Category Archives: iPhone

Swapping Ad Creative with a Proxy

Like I mentioned last time I’ve been hacking around with some richer creative styles on mobile. Nothing that should be all that amazing, but I’ve been finding the existing tools and techniques a bit rough. To do some of the … Continue reading

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Testing Mobile Ad Creatives

So far a lot of what I’ve been using lately in terms of mobile advertising has been banners. Images. Simple to deal with, but probably not long-term a fantastic way to go. Especially for mobile, where the ads are supposed … Continue reading

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Development of the Mobile Web

What is it going to take for us to see some real significant progress being made in developing mobile apps on the web? Since the Day of JS event a few days ago I’ve been poking at the idea. I … Continue reading

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Fixing Mobile Messaging

SMS is a fantastic service for person to person communication, but just about every other aspect of it is broken. Lately I’ve been paying a lot more attention to messaging because of the mobile web. It’s a current area of … Continue reading

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Why are Monetization and Distribution Lumped Together?

Frequently the two issues get tossed into the same basket when talking about mobile applications in particular. The most obvious reason for grouping the two together is that the main driver of both for most businesses is the app store. … Continue reading

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Mobile 2.0 2010 Silicon Valley

Mobile 2.0 2010 Silicon Valley is next week. We have the event divided up into two days again this year, with the developer day on Sept 20th at Microsoft in Mountain View and the business day on Sept 21st in … Continue reading

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Removing the Password from a PDF

I have a few ebooks I’ve purchased online that came as password protected PDFs. While mildly annoying while trying to read them on a desktop system, it’s patently absurd when I try to move them over to the iPad to … Continue reading

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Tomi is Wrong about iPhone Economics

The whole universe seems to be buzzing about Tomi Ahonen’s post about iPhone economics, which is unfortunate cause it’s completely incorrect. First of all let me say I like Tomi. He’s helped out with the Mobile 2.0 events in the … Continue reading

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Web Apps in Chomp

We made what I’m hoping is going to be a major change to Chomp today, we’ve put HTML web applications side-by-side with native applications in our discovery service. With all the talk around mobile web applications recently, and then the … Continue reading

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Tyranny vs Fragmentation

Like it or not, it’s one or the other. Either someone controls the whole system and enforces a standard, like Apple with the iPhone. Or folks are allowed to do what they want, and differences in opinion end up leading … Continue reading

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