Posts Tagged ‘ tablet ’

De Standaard HD on iPad: a success after launch!

The new iPad optimised app of De Standaard hit in no time the top of the download charts in the Apple app store. With overall very positive feedback, we can call the app a big success.

Check out the below (Dutch) reviews and comments. And try the app yourself, to see it with your own eyes! Link app store.

Review on The Mobile Revolution – link

Review by Captain Gadget on radio station Studio Brussel – link

Review {DefV}’s rant – link

Some reactions on Twitter 

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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)

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.

iPad app ‘Second Screen-Come Dine With Me’ (Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten) on nr 1 in the Belgian Appstore.

On its release day yesterday, 7th March, the iPad app reached already the first place in the Belgian Appstore.

The app is free available for download. As such, a lot of users were curious to do so.
In addition, the app received a lot of positive comments which resulted in an excellent score of 4.5/5.

Yesterday was also the first real test case, since the new season of ‘Komen Eten’ headed off. Some press comments can be read below.

Note: we are also pleased to see that the paid iPad app ‘DeStandaard’ is a real ‘top 10 – stayer’. Thanks to all the readers!

De Standaard (8 maart 2011)

De Morgen (7 maart 2011)

MobileWeb launches iPad app ‘Second Screen – Come Dine With Me’ (Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten) for SBS Belgium.

MobileWeb is proud to announce the launch of the iPad app of Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten (‘Come Dine With Me’ international TV format).

The Second Screen social TV iPad app offers viewers an interactive experience while watching television. First, it gives the viewer additional background information, such as pictures, bios, related articles. Secondly, they can participate to the show: they can rate other candidates with regards to food and atmosphere. Finally and one of the key elements of this innovative iPad app is the interactivity component: viewers are able to comment and chat with each other on what they see, feel and hear. At the same time the Twitter and Facebook conversations are integrated as well. ‘Komen Eten’ is the first format on ‘Tweede Scherm’, other formats and platforms will follow.

 

This ‘social TV’ application is the first in its kind in Belgium, if not in Europe. Last year ABC was one of the first TV broadcasters who started experimenting with second screen applications. Also other American programs and TV stations followed. However, in Europe the trend hasn’t broke through (yet), although experts expect the next few months to be the turning point for Social TV. David Rowan, the Editor of Wired magazine has named Social TV at number three of six in his peek into 2011 and what tech trends to expect to get traction. TV is inherently social – and Social Media is a conduit. Put them together in a workable, ergonomic way and the convergence will have impact.

 

This innovative application has been developed in a couple of weeks time. The development cycle has been short as the application was developed on the MobileWeb Mobile 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.

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

WGM10: The Afterparty

Thank YOU for a great event with highlevel international keynotes

Zeer interessant event met sprekers van niveau, ideale halve dag formule

Dank voor een rijke, inspirerende ochtend

goede sprekers, goede inhoud fijne lunch.

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These were only a few of the many positive feedback we received yesterday. Hereby we would like to thank our keynote speakers, pecha kucha presenters, our sponsors, the Business Faculty, the helping hands from the MobileWeb team and of course all the participants for their presence and participation to the debate.

Presentations will be available at the end of the week on publishing.mobileweb.be

Check also the results of our poll – Will the iPad do to publishing what the iPod has done to music?

 

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.

Tablets: Android is coming

There is not only the iPad in life. Google can count on a lot of manufacturers to release tablets based on Android. The most interesting one might be the Archos Home Tablet 7 that’ll be released in the coming weeks for a price around 200 €.

That tablet will provide a touch screen of 7 inches (resolution of 800*480) with an internal memory of 2 or 8gigabytes, expandable via a microSD slot. The battery is announced to last 7 hours when watching video. Wifi will be integrated but there will be no 3G, which is why the name refers to “Home”.

Will it be interesting enough for customers ?

Archos is a France based company which mainly released high-end PMP (Portable Media Player).

Source: http://www.archos.com/products/ht/index.html?country=us&lang=en

Apple launches iPad, a big version of the iPhone, with iBooks

Today Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, revealed its long-awaited tablet device, the Apple iPad.

Steve Jobs revealed the Apple iPad today, its much-awaited tablet computer (see  live notes on TechCrunch). Jobs positions it as a third computing device between a laptop and a smartphone. It is geared towards the “key tasks” of Web browsing, email, sharing photos, watching videos, playing games, and reading digital books. All current iPhone apps will run on the device, as well as new games and digital books designed specifically for it. An enhanced iPhone SDK released today will support both the iPhone and the iPad.

Some info about the device which looks like a big iPhone: it has a 9.7 inch display, weighs 1.5 pounds, and is half-an-inch thick. It is powered by new chip made by Apple itself, a 1 GHz A4 and will come with 16Gb to 64 GB of storage. It supports WiFi (3G connectivity is an option), has an accelerometer, compass, and built-in speaker and microphone, just like the iPhone. The screen is a full capacitive multi-touch screen with LED backlighting. Battery life is supposed to be 10 hours. In addition to WiFi, it will have a 3G option from AT&T.

The Wifi-only version, with 16GB of memory, will cost $499. A 32GB version will be $599, 64 GB will be $699, and with 3G from AT&T it will cost $829. Plans for distribution in Europe have not been unveiled by Jobs.

In parallel to the launch of the iPad, Apple also announced the launch of the iBook store.  The books will be displayed on a bookshelf and the pages inside the books are displayed on an off-white background. Page turns are handled simply by tapping on the right or left sides of the screen and showcase a nice page-curling effect.