Posts Tagged ‘ ipad ’

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 www.webgoesmobile.be 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.

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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.

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.

FR :
http://www.pub.be/pub/content_news.aspx?id=104656&LangType=2060

NL :

http://www.pub.be/pub/content_news.aspx?id=104632&LangType=2067

http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=OO2V4CPL&word=krant+slaat+aan

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!

iPad app “Het Nieuws” (VTM) now available in AppStore

The iPad application “Het Nieuws” from VTM is now available in the AppStore. The application has been developed together with MobileWeb.
The application offers a very convenient way to view the most recent news video clips. News items are posted throughout the day, so people do not have to wait anylonger to the 19h or 13h program times to see their favorite news channel.
The application uses the most advanced HTML5 technologies, one of the first of this kind in Belgium.

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!

De Standaard iPad app, developed by MobileWeb, now in AppStore

The new iPad app of De Standaard is now available in the iTunes AppStore. With this new version De Standaard has taken an important next step into the e-reader and digital newspaper market, by combining its attractive content with its digital subscription system. The design and development of the app was done by MobileWeb (www.mobileweb.be).

What’s New In Version 2.0

  • The application is a Universal App, with functionality both for iPhone and iPad
  • You can download the entire “De Standaard” newspaper and all of its supplements (free for subscribers, only €0.79 during weekdays or €1.59 during the weekend through an in-app purchase).
  • On a daily best the best newspictures in your personal EyeWitness report (only on iPad)
  • Offline reading of your newspaper
  • Saving your favorite articles
  • Enhanced speed in downloading the latest news

Some screenshots to illustrate the new features:

You can download this version here.