this week with a piece titled A Very Modern Mobile Switching Algorithm – Part II, a very interesting article on mobile web and the principles of handling mobile users and switching their experiences.

Our last two entries are about predictions for 2009. First we have Andrew Grill (London Calling blog) who writes On the money – those 2008 predictions that came true giving us his predictions for 2009. Second is my own entry (About Mobility) with my own set of predictions for 2009 more on the application space; see Goodbye 2008 and welcome 2009 and some predictions on mobility.

What a great set of entries. Selecting my favorite entry for this week is not easy and in fact I actually have two favorites ones: 1) Tomi T Ahonen’s Trillion with a T, the Newest Giant Industry has Arrived: the Money and Meaning of Mobile, and 2) James Pearce A Very Modern Mobile Switching Algorithm – Part II; congrats to both.

Please note that with this week’s Carnival we start the HOLIDAY BREAK, meaning that Carnival #154 is the last one for 2008. And with the holiday break, we will be taking the traditional 2-week off for the Holidays. The next Carnival of the Mobilists will go online on Monday, January 5, 2009.

And with this I would like to wish everyone of you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!