Saturday, November 21, 2009

What you missed at Mobile Monday

Last Mobile Monday that I MCed:

Matt Gross will post the presentations and the winner of Mr. Mobile Monday Social Impact shortly on the website. I was really impressed by all of the social entrepreneurs that presented. These were really some amazing ideas.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mobile Monday - Mobile Phones for Social Impact

I'm MCing tomorrow's event (November 16th) on Mobile Phones for Social Impact at MIT Sloan tomorrow. If you can make it, stop by and say hi.

You can register here:

India Lab Podcast

Here I am talking about our March trip to India working with the Rai Foundation:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

App Store Analytics - A Work in Progress

I've been trying to get more visibility into our apps business. iTunes reporting is pretty lean in terms of cutting the data into information that would actually help you run you business and price your apps.

I found this list of applications - some SaaS, some desktop based that read in the information from the iTunes store and turn it into all sort of meaningful charts. Some of these products look promising, especially Heartbeat and AppFigures. I might trial these products.

The killer app for me though, as a multi-platform publisher (not that we sell a lot on Android or BlackBerry yet), would be one that pulls data from all the app stores. Right now, we have 10 apps approved for the iPhone, 4 on Android Market, 3 on iPhone, 1 published in Airtel's operator market, and 3 in Motorola's upcoming Android app store. We have Palm WebOS in development and we are figuring out our Symbian and Windows strategy. I would pay $40 to $50 a month for something like that, especially if I don't have to deal with slow interfaces for daily reporting (BlackBerry and carrier stores).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How big of a turkey do I need for the 14 people?

How big of a turkey do I need for the 14 people (12 adults, 2 children) I'm cooking for for Thanksgiving?

Butterball has the answer. It's 19 pounds.

I'm amazed that even Butterball has mobile tools now.

Sorry for the slow pace of post. I've been working hard at my day job, and we are turning around a lot of Upward Mobility apps. Just submitted our 13th to Apple and have a whole bunch more coming out shortly to service the CompTIA market.