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

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Purple Forge is a Finalist for 2011 OCRI and Exploriem Bootstrap Awards

Purple Forge is a proud finalist for the following 2011 OCRI Awards:

  • Most Promising Startup
  • Next Generation Executive  – John Craig, VP Sales and Marketing

Purple Forge is also a proud finalist for the following Exploriem Bootstrap Awards:

  • Most Innovative Source Bootstrap Capital
  • Fastest Growing Startup (Last Three Years)

UI/UX Design Patterns

Came across these links to UI/UX design patterns in a LinkedIn discussion thread – some good references for others that are interested in this sort of stuff:

 

Mind Mapping Tools and iPad – A Perfect Fit

I am a big fan of mind mapping tools.   My favorite tool has traditionally been Freemind, a free tool that works across Windows and Mac.   I recently changed over to using XMind and have been exploring mind mapping tools on the iPad.

Mind mapping is one application that seems to be exceptionally well matched to the “touch” environment of the iPad.  Adding nodes, moving around relationships, arranging the mind map graph display … are all much easier to do using “touch” then the mouse.   Two mind mapping applications currently available on the iPad are:

The most promising of the two is iToughts HD.   The features that set it apart from Mindnode include:

  • Dropbox saving/importing for mind map files
  • Ability to collapse child nodes
  • Version recovery
  • Ability to assign icons to nodes

Found another “touch” mind mapping tool?  Let me know!

The Top Entrepreneur Organizations in Ottawa

If  you are an entrepreneur in the Ottawa region working on launching or growing your start-up, the following organizations have the most to offer:

  • The Ottawa Network – Networking events – connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and suppliers – membership fee (negligible) and per-event fees (negligible)
  • TiE – Educational and networking events focused on wealth creation – membership fee and per-event fees
  • Lead to Win – Education and support in growing your company (introductions, advice) – all free
  • CLD – Support in growing your company (grants, loans)
  • IRAP – Support in growing your company (grants, advice, introductions)
  • The Code Factory – Incubator space (inexpensive) and networking events/workshops (usually free)

Mobile App Companies in the Ottawa Region

UPDATED: go here https://purplejunction.com/2012/08/25/updated-mobile-companies-in-ottawa/

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There has been a lot of interest in the mobile app development cluster in Ottawa.  I recently took an  inventory of companies in Ottawa who were developing mobile apps or mobile related software.  The current list of companies I found is below:

If anyone has others to add please drop me a note at brian@purpleforge.com, or add to the comment thread for this posting.  I will keep this list up-to-date.

Looking for a job at a great mobile app company?  Send your resume to careers@purpleforge.com.

Older versions of this post:

https://purplejunction.com/2010/07/17/mobile-app-companies-in-the-ottawa-region/