Browser company Opera Software has acquired Handster, a US-based business that offers a mobile application store platform.
Handster supplies services to mobile operators, device manufacturers and application stores. As well as providing the world’s largest independent collection of Android apps, its platform supports Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, netbook and tablet applications.
Vodafone has announced the winners of its Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 competition, which is designed to help identify and support the next generation of leaders in the global application development community.
This year’s winners are...
The Google Goggles visual search application is being used for the first time in the UK by French Connection, Garnier, Sony Music and Samsung as part of their poster advertising.
Customers that activate Google Goggles and point their smartphone at the posters will receive additional content via the internet.
Sales through mobile devices now account for more than 10% of all purchases on eBay UK. The company says more people in the UK buy and sell goods via mobile on eBay than in any other European country.
On average, it means that one item is sold via eBay UK’s mobile platforms every second.