Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Do We Use the iPad For?

I'll be posting my experiences with the iPad soon, in the meantime, here's some interesting analysis from Silicon Alley Insider.

What's the difference between Apple's new iPad tablet and its iPhone?

Based on a quick analysis of the apps people are buying on the devices, it's pretty simple: The iPhone and iPod touch are for games. The iPad is for a lot more. And people are spending a lot more (per app) on iPad apps than iPhone apps.

  • 82% of the top 50 iPhone/iPod touch apps are Games, versus 36% of the top 50 iPad apps.
  • The top iPad app categories among the top 50 are Games (36%), Content (28%, includes news, video), Productivity (20%), and Utilities (16%, includes weather).
  • The top iPhone app categories among the top 50 are Games (82%, includes gag apps) and Utilities (18%, includes weather, social networking).
  • The average top-25 paid iPhone app was $1.51, versus $5.79 on the iPad (almost 4X difference).

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

iPad + Velcro

Not sure I want to put velcro on the back of my iPad, but this is a very amusing video.

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Is Your Organization Ready for the Mobile Web?

Gartner predicts that by 2013 more web traffic will come from phones than from PCs. You can see from my college's Google Analytics that traffic from mobile Safari is already #7 and #8 on the list.

Our website uses a fair amount of flash, but is still useable - notice the little "broken" Flash icons.

Something stranger happening on the iPad, where an old image showing the location of the college is overlaid onto top of the site.

These are by no means the worst I've ever seen, but not quite mobile-ready.

By 2013 - actually sooner - institutions need to have their sites mobile-ready, so that customers (for us students) can do everything they need to do from their phones. For us, that includes registration, payment, contacting faculty, staff, etc and everything else that a student would expect to do.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad.


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