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This one single chart explains why developers still prioritize iOS

This one single chart explains why developers still prioritize iOS | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Tim Cook this morning during his keynote at Apple WWDC 2013

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At the time we keep hearing about Android catching up, the strength of iOS as a platform just seems phenomenal.

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Tablets should be used to enhance discovery, depth of messaging: Forrester

Tablets should be used to enhance discovery, depth of messaging: Forrester | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Brands are embracing tablet marketing because it enables them to engage with influential customers who spend less time on PCs and print media. However, for an effective strategy, brands need to make sure they understand the difference between tablets and smartphones.
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Interesting findings in that report presented by Thomas Husson, vice president and principal analyst for the marketing and strategy client group at Forrester. He details key points for brand to engage the highly influential tablet user who more and more also shops from his tablet. As said before, according to him, the days of considering tablets as super smartphones are over : deep immersive experiences need to be created on. Tablets to engage these users.
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News Flash! Tablets Are Not Smartphones

News Flash! Tablets Are Not Smartphones | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Turns out that people use tablets for different things, in different ways and in different places than they use their smartphones. And those differences are starting to add up for app developers, marketers and device makers.
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We already knew that but this Forrester study details the various ways tablet usage differs from smartphones.

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App Store Hits 50 Billion Downloads: All Time Best Sellers for iPad

App Store Hits 50 Billion Downloads: All Time Best Sellers for iPad | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple announced yesterday that the App Store hit the much-anticipated 50 billion app downloads milestone:
Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps* from the revolutionary App Store℠.
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Interesting to note that only 10 out of the all-time top 25 apps are not games and... 6 out of these 10 are Apple Apps. In other words, if you're an App developer, don't dream of making it to the short tail... 

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Bill Gates Says iPad Users Are Frustrated Because They Can’t Create Office Documents

Bill Gates Says iPad Users Are Frustrated Because They Can’t Create Office Documents | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Bill Gates has shared some thoughts on the iPad again, during a CNBC interview – this time claiming that lots of iPad users are frustrated at their lack of ability to do things like type or create documents.
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Microsoft is getting defensive but the truth might be different. With a bunch of cloud Apps like Evernote or Google Docs (which Google Drive App works really fine on the iPad), who really needs Office on the go?

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42 Million iPads Sold in Last 6 Months

42 Million iPads Sold in Last 6 Months | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Apple held their Q2 2013 results conference call yesterday afternoon. I listened in to most of it live and as always there were lots of impressive numbers thrown around for all of Apple’s core products.
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A good round-up of the key numbers shared by Apple on the iPad ecosystem. To summarize, while Apple has problems on other products, this business line seems pretty healthy.

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Are keyboards the key to mobile productivity

Are keyboards the key to mobile productivity | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Tablets, first considered consumption-only devices, are now proving their worth as productivity devices.
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Reading this Guardian article makes you wonder whether some people are getting out of their way to use the iPad as a laptop or whether there are real benefits to do this. But this idea of "curated computing" where fewer features bring more focus is making its way in professionals IT habits: on top of being a lighter device than a laptop, maybe another value added by the iPad is that you don't get constant distraction when you try to create something?


Through adding a keyboard or through specific apps, it's fair to comment however that mobile devices - tablets in particular - increasingly are creation devices and not just consumption ones.

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Tablets to outship desktops this year, notebooks next year

Tablets to outship desktops this year, notebooks next year | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
According to the latest data from IDC, global shipments of smart connected devices exceeded a billion units in 2012, an increase of 29.1% from the previous year and representing a value of $576.9 billion.
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That's now close to 200 million tablets that IDC forecasts will be shipped this year.

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The Daily/Online Mail: a refreshing success story for online media

The Daily/Online Mail: a refreshing success story for online media | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Great presentation by the +Daily Mail  CMO : finally a media that seems to be escaping misery thanks to the iPad. Red section is mobile traffic; more data on the Google+ link.

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Key take-aways:
- Mobile traffic now at 43%
- Interesting data on iPad usage
- Mobile & iPad are creating new consumption patterns that fill in the gaps of desktop usage (read: morning and night)


The last point is particularly interesting : mobile usage doesn't compete with desktop's but completes it.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:28 PM

Key take-aways:
- Mobile traffic now at 43%
- Interesting data on iPad usage
- Mobile & iPad are creating new consumption patterns that fill in the gaps of desktop usage (read: morning and night)


The last point is particularly interesting : mobile usage doesn't compete with desktop's but completes it.

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Shipments are one thing but iPad Usage Far Ahead of the Rest of the Pack.

Shipments are one thing but iPad Usage Far Ahead of the Rest of the Pack. | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

Chitika Insights measured tablet web traffic during the week of January 19 to 25 in the US and Canada and the iPad had by far the highest usage at 81% with the Kindle Fire at 7.7%.

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Interesting to see the discrepency with shipment numbers from IDC as Chuck Jones points out in Forbes. Shipments and usage are two very different things on tablets.

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, February 22, 2013 12:15 AM

In my house we have iPads, Kindles and Nexus tablets by far the iPads get the most use in of all age groups. From grandkids to grandpa it comes down to easy of use.

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Will Windows tablets like Razer Edge be to the iPad what PCs are to consoles?

Will Windows tablets like Razer Edge be to the iPad what PCs are to consoles? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

The Edge is a unique portable gaming PC. It's a Windows 8 tablet. It's a home gaming console. It's a laptop. And it fills all of those roles remarkably well. The Edge will be available by March, starting at $999.

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The specs of the new Winbdows tablets look awesome for hardcore gamers - nothing like mobile OS, this time it's for real as apparently they can run "real" PC games - not lighter versions.


Ths being said, the challenge is huge as iOS devices and to a lesser extent Android ones have become the portable gaming consoles of choice, relegating the PSP and the DS to niches like kids or casual gamers.


So I wonder whether we'll see the same thing that happened to the video industry in the 80's/90's where the PC took over the hardcore gamers and later the online players from the consoles.


What do you think gamers? Will you spend the $999 for a device like this or will you stick to Angry Birds on the iPad?

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Here's The Exact Moment (And Reason) Apple Investors Panicked

Here's The Exact Moment (And Reason) Apple Investors Panicked | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
According to Barclays, it's all about Apple Maps.
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Beyond the Maps disaster, it's the whole Web service strategy of Apple which is being questionned by analysts. While the App model has been fueling the growth of the iOS platform so far, the cloud is where the long-term growth is and services like iCloud - not to quote Maps - have been far from convincing as alternatives to Dropbox or equivalent Google or Amazon services.


For tablets, this is all the more important that they're supposed to be one of the forms of the "network computer" people like Larry Ellison have been predicting since 1995 - relying on the could for services rather than local native Apps.

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Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As “Second Screen” Monthly

Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As “Second Screen” Monthly | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Measurement firm Nielsen today released new figures on second screen adoption, expanding on its research from October which mainly focused on the differences between men and women's TV viewing behaviors.
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Watch out TV: nobody watches you the good old way anymore. Smartphones and Tablets totally changed the game.

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How big a threat is iRadio to Pandora and Spotify?

How big a threat is iRadio to Pandora and Spotify? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Good news for Apple, bad news for Pandora.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Interesting findings in a survey by Group M.
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Tablets May Overtake Portable PC Sales By Year’s End

Tablets May Overtake Portable PC Sales By Year’s End | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
It is expected that tablet sales will overtake portable PC sales by end of this year. It is also a possibility that all PC sales might be overtaken by tablets in 2015.
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According to IDC. Other interesting findings are the impact of the smaller form factor of tablets and price sensitivity.
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You Spend a Lot of Time With Your Mobile Device at Home — Even More if It’s an iPad

You Spend a Lot of Time With Your Mobile Device at Home — Even More if It’s an iPad | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
A huge spike in broadband use for mobile devices -- when they're still in your house. Apple accounts for nearly half of that.
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Mobile devices? Best devices for home computing... Funny (but old) paradox.

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Square Stand: iPad-Based Complete Point of Sale System

Square Stand: iPad-Based Complete Point of Sale System | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Square Stand is a new iPad-based point of sale system – from Square, makers of the clever little credit card readers that plug into iPads and iPhones.
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So now the iPad could be changing retail. It already did to some extent as several stores are displaying iPads for users to browse catalogs or as ordering stands. But the whole cash register market could not be revolutionized.
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Android Tablets Overtake The iPad In Shipments Last Quarter

Android Tablets Overtake The iPad In Shipments Last Quarter | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
But iPads still dominate usage metrics like Web traffic. ; (But iPads still dominate usage metrics like Web traffic.
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Of course, Apple fans will argue shipments are not sales but it shows the competition is gaining traction.

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Apple killed the netbook. Is the PC next?

