Smartphone, Tablet, Mobile Web and App Stats

Blackberry OS Stats:

http://us.blackberry.com/developers/choosingtargetos.jsp

Android OS Stats:

http://developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/platform-versions.html

iOS Stats:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/01/what-percentage-of-iphone-owners-are-on-ios4.php

App Store Metrics:

http://distimo.com/appstores

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/games-most-popular-mobile-app-category/

Apple App Store App Metric Details:

http://148apps.biz/app-store-metrics/

Android Market App Metric Details:

http://www.appbrain.com/stats/

Mobile Browser Stats:

http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=9&qpcustom=iOS%2CAndroid&sample=38

Smartphone Marketshare:

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/apple-leads-smartphone-race-while-android-attracts-most-recent-customers/

Comscore

Smartphone Vendor Marketshare:

Comscore

Tablet Marketshare:

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1626414

Smartphone Demographics:

http://www.intomobile.com/2011/02/01/amaerican-asians-hispanics-most-likely-to-own-smartphone/

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Smartphones.aspx
Related Trends:

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/browse-all-about-it-the-evolution-of-the-circular/

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/in-us-smartphones-now-majority-of-new-cellphone-purchases/

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/average-u-s-smartphone-data-usage-up-89-as-cost-per-mb-goes-down-46/

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NielsenMobileAppsWhitepaper.pdf

http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats

Social Marketing Titles

I was doing some research and noted that there is a wide range of titles people and companies are using related to social media marketing:

  • Social Media Gurus
  • Viral Marketing Gurus
  • Internet Marketing Gurus
  • New Media Marketing Gurus
  • Digital Marketing Gurus
  • Social Media Stars
  • Social Media Marketers
  • Social Media Consultants
  • Social Media Experts
  • Social Media Strategists
  • Social Media Agencies
  • Social Media Companies
  • Social Media Marketing Specialists
  • Internet Marketing Specialists
  • internet Marketing Agencies
  • Digital Marketing Agencies
  • Digital Marketing Strategists
  • Social Media Researchers
  • Social Media Product Managers
  • Community Managers
  • Social Computing Strategists
  • Social Media Strategist
  • New Media Program Management
  • Digital and Multimedia Communications
  • Community and Social Media Operations
  • Online Communications
  • Advanced Marketing Systems
  • Online Marketing Strategist
  • Collaboration, Intranet, Communication and Innovation
  • Consultant for Social Media
  • Web Experience
  • eMarketing Manager
  • Public Relations and Social Media Manager
  • Emerging Marketing Channels
  • Content and Community
  • Social Technology
  • New Media Marketing and Web Strategy
  • Web Marketing
  • Interactive Media Manager
  • Inbound E-mail Operations and Blog Outreach
  • Product Engagement and Community Development
  • Digital Product Strategy
  • Digital Strategies
  • Community Marketing Manager
  • Emerging Channels Specialist
  • Community and Blog Strategist
  • Community Evangelist
  • Social Media Producer
  • Media Relations and Blogger in Chief
  • Community Manager and Content Strategist
  • Community Manager and Editor-in-Chief
  • Blogger Outreach
  • Online Community Manager
  • Blog Editor
  • Chief Blogger
  • Online Community Moderator

Some trends on job titles with “Social Media”:

Need more ideas for social media job titles – check this site out: Social Media Job Title generator

Anyone seen any other titles?

Smart Phones, New Politics

Purple Forge Ottawa Citizen – Smart Phones, New Politics

Ottawa University #8 in Research Income in 2008

Research Infosource published a report titled “Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2009 Analysis“.

researchuni Ottawa University came in #8… unfortunately Carleton University didn’t make the list.

Venture Capital Statistics

United States

VC Investments Q3 2009 – MoneyTree – National Data
VC Investments Q3 2009 – MoneyTree – Regional Data
VC Investments Q3 2009 – MoneyTree – Top Deals
VC Investments Q3 2009 – MoneyTree – Charts
VC Investments Q3 2009 – MoneyTree – Press Release
Corporate Venture Capital Group Investment Analysis 1995 to Q1 2009

Economic Impact of Venture Capital

Venture funding stalls in third quarter

Canada

Q2 2009 VC Industry Overview
Q2 2009 PE Industry Overview
Québec’s Venture Capital Market in Q2 2009

The Impact of Venture Capital in Canada on Economy, Jobs and Innovation

Venture capital deals plummet in Q3

Automated Testing Tools for iPhone

I recently asked some friends for their insights into automated testing tools for iPhone.   Based on the feedback (special thanks to Kevin Burr!) and some research, it turns out there are a few expensive commercial services/tools and some emerging and very interesting open source applications, including:

DeviceAnywhere (commercial)

Cucumber (open source)

A good overview of integrating Cucumber with the iPhone -

Here is a video of Cucumber driving an iPhone application -

Google Toolbox for Mac (open source)

UIspec (open source)

Some good blogs with current information on iPhone GUI testing include:

GUI Mock Up Tools for iPhone

I posted some information back in August about GUI mock-up tools.  Since then, I have tried a variety of tools, including the hosted Protoshare and the multi-platform desktop application Balsamiq Mockups.    In the end I selected Balsamiq Mockups as the preferred tool to use.

The following shows an example of the type of prototyping that Balsamiq Mockups can deliver.  It also provides the ability to automate the navigation to more easily show the flow and intended behavior of the application.

The following video provides a good overview of the tool and its features:

The reasons for selecting Balsamiq Mockups:

To make it easy to share the mock-up files within the team, we also decided to use dropbox.com.    Dropbox allows seamless sharing of files with a team, provides backups of the files, allows multiple computer access…

Updates:

This blog entry has some good pointers to various templates and stencils that are useful for doing iPhone mockups – http://iphoneized.com/2009/03/roundup-iphone-stencils-graphics-templates/, as well as additional insights into iPhone mockup tools (both computer and pen and paper!) – http://iphoneized.com/2009/11/21-prototyping-mockup-wireframing-tools-iphone-app-development/