As a self confessed Apple fanboy I grew up accustomed to hold off on purchasing anything Mac related before Macworld, WWDC etc. Could developers heed this advice leading into conferences such at Chirp and F8?
I know of a digital agency that just launched a great retail website full of Facebook Connect features only a week before F8.
I’m sure life would have been great for those guys on the morning of F8 when Facebook pulled support for Facebook Connect.
With all the talk about Google, RIM and Apple any observer would think that Nokia are dead and buried and well and truly out of the mobile phone ‘arms race’
I doubt it.
The company I work for released an iPhone app at the start of February - it’s available for free on the AppStore. A few weeks back I received a call from a Nokia representative offering to port this application to the Nokia platform for free. Zing!
Makes me think that something is brewing at Nokia… they’ve got far too much invested in this market to simply lay over and die. The question is when will they make their move.
The other interesting point is that they’ve been the market leader for years (up at the top anyway). People have been buying Nokia’s time and time again as their contracts come up for renewal. The second question are modern day consumerists brand loyalists?
Now I agree that the Gowalla interface is superior, the object of the app is more refined but the simple thing is Foursquare seems (in my circles anyway) to have a larger audience base and location sharing is only fun with friends.
Old Spice - new look. Love what they’re doing. Would love to uncover the thoughts behind the campaign. Are they marketing to their traditional market that may have a historical perception on the product or are they simply targeting a new uneducated (in terms of the brand) demographic?