Apple killed the netbook. Is the PC next? | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Still the bells; silence the critics; let the band play on: no, I'm not talking about the UK administration's dissociated reaction to the passing of some former Prime Minister, instead I’m discussing Apple, the iPad and the final extinction of netbooks,...

Via John Rudkin
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You have to admit there hasn't been a lot of good news on the PC market lately. But I still feel we're a quantum leap from being there yet. Time for a major announcement Apple?

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:01 PM

Apple [AAPL], the iPad and the final extinction of netbooks. I saw my last employer waste money on MS tablet PC, then Netbooks.  No one said stop. #toldyouso

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Happy Birthday iPad: How Apple’s tablet revolutionized business computing

Happy Birthday iPad: How Apple’s tablet revolutionized business computing | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Three years ago today Apple released the first iPad, and it’s fair to say that Apple’s tablet has had a profound effect on how people, especially in business, now use computers.

Via John Rudkin
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A great summary of everything the iPad contributed to change in the corporate world. From BYOD to cloud computing. 

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Tablets now account for more web traffic than smartphones: stats

Tablets now account for more web traffic than smartphones: stats | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
The importance of tablets to ecommerce is well-documented, with research consistently showing that the devices convert at a much higher rate than smartphones.
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This is something that was from from being a sure win when tablets were launched. But as some web sites have observed - including us here at Scoop.it (stay tuned for details) - tablets are not just canibalizing laptops but also developing new usage and consumption patternMisread details in this article on this must-read Adobe study. 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 11, 2013 11:42 AM

The Smartphone once was getting smaller, then bigger, will the Tablet TAKE OVER!?

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Apple's iPad Mini, One Smart Shopping Tool - Forbes

Apple's iPad Mini, One Smart Shopping Tool - Forbes | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Leave it to Apple to, once again, fill a need we didn’t even know we had.
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Interesting data on how smartphones and tablets are used for offline shopping to check prices and make consumers smarter. At this game, the purse-compliant iPad mini could be a winner according to Wendy Liebmann on Forbes.
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Apps are too much like 1990's CD-ROMs and not enough like the Web - Scott Hanselman

Apps are too much like 1990's CD-ROMs and not enough like the Web - Scott Hanselman | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it

"I'm starting to resent Apps like I resented CD-ROMs."Writes Scott Hanselman on his blog on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General

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This post dates back to 2011 but it explains with great clarity the limitations of Apps as a platform. And the ongoing tensions between native Appsand Web Apps that I already addressed here. Interesting read. 

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Murray McKercher's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:10 AM

"Go Somewhere and get functionality as opposed to Bring Something To Me to get functionality" Agreed, this is an interesting look back at the recent past that speaks to the current issues in mobile Application Development..Native Mobile Apps versus Web-based Mobile Apps...going way back in the early mobile internet days we argued aboutthe "walled garden" approach that operator's were using to try and "contain" a subscriber community within their - the operator's - ecosystem..

 

People do not like to be constrained in a "walled garden" approach...

 

Murray

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Report: Amazon dominates Android tablets, US-based Kindle Fires alone are 33% of global devices

Report: Amazon dominates Android tablets, US-based Kindle Fires alone are 33% of global devices | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
Google entered the tablet market with its Nexus 7 range last year but it is Amazon, the US retailer that has a somewhat strained relationship with the search giant, that is dominating ...
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The iPad still dominates tablets but as far as Android is concerned, you can't ignore the Amazon App store anymore. Now, I wonder whether that success is not detrimental to the Android platform overall: this makes me think at how fragmented the OS is compared to the simple and easy iOS.


Will small developers with limited resources really go after Android or just reject it as long as the opportunity doesn't seem clearer?

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Why the mobile web vs. apps debate is a false dichotomy

Why the mobile web vs. apps debate is a false dichotomy | Is the iPad a revolution? | Scoop.it
People will have you believe that there is some universal truth in this debate -- that there is one right way. Well, there isn't.

Via Marc Dangeard
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This piece is interesting as a nice recap of the arguments for and agains native Apps (vs HTML5). 


Mark Sigal of Unicorn Labs summarizes the argument this way: "Simply put, there is no universal truth in the mobile web vs. mobile native debate, and no “one right way,” despite what the pontificators would have you believe."


His lists of pro's and con's is good but I think he underestimates the importance of search discoverability which is a big con for Apps. As he rightly points out, the top 25 mobile App publishers make 50% of what Apple pays out to publishers. What would the Web be without Search but a boring short-term of 25 services?

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