It’s great to greet Volker Hirsh — a veteran Mobilist who is currently the Global Head of Business Development, Games at Research In Motion through their acquisition of Scoreloop, where Volker was the Chief Strategy Officer.
Volker comes to us with “verve” and provides his pick after reading through (as he put it on his blog) a “plethora of good stuff from the trenches of mobile.”
Among the posts that made the lineup:
- All About Symbian brings us two contributions exploring aspects of device and OS design. And they both ask some tough questions. The first argues that — in a multi-screen world — we need to start asking (and questioning) if we actually have a ‘hone screen’ anymore. The second submission looks at the size of smartphones and raises the question: When is bog too big?
- Andy Favell over at Mobithinking — a topnotch destination for mobile stats and insights — connects the dots in analyst reports and provides us a comprehensive overview of the mobile market in China. One data point to whet your appetite for more: China has more than 430 million mobile Internet users, which is more than the population of either Europe or North America. It’s a worthwhile read, so be sure to read thoroughly!
- MobileGroove has a post from guest author Jeff Hasen looking at the steps the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) is taking to stem the use and distribution of social media and user generated content. Is this likely to be effective? Or is it all a huge step backward? Read on and decide for yourself.
- MobyAffiliates weighs in with a post on AppStore optimization, detailing what you need to do to be sure your app gets noticed.
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