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Did Apple figures just imply Android tablets are catching up fast?

Did Apple figures just imply Android tablets are catching up fast? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Tim Cook showed a very similar slide last year at the iPad Mini launch event so we can get a good sense on how fast Android is catching up with Apple's tablets.


Last year, the data was 91% of tablet web traffic for the iPad vs 9% for non-iPad


This year, it's down to 81% with non-iPad 2x bigger to 19%.


So while it's still clear domination, the rate at which Android is catching up is pretty fast: with another 2x growth in the coming year, we'd be in a 60/40 world...

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This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Facebook is ripping chat out of its flagship mobile app. That's going to be a big pain for users, but it's a signal that Facebook is ready for its app-centric future.
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The App model is reshaping web sites. But how many apps can we have on our phones and tablets?
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 13, 7:52 AM

Facebook is currently my biggest non-Apple app.  If they are going to take away a major function, I sure hope that they dramatically decreases the apps file size.

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Infographic: Tablets to Outsell PCs Worldwide by 2015

Infographic: Tablets to Outsell PCs Worldwide by 2015 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Almost four years have passed since the first iPad went on sale in April 2010. Back then, not even the keenest optimists could have predicted the impact of the device that was then mocked as an oversized iPod Touch.

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Confirmation of the trend announced last year: tablets outsold laptops last year and they're likely to outsell PC's (desktops + laptops) by 2015. 

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Google is looking for ways to keep its search-engine relevant in the age of apps

Google is looking for ways to keep its search-engine relevant in the age of apps | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
As smartphone apps undercut traditional Web searches, they threaten Google's huge ad business. To keep up with mobile habits, Google needs to convince developers to allow links into their apps.
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At last Google is trying to tackle the underlying problem of the App model. If they're successful we could see more long tail, niche Apps becoming successful on mobile, something we're familiar with on the web while the App Stores remain very short tail.
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12 trends shaping digital news

12 trends shaping digital news | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
How the internet and digital devices are changing our news consumption habits.
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In spite of all the hype around news app, it's striking to me that 60% of mobile / tablet users are getting their news from their browsers.
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iPad Still the Runaway Leader in Latest Tablet Web Usage Report

iPad Still the Runaway Leader in Latest Tablet Web Usage Report | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The iPad remains at the top of the charts and way ahead of rivals in the latest report on tablet and mobile web usage from Chitika, an online advertising and analytics firm.
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iPad still the leader but Android catching up quickly.

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Dan Counsell - What is App Store Optimisation?

Dan Counsell - What is App Store Optimisation? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

App Store optimisation, or ASO for short, is the art of altering your app store title and it’s keywords to gain a higher ranking in search results on the App Store. If all self proclaimed ASO Gurus are to be believed, then you should be able to give yourself a better ranking in search results, along with an increased download rate by using ASO. Whilst increasing your search ranking seems achievable, it's probably not going to result in the extra revenue you'd hoped for.

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ASO (SEO for the AppStore) seems so limited you might wonder why bother. But given it's relatively easy too this can be a pragmatic move. Here's why and how. 

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Is painting on the iPad about to get mainstream?

Is painting on the iPad about to get mainstream? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Pencil by FiftyThree is a revolutionary stylus for touch-screen devices. Use Pencil with Paper for iPad to express your ideas beautifully and easily.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

When Steve Jobs launched the iPad he mocked styluses and made sure everybody understood you wouldn't need one. But a few years later we now have professional artists like David Hockney who became iPad painters (currently at the de Young museum for fellow San Franciscans) and if you tried to draw on the iPad (like I grew to like it), having a good stylus really makes a difference. 


After launching Paper, an an awesome app for drawing on the iPad - the best I've tried - 53 is now introducing a stylus that doesn't look engineered by techies but by artists. With a reasonable price point and a great App, this could be the start of a creative ecosystem that could make drawing and painting a more mainstream activity on tablest. 

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Emeric Nectoux's comment, January 18, 3:26 AM
Same here! Still using my Bamboo (which I like a lot though) but I'm still hesitating between this one (53), the Procreate or anything else that could match my wishes/needs... Most important criteria to me is of course having only one pen for most of my different usages... Not one pen by App. ;)
David Villalobos's curator insight, February 5, 11:17 PM

After watching the video and looking at the specs for this stylus, i have to say i'm pretty impressed by how it looks alone. I have been using my Bamboo tablet and stylus for about a year and a half and its great and all but it doesn't feel natural to me. The stylus just doesn't feel like it was designed for an artist. This stylus, on the other hand, seems like it was designed just for me and thats something to be excited about  since it is JUST a stylus. I've been meaning to buy a new tablet+stylus so maybe i'll check this out.

Antoine de Kerviler's curator insight, March 6, 9:49 AM

absolutely awesome looking pen, too bad it will only work (with all features) on paper53 which I use only infrequently.

