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WGM 2010 – Last chance for early birds today

— update 15/11: today is the last day for Early Bird Registration. Register today and save 50,- EUR on your entrance fee.

On December 8th 2010 MobileWeb organizes the 5th edition of the Web Goes Mobile seminar. The main theme of this year’s event is “Tablets: new business for media?”.

We are very proud to announce the full program on which includes 3 top international speakers:

  • Juan Senor (Innovation Media Consulting)
  • Joris van Heukelom (Sanoma Digital)
  • Steve Wing (The Guardian)

Will the iPad transform the reading habits of consumers the same way that the iPod changed how people listen to music? How can you make money on these new platforms? Should you be the first mover, or rather a fast follower?
Join us on December 8th, and learn about the most recent developments in this nascent market of tablets.

Registrations are open as from today. Please book early as places are limited. Early birds get a significant reduction on the entrance fee.

Steve Jobs: New Tablets From Rivals Will Be “DOA: Dead On Arrival”

Steve Jobs just called out the tablet competition in Apple’s earnings call. First, Jobs balked at the idea that an “avalanche” of iPad rivals were coming this year. He said it’s just a “handful” of credible rivals. And then he took a shot at those potential rivals. He said all the new tablets coming from rivals this year will be “DOA, dead on arrival.”

His primary reasons:

  • Too many are looking at making seven-inch tablets, which are just too small. Jobs says a seven inch tablet isn’t 70% of the size of an iPad.  Because it’s measured diagonally, it’s actually 45% smaller.You’d also need to include sandpaper so people could make their fingers smaller,” to use these smaller tablets.
  • Many are going to use Android, which even Google says isn’t ready for prime-time on tablets. This means you get no apps with your Android tablet from this year.

In the Q&A with analysts, Jobs followed up and said, “We’ve got a tiger by the tail here,” in regards to the iPad and tablet market.

Visit MobileWeb on Digital Marketing First (28/10)


MobileWeb will be present on the fifth edition of Digital Marketing First (DMF) on October 28th. Visit our booth B05 and discover our latest showcases of our  Mobile Messaging and Mobile Publishing divisions.

We will give a presentation in the conference program from 12.15 – 12.45hr: “iPad and other tablets: new business for media?”

The iPad has been the fastest growing new multimedia device ever seen in history. Launched only in april of this year, millions of devices have been sold. Many manufacturers have been stepping up their efforts in introducing their own tablets. In this session we will give you an overview of this exciting new market development, and share with you our latest insights about how the iPad, and more in general tablets, are very likely to bring new business opportunities for media companies and publishers. Additionally we will share our experiences in publishing applications on various platforms (iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones).


Newspaper on iPad is a hit

The iPhone /iPad app iStandaard has already sold more than 10,000 times. Other Flemish media have exaggerated expectations about this new platform.

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MobileWeb develops an iPhone/Android application for StuBru

Studio Brussel (StuBru) launches today his new mobile application developed by MobileWeb.

You can find more information on the website of stubru

The iPhone application is already in the App Store. You can find the Android application later today in the Android Market.

Number 1 iPad applications!

Very good news: In the category “News” from the App Store we have two number 1 applications!!

– The iPad application “Het Nieuws” from VTM (developed together with MobileWeb)

– The iPad application “De Standaard”

We were on the first position in the “Top Paid Apps” too for De Standaard iPad application (currently 9th position, which is still great)!

“Het Nieuws” is currently on the first position in the Top Free Apps!

Thank you for supporting this applications!

Picture quality strongly improved in iStandaard iPad application

At the launch of the iStandaard app we received a lot of comments that the pictures in the newspaper were poor low quality.
That’s right. Tonight we have improved the graphic quality of the pictures in the newspaper. The result is amazing. Check it out!