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Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. There have been a number of startups that have taken that approach and done well with it. Building an audience on mobile is a b h. Not at all.

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

Fred Wilson wrote two posts in 2010 that were very influential with the startup community. The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second.

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Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

So, Jason and I started talking more about things we could do to positively impact the Detroit startup community and looped the Techstars gang into the conversation. Last week Techstars announced the new Techstars Mobility program, Driven by Detroit. The local Detroit startup community engaged very powerfully in the idea.

Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?

YoungUpstarts

There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. Who’s winning? No one can agree.

3 Brands Using Inspiring Mobile Storytelling Techniques

Brandanew

Brands are available not just on one, but multiple screens- from a large 60 inch TV set to a small mobile phone. What will you try next?

Some thoughts on mobile

Chris Dixon

- People tend to lump smartphones and tablets together as “mobile”. Microsoft) and also startups/venture capitalists. Most of the companies that have succeeded (= generate real revenues/profits) on mobile were either desktop incumbents (e.g. Fans of Apple and Google have been arguing lately about which company is winning mobile.

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. ”  — Freewill, Rush.

The decline of the mobile web

Chris Dixon

People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop: And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web: This is a worrisome trend for the web.

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Mobile StemCare Wins Pitch Competition

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Mobile StemCare won the Emerging Medical Technology Symposium’s fast pitch competition. The two-year-old startup, founded by Ramon Coronado, a University of Texas at San Antonio PhD student, provides stem cell care to pets.

The next wave of mobile startups

The Equity Kicker

Mobile Mary Meeker has just published her excellent annual roundup of Internet Trends. As always there’s lots of good stuff in there.

10 ways to monetize your mobile app

The Next Web

Building a mobile app these days is easy. Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship startup YEC yec.co Their best answers are below: 1.

Best Practices For Developing A Mobile App For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Okay, so you’ve embodied a bold mindset in your startup. Others app development mobile app startup Got any additional tips?

The Five Mistakes Startups Make When Building for Mobile

Redeye VC

In 2009, Farhan Thawar joined mobile development firm Xtreme Labs as VP of Engineering. And they all had one thing in common: They all sensed the urgency to break into mobile in a big way. For Twitter, the figure is 75%, with mobile representing 65% of its ad revenues. This trend has borne itself out.

Opportunity in Mobile Enterprise

Mark Birch

via Techcrunch “ The Next Billion-Dollar Market Opportunity “ The sweet spot for mobile enterprise is in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Those two alone are going to drive the momentum of enterprises toward mobile business applications and workforce mobility. That leaves 2.5

13 top mobile apps for entrepreneurs on the go

The Next Web

asked a panel of 13 successful young entrepreneurs the following question: What was the most useful mobile app for your business in 2012 and why?

Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  RunKeeper (FitnessKeeper) mobile fitness platform. 

9 (often overlooked) things to consider before going mobile-first

The Next Web

Having mobile presence is no longer an added bonus for businesses; it’s a necessity. Their best answers are below: 1.

Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That's Never - AgileVC

Agile VC

AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That’s Never Happened. About Me. Awesome!

Mobile is What’s Next (for me)

Tony Wright dot com

But as a guy who has been around the startup block a few times, I have a few other tests that I care about.  First, it’s got to be Mobile.

The most important mobile design decision a startup faces

The Next Web

Bubba is an early stage investor in consumer internet and mobile technology companies for @DFJvc. Many of these experiences will be Mobile Only.

The future of mobile ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

We’ve been doing a good deal of thinking about the future of ecommerce as the world goes mobile. As So how will discovery work on mobile?

Four types of mobile apps

Chris Dixon

If you are a founder trying to create a new mobile app or an investor trying decide whether an app has enduring value, it is helpful to separate the ways that people use apps into four categories. 1. One entry strategy for a startup is to replace a core utility. startupsThe most popular time wasters are games.

Offline first, mobile enabled

Chris Dixon

One of the major trends in tech startups is to create what Fred Wilson calls “ Mobile first, web second.” ” Instagram is a great example of mobile first. They barely had a website – it was all about the mobile app. The excitement over mobile-first apps is justified. startupsgames).

4 Ways To Solve The Employee Engagement Problem With Mobile

YoungUpstarts

In just a few short months since launching our own internal mobile app for employee use, the benefits are endless. Steady pulse. Home base.

How Retailers And Startups Are Winning The Mobile Payments War 

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The mobile payments industry has grown incredibly fast, retailers are finding that without convenience, security and a great user experience, adoption is a challenge, and mobile wallets are a mess

The Secrets Behind Many Successful Startups

Vinicius Vacanti

“What is your startup’s unfair advantage?”, But, how in the world is a startup supposed to have an unfair advantage?

What Customers Want Most From Small Business Mobile Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Mobile-friendly sites are important. 74 percent of mobile users were more likely to revisit mobile-friendly sites. 3.

Mobile Startups to Watch

Jeff Hilimire

Mobile Start-ups Technology BOKU Immersive Labs Kiip scoutmob YobongoCheck it out and pass it along!

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Perfecto – Clound based mobile app testing (Raised $90M). Tabtale – Children mobile applications (Raised $14M). Billion.

The Web Is Now Mobile

Nick O'Neill

Designers and developers now must conceive of ways to ensure that all the actions in their products can be completed both on mobile and on desktop.

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5 Mobile Apps Every Startup Needs To Use

YoungUpstarts

There are literally millions of apps on the app store, but which ones should be on your startup’s list? Does your startup make some money?

Breaking Into Mobile Commerce

YoungUpstarts

Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Why It’s Important.

What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the things we discussed that stuck in my mind was the thought that web and mobile apps might behave more like TV shows than traditional software applications. I've watched my kids go from myspace to facebook to instagram over the past seven years. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. YouTube also feels fairly secure.

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Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?

The Equity Kicker

It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. It’s a long post , but if you are involved with apps or mobile design you should definitely go read it (I linked to it twice to make it easy for you).

Rapid Iteration for Mobile App Development

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. As we’ve mentioned before , this year’s Lean Startup Conference features a lot of speakers who have incredible expertise to share but are new to our event. This is a great distinction; so how can a mobile app developer know which of these is their particular problem?

6 Key Trends Shaping This Year’s Mobile Holiday Shopping Season

YoungUpstarts

The holidays are approaching, and mobile is going to play a bigger role in eCommerce than ever before. Last And tablet shoppers generate over 2.2

Why the integrated approach to mobile devices is winning

Chris Dixon

startupsGoogle took a similar strategy with Android but then reversed course when they acquired Motorola. But no one really knows. paywall ].

8 resources for funding mobile healthcare and fitness startups

The Next Web

Subscribe to his free email series on growth hacking mobile apps for distribution. If… This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneu

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Half of browsing and a third of purchases on mobile

The Equity Kicker

This slide is from Benedict Evans’ presentation Mobile is eating the world. Lots of mobile usage is in the home of course, and to a very large extent mobile means smartphones. Like startups. The massive shift to mobile is not the new news, then. MobileWhat’s new is how far that trend has gone.