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How Steve Jobs Made the iPad Succeed When All Other Tablets Failed

How Steve Jobs Made the iPad Succeed When All Other Tablets Failed | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

The foundation of Jobs’s iPad pitch was counterintuitive. Most don’t buy a laptop for the heavy office tasks they were originally designed for. They use it mostly to communicate.

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The story behind the iPad launch. Interestingly, while the iPhone was developed in a rush, the iPad is a device that took a long conceptual journey spreading over 15 years. And in the end, it's impressive to see that this whole revolution - which impacted no less than 5 different industries - started with a minor technical change: a bigger screen on the iPhone...

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iPad Market Share Slips Below 30 Percent

iPad Market Share Slips Below 30 Percent | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

With no new iPads to drive sales, Apple's share of the worldwide tablet market slipped to a new low in Q3.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Samsung, Amazon and other android tablet manufacturers can thank Apple for that decision. Of course Apple's share of usage is still impressive but as explained previously, it's decreasing fast.

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Eric Schmidt: The Future of Magazines Is on Tablets

Eric Schmidt: The Future of Magazines Is on Tablets | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Eric Schmidt has seen the future of magazines, and it's on the tablet. Schmidt may envision a future for magazines, but he doesn't see much of one for long-form content. He believes attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. "I don't think we'll go back to books," he said. "There's a tremendous amount of reading, but more ADD type of reading."

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Google's Chairman is not the first one to make the connexion between the future of publishing and tablets and we can wonder where we are on this trend.


While the media have been quick to see the tablets save them, it was were not even mentioned as a posible usage in Steve Jobs' iPad keynote launch. And today, we keep seeing reports of disappointment on this category.


Long time to cross the chasm?

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:05 PM

Google's Chairman is not the first one to make the connexion between the future of publishing and tablets but he also adds an insightful point for content curators and editors : the long form is gone and we're not going back to it, he believes.


This trend is therefore not just a change of technology platform but also a change of format and reading habits where the ability to quickly add context in a short form will be key.

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Did Apple figures just imply Android tablets are catching up fast?

Did Apple figures just imply Android tablets are catching up fast? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Tim Cook showed a very similar slide last year at the iPad Mini launch event so we can get a good sense on how fast Android is catching up with Apple's tablets.


Last year, the data was 91% of tablet web traffic for the iPad vs 9% for non-iPad


This year, it's down to 81% with non-iPad 2x bigger to 19%.


So while it's still clear domination, the rate at which Android is catching up is pretty fast: with another 2x growth in the coming year, we'd be in a 60/40 world...

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10 ways that iPads are transforming retail

10 ways that iPads are transforming retail | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Just as iOS is improving education it will continue to improve retail experiences for customers and store staff alike.
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Great recap by Buffer Andrew Yates of the different ways the iPad is changing retail. As I went to an AT&T store this weekend, the payment and account management aspects were clear and fresh in my mind. But there are other great examples of other applications in this post.
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Apple: What Happens When Everyone Knows About a Product Release?

Apple: What Happens When Everyone Knows About a Product Release? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

During the Steve Jobs era, outsiders speculated about each new release of a major product, trying to read the founder’s public comments. But he was notoriously stingy with the press. Analysts had to spy on suppliers and the carriers that eventually would market the devices. Now the world has changed. Everyone knows what Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new iPhones will look like and do.

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Did Apple lose its secret magic PR/Buzz sauce?

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Microsoft Office for iPad will be unveiled this month

Microsoft Office for iPad will be unveiled this month | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella is planning to host his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week. The software maker has been inviting members of the media to a special cloud- and mobile-focused event in San...
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Too late? Finally?


I find myself using other Apps like Google Docs or Evernote when I'm on my iPad but maybe Excel could have some use to quickly update a spreadsheet.


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It Turns Out People Don't Really Surf The Web On Their Smartphones

It Turns Out People Don't Really Surf The Web On Their Smartphones | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
They prefer to use apps instead.
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Real change of behavior or just a different way of measuring things? Back in the early days of the iPad, Safari was its #1 App suggesting that - as Steve Jobs put it when he introduced it - the iPad was the best device for web browsing.


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How the AppStore model made WhatsApp's valuation possible

How the AppStore model made WhatsApp's valuation possible | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

From zero to $19B of business value in five years; WhatsApp's sale to Facebook is an important moment in the history of the consumer web. The deal proves distribution, reach and large user bases aren't the competitive moats they once were. Apple's App Store and Google Play have leveled the playing field to such an extent that a startup can command 10% of the market cap from a $200B company.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Interesting point of view of Tomasz Tunguz on what the AppStore model had to do in WhatsApp's massive valuation.


I'm not sure I agree with everything he writes though. Yes, the AppStore is very competitive and the old tricks don't work there. Yes, increased competitions and a short-tail distribution means higher outcomes and rewards for those who make it. But I'm not sure the model is that virtuous:


- first, I'm not sure it favors innovation that much: web sites are optimized on a daily basis (or actually often multiple changes per day) while Apps need to go through approval processes and tests, etc...


