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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.

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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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App Rot: the App Store model is broken

App Rot: the App Store model is broken | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
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This rant by Marco Amrent, Tumblr's former CTO, is spot on and echoes what I've been saying for some time now: http://sco.lt/8dhn3R 


The App Store model is fundamentally flawed because it's optimized for the short tail leaving 99% of app developpers little chance to succeed and - in the long run - demotivated. 


Apple les needs to change that by killing featured apps. Let search rule!

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No. The iPad is not a PC replacement. And that's ok.

No. The iPad is not a PC replacement. And that's ok. | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
iPad sales are falling – but the sky is not. We’re merely dealing with a healthy case of expectations adjustment.
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Former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassee's makes a good point on the new trends in the iPad market: while the media has loved to see the rising iPad sales as a sign of the post-PC era, the iPad was never positioned as a PC replacement.
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Our Love Affair With the Tablet Is Over

Our Love Affair With the Tablet Is Over | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Back in 2011, I was having an all-consuming love affair with tablets. Now — three years and 225 million tablets later — I’m starting to see how misplaced that passion was.

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It's interesting to see some signs of disappointment for tablets after so much hype for the category. But the metaphor is valid: after the passionate love affair, we might be settling for a marriage of reason as the category matures. 


I see yet a number of reasons for tablets to still exist in spite of increasing pressure from phablets and bigger and bigger phones. Among others:


- games: the iPad is now a significant gaming platform.


- curated computing: the idea that less is more and that we sometimes need a simpler computer.


- after work, chill-out computing: a device that doesn't tell us "go back to work" by offering us a different context.


Interestingly, portability has nothing to do with any of the above.

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Fred Wilson Thinks That By 2020, Apple Won't Be A Top Tech Company Anymore

Fred Wilson Thinks That By 2020, Apple Won't Be A Top Tech Company Anymore | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

In 2020, Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson thinks the top three tech companies in terms of market cap will be Google, Facebook, and some other company we haven't yet heard of.

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Why? Because Apple doesn't understand data and the cloud as it should. 


I have to say I yet have to be impressed by a cloud-based service by Apple. After the MobileMe fiasco, iCloud is far from being on par with Google Docs, Dropbox or Evernote. 

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APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple just had its biggest-ever quarter, with $58 billion in revenues, up 7%. Yet people are openly worrying that Apple has lost its way.
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Is Apple losing its way? Whether we like to believe or not, here's an interesting analysis on what could happen if things went wrong. And why they could. 

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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.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

"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
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

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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Why Android desperately needs a billion dollar success story

Why Android desperately needs a billion dollar success story | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Why startups are all going iPhone-first There's been a number of articles over the last year that reiterate a simple fact: The best new apps are all going iPhone-first. 

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A good analysis of why it takes more than shipments being bigger on Android than iOS for Google to win. 


Would you start an App on Android only? 

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Visual Notetaking with iPads

These are presentation slides shared by Wesley Fryer at iPadPalooza in Austin, Texas, on June 19, 2014. The session description was: Visual notetaking is a process of representing ideas non-linguistically.

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Can visual note taking improve the way we learn by making knowledge sticky? Not sure how much this practice can be democratized but if it can the iPad has for sure a role to play there.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, July 17, 11:43 PM

Excellent! J'adore les astuces et les conseils et les exemples concrets. 

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Apple's two-hour WWDC keynote in 10 minutes

Apple's two-hour WWDC keynote in 10 minutes | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple spent two hours today talking about new software it plans to release this fall. That includes iOS 8 and a newly-revamped version of OS X called Yosemite. The whole keynote took a little under...
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Really useful and nicely made curation because for once Apple didn't announce anything big but a gazillion minor things.

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Will Facebook finally put an end to the mobile App silo problem?

Will Facebook finally put an end to the mobile App silo problem? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Facebook will make it easier for all your apps to talk to each other.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Newly introduced AppLinks could finally end the fact that you can't link from one app to the next just like you can on web sites.


If this works (and if you've tried Facebook messenger, you've seen it does), this is huge news for the mobile industry as it could completely revamp the distribution model for mobile services which - right now - are the monopoly of App Stores. 


With App linking, we could potentially finally see long-tail Apps get some traction without being an AppStore hit - a model built from iTunes around the old-fashioned idea of music hits. Google in particular could use this to directly link search results to screens within Apps. Which means SEO would - finally work - for mobile Apps discovery.


And of course Facebook - the giant of display ads and mobile download ads - will leverage this too.

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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.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:
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.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

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.
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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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