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Twipe takes over the Mobile Apps division of MobileWeb

New startup focuses on the growing market of mobile publishing

MobileWeb, provider of SMS solutions and mobile applications, moves its mobile apps division into a new entity, Twipe. Since its start in 2001, MobileWeb offers solutions for SMS connectivity and mobile payments. Gradually the company started the development of mobile sites and applications for smartphones and tablets. MobileWeb’s portfolio contains apps for De Standaard on iPad, the iPhone app of Studio Brussel and 2deScherm on Android of SBS Belgium. As the app business grows fast, it requires a specific approach. .

Twipe, a combination of Touch & Swipe, specializes in mobile applications for newspapers, magazine publishers and tv-broadcasters. “With Twipe we want to offer flexible mobile publishing solutions for big media groups to bring their newspapers, magazines and media content on iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Our mobile publishing platform allows us to create in a short period of time, a unique and efficient solution in line with the customer’s needs“ says, Danny Lein, Managing Director Twipe.

Twipe can already look back on an extensive set of reference cases. Recent developments include Humo, De Standaard HD, 2deScherm (SBS) and NRC Handelsblad on iPad and iPhone.

The SMS services and mobile payments continue operate under the MobileWeb brand.

Logo Twipe

About Twipe
Twipe (http://www.twipemobile.com) Twipe is a division of the E-ZONE group (http://www.e-zone.net). E-ZONE was founded in 1999 and drives interactive businesses. Twipe focuses on mobile publishing and creates innovative custom applications for media groups.

For more info contact info@twipemobile.com or info@mobileweb.be

2deScherm now available with an interactive program guide

Today, SBSBelgium released an important update of its 2deScherm application on iPad, iPhone, iPod & Android. The app goes beyond its initial target group of ‘Komen Eten’ or ‘Huizenjacht’ and integrates now an interactive electronic program guide (EPG).

With the start of the new TV season, 2deScherm expands its functionalities towards the whole Flemish TV audience. The app does not only give an overview of the programs of VT4 and VijfTV, but also integrates other dutch speaking channels (één, canvas, VTM, NED1, …).

When opening the iPad app, the user will see a clever designed TV grid. Other than similar EPG apps, 2deScherm uses appealing pictures to visualize the individual formats. This results in a beautiful mosaic effect. In addition, behind every picture (or program) there is a specific page related to the TV show including: pictures, videos, content description, a chat and Twitter wall.

The 2deScherm user can also give ratings on TV shows. The overall ratings are visible on the TV grid. This will motivate people to select TV programs not only on content or popularity, but also following the ratings of other 2deScherm users. A new way of watching TV !

Next to the new EPG module, the existing formats of ‘Komen Eten’ and ‘Huizenjacht’ continue with new episodes starting today.

MobileWeb was in charge for the development of the application and broadens with it, its portfolio in Social TV mobile applications.

The 2deScherm app is available on iPad and iPhone, the Android app will be updated later this week.

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#5 Mobile Key Insights for Publishers

5 Key Insights for Publishers

#1 Existing Tablet Trends Continue …
#2 Android is losing Developer Support (case Financial Times)
#3 30% of tablet usage is in front of TV
#4 Users are willing to pay for unique information (case The Times)
#5 Soon happening: Social Guide next to TV Rankings (case Turntable.fm)

Games are Most Popular Apps

According to a Nielsen study, games continue to be the most popular app category for mobile devices.  Games are not only the biggest in amount of usage, the figures also state that 93% of those who have downloaded apps in the last 30 days say that they would be willing to pay for games. For news content 76% would be willing to pay. Below the 2 most important graphs.
Here you can read the full details http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/?p=28273

‘2de Scherm’ app also available for iPhone and Android

After the iPad version, the 2de Scherm app is now also available for iPhone and Android devices.

The 2de Scherm app is the second screen TV application for VT4 & VIJFtv.  As of today you can follow Come Dine With Me (Komen Eten) and give your TV watching an extra interactive experience via your mobile device.

  • background information on the candidates such as pictures, bios, recipes, related articles
  • participate to the show by rating the candidates on food and atmosphere
  • comment and chat with each other on what you see, feel and hear. Together with the Twitter and Facebook integration this gives the app a social dimension

Although the smaller screen sizes, the mobile app offers the same experience as its iPad bigger brother version. All features are integrated in a smart intuitive way. Including the map view, where you can discover where other viewers and fans are located.

The application has been developed on the MobileWeb Publishing Platform. This platform offers media companies and publishers a fast track to get their content on a variety of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). If you wish to receive more information about our Mobile Publishing Platform and services, please send a mail to contact@mobileweb.be.

The app can be downloaded for free via the App Store and the Android Market.

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MobileWeb launches De Standaard on Android

After the ‘Komen Eten’ app we are launching a second app this week: De Standaard on Android. In 2009, De Standaard was the first Flemish newspaper with an iPhone app. One year later, they were also the first with an iPad app. Both apps developed by MobileWeb counted for 23.000 paid downloads. The Android version is based on the iPhone app and adapts itself to the many different Android mobile phones and tablets.

The app is available for 3,99€. In this package, five newspapers are included for free. Next to the newspaper content, the online news is just a few clicks away. These articles can be shared easily via Twitter, Facebook or mail.

Also subscriptions are integrated: 15€ for a month and 159€ for a full year. Single copy sales are not possible yet due to limitations in the Android Market.

Related to this launch Samsung offers a special promotion. If you have a Samsung phone or tablet you can download the app for free in the Samsung store from march 11th until april 11th.

Click here to download from the Android Market.

Tablets & Media: Beyond the Hype

We were present at Medianet Vlaanderen’s seminar Tablets & Media (24/2/2011)

During this event we shared 6 key insights based on our experiences:

#1 Tablets are Much Bigger than you Think

#2 What’s More, it’s Huge in the Enterprise as well

#3 For the Consumer it’s all about Consuming Media

#4 Monetization is More than Paid Downloads

#5 It’s not about HTML5 or Native Apps, but about User Experience

#6 The Rise of Second Screen Apps