If you are a web site publisher, smartphones, iPhones, tablets and iPads are in your future. There is no escape. In this light, I have gone out to look for the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011.
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In this selection of the best future trends and predictions about the mobile universe, you will specifically find:
Dive in into the detail of what the future mobile publishing world is all about:
2010 was an important year for mobile, especially in media, where the announcement of the iPad and other tablets, along with new smartphones, made mobile and tablet apps especially intriguing to publishers. This year promises greater growth and new opportunities for content producers. Here are some of the top trends to keep an eye on as 2011 unfolds.
by Matylda Czarnecka - January 10th, 2011
In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research expects technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality to see increasing amounts of hype in 2011 and also the use of mobile/social/location combinations will soar. Here their findings.
by Sarah Perez - January 26th, 2011
The Mobile Marketing Association has published its top ten mobile marketing trends to watch in 2011, and even though these trends aimed at the Asia Pacific region, they outline similar trends on a global scale. Particularly worth noticing is the whole global mobile advertising market, which is expected to grow to $13 to $14 billion next year.
by Justin Montgomery - December 28th, 2010
Mobclix, an iPhone analytics firm and mobile ad exchange network, has released a year-end report which examines the top application trends from 2010. The report neatly summarizes what have been some of the most notable developments in mobile over the course of the year.
by Sarah Perez - December 28th, 2010
This past year, smartphones plunged into the mainstream, giving millions of people the ability to browse the Internet, watch movies and stream music anywhere. The ease of content consumption offered by mobile devices has fascinated industries and developers so much that they began investing on mobile and they're not expected to stop anytime soon. To see what's next, in this article The Wall Street Journal shares its mobile predictions for 2011.
by Andrew Dowell - December 27th, 2010
Mobile really exploded in 2010, thanks to a surge in smartphone sales, the rise of the iPad, and of course the iPhone. Mobile devices are getting more powerful, data connections are getting faster and developers are really pushing the boundaries of how we define a "mobile app." And the mobile landscape is foreseen to become even more exciting in 2011. Here's why.
by Christina Warren - December 24th, 2010
According to a Juniper Research in December of 2010, mobile app store downloads are set to hit 25 billion by 2015. GetJar, the largest open app store predicts an even bigger year for them in 2011. In this report Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO of GetJar, shares his mobile predictions for 2011.
by BusinessWire Editors - January 5th, 2011
Originally prepared by Robin Good, Daniele Bazzano and Elia Lombardi for MasterNewMedia, and first published on February 10th, 2011 as "Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011".
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Originally written by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia.