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Friday, July 22, 2011

Contacts in Your Phonebook Come Alive: Application Announcement LiveContacts for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS

Posted by Darren Blade in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:07 AM

http://www.facebook.com/pages/LiveC...225523594142852

"Appfortel, the Russian developer of mobile applications is proud to announce the release of a unique Beta-version service for organizing your contacts – LiveContacts – in mid-summer 2011. The LiveContacts application will contain a number of functions aimed at livening up your address directories and supporting the contacts in your phonebook in an actual and “animated” way. Today, from hundreds to thousands of contacts are stored in phonebooks of large megacities’ representatives. Many of them quickly become outdated – time has an impact on all kinds of information. Changes can be observed in surnames, workplaces, addresses, jobs and positions, telephone numbers, and other contact data."

A new way in presenting your contacts (Livening them up!) is on its way to you from "Appfortel" LLC, a Russian start-up who wants to breathe life into the staid contact apps on a number of handset platforms, namely Windows Mobile, Android, iOS & Symbian. I contacted Denis Pushkar to confirm whether their Press Release was correct with Windows Mobile, and it is. It looks like the Appfortel code warriors are giving some love back to the Windows Mobile device users; Windows Phone 7, at this point, is not getting the App. The service and respective platform apps are due to start appearing around the end of July.

I still have my Omnia II hiding in the paper tray on my desk. I may just, get a chance, to Liven it up with LiveContacts when released. The scant details hint that a web service is used, and pulling contact details like contact linking on WP7. More details when Appfortel's website goes "Live" soon, here and here.

The remainder of the press release is after the break. Read more...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

iPhone Surpasses Symbian-Based Phones According to AdMob

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...eb-in-april.ars

"Apple's share of AdMob's mobile ad requests grew significantly both at home and abroad in April-for the first time, the iPhone OS has surpassed Symbian worldwide."

What jumped out for me is that while the iPhone has only 8% of the world wide smartphone market share in unit sales compared to the 52% that Symbian-based phones have, the iPhone ad requests and HTML web traffic surpassed Symbian. In the case of HTML web traffic there was no comparison, Symbian wasn't even in the same ball park. These stats don't include the iPod Touch since it technically isn't a smart phone, this is all from the iPhone.


Friday, April 24, 2009

iPhone Surpasses Symbian in Mobile Web Use

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article...09.phone.share/

"The use of the iPhone online has accelerated to where it's now outranking Symbian in terms of sheer traffic, AdMob's March 2009 metrics report shows. Tracking access worldwide based on ad requests, the firm says OS X iPhone grew to represent 38 percent of smartphone traffic and just slightly edged out all Symbian phones, which have fallen to 37 percent. Both are sharp changes from February, when Symbian held a comfortable lead at 43 percent while the iPhone had just crossed the 33 percent mark."

The article also shows comparison by manufacturer and Apple has 38% of the international traffic with Nokia in 2nd place with 36%. In the U.S., Apple's iPhone has 50% of the traffic, unchanged from the last time they measured in February 2009.

One interesting point they make is the comparison when they focused the study on the Android OS in the U.S. Over the last few months the iPhone, excluding the iPod Touch, grew faster. They state that "Over the 4 months of the App Store becoming available, iPhone units grew an average of 88 percent from month to month; the Android Market's availability grew by 47 percent over a similar span." It is also noted that the iPhone has roughly 8 times as much traffic as the G1, and increases to 23 times more when they include the iPod Touch.


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