eCommerce

How is Apple Pay Doing ?

Early last month I wrote at article titled Why will Apple Pay make Mobile Payments a Reality ? , predicting that Apple Pay would have a huge impact on the mobile payments market.  So…..  ? How’s Apple Pay Doing ? Does MCX’s CurrentC have a chance to compete ? What …

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Why will Apple Pay make Mobile Payments a Reality ?

Apple Pay is extremely likely to finally make mobile payments a reality for regular people.  But why ? What’s so special about Apple Pay ? What market forces are in play that will force change ? How secure is mobile payment tech ? What about privacy concerns ? The Road …

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Mobile App Design Part 2: Lessons Learned

If your organization has not been developing mobile apps for several years, you’re going to make some major strategic mistakes as you plan your mobile development. ¬†And if you’re using waterfall or some other non-agile methods, then transitioning to Agile principles and the Scrum process is a significant paradigm shift. …

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Big iBeacon Developments in Q1 2014

A lot continues to development with iBeacon local positioning tech since my iBeacon articles in November and January.  Here are the highlights: Apple may be considering iBeacon for use in mobile payments. More retailers rolling out iBeacon trials. More rumors of Apple developing mobile payment tech. Starwood Hotels pilots using …

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iBeacon developments coming fast and furious

There have been lots of new developments in the area of Apple’s iBeacon tech over the last few weeks since I published my last post on iBeacon tech news. Some highlights: iBeacon publishing – Cool idea !!! Apple deploys iBeacon in stores.  That’s HUGE !!! Qualcomm launches an iBeacon like …

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Mobile App Design Part 1: Management Principles with Scrum

The biggest mistake one can make when approaching mobile apps is to assume that the same rules you used to design other apps like native desktop or web apps, will be successful in mobile apps.  They won’t.  It’s a dramatically different paradigm. If you’re not already convinced, think about this… …

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Mobile Commerce Numbers for Thanksgiving: iOS Wins

Thanksgiving Sales from iOS crushes Android This year again Apple’s iOS devices are generating more sales and profit than Android devices.  IBM and Adobe have released some sales and traffic for this Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Android is getting hammered again. The Business Insider reported this in Here’s A Problem …

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iBeacon test at Macy’s with shopkick app

iBeacon transmitter from shopkick Macy’s began testing Apple iBeacon technology using iBeacon transmitters and a third party shopping app called shopkick.   Apple introduced iBeacon with iOS 7.  The iBeacon tech uses small transmitters that send data over short ranges using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) which is part of Bluetooth 4.0.  This tech can enable …

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Apple’s e-commerce exec goes to eBay in new Chief Product Officer role

RJ Pittman goes to eBay Working in the e-commerce business, I found this very interesting.  RJ Pittman is leaving Apple to join eBay in a new job they created called Chief Product Officer.  At Apple he was in charge of their e-commerce platform. This news comes just 3 days after Apple announced …

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