- second, as Andrew Chen pointed out, this hit or miss market the AppStore is means that mobile startups are failing without a second chance to iterate and come out with the right product. 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, February 24, 9:55 PM

Interesting point of view of Tomasz Tunguz on what the AppStore model had to do in WhatsApp's massive valuation.


I'm not sure I agree with everything he writes though. Yes, the AppStore is very competitive and the old tricks don't work there. Yes, increased competitions and a short-tail distribution means higher outcomes and rewards for those who make it. But I'm not sure the model is that virtuous:


- first, I'm not sure it favors innovation that much: web sites are optimized on a daily basis (or actually often multiple changes per day) while Apps need to go through approval processes and tests, etc...


- second, as Andrew Chen pointed out, this hit or miss market the AppStore is means that mobile startups are failing without a second chance to iterate and come out with the right product. 

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The iPad now accounts for more than half of Safari Web traffic

The iPad now accounts for more than half of Safari Web traffic | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

The latest browser chart to find the vendor winners and losers of 2013.

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"The iPad version of the browser is responsible for more than half its market share at 4.66% — or almost 1 in 20 users."


This is how big a deal the iPad is for Apple (even though to be fair a lot of Macs are using other browsers than Safari as Chrome). 

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The future of digital per Business Insider: ever more mobile, wearables and IoT

The future of digital per Business Insider: ever more mobile, wearables and IoT | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
A presentation by Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

This is a 130+ slide deck compiled by BI Intelligence, the analyst part of business Insider, and though some won't surprise you, it's a great source of data. 


On top of wearables and the Internet of things, a good part of the deck is about mobile and tablets. BI claims that Android already won the platform war with 60% tablet market share, 60% market share on all new devices and iPad sales stalling. Perhaps more significantly this is the first study I see attributing more developer attention to Android than iOS - something Apple long claimed to be their edge on the mobile device market. 

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Art meets technology: How David Hockney Became the World's Foremost iPad Painter

Art meets technology: How David Hockney Became the World's Foremost iPad Painter | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Hockney’s latest show highlights how he’s embraced technology ranging from video cameras to iPads, and integrated them into his art.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

It's fascinating to me that the iPad now is even becoming a creation device for top artists such as David Hockney whose exhibit is currently running at the de Young museum for those of you in San Francisco. 


Will that inspire the masses to become iPad painters too?

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 4:24 PM

An interesting interview and article I wish I could do this!!

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Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers

Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Less than a month after a Microsoft PR executive dismissed Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote productivity software as "watered down imitation apps," the company has erected giant billboards depicting its own Excel failing to add seven numbers...
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Are the good old days if the Microsoft vs Apple communication war back again? Pretty hilarious mistake...
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The iPad Air first benchmarks say it's 5x faster than an iPad 2

The iPad Air first benchmarks say it's 5x faster than an iPad 2 | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
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The first iPad Air test results are out and they're impressive. Interestingly, it also means that the innovation is now focusing on performance on not so much new usages. Pretty much as for maturing iPhones and dying computers. 

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Will the new Mini and Air revive iPad declining sales in Q4?

Will the new Mini and Air revive iPad declining sales in Q4? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple's numbers are out, and they're good...
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Q3 iPad Sales were also down last year as the iPad product line hadn't happened yet. Will the new Mini and Air revive iPad declining sales in Q4?

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Opera: iPhones and iPads account for 44% of online ad impressions and half of revenues

Opera: iPhones and iPads account for 44% of online ad impressions and half of revenues | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Opera Mediaworks, the online advertising arm of software maker Opera, has released its State of Mobile advertising Q3 2013 report indicating that iOS devices still account for most mobile ad impressions, but that it’s primarily down to a strong performance by the iPad rather than dominance by iPhone.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

There's been recent sudies trying to measure the iOS vs Android battle from the point of view of advertisers and media. This study by Opera gives a much more balanced view of the situation than the recent controversial one on Facebook ad revenues.


The study also breaks down some interesting data suggesting that the lead of iOS is only due to the iPad now - which still dominates the tablet market.

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iOS Dominating in Enterprise Mobile Apps, Apparently iPads Not Just for ‘Play’

iOS Dominating in Enterprise Mobile Apps, Apparently iPads Not Just for ‘Play’ | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The latest report from Good Technology on mobility in the enterprise shows that iOS is clearly the dominant platform – in terms of device activations and even more so in terms of mobile apps usage and development.
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Interesting report on how Android and iOS compete in the enterprise space. And what types of Apps are being developed by fortune 100 companies on the iPad and tablets.
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Will Phablets kill Tablets?

Will Phablets kill Tablets? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Phablets may be cannibalizing tablet sales in Asia. ;

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Phablets - this new intermediary category in between tablets and smartphones with 5" to 7" screen size that Samsung spearheaded - are getting traction in Asia according to an IDC recent study.

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